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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-17-2010, 02:41 AM Thread Starter
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So Cal 1st Versys ride! Angeles Crest Highway (2)

We had our first So. Cal. Versys ride today!!!

There were 5 of us (Versys) riding Angeles Crest Highway today... Plus about 12 other riders (friends of friends (of friends))...

We had a really nice run at ACH and we all had a really good times!!!

Sorry, I forgot my digital camera. Pictures are from one of the riders. Please post pictures if you got them, I notice most of you have iphone...


Thanks guys for coming, and it has been really nice to ride with you all !!! We will do more rides in the future!!!














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Awesome. It is a nice feeling to be on a ride with good buddies.

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great to see a bunch of V's on the road
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Thanks Sonny. Was a fun ride.
I had posted on the old thread, didn't realize you started a new one.

Great ride put on by LAVersys. Thanks Sonny!

We ended up with about 18 riders, some sport bikes too. Not too fast, and not too slow, I think a great time was had by all.

Put about 200 miles on, all told. Bike ran like a champ. I'm now up to 600 miles - whoohoo!!

When we got to the top of the Angeles Crest Hiway there was a rescue chopper that had dropped a paramedic for a rider than went off the road on his Hyabusa. Heard the guy only broke his collarbone. From the looks of the wrecked bike in the back of a pickup, I'd say he was lucky to be alive.

We also had a stop by officer friendly. We had pulled off the hiway for a breather and to split up at the end of the ride. A motorcycle hiway patrol made a u-turn and stopped and got off. Comes up and says "I need to give you all a parking ticket - there's no stopping on this road for the next 25 miles.". What a dick. Why do these guys need to come off like that? He could have just as easily said, "hey guys, you can't stop here, it's too dangerous, you need to keep going." Oh well, at least he finally did just send us on our way.

Pics to come. I have to get a microSD chip for my phone so I can transfer off the pics. Hope to see some posted up by the other members.

Was really neat to put faces to names and forum handles. Nice bunch of riders, for sure.

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I had a great time. Im even more impressed with my V. Awesome handling and powerband.

Heres a few of my pics of the group.





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Looks like a great day to ride!! And a great turn out!



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awesome day for a ride. cool pics
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Great Ride!

I gained a higher appreciation for the Versys capabilities on this ride. As you can tell by the lack of pictures of us riding, we were having way to much fun riding to take "action" shots.



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Great Ride, I will do it all the time and the CHP at the end, What a dick. Thought he was going to track me down since I was the only one going the other way and that was the way he came from. I was hurrying my ass to get on the 14.


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On the way out of ACH, I was leading the group to Sunland... Another Forest police pointed a radar gun at me... I was going at exactly 55mph (Our Speedo 60mph) ... I waved at him...

Almost all CHPs up at ACH are real $#%$#%$...

They will stop you and give you a citation for going at 60mph at a 55mph zone. Give you a "Non correctable" ticket for exhaust, rear/side reflectors, colored windscreen and whatever else they can think of...

If you are going fast, you have to go very very very fast to out run them. CHP in SUV or sedan normal will try to catch you, but give up after a few turns but CHPs on Motorcycles are very fast!!! They will chase after you and wouldn't give up... and remember... Radio goes at almost speed of light !!!

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Previous bikes
07 Suzuki GSXR 1000
07 Yamaha FZ1
06 Harley Davidson Softail Deuce
06 BMW K1200 GT
05 Suzuki Vstrom 650
01 Yamaha Vstar 650
90 Yamaha FZR 600
7x Yamaha Enduro 125

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