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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-08-2013, 09:28 PM Thread Starter
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Hi All - Greetings from the South Hills of Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

I've a '09 Versys that had a wonderful, low-mileage pervious owner. Mine now, and it's finally the right bike for me -- previously had a Buell Ulysses and DRZ400 (something about taking that to 80 MPH and feeling the engine about to burst, that made it unworkable for road trips).

But the Versys really is ideal. Stylish yet practical, quiet & smooooooth, smartly practical.

I hope I can contribute here as much as I think I can benefit from what's already posted.

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Welcome snowdirtbill. You live in one of the best riding areas I've encountered. Just left Washington, PA, headed for Myrtle Beach, then Florida, where everything is flat & straight. Already missing the wealth of rolling, twisting routes through Laurel Highlands and in to West Virginia along WV-7. Good folks here, very helpful, knowledgeable and humorous. Keep it safe and enjoy your V.
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Welcome snowdirtbill. You live in one of the best riding areas I've encountered. Just left Washington, PA, headed for Myrtle Beach, then Florida, where everything is flat & straight. Already missing the wealth of rolling, twisting routes through Laurel Highlands and in to West Virginia along WV-7. Good folks here, very helpful, knowledgeable and humorous. Keep it safe and enjoy your V.
Thanks for the everyone! Looking forward to enjoying the company of fellow Versys riders!

Satanic (love that name), very nice of you to say about this area. I'm originally from the Midwest, so never a day goes by w/o me being fascinated by the beauty of these windy roads, hills and mountains. Of course one has to pay a LOT more attention to the ride with all these curves all the time... and I'm the distractible type!

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Thanks for the everyone! Looking forward to enjoying the company of fellow Versys riders!

Satanic (love that name), very nice of you to say about this area. I'm originally from the Midwest, so never a day goes by w/o me being fascinated by the beauty of these windy roads, hills and mountains. Of course one has to pay a LOT more attention to the ride with all these curves all the time... and I'm the distractible type!

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Know what you mean. Have encountered a few "pucker-factor" locations in that area; best to slow down and enjoy the views. Also learned that Pittsburgh-area roads that clearly will take you over a hill don't always go over that hill. But some of my best rides have happened because I took a wrong turn and wound up someplace wonderful. Local roads south of Washington and east of I-79 (in the area of Mount Morris) is a great place to get lost. WV-7 from Morgantown, through Hundred and south of US-250 was quite enjoyable, even on a weekend. All the best!

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SV - Thanks for those pointers in WV, I have much to explore down there. Yeah, def pucker factor on windy roads. But good for the brain and reflexes for sure - great point about the teaser hills too, so true. Safe travels!
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