Guess it is time...
Been lurking for a few months and doing a few posts now and then but never did an intro.
I just pulled the trigger on an '09 in blue (the cooler, faster color, of course). It will be a week or so before I'll get a chance to pick up the bike and hit the road and the wife says a few chores have to get done first.
I rode a lot in the late 70s and 80s. Mostly any bike I could get my hands on as I didn't own much. Around 1985 I was saving for a bike when it occurred to me that I really needed to go back to college to do what I wanted to do. So the bike fund got spent on silly things like rent, food, books, tuition, etc.
Been looking at bikes casually for the last 10 years but there was always an excuse to not get one. This winter I finally decided that I wasn't getting younger and it was time; I vowed to own a bike before 2010 was finished.
Looked at a lot of bikes and was about to go KLR when someone suggested the Versys. A month of looking at other bikes and I kept coming back to the Versys. Found this forum awhile back and realized that this bike will do EVERYTHING I want out of a bike, and more.
Already have an order from Speedy somewhere between there and here.
Let the farkling begin!