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Footage of a ride up Whiteface Mt. last summer. Bonus explosions

It's not hip hop the whole time, and if you want some cool propane explosions, just skip to the end.


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Environmentally friendly propane explosions... Cool!

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Oh what fun you all must've had................
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Your children are not environmentally friendly. Well, either way, you guys are dicks. We did have fun. Whiteface, boating on Lake George, roasting pig, blowing **** up. What life is all about.


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exactly how do you embed the video? (since I used the youtube-jiggy in the advanced editor, and it left a white screen.)


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Oh what fun you all must've had................
I guess we should get groms and act like these dudes.


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Been to the Adirondacks and up Whiteface, 3 times so far on the Versys. The road up Whiteface was recently paved last summer. Great ride destination. Miles and miles and miles of truly fantastic riding roads in the area, if you stay on the B roads. They are lots of linked, tight turns and no traffic. There are also lots of dirt road runs in the area, if you're into that as well.

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Been to the Adirondacks and up Whiteface, 3 times so far on the Versys. The road up Whiteface was recently paved last summer. Great ride destination. Miles and miles and miles of truly fantastic riding roads in the area, if you stay on the B roads. They are lots of linked, tight turns and no traffic. There are also lots of dirt road runs in the area, if you're into that as well.
Yeah it was gorgeous. That was taken on the brand new pavement. What a joy to ride up! If I had a more capable bike, I'd do the dirt stuff, but I do not feel confident on the V in dirt/gravel.

We did take mainly state roads, and along popular destinations, but it was still amazing. That smell of pine in the air!


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aw gee, thanks invader. What would I do without you..


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Yeah it was gorgeous. That was taken on the brand new pavement. What a joy to ride up! If I had a more capable bike, I'd do the dirt stuff, but I do not feel confident on the V in dirt/gravel.

We did take mainly state roads, and along popular destinations, but it was still amazing. That smell of pine in the air!
Yeah, keep your Versys on the pavement, it's NOT capable off-road at all.
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Yeah, keep your Versys on the pavement, it's NOT capable off-road at all.
1. I said, "more" capable.
2. I said I'm not confident on those surfaces on the V. Sort of like that 'vlogger' who grabbed his front brake in a turn and high sided? Yeah, I know my limits, and my strengths/weaknesses. One day, I'll get the chops to ride a 500lb machine off road.

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Sorry if I came across wrong I didn't read anything in your post about YOUR riding skills or capabilities, just the V's. I guess I am a little bias when it comes to posts about taking the Versys off pavement.... I KNOW there are many way more capable bikes for gravel/dirt, and have no delusions that the Versys is a great single track bike either. It is however, more capable (when properly equipped) in the off pavement areas than people give it credit for.
BTW I grew up in Upstate NY, near Saratoga. We went camping in the Adirondacks all throughout my childhood; Indian Lake, Speculator, Fish Creek, you name it we camped there. It's a spectacular place to ride, especially in the fall when the leaves are changing.


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It is however, more capable (when properly equipped) in the off pavement areas than people give it credit for.
For sure, I'd like to put some dual purpose tires on her, and give it a shot. I've ridden dirt bikes, but this bike feels like a street bike. The PR3 are great in dry/wet, but squirrelly on loose dirt roads.

Born/raised in the Hudson Valley, ripped around the catskills and such, loads of fun roads.


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