Riding to work this morning was so nice that I got a big smile on my face. It is hard to have anything much to smile about at this time in my life but riding the Versys is just such an amazing thing to get to do. The little engine just pulls the Versys along at a nice steady pace. No up and down shifts unless you lose control of yourself and decide to whip it up. You squirt pass slower vehicles with ease ,gliding through the curves. The suspension works so good that corners just become a memory in short time. The wide handlebars makes changes in direction so easy. The motard setting position is comfortable and allows you to really be in control of the bike. Sport bike riders wonder where in the hell you came from and what is that thing you are riding. Since my two hard crashes I have decided to take it easy but you can run a good pace at a steady speed. The pain at my age is to hard to get over. I told Betty that riding is like therapy to me. No doctor or priest can make me feel better when I am down and out like a nice ride will do. Going to work this morning was like having an old friend to talk to. I was riding along thinking about the good times I have with my bike. Thinking about my friends and what they mean to me. My wife and my family which I love so much and think God for letting me be apart of their life. I will never forget old man Lee for getting me into riding sport bikes. The good times we have had over the years and the close calls we have had. The great stories he has to tell about his life ,he is an alsome person. Lee is just one of the many people that have entered my life of riding. You encounter people from all age groups from young pups like Tony all the way up to people like Frank. You go to places like Dales and T.W.O. and set and talk and enjoy the company. Listen to tales from the past from people like Richard and David. It does not get much better. Sometimes I feel sorry for all the people that never get to experience the life of a motorcyclist. Most people are scared of riding because you might have a crash and die but no one is guaranteed a tomorrow. I would most likely die of stress before I would of riding and if I did crash and die it would be a great way to go. Riding it just does not get much better then that.