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DMo
08-31-2010, 05:49 PM
Hello.

I've been lurking for a while and just drove my 2010 Cross Roads off the lot. Midnight Cherry. So far, it's all stock, except for the upgraded Ness exhaust. Much louder and deeper sound.

I live outside of Park City, Utah and work in Salt Lake City. Previously, I've been riding a HD Sporty 1200 Low. Love that bike, but it's just not real friendly for my daily commute--about 35 miles of hilly, windy highway over Parley's Canyon/Summit, dropping from about 7500 feet in elevation to 4500.

Appreciate the info on this site and am looking forward to spending some time on the new bike. (Unfortunately, the first ride was straight back to work.)

If you're in Utah, let's go for a ride!

Cheers,
Dave

http://s3.amazonaws.com/twitpic/photos/large/154614426.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=0ZRYP5X5F6FSMBCCSE82&Expires=1283292303&Signature=EDC%2B7tpgfpx5mcaI9HRQt5BTxi4%3D

Sooner
08-31-2010, 08:48 PM
Welcome from SC. I will be moving your way soon, Cedar City area.

fxrs1955
08-31-2010, 09:22 PM
Welcome to the ranks.

gulliverstoe
09-01-2010, 08:02 AM
howdy from tucson

NOEMTZ
09-01-2010, 10:23 AM
Welcome from Houston

Joe Schmoe
09-01-2010, 11:54 AM
but it's just not real friendly for my daily commute HUH???

Congrats on the new scoot!! cheers

okie57
09-01-2010, 07:05 PM
Welcome aboard from Oklahoma.thumb up

diamondrmp
09-01-2010, 07:07 PM
Love that bike, but it's just not real friendly for my daily commute--about 35 miles of hilly, windy highway over Parley's Canyon/Summit, dropping from about 7500 feet in elevation to 4500.



?????? Do tell!!!

fxrs1955
09-01-2010, 07:17 PM
Hello.

I've been lurking for a while and just drove my 2010 Cross Roads off the lot. Midnight Cherry. So far, it's all stock, except for the upgraded Ness exhaust. Much louder and deeper sound.

I live outside of Park City, Utah and work in Salt Lake City. Previously, I've been riding a HD Sporty 1200 Low. Love that bike, but it's just not real friendly for my daily commute--about 35 miles of hilly, windy highway over Parley's Canyon/Summit, dropping from about 7500 feet in elevation to 4500.

Appreciate the info on this site and am looking forward to spending some time on the new bike. (Unfortunately, the first ride was straight back to work.)

If you're in Utah, let's go for a ride!

Cheers,
Dave

http://s3.amazonaws.com/twitpic/photos/large/154614426.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=0ZRYP5X5F6FSMBCCSE82&Expires=1283292303&Signature=EDC%2B7tpgfpx5mcaI9HRQt5BTxi4%3D

Sounds like a great ride to work.

cervelo
09-02-2010, 12:22 PM
Hello.



Love that bike, but it's just not real friendly for my daily commute--about 35 miles of hilly, windy highway over Parley's Canyon/Summit, dropping from about 7500 feet in elevation to 4500.





Cheers,
Dave

http://s3.amazonaws.com/twitpic/photos/large/154614426.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=0ZRYP5X5F6FSMBCCSE82&Expires=1283292303&Signature=EDC%2B7tpgfpx5mcaI9HRQt5BTxi4%3D

Sounds like a nice daily ride to me??

Unless its raining or snowing

cervelo
09-02-2010, 12:24 PM
Hello.

I

I've been riding a HD Sporty 1200 Low. Love that bike, but it's just not real friendly for my daily commute--about 35 miles of hilly, windy highway over Parley's Canyon/Summit, dropping from about 7500 feet in elevation to 4500.





Cheers,
Dave

http://s3.amazonaws.com/twitpic/photos/large/154614426.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=0ZRYP5X5F6FSMBCCSE82&Expires=1283292303&Signature=EDC%2B7tpgfpx5mcaI9HRQt5BTxi4%3D
Is the new bike the one you love or the old HD 1200??

DMo
09-02-2010, 11:25 PM
Ha. Love them both. Going to be sad to sell the Sporty, honestly.

But coming down those big, downhill highway curves... so much better on the Cross Roads. The curves I was taking cautiously at 55 on the Sporty, I'm taking confidently at 70 on the XR.

gulliverstoe
09-03-2010, 10:58 AM
Love that bike, but it's just not real friendly for my daily commute--about 35 miles of hilly, windy highway over Parley's Canyon/Summit, dropping from about 7500 feet in elevation to 4500.



you know....i know EXACTLY what you mean....
on this bike and on a road as i imagine your is, i woudl probably never make it to work.


utah is some might fine riding...that's for sure.

cheers back

fxrs1955
09-03-2010, 11:09 AM
I have a FXRS in addition to my Vision Tour but I'll keep it. I've had it forever and just cant part with it even though I only ride it a few times a year. Too many good memories.....

moorish
09-15-2010, 07:20 AM
Hi,
Welcome to this forum. I am here to make friends and exchange ideas.

Hope we will have a great journey here.
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NOEMTZ
09-15-2010, 11:15 AM
Welcome!!!

07PEARLJACKPOT
09-15-2010, 01:48 PM
welcome to the family!