Rolled in yesterday from a long ride .... 9 days, 6 states and 2100 miles
Through my YouTube channel I'm in with a community of content makers and subscribers. This year 27 of us met for the 1st annual "West Virginia Motovlogers & Subs Meet Up" in Fayettville, W.VA.
I took Mrs PaiN and all that extra luggage of second person, loaded up the ol' Vic and we headed out on our tour. We planned plenty of time so this was a "back roads tour" we took country and mountain roads as much as possible on this trip. We cut southwest through NY's Catskills and then though PA's farm county. Then south and all over the "twisty road paradise" of West Virginia. We exited W.VA on "Back of the Dragon". Then back northeast on the VA side staying in the heart of the mountains, cutting right through the Jefferson & Washington National Forests. It was some hard and technical riding in 90+ degree heat everyday. All of it 2up and much of it full up with all our stuff.
All I can say is the Vic did all without a hic-up
I by no means baby the bike either, I ride hard, pass anything going slower than I am and attack the curves as much as possible. I can't believe how the bike performs at its age and fully loaded up, but like I said it did it all without a bit of drama or breakage. My only complains are that the Corbin seat gets "pinchy" after long days in the heat and growl of the Tri-Ovals is a bit much after a hours of riding, but nothing that distracted from the awesomeness of this tour.
1st night out at a B&B
Our group out for some killer pulled pork BBQ(the guy at the end of my table is John from "Loud Pipes!" pod-cast)
New River Gorge Bridge W.Va
Leaving on "Back of the Dragon"
"Living life is a great idea, but riding a motorcycle actually gives you a tool to do it..."
2013 Sunset Red
Vic Tri-Oval Mufflers, Lloydz VM1-DR cams, AF, PC-V @112hp/113tq
Corbin Dual Tour seat, Klock Werks Klip Hanger bars, Vicwapz
Avon Contour grips, Kuryakyn Kinetic boards and rear SwingWings
Victory black LED headlight and Touring Pack, Madstad 9" windshield