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Old 06-22-2013, 06:50 AM   #1156
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Old 06-22-2013, 08:35 AM   #1157
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You have a lot of miles on that Vision now. How has it held up for you? What kind of gas mileage do you get? Anything you don't like about the bike?

I am a stop and smell the roses kind of rider. I don't really get the appeal of Iron Butting. Tell us why it has become your style and how it compares to more casual riding. I am curious about this.

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Old 06-22-2013, 01:14 PM   #1158
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Thank you!!

The 4 rides included -

1 - Milwaukee to Idaho Springs, CO
2 - The top of Mount Evans to Badwater, Death Valley - My new favorite day trip
3 - Badwater, Death Valley to Ely, NV, Independence Pass and the top of Pikes Peak.
4 - Cascade, CO (near pikes peak) to Milwaukee

All four rides were over a thousand miles and each was done in less than 24 hours.
Wow!!!

Thats impressive!



How many miles on the VV now?
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Old 06-22-2013, 02:18 PM   #1159
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Thank you!!!

A few "I was there" pictures. I will try to post more ride detail later.
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Old 06-22-2013, 02:22 PM   #1160
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Great pictures!

I bet you must have been challenged for gear to take, right? Almost 100F in Death Valley, and it must have been hovering around 0F on some of those peaks.

I really fancy doing that Death Valley highest to lowest ride...
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Old 06-22-2013, 04:14 PM   #1161
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Great pictures!

I bet you must have been challenged for gear to take, right? Almost 100F in Death Valley, and it must have been hovering around 0F on some of those peaks.

I really fancy doing that Death Valley highest to lowest ride...
Yes!! Packing can be a challenge. The lows were only in the low 40's and the high in Death Valley at the Badwater Basin was around 114 degrees.

I really enjoyed the ride from Mount Evans to Badwater, Death Valley.
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Old 06-22-2013, 07:06 PM   #1162
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Old 06-22-2013, 09:05 PM   #1163
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Sweet mother of pearl that is a hyuuuuuge bike

You should check out his top of the world link, I can't believe he took that monster on those roads. That was an entertaining read BTW.
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Old 06-23-2013, 08:33 PM   #1164
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You have a lot of miles on that Vision now. How has it held up for you? What kind of gas mileage do you get? Anything you don't like about the bike?

I am a stop and smell the roses kind of rider. I don't really get the appeal of Iron Butting. Tell us why it has become your style and how it compares to more casual riding. I am curious about this.
Another trip with no problems! The bike just needed to be washed and another oil change. There is nothing I don't like.

Riding style? I like that I can and do ride anywhere in the country in 2 days or less. Roses? I can smell them the other 51 weeks.

I know a lot of "riders" who's favorite part of riding is stopping, that's why I ride alone.

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Old 06-24-2013, 12:21 AM   #1165
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Another trip with no problems! The bike just needed to be washed and another oil change. There is nothing I don't like.

Riding style? I like that I can and do ride anywhere in the country in 2 days or less. Roses? I can smell them the other 51 weeks.

I know a lot of "riders" who's favorite part of riding is stopping, that's why I ride alone.

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Hey Rollin' you may ride alone, but I'm here to tell you my friend that you're not alone in your attitude to riding. I too as a rule hate to piss away time that should be spent riding on long lunches and shootin' the shit, that stuff should be left for after the ride with a beer in your hand. Sure sometime you come across something that is unique or interesting so if possible I'll snap a quick pic, but generally still on the bike, with my smartphone, and get moving again.

Keep on trucking...
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Old 06-28-2013, 06:32 AM   #1166
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I met up with local Victory rider yesterday evening and went for a dinner cruise. That's the first time I've ever ridden with a Victory other than a Victory demo. Nice to have met you MariusD. Laurie enjoyed it too. Your life story fascinated me! Show everyone what you look like cruising on that fine Nuclear Sunset Hammer.
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:24 AM   #1167
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I met up with local Victory rider yesterday evening and went for a dinner cruise. That's the first time I've ever ridden with a Victory other than a Victory demo. Nice to have met you MariusD. Laurie enjoyed it too. Your life story fascinated me! Show everyone what you look like cruising on that fine Nuclear Sunset Hammer.

Sure thing bud. It was real nice to meet you and your wife and finally to ride with another Vic.

What was cool and funny about riding behind you was hearing the clunks from both bikes when downshifting each time we were coming to a stop. Signature Victory sound. Wonder what 30 Vics in a group would sound like



That picture your wife snapped of my Hammer on the highway is phenomenal! I can’t post it here at work, but please feel free to share it if you wish. It’s really an outstanding picture. Probably the best one I have with me on my bike.
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Old 06-28-2013, 12:14 PM   #1168
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I told Laurie you would love it if she snapped off a pic. Riders always like to see a pic of themselves rolling.



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Sure thing bud. It was real nice to meet you and your wife and finally to ride with another Vic.

What was cool and funny about riding behind you was hearing the clunks from both bikes when downshifting each time we were coming to a stop. Signature Victory sound. Wonder what 30 Vics in a group would sound like



That picture your wife snapped of my Hammer on the highway is phenomenal! I can’t post it here at work, but please feel free to share it if you wish. It’s really an outstanding picture. Probably the best one I have with me on my bike.
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Old 06-28-2013, 01:54 PM   #1169
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Interesting interview with Polaris VP in charge of motorcycles

Lots about Indian and a little about Victory:

http://cyclenews.uberflip.com/i/139559/78

One quote of particular interest:

"We have some really exciting stuff in Victory's future- just wait and see! We think that this brand can play to quite different market segments than Indian. We know we already have a high quality motorcycle, but we can make it better still, especially in its NVH qualities - noise, vibration and harshness. It's about time that Victory had a new power train, and we have some things coming along that can make for a very interesting package."
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Old 06-28-2013, 03:35 PM   #1170
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I told Laurie you would love it if she snapped off a pic. Riders always like to see a pic of themselves rolling.
She did a fine job, especially given that she was on the back of another bike
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