Hi, I'm new. I heard about this forum from a guy at Poes Pub breakfast in Richmond early in the summer (Bob? riding a newish Guzzi) and have been lurking in and out since and just realized there were regional forums. There seems to be a lot of y'all here in Virginia. Another reason I've been hanging around is that I'm thinking about replacing my current old streetbike w/ an adventure tourer rig of some sort. Originally I was leaning R-GS, but now I'm liking the littler vstrom becuause it's light and cheap and gets good reviews all over. Been reading xssquiggys exploits and some others weestrom stuff here too. I also have an old XR600R that is dual sport enabled that I keep for riding in the really rough stuff. Anyway, wanted to say hi before busting in on anymore threads or inviting myself along on rides.