Hi everyone! I've been sniffing around the site for about a week now, thought it was time I introduced myself.
My name is Art. As you can probably deduce from the title, I ride an '07 919 out of El Paso, TX. Unfortunately, the street-fighter scene seems to be completely non-existent in West Texas. It puts a little tear in the corner of my eye when I think about how many GSXRs and Ninja's there are out on the road...
Though I find fairings aesthetically repulsing, after my latest (and first, I might add) adventure across the flat expanse of Texas, I have definitely come to appreciate the gains in aerodynamics that fairings would provide, but for me, nothing makes me feel more alive than running up to 110mph, fighting the wind just to atop my stallion. WHAT A RUSH!!
I've only been riding for about 3 years now, and after about 5 months on my 919 (I traded up from a 750 Nighthawk last October) I thought it was due time I saddled up and go on my first ride over 200 miles/day. I met a lot of interesting characters on my way through Texas, one of which turned me on to this site...an excellent find I might add! I also gained a lot of valuable experience on my 3 days from EP to Austin and back, like the need to plan better for inclement weather - I had to split my return trip into two days after riding 300 miles through a light drizzle on the first day back - that I hope to share in more detail in a more appropriate thread.
Now let's get out there and shred some pavement!!