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New Member from Virginia

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Hello and thanks,

I'm Mike and live in Northern Virginia. Been riding for (dang, cannot believe) over 45 years. No kids, so gobs of bikes owned over the years - from Harleys to Ducatis and many in between.

Have ridden pretty much all over the Contiguous US, and road sport bikes in Europe for many years while serving there.

Drag raced Harleys with a national sanction for few years until a front tire explosion at over 125 and subsequent ICU stay ended my racing career.

I've owned a 2019 R1250GS for almost three years, and just traded a HD Road Glide on a 2022 K1600GTL. My wife and I have been from VA to CA twice on Harleys, and look forward to more touring on the K1600.

So far, I'm amazed at how well the K1600 handles. 1200 miles on in in 8 days of ownership, 45 degree lean angles showing on the Connected app, and 136 MPH with the top case still on (yeah, I 'm still a speed junky). It ain't a Panigale, but it's far better than the HD pleasure barges.

As for personal details, I'm married, love photography, and have spent decades in some form of government service.

Anyway, my first post to say hi and introduce myself.

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Congrats and welcome! Hope you love the bike. And I appreciate your service to our country.
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