There is no comparison. My 2018 BMW S1000XR is by far the best bike I have owned so far, and I have owned a few. If you want a feeling that the bike is part of you when riding, this is it, for me anyway.
Superb handling, scary fast, outstanding technology, and a superbike engine, that just sounds wonderful. Can’t go wrong with this bike.
Packing our bikes up, and rode up to Shawnee State Park, OH (6/11 – 6/14), for a long weekend with motorcycle friends on ST-Owners.com. 450 miles later, we arrived, with beautiful weather. Had a little rain on the way up, however.
Excellent ride on Friday, roughly 220 miles of pristine OH, KY an WV roads.
Some images from both days. There are quite a few hillbilly eating outfits that serve excellent food, and we sure took advantage of it. Excellent roads, Saturday in particular, dropping down into Daniel Boone NF, KY. The last few images are from the flood-wall in Portsmouth, OH, where the wall has been painted with murals for a 1/3 mile stretch. Beautiful.
Lois was riding her Can-Am Spyder RT Limited. I was on my BMW S1000 XR, the perfect bike for these roads. Love that bike.
They’re getting old(er). Maggie is now 8 1/2 years. Samson will be 7 years on April 8th. Time flies. We are trying to decide when to get a Golden Retriever pup. We’ll see.
Who said you can’t ride in the winter? Excellent day in South- and North Carolina for a ride on my Thoroughbred. 60 degrees and sunny. Stopped by Rockingham, North Carolina Motor Speedway. Tried to get her on the track 😂. Not a chance.
Latest axes hangs.
Kelly Works Vulcan Double Bit on a 36″ handle. This is a monster log splitter.
Collins Legitimus single bit on a 28″ handle. This is my go-to wedge banger when felling trees. Good all round axe.
Latest make. A Collins lightweight “cruiser” head on a Hults Bruk Handle. Using this as a camp axe. I really like how this thing turned out.