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    1 V-Strom - 100,000 Smiles

    When I started this journey 10 years ago I had no idea where it would take me. I remember letting out the clutch and thinking, wow, this is a big bike that I'm way under qualified to ride... That feeling lasted all of 30 seconds .

    Pashnit has been the place we're I've come to dream and think of the book "Oh the places you'll go!" I've been on the site only to think too many places, so few weekends. Thanks for the dreams and encouragement over the years. Since my bike and I have hit the 100,000 smiles mark, I wanted to share the milestone and the journey with you all.

    http://danradigan.com/2015/03/21/one...-100000-miles/

    To the next 100,000!

    Dan

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    Re: 1 V-Strom - 100,000 Smiles

    To the next 100,000!

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    Re: 1 V-Strom - 100,000 Smiles

    Sold my '04 DL1000 to fund the purchase of my then-new Hayabusa back in 2008. Regretted selling it ever since. Am looking at a new VStrom 1000 to add to the fleet now, but then again, that "new, old stock" Red/White 2013 or so Hayabusa the local dealer has in shop for about the same money is awful tempting....

    100,000 ! Good On Ya! Be safe and roll on a few more Hundred K just to make sure it is good and "broken in"!

    Jay

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    Re: 1 V-Strom - 100,000 Smiles

    Quote Originally Posted by needles View Post
    When I started this journey 10 years ago I had no idea where it would take me. I remember letting out the clutch and thinking, wow, this is a big bike that I'm way under qualified to ride... That feeling lasted all of 30 seconds .

    Pashnit has been the place we're I've come to dream and think of the book "Oh the places you'll go!" I've been on the site only to think too many places, so few weekends. Thanks for the dreams and encouragement over the years. Since my bike and I have hit the 100,000 smiles mark, I wanted to share the milestone and the journey with you all.

    http://danradigan.com/2015/03/21/one...-100000-miles/

    To the next 100,000!

    Dan
    What a great post Dan. It is wonderful to see someone grow and follow their trip. Your post is so well written and pictures add 1000 percent. Thank you for sharing your way in passage these wonderful years.......Papa-Ken.
    Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me, I want people to know "why" I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved.........Will Rogers

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