Checked out River Road and +Venture gloves.
Since i only live about 6 miles from the north end of River Rd. I decided to take it this morning. I took what I thought was River Rd. last year when I had my K100LT. I didn't follow it around to the left but went straight and ended up on a dirt road I had to pick my way through and was glad to find pavement again.
Anyway, yes, I concur River road is more Stromly. I've only had my Wee just a year (and 13k) now, and am still getting comfortable taking the road less traveled. :thumb up: Skyline is nice on a touring bike and there's days when I'd rather carve turns at 60 than anything else.
I love to take Rt. 2 from 22 over Ptersburg Pass and down onto Rt. 7 in Williamstown. When its clear, the view of the west flank of Mt. Greylock is spectacular. At that intersection, a quick right and left put you on to Green River Rd./Rt. 43. Is that the Green River you're referring to?
btw, it was 36 when I left home at 11 and 36 when I returned at 12:45. Got a chance to demo some +Venture battery heated gloves. With the OEM hand guards and my Gerbings vest, my hands did OK but I'm going to install heated grips for a little more heat help. By themselves, the Venture gloves wouldn't have cut it, but without them, my hands would have been cold even with the vest… I just don't want to get into 12V heated gloves and the hassle I think it would be getting on and off the bike with the wires. If I had to, I'd get a heated jacket instead and keep the blood warm right down to the wrists. But I'm not there yet…If I'd known the Venture gloves would perform as they have, I probably wouldn't buy them again. They just don't heat up enough or for long enough…and they don't sell a 12V. charger for them, which makes them useless on an extended trip.
My next farkle purchase will be Barkbuster Storms. I heard they offer better wind protection than the stock hand guards. I'm buying them mainly to help prevent lever breakage in the event of a tip over...
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