Hell yeah buddy, it was ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!
wOOt, I've been sighted! I don't normally look in regionals though, so tmcgee had to link me to this post.
It was a BMW LT, 1990s, in front of me. Jan was the rider, nice guy, but slow as shit. We met by happenstance on the overlook there on 17 and I was following him to go visit Ben and Jerry's. I saw your bike and wondered what the hell it was - and congrats on your obscene lean angles, they were mucho impressive!
Well, hello back to you Mark!!!
Yes, you have been sighted. I've kind of given up being "sighted"; at least recognized as a V-Strom rider: "What the heck was that?" is usually the response.
So, you made it to here.......
Hopefully, who ever gave you the tip to ride Rt 17, also gave you the tip to ride the Warren Mountain Road.
It's not as dramatic as Rt 17, but it's fun with some gravel portions along the way.
As to the leaning, there is no way that I can ride with sidecases anymore. In the Fall of 2008, I was reguarly "nicking" the corners of my Pelicans; even with them mounted as high as they could go. It's the reason I switched over to carrying my gear in drybags, strapped down across the passenger seat. Doing this gives me complete freedom to ride how I want to ride, without thinking of things like, "am I going to hit.......am I going to hit.......?"
Since you don't read the regionals, and if you are interested in what I did to my bike, follow this link: 2010 Bike Modifications
Where did you ride after we passed each other?