Utah Spyder Riders?
What? No Utah riders? What's with that?
Well, there's one now: Me. Ta-daaaa!
Just bought a 2010 RS SE-5 and I feel like I've died and gone to heaven.
I've been riding motorcycles for more than 45 years and I've owned more bikes than most people have seen on the road (including three trikes and one sort-of trike, a Voyager). Well, it seems like I've had that many machines, anyway.
Always looking for something that supremely matched my personality and physical condition.
Made lots of modifications to every bike and eventually found that the Kawi 900LT best met my needs but, by the time, I'd become bored with riding two-wheelers and didn't enjoy riding trikes.
Then my son totalled his mother's 900LT so I gave her mine. Then my sister-in-law and her husband mentioned that they were interested in getting her a Spyder and I told them the downsides that I'd heard from an early adopter. To be fair, though, I felt I ought to see if the Spyder had improved any and, whallah! I became intrigued, then interested, and then persuaded and two days later I rode mine out of the dealer's lot.
I'm not into big group rides (been there, done that, don't anymore) but if there are other Spyder riders in Utah, it could be valuable for all of us to at least be aware of one another in case we can offer assistance, as needed.
So if there actually ARE other Utahns who own Spyders, then give some thought to participating here on this forum as a member of the "Utah Spyder Rider Association" (USRA). No, it doesn't exist in reality but I thought the name sounded cool. In fact, maybe I'll organize it real-time besides virtually here if there's enough interest. I've been a member of the Temple Riders for years where I served as Road Captain and TailGunner for many a ride and I organized the Wasatch Cruisers - a Vulcan riders motorcycle club that eventually expanded to include all bike makes and then degraded into a booze-binging outfit so I bailed. So if there is an interest in such a group, I might invest the time and effort to formalize it.
If you are a Utah Spyder rider, add a reply to his post and let's see how many of us there are.
By the way, I live in Orem, about 40 miles south of Salt Lake City.