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For my foreign visitors: This is a blog about my on- and offroad motorbike adventures.
In a short sentence: A crazy biker chick. 😉
Online you will find me under my Nick: Versya (Sfiftyenko)
I am from Urkraine (hence Sfiftyenko and not SixFifty), simply because Facebook asked for it. 😉
It all started in 1987 with my first small motorbike,
a KTM Duo, 2 stroke, 2 -gear, 50ccm bike.
The first start wasn’t really easy. I still can remember, that it had light snowfall and I had to drive through Vienna during rush hour. A rare thing, but I didn’t feel the cold… 😉
Despite this rough start my addiction increased.
I used it to travel to school and at the weekend to travel to our countryside home.
There I did my first offroad trips along the Iron Border to Czechoslovakia (Now Czech Republic), Thus mainly to arouse the guards, anxious following my trace along the fences. 😉
For a short period I got my hands on my brothers LC4. A way to strong bike, but a real fun to ride! 🙂
With finishing school and earning my first money, I switched to horse riding very intensely, as always, when I start a new sport.
This excitement stopped hard with my first child, who was soon followed by a second one.
Life got quite another twist then.
Years later, approx. 2009, my two sons were starting technical school (engineering college), so I found that it was time to regain lost territory.
So I started looking for a fitting bike.
I am tall, 1.80m – not a common high for a woman in Austria, and strong enough to handle them all, but quite interestingly the search wasn’t as easy as expected.
Naturally, there was a price border I didn’t want to exceed and a cubic capacity I decided as max (800ccm) for my own good. 😉
But even then, a lot of bikes where to consider for my purpose: Honda CBF 600, Triumph Tiger 800, Suzuki V-Strom 650, Kawasaki Versys 650, Yamaha Fazer, BMW’s GS family – the last group (BMW) were above my price top, even used ones. But, after a lot of tries, i finally found my Kawasaki Versys, the Skull headed one. 😉 Some find her ugly, but I do not care, I like my Voodoo and will probably never change it against the new streamlined Kawasaki front.
From there I evolved my online Name: Versya.
Now, 10 Years and approx. 120.000 km later, I am still in love with it. We went through so much interesting tours all over Austria and some other countries, adventures, accidents, trainings, I really got addicted.
In the meantime (since 2012, I also try offroad bikes, mainly my KTM EXC 200, heavily, but that is quite a different story)
Please feel free to leave a comment or feedback. I would highly appreciate it.
Maybe this will trigger me to do my blog entries in english too, more often?
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Always tarmac below the tires!
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