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    SC - CO, 9 days June 2008

    This was my first motorcycle adventure, riding the 2007 R1200R. Went with Don who is a seasoned long distant adventure rider. Had good weather with only one rainy afternoon in Colorado.

    Howard (2007 R1200R) and Don (2007 R1200GSA)
    Traveled 4,416 miles in 9 days. June 21 - 29, 2008
    Navigation- Garmin Zumo 550
    Bike to bike communication- Autocom & Kenwood FRS

    R1200R Stats:
    491 average miles/day
    96 Gallons of gas
    46 overall mpg
    $4.23/gal average price for premium gas
    246 max tank range
    191 average tank range

    Temperature ranged from 38 - 99

    6/22/08- Smokey Hills Wind Project. West of Salina KS @ mile marker 228 on I-70

    6/22/08- Arriving in Colorado Springs

    6/23/08- Monarch Pass el. 11,312 ft

    6/23/08- Monarch Pass, R1200R

    6/23/08- Monarch Pass, R1200GSA

    6/24/08- On CO HWY 141 somewhere north of Naturita Colorado

    6/24/08- On CO HWY 141. Was hot but really liked running through the canyons!

    6/25/08 Don't remember where this was in Colorado.

    6/25/2008 Independence Pass el. 12,095 ft

    6/25/2008 Independence Pass el. 12,095 ft

    6/26/08 Rocky Mountain National Park

    6/26/08 Mt. Evans- 14,240 ft- the highest paved road in North America

    6/28/08 About 4,000 miles of bugs

    Thank you Don for willing to take a noobie on such an adventure! Your expertise made for a smooth trip and a lot of fun!

    Had the R1200R almost one year at the end of this July. Has 24,500 miles on it now. Great bike! The R1200GSA is an amazing machine to watch in the mountains, I'm just to short for it.

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    Rally Rat WildBlue's Avatar
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    Looks like an awseome trip!

    I was passed by two BMWs that look very much like yours on I-85 (near Boiling Springs) day before yesterday in a severe downpour... that wasnt you two by chance?

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    Registered User ALIENHITCHHIKER's Avatar
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    Howard - great pics (thanks for posting).

    Looks like you had an epic ride. I wanna do that route
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    I Used to Be Someone sheridesabeemer's Avatar
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    Terrific pictures!
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