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I took a bit of a ride from Pa to a few of our national parks out west. I managed to visit Arches, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon, the grand Canyon and Mesa Verde National parks. I also enjoyed riding thru Escalante Grand staircase NM.
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+1, nice part of the country.

Good to still see a gen. 1 in action.... seems many have gone to the latest design.
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How many miles a day average did you ride, you think?
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REALLY enjoyed your pics (you know - you can add up to 20 per post...), and I seem to recognize a LOT of nice ones from UT and AZ...!

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Nice photos! Must have been a great trip. How were the temperatures for you?
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I rip that way all the time!! Great riding in the mountains south of Capitol Reef, Boulder mountains!! Lots of fishing and the highest tree plateau above 10,000 feet in North America.
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How many miles a day average did you ride, you think?
I did a couple big days to get to the west 2 over 650, then it varied wildly,400 to 500 and as low as 300.

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Understood, I know how that goes, although I am not likely ever to run 650 in a day!

250 on a stock seat and I am in pain.
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Nice photos! Must have been a great trip. How were the temperatures for you?
Oh there were some cookers,the day in Arches,hiking no less was 107, crossing the desert the next day I saw 112 and114 along the way. Grand Canyon was upper 90's the two days there , one hiking . In truth sitting here in Pa in humidity and high dew point , I'll take the 107, it really wasn't bad if you drank water.The desert was , well a desert.LOL
Crossing the mountains on the Millon dollar was a great day of cool relief, and so was crossing us 50. Kansas and Moussouri were windy hot and sticky as they always are when I cross them. The gusty day in Kansas on the way out was a Bit*h.103 to boot with humidity and the a typical thunder boomers in late afternoon.
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Understood, I know how that goes, although I am not likely ever to run 650 in a day!

250 on a stock seat and I am in pain.
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REALLY enjoyed your pics (you know - you can add up to 20 per post...), and I seem to recognize a LOT of nice ones from UT and AZ...!
Thanks for the info and compliment , next time I'll post a few more per post .

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