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Old 06-26-2017, 07:46 AM   #21
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Just got back from the trip yesterday. Covered 2600 miles. We were lucky enough to experience southern Utah in higher than normal temps. It was 115 the day we left Moab. :/ As a result, we altered our trip some to keep us in cooler areas (meaning lower 100s). This meant we spent more time on rural mountain highways than on the interstate. We went over 4 passes that were 9000ft or greater. It was a wonderful trip and we had a lot of fun.

There were a couple of things that were really handy:
* Pledge wipes - we used two packs of them for helmet cleaning and wiping down our luggage before bringing it in the hotels. (Thanks Grommet!)
* USB battery banks. It was super nice to be able to just plug in a battery to our Sena radios when they died.
* Ram mount for my phone - Would have been much more difficult navigating through salt lake without it
* Sena radios - Made communication easy. When getting frustrated in traffic, music helped a lot.
* Givi hard cases - it was very nice to have everything secure, yet easily removable.
* Hydration packs

Thank you everyone for your help!


EDIT: The tool kit came in handy too. My shift linkage came apart on the way home.

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Old 06-26-2017, 08:25 AM   #22
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Glad you had a nice trip and are home safe.
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Old 06-26-2017, 02:43 PM   #23
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Congrats on the wedding and a fantastic trip. Most of us here can read pretty well, but pics are always appreciated!
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Old 06-26-2017, 03:02 PM   #24
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Follow up:

Just got back from the trip yesterday. Covered 2600 miles. We were lucky enough to experience southern Utah in higher than normal temps. It was 115 the day we left Moab. :/ As a result, we altered our trip some to keep us in cooler areas (meaning lower 100s). This meant we spent more time on rural mountain highways than on the interstate. We went over 4 passes that were 9000ft or greater. It was a wonderful trip and we had a lot of fun.

There were a couple of things that were really handy:
* Pledge wipes - we used two packs of them for helmet cleaning and wiping down our luggage before bringing it in the hotels. (Thanks Grommet!)
* USB battery banks. It was super nice to be able to just plug in a battery to our Sena radios when they died.
* Ram mount for my phone - Would have been much more difficult navigating through salt lake without it
* Sena radios - Made communication easy. When getting frustrated in traffic, music helped a lot.
* Givi hard cases - it was very nice to have everything secure, yet easily removable.
* Hydration packs

Thank you everyone for your help!


EDIT: The tool kit came in handy too. My shift linkage came apart on the way home.
Congratulations. If you don't have the inner bags I highly recommend them. You don't have to remove the bags from the bike and they are lighter and easier to carry.

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Old 06-27-2017, 07:49 AM   #25
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Congrats on the wedding and a fantastic trip. Most of us here can read pretty well, but pics are always appreciated!
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Old 04-14-2019, 10:01 PM   #26
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Condoms. Nothing makes a guy lose his bike faster than getting married and having kids. Seen it happen over and over, lol.
I had to come back to this thread to tell you how right you were!

I've got a kid now (little boy, 14 months) and I've gotta tell you, I really had no concept of how much work they are! It makes me laugh when I think about all the free time I used to have. I also had no idea what it was like to be truly sleep deprived! I really had no idea how much things would change. After having the kid, riding just seems different. I feel like I should include the family in my fun. It's really hard to find the time to go for longer trips with a kid at home, and you get real tired of doing the same short rides over and over. The risks are also harder to swallow.

So I started flying. Got my pilots license last fall. There are certainly risks in flying, but you can mitigate most of them with good flight planning, not flying at night, and only in good weather. Now I can include the family in my fun. I haven't taken the kid up yet, but I think I will pretty soon.

I sold my DRZ last fall and am putting the FZ up for sale pretty soon. I don't really need to sell the bike, but if I have time to ride then I'd rather fly. And it's gotten really hard to find time to maintain all my toys.

Anyway, thought you guys might get a kick out of that. Cheers!

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