Trip went well...as with all of us, we learn where not to stop on your return voyage, where not to eat, to rest, to sleep. I traveled through Washington, Idaho and Montana and met with my brothers from Minnesota in Columbus, Montana, 1/2 way. I had 2 days of solid torrential rain on the way out, they had 2 days of sun, they we're bored, I had a ball, met a lot of good old bad ass bikers on the way, swilled numerous beers and passed the flask with them at the rest stops, no one was traveling in groups, so their was no testosteron flying around, we we're all to damned old to do anything but air punches anyway. Wet, cold and slippery in the Mountains most all the time, had one day of sun and it was too damned hot to do anything so we stayed in the room and got smashed, went from 40 degrees in the am to 90+ degrees in the afternoon, it was good to see my brothers again, been well over 20 years, they aged a damned sight better than I did. The elevation kept me from going through Yellowstone, however, they did, and, took a bunch of photos for me, I stayed back that day and visited some local museums and The Little Big Horn, kinda cool....Good trip, good ride, nice to be home, I despise hotel pillows.
PS: Bike was flawless, smooth as silk from sea level through 10,000 ft elevation, warning...water can/will hamper with your coverless K&N filters, just so ya know, if it does, simply pull out the enricher all the way till she smoothes back out
If your going through endless hours of rain, use your rain sock.
In depth review on the <32" RDRoadie Saddle coming soon