I have to agree with the C O L D in the mornings at the higher elevations in Colorado having just got back from there myself. But, the heat at the lower elevations ( Texas and Louisiana come to mind ) is brutal in the afternoons.
Loved the notation of the 440,000 mile R11GS.
Makes my 50,000 miles apiece on my 2 R11**Gs very pale in comparison.
Super fine ride report and pictures. Thanks for the time and work to share your ride with us.