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Old 08-08-2010, 09:08 PM   #3
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Day 2, Springfield CO to some town south of Grant Teton Park

(Click here for the day 2 gallery)

So the weather in the morning was pretty good. Got a decent breakfast down the road from the hotel.

As I headed North towards Denver, more clouds, the a few more systems on the horizon, again, shot the gap, barely road on wet pavement.

Had some fun riding some of the hills

Turns out that pass was the high point of the trip, at least as far as altitude.

Went through the Eisenhower tunnel, both ways

And that was pretty cool.

Now, having toured on a ZX9r, Sprint ST, and FJR1300 being light on power was never a problem.

With my 260lbs, plus 100lbs of luggage, the KLR650 did present an issue I had never experienced before, having to down shift going up a hill to maintain 60-65mph

Anyway, saw some great scenery, and got some rocks for Abby.

After this pic was taken, I pushed it a bit, and actually had to hit the extra gas I was carrying. This was the only time during the trip I needed to hit any of the 1-2 gallons of extra gas I was carrying. Well after dark got another hotel room.
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