When you are bucking the weather, loaded with everything and the kitchen sink, including a 230lb 6'-2" tool pusher, and climbing 6K' to 10K' passes, a 1200 cc motor would be nice. Especially if you are just staying on pavement. Just saying.
Looks like JD fired the spot up at about 7:30 am local time. Hopefully there wasn't any snow on his tent this morning. Might be some frost.