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Well, Krystal had a few days off finally and wanted to get away. We planned a 4 day trek to the mountains. No long days just short 200 mile days so we could stop and smell the roses.

I kept a blog on this trip.

http://waterman2013.blogspot.com/

Krystal's Burgman performed flawlessly again and she had 77 mpg on several tanks. Sure beats the crap out of my 44 on the motorcycle.
 

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hey man, pretty nice trip, i read all the way through the posts, looks like u had fun, very scenic route. what bikes did you ride? I think i saw a Kawasaki but not a burgy. what rain suits did you have?
 

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hey man, pretty nice trip, i read all the way through the posts, looks like u had fun, very scenic route. what bikes did you ride? I think i saw a Kawasaki but not a burgy. what rain suits did you have?
My wife rode her Burgman 400 while I was on my Nomad. She prefers the automatic and likes the handling of the Burgman. She is to the point that she prefers to ride her own bike now rather than ride. I have a picture somewhere of the Burgman on the trip.

I have a First Gear jacket and a cheap pair of rain pants that are about shot. Need to look for a new pair. Krystal has a rainsuit that she bought at a farm supply store. It's nice and yellow for visability. The only day we put our rainsuits on was the last day. Every other day was a short shot of rain and our Tourmaster jackets were enough.
 

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I will be riding in Colorado next month. Last year Irode with my Bro-in-law and sister from Grand Junction thru Ouray to durango and then to Mesa verde. Then to Teulluride and reversed our route to Naturita, Gateway to GC. So red rocks and red mountain passes. Unbelievably beautiful, especially since I now live in Kansas. My Brother in law was amazed at the power of the Burgie, and my willingness to lean it over to a degree he would not or maybe could not emulate with his HD ultraglide!
I Started this missive just to repond to your comments on the mule deer doe that you saw. Whitetail deer are generally smaller than the Mule deer found in the west. But since the Whitetail basically feast on young corn and soybeans and NO sagebrush, they are cosnsiderably better tasting, even if they is less meat.
 

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And some of us don't have to go to the mountains. I live 5 minutes from here: http://www.visitvirginiamountains.com/back-of-the-dragon-photos.html
Must be rough to pull the bike out and be in some very nice riding. Were about 2 hours out from the mountains so we can do some in a very long day but generally prefer the longer weekends. Friends alway make joke about where we live but I always tell them, where else can you take a curve at 80 mph and never come close to dragging your pegs.
 

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I will be riding in Colorado next month. Last year Irode with my Bro-in-law and sister from Grand Junction thru Ouray to durango and then to Mesa verde. Then to Teulluride and reversed our route to Naturita, Gateway to GC. So red rocks and red mountain passes. Unbelievably beautiful, especially since I now live in Kansas. My Brother in law was amazed at the power of the Burgie, and my willingness to lean it over to a degree he would not or maybe could not emulate with his HD ultraglide!
I Started this missive just to repond to your comments on the mule deer doe that you saw. Whitetail deer are generally smaller than the Mule deer found in the west. But since the Whitetail basically feast on young corn and soybeans and NO sagebrush, they are cosnsiderably better tasting, even if they is less meat.
The Million Dollar Highway. One of my favorites. However, the road (92) going up the backside of the Black Canyon is one of the more twisty roads I think you can find. Great views and fun road. A new one was hwy 149 from Gunnison to Lake City. Next trip I need to finish that road from Lake City down to South Fork. By the looks on google maps that might be even better than the north side.

Where we live east of Denver, most of the deer are Mule Deer but have a nice diet of farm fresh crops and are generally bigger. As for whitetail vs mule deer, I have shot some monster whitetail's. The biggest was heavier than 350 lbs. It took 3 of us to load him.
 

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hey man, pretty nice trip, i read all the way through the posts, looks like u had fun, very scenic route. what bikes did you ride? I think i saw a Kawasaki but not a burgy. what rain suits did you have?
Fernando, on the day one where the bikes are parked, look to the right of the car. That is her Burgman. I was standing at the exit not really wanting to get soaked with the rain. We made it to the hotel just in time before it really started to rain.

 
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