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Started out yesterday at 6am and the temp here was already 85°. Rode up 87 into Winslow constantly climbing in altitude and the temp along the way dropped into the 60's. Brrrr with my mesh jacket. The geology and topography changes from full desert in/around Phoenix to pine forest and grasslands up near Winslow. I took a side trip over to Petrified Forest just to take a picture with the bike, since I'd been there before in a cage. Over route 40 to route 60 and back home. Passed gorgeous canyons and cliffs along the way with a lot of nice winding roads. Skirted a T-storm in Show Low and just missed the one in Miami but got a bit wet. Left Superior and once I dropped down into Gold Canyon the temps soared up to 114°! It felt like riding through an oven. Fortunately, only 30 minutes and I was home. Total miles was 460 and I filled the first tank up just after the light started blinking at 240 miles. Overall average was around 55 MPG. The 2012 Vstom 650 ran flawlessly and was a total joy to ride.
 

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Well, last Sunday I went the other way around... 60>70>Coolidge Dam Road (30-40 miles of dirt/broken pavement)>191 (GREAT road!) up through Morenci and back down through Show Low and home. Bike still running great! Total of 618 miles.

Tomorrow hopefully up through Sedona, Jerome, Grand Canyon and Four Corners and back.
 

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