To begin with, thank you UnicornofAmber and Raksha_The_Demon for kudos and comments. I appreciate it a great deal.
I never know what to say on here. I think writing about writing is a bit self-indulgent, but my plate is so full I have little time to do anything else. I rode La Veta Pass (Old) which was delightful, and worth doing. I might have blown a shock later, but we’ll see. Lovely area. I want to go back and check out the Highway of Legends, which I only briefly traversed.
The NC700 might not be the best for long road trips, but it is what I have. It’s a great bike, a jack of all trades.