**UPDATED September 1, 2009 - I consolidated all my daily feeds into a blog. More pictures will be added in the near future and some closing thoughts on the trip. Please find it here:
Day 1 - Vermont to New York State
So July 1 marked the first day of my tour accross the country. After finalizing equipment, and packing/repacking (about 10 times), and doing final checks on the PX and GTS, left Vermont on a chilly, rainy day and headed west over the Green Mountains toward Rutland. Weather was pretty horrible - for those of you who don't follow the weather in New England, the past couple weeks have been incredibly wet. I wasn't able to pickup rain gear before leaving, so Day 1 was wet! Overall, PX and GTS ran great. Newly installed windshields were key, and kept alot of the rain off of us. One negative - the S83 tires for the PX suck in wet weather. There were two times when my tire actually lost some traction while braking (and not braking hard). I thought I'd be fine with the S83s, but I'm opting to switch them out to Zippys as soon as possible.
Anyways, ended day 1 in a downpour in the Cooperstown, NY area. Tried drying my stuff overnight in the hotel - jacket and pants did fine, but shoes and gloves were still damp on takeoff the next morning. Oh well - just part of the "joy" of riding in New England.
Launch pictures to come shortly.
Total miles - Day 1 (Rain and more rain): 180 miles
Final checks for PX and adding 12v power adapter
PX with new paint job ready to Rock (minus topcase)
Tall Windshield Installed
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