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My wife and I are riding 2 up on our '15 CTX700 from Oregon to Utah and back. We're traveling with another couple on a BMW R1100RT, and their daughter is driving a car. We're leaving St. George, UT to head home tomorrow. Crossed the Cascades and headed into Nevada, went past Area 51 and spent some time in St. George. We're headed west to cross the Sierra thru Yosemite and then up the coast to Oreg
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Not sure how to edit post #1, sorry my travel computer is pretty minimal. The return map is doubled and before the going map.
 

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Looks like a beautiful ride, even from just the few pictures you posted. I couldn't help but to wonder how comfortable the trip has been for the passengers for such a distance?
 

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First & only time thru Yosemite was on 2 wheels. Also rode the northern CA part of Pacific Coast Hiway. Challenging and magical at the same time. Would love to do it again someday.;) Plz update when you are home, TY.
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Looks like a beautiful ride, even from just the few pictures you posted. I couldn't help but to wonder how comfortable the trip has been for the passengers for such a distance?
On the CTX side, my wife & I both have AirHawk pads on top of the stock seat, and they do help. On the more general side, I think you just plan around what works for everyone. Take regular breaks, and do distances that work for all. The more I do it, the more a bit longer day seems OK.
 

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First & only time thru Yosemite was on 2 wheels. Also rode the northern CA part of Pacific Coast Hiway. Challenging and magical at the same time. Would love to do it again someday.;) Plz update when you are home, TY.
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I'll update it now. Left St. George at dawn, and the rising sun on the canyons was amazing. Lots of miles on pretty empty roads, and had to monitor fuel. With my tires the spedo reads high, but I get about 65 mpg on gps measured miles. On Utah and Nevada roads that drops to 52 mpg at 75+ on the gps. Didn't stop for pics as I'm not a good enough photographer to take nice landscape pics. It's scenic, in an austere way. Here's the first day route:
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Yesterday was thru Yosemite, and the CTX did just fine going up to Tioga Pass. Pretty smoky, so not too much to see, but riding through Yosemite is still great. Today was thru Napa & Sonoma. Being on two wheels only stopped to taste at 1 winery, but had some very good wine, and bought a bottle for the evening.
 

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Just to finish up. We quit a little early and stopped in Ukiah, as it was starting to rain a bit. Rained overnight, and was clearing as we started up 101. Spent the next night in Crescent City, and home the next day. I don't ride out to the coast enough, and resolve to remedy that in the future.

With day trips out of St. George, we did a bit over 3,000 miles on this trip, so the CTX is a touring bike, and can do 2 up. I'll give a shout out to my Kaoko Throttle Lock, without which my right hand wouldn't have made it, and my Sedici Cooling Vest, which got me across Nevada.
 

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Thanks for sharing. Enjoyed it!(y) I hope for the time to travel again, when I have fewer daily obligations.;)
 
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