We took I80 from Cheyenne down to Rawlins, picked up 287 to 789 into Riverton. A very enjoyable ride on 287. Good road, 65mph, light traffic, sort of desolate. You have to stop at the Muddy Gap store and gas station. Walls are covered with signatures of travellers who stopped there. Like a general store. Spent the night at the Holiday Inn in Riverton. Headed out on 26 to Jackson. Stopped at Dubois and didn't want to leave. What a wonderful town! After that it got a little hairy going across the pass. Road construction, delays, gravel, grades all made for challenging riding. We're in Jackson now, 1761 miles from home. This area is just gorgeous. We have time so we're going to stay here 3 days and then head up to Yellowstone and over to Cody.
I got over the spill. After I settled down I was able to reattach the mirror so I just have scratches. I think they add character! The bike is filthy so the scratches are hardly noticeable. I'll have to say that this trip is a bonding relationship with this bike. I feel like it's an extension of me. Handling in the mountains is a pure joy.
This is kind of long but I get going because we are having such a wonderful time.