Memorial Day 2010 had finally arrived. The day I had been looking forward to, and dreaming about all year long. This special day of reverence and rememberance for our brave troops, past and present, marks the beginning of my 2010 Colorado-Utah Dualsport Adventure. I'm not exactly sure why it took a lifetime of riding street bikes, and trailering my dirt bikes to realize that I could have one motorcycle that is fully capable on both highway and dirt. So, I felt that I was making up for lost time as I put the KLR in the wind and turned westbound on I-70 from Indianapolis heading for Colorado, which is about 1200 miles to Colorado Springs. The new motorcycle was running great, and I was cruising along on the interstate at 70 to 75 MPH for most of the day, stopping only for gas and quick meals along the way. I was thinking of my cousin, and nephew in the service of our country overseas, as I rode along, and I was wishing them well, and praying for their safe return. All of our troops past and present, were also on my mind as I rode along that first day to finally stop for the day at the Motel 6 in Junction City, Kansas. Home of Fort Riley and the Legendary Big Red 1. A very fitting place to rest for this first day of the trip. The pool was not quite open yet, so I walked over to the A&W and sat down with a large Rootbeer Float, which was extremely delicious, then returned to the room and called it a day. I slept like a baby that night, and was up and at 'em early the next morning, and on the road again even before first light. Heres my bike at the motel, decked out in full Beverly Hillbillies Mode. I arrived in Colorado Springs, CO the next afternoon, and headed to Wallyworld to stock up on Camping supplies. I then headed for Gold Camp Road to begin my mountain Adventure! Gold Camp road runs from Colorado Springs to Cripple Creek through the Front Range. Lot's more to come. I just arrived home from the trip last night, and can pick up my dog from the kennel now. I've missed that little guy for the last two weeks!