This is the second in a (hopefully long) series of "Behind Bars" ride reports. The first was: https://advrider.com/f/threads/thre...-camp-then-motogp-in-austin-and-back.1293540/ Leaving for Boulder Colorado this Friday morning for two weeks of adventuring in the Rockies and Desert Southwest. My oldest moved to Boulder last year. Each summer for the last 5 years, we have taken a long tour in the Blue Ridge and Smokies, but this year I get to do a bucket list ride. My whole touring career, I have been a "ride there" kind of guy. This trip needs to be different as Dave does not have a bike out in Colorado yet. Knowing this, the MotoPumps MotoHauler was procured and set up this winter. Gestation period was long! Ordered in June of '18, picked up in December as a '19 model. As it warmed up a bit, I did some finishing of the inside, sound insulation, headliner, Condor chocks, etc. This is a Ford Transit 250, mid-roof, long wheelbase (148) with the 3.23 posi rear end and the 3.5l twin turbo Ecoboost motor. Leather heated seats and a Pioneer 1400 NEX head unit replacing the base audo. The big bonus there is the double DIN sized display that makes the Ford backup camera actually usable. Black Widow 10' 3 piece folding ramps from Discount Ramps. They work! Love the way the Transit drives. That motor is awesome. Getting 18.5 mpg at 70+ mph with two bikes on-board. The Toyota Sienna pulling my Aluma trailer with a single bike would get 14.5 mpg. Upgrade! Shakedown trip to TN a few weeks ago... The bikes for this trip are a '19 Tracer GT and a '15 KTM 1290 Super Adventure. The Tracer has FJR bags fitted for extra capacity, National Cycle VStream Touring screen and a GPS mount of my own design. Otherwise stock and has about 700 miles on the clock -- just did the 600 mile first service. The Super Adventure is mostly stock with about 29,000 miles on the clock right now. I just added a set of alloy wheels and Pirelli Angel GT 2 tires to the bike, keeping the spoked wheels set up with knobbies. Did the MABDR last fall with the big girl and decided to have two sets of wheels instead of swapping tires all the time. These wheels are for a KTM 1290 Super Adventure S and are a direct swap. They say "Getting there is half the fun" and most often, I agree. This time, not so sure! Google Maps says it is about 27 hours drive time to Boulder. If I didn't have to haul a second bike, I would be on two wheels the entire way, but this is a good adventure too. Subscribe and stay tuned! Heading West!