Well we made it 700 miles but we ran out of time , we just flat froze . We overcame alot of little issues because of the cold but ran out of time and called it quits when we hit -9* .
My KLR had heated grips and mitts over the bars (life savers ) and heated gloves .
My partner in crime had just a good pair of gloves with glove heater pads shoved into both sides and stock hand guards .
At one point we were pulling over every 30 miles to readjust and warm up .
I was ok body wise but fingers even at -9 were getting cold . The major issue i had was the brain freeze from the air thru helmet onto my forehead lol serious icecream headache !!
we turned around and stopped in Las Vegas NM and found a cheap room ,stripped the bikes and went for a hot dinner ..
We decided we would try to find a place to park the bikes safe and warm ...so we parked both bikes in our motel room lol ..
It kept them from freezing and let us sleep tight .
woke up to a flat tire so we shoved some slime in there and added air but it didnt seem to stop the leak just slow it down we had to keep pulling over and add air about 60 miles or so .
wich was fine by us cause it let my buddy warm up .
Also found that only way i can run electric gloves with the heated grips was with bike running over 4500 rpms cause at idle it would die .
When we finally reached Trinadad it started to warm up to 20* and it felt like a heat wave we decided to have a big breakfast and relaxe . We sat laughing at ourselves and how crazy folks kept walking up saying we were .
One trucker walked up asked if we just came from down south and said he read the valley was -7* this morning lol ..
We saw loads of Antelope on the road side just bedded down . we drove through some snow and the off ramps were packed ice and snow .
Even though we didnt make the goal of 1000/24 it was a true adventure and im glad we tried great way to kick off the new year .. ill post some pics in a few ..
And it was a great way to send off a good friend to Iraq he will be missed .