My wife and I took off for a week for the first time on my Gl1800. We went from San Antonio to Durango, then Ouray, Crested Butte, Canon City then home. It took two days each way. Our first night out was in Roswell NM which was 650 miles from our home. Lubbock, TX was our last night on the road. We had a great time. In Durango, we took a day off the bike and took the Silverton train which dropped us off at Soaring Durango, where we zip-lined for six hours. It was a first class experience. Highly recommend it. We rode the million dollar highway through Silverton to Ouray. What a great road! We also went to Telluride in the rain. Both the south and north rim of the gunnison were great. If doing only one, the north rim is much nicer to ride. We enjoyed the time in the mountains although it was a lot hotter than we had anticipated. We thought about shipping home the colder weather stuff, but didn't. In the hotel parking lot in Lubbock, I went out to the parking lot of our very nice hotel to bring the bike around. This was 4:00 am to try to beat the heat. I was alone. Long story short: three teenage punks ran and hid, then repeated trying to sneak up on me. I saw one tying a mask onto his face and stared them down. Losing the element of surprise, they decided I was not easy prey. This got my heart rate up. I got on the bike just as they were approaching me. I got out without an encounter.Glad it didn't go the other way. I had I pistol sitting in the trunk bag up in the hotel. If I am ever in the same situation again, I will be armed. This didn't affect my trip in any way, but I thought it worth mentioning for any other early risers. I had a truck rain rubber on me as a retread blew up. I managed to dodge it all, and hung back until a five foot peace came off and the truck stopped. We wore crushed ice filled bandanas in the 105 degree heat coming home. All in all a great trip. My wife is a real trooper. She had a blast as well.