My horse for the trip:
BMW R1200GS - Rental from Eagle Rider.
A more agile version of teh R1200GS Adventure - an old trusted friend :-) ...
Trip Statistics at the end of day 20 and the end of my adventure
Tour Distance: 423mls (265km)
Tour Time in the Saddle: 9h15m
Total liters of Fuel used: Who cares
Average fuel consumption: If you hit 200km/h more than once - fule consumption is not a concern :-)
Hit the road at 10:30 driving on the 215 South through Henderson and enter the Lake Mead State Park. Riding along the scenic 169 joining the Interstate 15 heading North-East towards St George. After refueling (the R1200GS does not have the range I am used to in the Adventure) continuing journey making a right on Highway 9 to Springdale. Just before entering Springdale you pass "Majestic View Lodge" and true to it name - the VIEW IS MAJESTIC - see pictures below...
It was obviously a weekend as the streets were packed with people and cars. Just out of Springdale you enter the Zion National Park. Entry fee of $12 per motorcyle and entry is valid for a week.