A relatively easy day of travel to the Giants rally. A first opportunity to see how the Sertao behaved on a long highway stint. The answer is very well. 75-80mph is 5k on the tach (horrible to read underway in sunlight!), which is about where the R100GSPD used to be. It does not feel too stressed until you get above 90mph. Fuel mileage falls to 60mpg, compared to 80+ if you just wander around B roads. Still impressive.
At the site there was an easy checkin, great dinner, and free beer! Camped beside Paul and his wife from PA, and Bob Winter from MN. Spoke with organizer Rick for some time and we swapped speeding ticket stories. I think he won 😀 Nice bonfire to top off the night. A good day one.