And even if you are lucky enough to have a week of clear roads and clear weather, you are likely to have very cold conditions. Years ago, in late October, I rode over Vail Pass and then Loveland Pass (before Eisenhower) to visit my ailing mother in Denver. I was poor and my truck would not have made it. I was told it was -17 at the top of Loveland. I had on a ski parka, snow machine gloves and pants, but it was so cold that when i stopped in Georgetown for gas, I could barely get my hands separated from the handlebars. The engine was so cold, I actually put my bare hands on the cylinders. I think, even with today's electrics, the riding just wouldn't be enjoyable.
2014 GTL Exclusive, 2018 Goldwing DCT, 2017 KTM 1290 SDGT, 2014 KTM 500 Exc, 2011 KTM 990 Dakar, 2004 Goldwing