OK, so how exactly does a Maine rider do day trips in Arizona you ask? Well, it helps if you have a brother who lives in AZ and has a spare bedroom and a little extra space in his garage. Then you buy an extra bike to keep at his place and fly out to visit as often as you can. See, its really not that complicated! So, I started shopping for a bike in the fall of 2011. This was probably the hardest part since I was in ME shopping for a bike in AZ. But, after a few months of diligent searching, in December I found exactly what I was looking for and purchased a well set up DR650 from a very nice gentleman in Phoenix who was very helpful and understanding regarding the 2,500 miles between us. We worked out a deal and I arranged for the bike to be stored at a shop in Phoenix for a few weeks until I could fly out to pick it up. Along with a lot of day trips, I hope to have some longer adventures throughout the Southwest. Those adventures will be chronicled in separate ride reports, but I hope to update this thread with ongoing day trips. And so, the riding begins . . .