painted the pipes with some black high temp paint.. sure smoked a lot on first heating up. Better than rusty anyway. Prepped my trailer by adding some drive-on chocks and some extra tie down u-bolts. Checked the bearings and such too. Started getting equipment and supplies out and lined up. leaving in four days. King sent this picture from Ophir Pass from yesterday. Wife and I will be near there in a little over a week (not riding it), but the Posse should be riding through there about the 11th or 12th.