With the weather and schedules and clearing up, Bullitman281 and I decided to it was time to take a trip on the bikes. Since I am fairly new to the offroad motorcycle world, and him being a seasoned rider, we thought a trip along the US/MX border would be an awesome adventure in terrain that I am familiar with. We chose 100 miles of some of the most desolate and dangerous stretches In the United States. Our journey would begin in Columbus, NM and and bring us from the Columbus Port of Entry to Antelope Wells Port of Entry and end in Hatchita, NM. Bulletman281 drove down from a cold and rainy Colorado on Tuesday, and we spent Wednesday wrenching on the bikes. After tearing apart my carb and backing the pre-load off the suspension of my bike, we were ready to hit the border. Loading the bikes into Bullitman281's Powerstroke: Friday morning we began our journey in Columbus, NM, fueling up at the only gas station within 30 miles. Bullitman281 begins his first battle with riding gear: taking off from the gas station From Columbus, we headed East on Highway 9 for several miles until we reached a set of double cattleguards and followed a sandy path south. This brought us to our first windmill and water trough of the trip. Soto Mill: From here we continued south and caught our first glimpse of the border: Monument 20 is where we hit the border road. There is a post/rail type of border fence that seems to carry on forever at this point: From here we will head West for another 100 miles, experiencing all the NM bootheel has to offer us.