WABDR=We Are Barely Dirt Riders! Post 1: Intro and Prep Yes, this is yet again another report on an adventure through the Washington Backcountry (which by the way is not one word!) Discovery Route. http://www.backcountrydiscoveryroutes.com/WABDR This will most likely not provide any new insights into the route nor vary distinctly from any of the other reports on ADV Rider. However, we thought it was time to try our hands at this whole RR thing As this is our first ever Ride Report it seems some housekeeping is in order. These reports seem to require some setup and introduction, so well start there. Riders and bikes: Dansrc51 - 09 BMW F800GS D-Stylz 08 Kawasaki KLR 650 Dates of trip: August 4-11, 2012 This is our third back country trip together as we completed ORBDR #3 in 2010 and #5 in 2011. Were already planning our trip for 13 that will connect three sections of the ORBDR: 3 to 4 to 5. http://www.dualsportmaps.com/?link=100053 (thanks craftycoder). Weve also learned a bit about what to bring, or rather what not to bring, from our previous adventures. We try to follow the KISS principle. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KISS_principle. We always camp on the trail and only bring the essentials: tent, sleeping bag, and air mattress. For meals we plan on hitting a diner for a greasy spoon breakfast every morning, munch during the day (trail mix, energy bars, jerky, etc.), and eat a light supper that only requires heating water (e.g. Trader Joes Ramen). The rest of our gear is basic bike stuff (tools, flat repair, rain gear, etc.) and some clothes to both layer and wear when not riding. Loaded and ready to rock!