Well Jethro had a good idea--go ride the Rim Trail in Lincoln NF. It is a 14 mile single track that has been described as a bit narrow--:huh . Now I've ridden the Lincoln and have run an AMA enduro there so I knew what it was going to look like, rocks, roots, wet, steep and overgrown. I decided to take my WR250R and make this a true dual sport--about 200 miles each way and maybe 100 in and around the NF. All starts out well and the GL bag is a sweet deal--thanks bump (inmate who sold me the bag). Now we are in the middle of a la nina season which means a dry summer around here--yea right--about 100 miles out from the house and the sky opens up--wet to the core. Yep it was a doozy--the arroyos were running--this around Chiliili NM--hey Pathfinder did your driveway survive? A few miles down the road and I'm starting to dry out--just south of Mountainair NM I find this sign--any guesses? In NM you have a lot of dual sport options--yea I forgot to rotate Then the skies open up again--drat wet again.... Get to Cloudcroft and meet up with my riding buddies--Jethro and EdgeRider1--smart huh--trucked them down. Have to find a campsite--with these two finding a "suitable camp site" can be a challenge--but it did appear And they got setup Me--Smart huh A little trail riding that evening and all went well Next day La Nina must have given up and El Nino shows up--WET! Then we go to the Ranger Station to await Ditch-Ditch? Ditch? Must have wimped out! OK time for the Rim Trail--perfectly timed with the start of a major downpour-- Yea there was alot of water flowing Now to say the Rim is narrrow is like saying Phoenix is hot--you really can't appreciate it until you experience it But the experience wet is--well challenging--look cllosely.. Something like 3-4 hours of sliping and sliding, pushing and shoving, building trail--yet with rocks to hold the mud in place while we traversed steep slopes--all in a days fun. If we are lucky Edgerider1 will post some video of this--mess!!! Now these pics are not enhanced with Photoshop--just rain on the camera lens Yes sir this are the trail.. We finally found an out--after about 6-7 miles--and we all wimped out..Me back to the... Jethro and Edgerider1.... I think it rained another 2 inches or so overnight. I'm able to get all my stuff dried out and decide to head back the next day without beating the WR in the mud--drop down toward Alamogordo and hit--yep rain And more rain--that truck ride down by Jethro and Edgerider1 looks very smart at this point---cut back across to Socorro by the Trinity Site Stop in Socorro and get dry shirts at Wallyworld for $4 each--that lasts about 30 minutes--yep rain again and finally home. Moral of this story--don't plan single track mountains in NM during July--but the WR250R performed perfectly--even the 75mph cruise back up I25. That's why I ride---Why do you ride?