Our 3 week and 3,400 mile dual-sport tour through New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and Nevada linking dirt roads, two-tracks and ATV trails. We enjoyed great camaraderie, fantastic scenery, remote traffic-free routes and the comfort of a hotel and hot meal every night. Although things didn't always go according to plan, it was one of the best trips we've ever done. 23 days. May 11th to June 2, 2007. New link to tracks in Layin' Down Tracks added Nov 2014. Try this instead of link elsewhere in ride report. : http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=25511718#post25511718 Meet the 2 Dirtbags: Eastbay Dirtbag aka Trail Boss. Ride Instigator, Researcher and Planner. Piloting a new DRZ 400 which had not been used off-road before the trip. Yours truly installed softer seat foam and cut it down with an electric knife. The Team Dirtbag Mechanic (Moragabiker) installed a 4 gal Clarke tank, handguards, Trail Wing tires, luggage rack and pipe guard made from a modified KLR guard. Thanks Sweetie! Moragabiker. Chief Mechanic and Navigator. Also my Better Half and Hero. Riding "The Great Pumpkin", a KTM 525 EXC which had not been used on-road before the trip. He added a 6.6 gal Acerbis tank, Corbin seat, radiator guards, Continental TKC tires, steering damper, GPS holder and probably a bunch of farkles that I don't know about. He custom made the luggage holder and pipe guard. Also meet Captain Jack who joined us for Week #1 as Fearless Ride Leader, Navigator and Co-Planner on board a proven KTM 950 Adventure with lots of farkles that his wife doesn't know about. Oops, and let's not forget my cheerful mascot, Dirtbag Kitty. Here is a map our of trip: Days 1 to 3: SF Eastbay CA to El Paso TX We rented a Penske truck and hauled the bikes to El Paso where we visited with Captain Jack and his loving wife while they treated us like royalty. Thanks Patsy! The visit was short but sweet. Thanks for loaning Jack to us! Finally, after 5 months of planning and preparation, let the fun begin! NOTE: Penske says you may not haul motorcycles in their trucks. They also have signs posted in the trucks stating it may not be used to carry motor vehicles. If something happens to the truck while you are hauling bikes, the insurance you purchase for the truck may be null and void. We drained most of the gas from the tanks before loading and took our chances. We're not lawyers or cops so we're not sure about the legalities. Penske costs more than U-Haul but their fleet is newer and their customer service is head and shoulders above U-Haul. We had to get creative to secure the bikes because their tie off racks aren't designed for it. Fortunately Moragabiker was an Eagle Scout and knows his knots. We also needed ear plugs because the trucks are uncomfortably loud.