Kinda nervous, first time posting a ride report of the epic variety...lol. Have enjoyed many a well written adventure here, hope this story does the genre justice I like to start my stories with thanks for those who have helped make it feasible; @Strong Bad, @jonz, @Hill Climber, @BigDogAdventures, @MJS, @Todd157k, @Rhode trip, and all the others who added feedback to the planning thread I started to get this put together. Wouldn’t have been possible, or at least as smooth without that input, sincere thanks fellas. The plan: haul bikes from OR to Tecate. Ride 6 days and meet my family in Loreto. Have a great family vacation for 10 days, then jump back on the bikes and ride 6 days back to the border. My good friend is flying into Loreto 2 days before our return trek north, riding a spare bike with us. Load 4 bikes and drive 2 days back to OR. Hence the odd thread title We’re currently 150 miles or so from LA. The trek started mostly ok, though the plan to leave at 0700 was screwed when the infamous TY called at 7:01 to tell me he didn’t know where his passport was. Surprising? Not so much...lol. He returned home after being half way to my house. 45 minutes later, he calls to tell me it was in his tank bag all along. We must be nice to the weak minded, especially when we’re using his van and trailer. We loaded my WR up, hit TRs house and loaded the other WR, and jumped on I5 south for the ~18 drive at 9:30, not bad at only 2.5 hours later I’m planning to post updates as time and cel service allow. Then do the real meal deal report upon returning home - far more pictures, drone footage, helmet footage, and much easier typing..typing on a phone sucks...lol. Thanks in advance for following along.