Well inmates, time for my first report I reckon. I'm freshly showered and almost fully recovered from my very first multi-day ride. We (myself, my two younger brothers and our good buddy Christopher) took off from Austin and headed down towards Kerrville Tx on 3 KLR's and a Tacoma. We had originally planned to include Chris' 1982 CB900c but fate (and mechanical failure) necessitated the inclusion of the support truck. We worked our way around Hill Country for most of the day and stayed the night in Cotulla, Tx to get an early start at the border the next day. After an unsuccessful crossing at Columbia Bridge, a registration issue and the one TVIP per person rule we were presented with left us 2 bikes down. Great start. We dropped my brother's 2015 KLR (the best of the bunch) in a safe spot in Laredo, crossed into Nuevo Laredo and followed Av. Luis Donaldo Colosio out of town without any issue. Headed on down towards Monterrey on 85D after a quick stop at the 26km Customs Checkpoint. Time for a 200km, dead arrow straight, 75mph blast through the 104°F desert, climbing in altitude the whole way. About an hour in the mountains start to come into focus on the horizon. At this point we knew we had made a series of questionable to moderately good decisions to end up here. The road started to twist a little around some increasingly high hills, until the Monterrey landscape surrounded us. Hotel had private parking off the road, we put all the expensive stuff in the truck and went out to find some food. The next morning we were up early and made out way first to a sporting goods store to grab my middle brother a sleeping bag. Then across town and into Parque La Huasteca. I'll leave this post with what we were faced with. This was going to be a good trip. I'll post some more soon.