Working on creating the videos for this trip so I wanted to get the ride report started. The trip down to the AZBDR was pretty uneventful. Set off on May 14th from Colorado Springs to Bernalillo, NM. Stayed the night at the KOA there then finished up in Sierra Vista at a fantastic AirBnb just outside of the entrance to Coronado National Monument. Along the way I met up with fellow inmate Xfrog, we had made a loose plan on here to try and meet up and maybe ride the harder sections together. He was on his 1190S and I was on my 690 'Adventure'. Another inmate had talked about linking up with us but because of his schedule (he was basically trying to do the whole route in 3 days) we never ended up seeing him. If you're looking at doing the AZBDR, make a serious consideration for staying at this AirBnB. The host was fantastic, if you want to camp it's $10 and the ranch is amazing. Literally 3 miles from the visitors center. https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/24733821?source_impression_id=p3_1595784395_+2mRzStUTTDmUCzt Getting there: AirBnB: Day One: Sierra Vista to Benson Started out early on Saturday 5/16 from Sierra Vista with Xfrog, beautiful weather the entire trip. I'm not even going to mention weather the rest of this ride report simply because there wasn't any. We basically didn't see a cloud the whole trip. 2 minutes from the border fence and my Cyclops TPMS paid for itself. Xfrog missed a turn and I stopped to wait for him, just then my low pressure warning on the rear tire went off. I had picked up a rusty nail within 20 minutes of getting into the dirt. Took us only about 30-45 minutes to fix it, thankfully the nail was so dull it barely nicked the tube. One patch later and we were ready to keep going. Pulled into Sonita without any further drama, had lunch at the Copper Brothel Brewery which we both enjoyed immensely. Continued into the Las Cienegas National Conservation Area/ Empire Ranch, I apologize in advance for butchering the name of repeatedly, I know I was getting it wrong but couldn't figure out how to pronounce it. Tons of fun riding in there, it looked like it had quite a bit of water through it over the winter and was pretty tore up. This ended up being some of the most technical riding we had during the trip. We were looking for campsites as we worked through Las Cienegas but everywhere we wanted to camp was taken by cows, this would be a trend for this trip. Ended up getting all the way to Benson without finding a suitable campsite and just split a hotel room. Glad we did as we later found out that between the exit of Las Cienegas NCA and Mammoth there were no open camping areas. COVID had a lot of stuff shut down and we would have ended up with a really long day otherwise. We settled in that night with the plan to get an early start the next day to head for Winkleman and the hottest portion of the trip.