It all started on my end when my Chicagoland buddy Mike Chill (MikeChill on ADV) asked me to bump a Baja trip planning thread. I was happy to do so and quickly typed. Then I slept on it . Hmm, business is slow. Why not? When I run it by my wife (Region Riley on ADV) I basically make tons of excuses why not to go. She quickly said, I think you should go. That is why we moved out here, so we can be closer to adventures like this. I am so lucky to have her! I then shoot an e-mail that night to my Colorado buddy Chuck (nada de lujo on ADV). By the next morning he is in. Woo Hoo, here we go. We were lucky to have our new found friend Neduro mark up our map for recommended routes. Chuck and I prep at our new shop in COS, load up the bikes and off to meet Mike in Calexico. the 2 x-challenges with the new shoes, and after the shake down run. Lets put them on the trailer. Here is Chuck ready to roll. My focus was on crossing the border. I did not fully get my head around the 1200 miles to get to the border. Chuck is here studying the map with a gorgeous NM sunset. I am not going to get to far ahead so the other 2 FF can chime in.