Cherry picking the GCBAR. I enjoy reading ride reports, but I’ve never felt compelled to write one until now. dave6253’s ride reports and photos from his trips to the Grand Canyon to create the GCBAR (http://advrider.com/index.php?threa...y-adventure-route-the-complete-route.1121875/) were inspiring and I knew I have to go there someday. As it turned out, someday was the week before Memorial Day. Two weeks earlier, we were notified that work would be shutting down for six days at the end of May. That would give me 8 days to ride the GCBAR. As soon as I started making plans, they started falling apart. Family responsibilities changed my departure date from May 21 to May 22. Then my sister let me know her family was coming to town for a baseball tournament on May 27. My 8 days were now 5. I was going to have to cherry pick the parts of the GCBAR that I wanted to ride the most and leave the rest for another day. Enough background - on with the ride.