After our December trip [ http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=295653 ] I felt a strong need to return to the sierras of Chihuahua. Dean felt the same and we talked Bill Jones into going with us. Bills DRZ400 qualified as a small bike. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comfficeffice" /><o></o> We planned to meet with the rest of the spring Moto Mutz trip along the way and Tury from Chihuahua was planning to ride with us for a bit. <o></o> Dean kept a diary and also was the trip photographer. Most of the pics will be his and I’ll include some of his notes. If there is a date on the pic it is Bill’s. I took 26 pics, Bill took 92 pics and videos and Dean took 730 pics and videos. <o></o> I expect that Arturo, Dean and Bill will insert their comments here as well. <o></o> Our plan was pretty loose. We really had no idea what we would do beyond trying some of the stuff we didn’t get done in December and showing some of the Mutz some new territory. <o></o> Here is where we went. <o></o> This time the Luxo-van was selected as the hauler of choice. This would be only the third time out of the garage in the last year, but it only has about 213K miles on it so I was pretty sure it would do the job. I loaded the DR inside and made a bed on the other side so we could get enough rest while driving straight through to Texas. Bill and Dean put their bikes on Bill’s trailer. <o></o> Due to some scheduling conflicts we left a couple of days after the rest of the Mutz. Reports on their adventures are here: <o></o> http://www.klr650.net/forums/showthread.php?t=37827 <o></o> http://www.network54.com/Forum/154362/thread/1201508418/last-1203606872/Why+I+go+to+Mexico <o></o> After loading the van we left Minnesota about mid-morning on 3 Feb. There was the usual snow and ice in Iowa and Missouri with many vehicles in the ditches to add a little spice to the trip. <o></o> Dean sez: <o></o> 4 Feb 08 Later in the afternoon arrived at Paul & Voni’s, south of Alpine Texas. After unloading bikes we all walked across the highway to visit Cowboy Chris at his Cowtown Ranch, campground and hospitality center. Then back to Paul and Voni’s for a great home cooked supper. <o></o> Bill, Dean and me with the faithful DR. <o></o> Paul and Voni pose with Bill and me at the ranch. Social center of the ranch <o></o> After yet another Texas sunset we were early to bed. <o></o> Tomorrow we go to Mexico.