This is the 3rd Year @rjnutt, Robbie, and I have done this ride. Inspired by the rockymntatvmc.com video series and planned loosely around their free tracks initially. In fact every year we have crossed their path out on the trail. They do an organized group ride. We do a skeleton planned largely unhinged adventure. So the ride is always in January for the Phoenix, Glendale, Super-cross. We truck down from Gardnerville NV, to Laughlin NV, Its usually cold and snowy in our area thus the ride down in Sunny AZ. This year we had plans of riding some of the Mojave trail and CABDR down to Yuma then east to Glendale. Here we go Packed and loaded Wednesday drive to Laughlin We stay the first night at the Colorado Belle in Lauglin NV, and park the truck and trailer in their rv parking for the duration of the trip. So far we have had zero issues. They have cheap clean rooms and excellent Pizza , My favorite food group. So we planned on riding Thursday through Monday and trucking back Tuesday the following week. Thursday morning we unload the bikes and pack them. As we start to don our riding gear, I hear a groan and look to see Robbie, frozen in a bent over position with one leg in his riding pants. Then slowly and gingerly he straightens slight up right and with one hand on his back tells me he pulled something in his back. He later disclosed that he initially thought his trip was over before it started. He took a few minutes then finished getting dressed slowly. For once I was ready to go before him! I didn't realize how bad his back was at first but by the time we mounted up and got to the gas station down the street watching him get off and on his bike I realized he had really pulled something. This back pain would be along for the rest of the trip.