I didn't quite know how to title this ride report because rather than one continuous trip, this winter we did 4 smaller trips inside of one larger one. I guess I could do 4 separate ride reports, but for continuity sake as well as ease of posting I'm putting them all together. Don't hate me! Just as a note I'm also cutting together all of the gopro video to try and make another couple series of videos about our trip, but as many of you know that takes much more time. When I get it made and up I'll post a link to it here. After another productive and slightly unusual year on Rainbow Farm, it was time for us to take our annual winter trip to places unknown (to us). We've had our eye on the BDRs out west for sometime but since our schedule doesn't line up with summer travel, we hoped a winter traverse of the CABDR and AZBDR would be possible this trip. Our plan started as roughly this: 1. Put bikes in van and drive west to Yuma 2. Leave van in Yuma, ride CABDR, find interesting ride back to Yuma 3. Service bikes in Yuma 4. Repeat Step 2 (with AZBDR) 5. Fill in rest of time if available A slight change from past reports is our bike choice. Over the past year we've come to the realization that our riding styles were leaning more towards the aggressive, so we bolstered our bike stable with 2 DRZ400 that we used for this trip. Lauren's comfort level with all things offroad dramatically improved with the DRZ over the KLR and Paul was satisfied that is was still simple enough to fix on the road. Otherwise our travel style has stayed the same. We always wild camp unless we are offered a roof by folks we meet, and while in the states we always cook food at camp, which allows us to both save money and find most excellent camp spots.