Going to try to post some of this RR real time. 2650 miles / 1 week planned down to NV | UT | CO | AZ | NM (touch) | CA. Got some long days and time might be a premium but will do my best to report and ad some pics along the way. -- A few months back made the plan to get a long time friend riding again. Hes a single dad with a full time job but made some moves to get a bike together and some free time this next week. Picked up a 1st gen V-strom 1000. It was a little neglected so the last month went to fixing the clutch basket (tks werksparts) and all the other normal DL1000 issues. Got the bike running like new and the UPS man has been coming daily with gear for the trip. Leaving this Sat. Plans are to head east from Reno into Utah and than down into CO / 4 corners area. Scheduled the first week in Oct to try to hit that transition point between surface of Mars temps in the desert and Arctic storms in the mountains. Was looking good until last week ... pretty severe cold front coming in first couple days. Forecast even says chance of snow in Great Basin where we will be camping night 1. He went a little cheap on gear due to last minute planning so this could be a train wreck. Regardless ... got new rubber on my GSA for the planned 170 miles of dirt (weather permitting). Also updated my camera gear from a cell phone to an actual DSLR (+drone +360 camera) and doing my best to learn how to use it. Hoping to get some good footage from this trip that I will share when I get the chance. Did a similar ride in 2018. Link to that RR + media here. Screenshot of the planned route below. Any inmates reading this who may be in the area and happen to recognize us along the way (or see us on the side of the road fixing a V-strom) be sure to give us the finger or something momentous so we know who you are.