We just finished the MABDR a few days ago (5/26/2018), and I managed to throw together a little report. Mostly, I’m posting on ADV because this particular BDR is new as of earlier this year, so not too many people have ridden it yet. I don’t often post to ADV, but I really like keeping trip reports on my personal blog (mostly for my own purposes), so its not much more work to just cross post it here. Feel free to skip all the blah blah words below and just scroll through the pictures:) About us: As stated, we’re a couple of engineers living in NC that have a love of moto travel. We are not new to extended moto travel, but are mostly road riders that are starting to dip our toes into more off-pavement adventures. The MABDR is a fantastic introduction to adventure travel, as its not much of an extension beyond what we were already doing, and love. The difference is we didn’t have to do any work to plan the route, which we both think is aces. I’m not thrilled about this thread title, but there it is. The only other ride report I’ve posted to ADV is our Alaska trip in 2014. In that report, I tried, and failed in typical engineer fashion, to make a joke in the thread title. I intended the engineer label to poke fun at us as a couple of dorks, and people took it….differently. And yet, here it is again, because now I look at it as some sort of branding. “Two engineers” is a bit of a unique phrase in the thread titles, which means anyone skimming through will know its us, and can decide whether to read or not. About the motos: I write about this at the end of the report, but we chose our small bikes over our bigger motos for this trip, and would make that choice again. We had a grand old time goofing around on our little bikes. His is a 2016 WR250R, and mine is 2009 Honda CRF230L. The content is just copied from the trip report I made for the blog, which is read by family and friends that aren’t motorcyclists. About the MABDR: For those that want a quick overview of the route – Sections 1-3 (VA and WV) have quite a bit of dirt. The northern part of section 3, nearly all of section 4, and the southern half of section 5 are almost all pavement (some VA, WV, MD, and PA), and the northern half of section 5 through the end of section 9 (all of PA, basically) are mostly off pavement.