I start watching a lot of YouTube videos on dual sport motorcycles and trails. I learn about the New Mexico Backcountry Discovery Route and start doing a little reading. I decide to order the Butler Map on the route. I download MotionX-GPS and Rever for my iPhone. I download the GPS track.
I have a three day weekend coming up, and a buddy of mine will be off for two of those days. I invite him to come ride section one of the trail in my Jeep, and he agrees. I buy more stuff; bear mace, an aluminum camping table, and a five gallon gas can.