Hi Kelly! Another RR... I have been checking since we got back from our own 2-week Western US 2-up ride and finally!
From one pillion rider to another, big props to you for doing all that dirt! My fiance (SpeedySteve) and I have done some gnarly power-line riding around our area in SE Arizona without much gear on the bike and I have to say, I can't imagine doing some of what you did fully loaded!
Your reports are also inspiring me to take as many pics as possible (I am not a good photographer) and write a ride report myself! Hopefully that will be soon - we took ~5000 photos on our trip!
Quick question: I see some Camelbaks on people in your group. Have you always ridden with a Camelbak? How is that mouthpiece in the helmet, especially with a microphone for a com system? On our most recent trip, I definitely felt dehydrated, but it was such a pain in the butt to keep stopping for a water break. I'm thinking a Camelbak might be the answer...
Thanks, and please keep posting!!