Here is a list that came to mind as I was reflecting on the trip. Of course, many things could have made this list but distilling it down to some really memorable moments, I came up with these:
Locale of best wreck: Middle of nowhere, Laguna San Ignatio
Best almost crash: the entire way to Mike's Sky Rancho
Best piece of equipment other than bike: Aerostitch Roadcrafter Suit
Second best piece of equipment: tie: sleeping bag and handkerchief
Most creative tool used: oyster shell
Most used tool in tool roll: torx bits
Total Miles: 2947
Top speed: 125 mph
Longest ride in same gear: Coco's Corner to Peurtecitos (Mex 5) - 65 miles in 1st gear = 4.5 hours
Longest one day ride: San Quintin to Santa Rosalia: 619 km (384 mi)
Best tacos de carne asada: taqueria next to Hotel Urupan in San Quintin
Best tacos de pescado: taqueria "Marilyn" in Mulege
Worst night(s) of sleep: Hotel San Victor, Santa Rosalia
Funniest moment: Brian coming home at 4am yelling about his jello shots and table dancing, Cabo.
Saddest moment: hearing Grandma died - January 17
Coolest travel moment: running into Ian again on the highway out of La Paz and being able to say our final goodbyes
Coolest overall moment: spending time with my cousins, uncle and aunts, and especially grandpa.
Best unexpected windfall: time with Jim and Sherrol Lambert
Best compliment: "You're the only gringo I've ever met who knows how to dance!"
Best communing as travelers moment: dinner with Brian and Sabine in Loreto
Biggest thing missed: nightly talks and prayer with Heather
Biggest thing not missed: TV