I don't have a good place to put this link, so I'm plunking it down here. This is a field report written by "DantesDame" (AKA Colleen) about her mud trials in the 2007 Odessa 100 -- a bike race between Seattle, WA & Odessa, WA. It's very funny and a nice narrative. Colleen has done a lot of motorcycle roadtripping and some of her routes can be seen here.
And if love flower photography -- check this out!