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zoomzu 08-03-2012 02:51 PM

3 Friends and a WABDR
 
Here we are a year ago. Me(Mike), Erik and Blane
http://i688.photobucket.com/albums/v...R/DSC_7866.jpg
We hear about this mostly dirt trip that runs from Oregon to Canada called the WABDR. With much apprehension on my part we decided to do it.
http://i688.photobucket.com/albums/v...ap-contour.jpg

But with my dirt skills, that I have.....
http://i688.photobucket.com/albums/v...R/DSC_7858.jpg
http://i688.photobucket.com/albums/v...R/DSC_0707.jpg
I hope I'll survive. :eek1

So I'm all packed up and waiting for 5am. E.T.D.
http://i688.photobucket.com/albums/v...R/DSC_8471.jpg

DockingPilot 08-03-2012 02:54 PM

:lurk

therivermonster 08-03-2012 07:46 PM

Dirt skills take time to aquire...
 
When you get good, you can impress your riding buddies with maneuvers that result as shown below:

http://advblane.smugmug.com/Other/Op.../IMG5751-L.jpg

http://advblane.smugmug.com/Other/Op.../IMG5818-L.jpg

http://advblane.smugmug.com/Other/Op.../IMG5819-L.jpg

http://advblane.smugmug.com/Other/Op.../IMG5821-L.jpg

http://advblane.smugmug.com/Other/Op.../IMG5892-L.jpg

I'm sure that Mike and I both will have plenty more pics like the ones above to add to this thread after our attack on the WABDR. Maybe Erik will too I we get lucky. :evil
Go team Z.H.N! :freaky

adventurerik 08-03-2012 10:45 PM

Im ready to hit the wabdr.I think Im the one with too much stuff this time.......:D




http://i495.photobucket.com/albums/r...r/IMAG0324.jpg
http://i495.photobucket.com/albums/r...r/IMAG0325.jpg

therivermonster 08-04-2012 04:42 AM

Isn't it annoying when people post such big pictures on the forum? /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\:rofl

DockingPilot 08-04-2012 05:03 AM

When does the RR actually start fellas ? Im starting to run out of popcorn.
:lurk

zoomzu 08-04-2012 11:36 AM

Stopped in Elbe to get a pic of the train.
http://i688.photobucket.com/albums/v...2/IMAG0952.jpg
My. St. Helens on the way down south.
http://i688.photobucket.com/albums/v...2/IMAG0960.jpg
Getting food before we hit the dirt.

http://i688.photobucket.com/albums/v...2/IMAG0964.jpg
I'll try to post some dirt pics tonight if I have service.

zoomzu 08-04-2012 11:43 AM

Our food, Yummy
http://i688.photobucket.com/albums/v...2/IMAG0967.jpg

zoomzu 08-04-2012 09:52 PM

Week signal so I'll just post this. First section is in the books. Setting up camp now.
First dirt.
http://i688.photobucket.com/albums/v...2/IMAG0968.jpg
Setting up camp.
http://i688.photobucket.com/albums/v...2/IMAG1001.jpg
Will fill in at latter date.

zoomzu 08-06-2012 10:10 AM

Day one
 
No real issues, Blanes speedo stopped working and Erik had some bag adjustments needed. I noticed a cut in my bags.
http://i688.photobucket.com/albums/v...2/IMAG0977.jpg
http://i688.photobucket.com/albums/v...2/IMAG0973.jpg
Stopped at the Ice Caves, pretty cool. Wish we had more time and better lights to check them out.
http://i688.photobucket.com/albums/v...2/IMAG0983.jpg
Pit stop at the falling water.
http://i688.photobucket.com/albums/v...2/IMAG0994.jpg
For the most part long relaxing dirt. I want to go back to that area and do some more exploring.

zoomzu 08-06-2012 10:52 AM

Day two
 
Starts out good. The first section is nice at the top going across Bethel Ridge. It's slow but good, I enjoyed this part a lot.:clap
http://i688.photobucket.com/albums/v...2/DSC_8558.jpg
http://i688.photobucket.com/albums/v...2/DSC_8562.jpg
http://i688.photobucket.com/albums/v...2/DSC_8566.jpg
http://i688.photobucket.com/albums/v...2/DSC_8577.jpg
The first nap of the trip, I'm shocked it wasn't me or Blane.:eek1
http://i688.photobucket.com/albums/v...2/IMAG1029.jpg
I guess I hit a rock.:huh
http://i688.photobucket.com/albums/v...2/IMAG1045.jpg
After the fisrt part of section 2. Blane's a good friend, but his lack of patients got the best of me. I got mad and left. It was stupid. :locoSo now it's 2 friends finish the WABDR.

I had different plans going on in my head...Go to Palouse Falls? I started heading to Ellensburg, part way there I thought I might catch up with the guys there.

I though my bike wasn't running right the night before. On my way to Ellensburg I found out it wasn't. I kept having a fuel issue,my bike would die. So when I was close to Ellensburg, I decided was time to head home.
http://i688.photobucket.com/albums/v...2/IMAG1038.jpg
Took me 7 1/2 hours to get to Puyallup from Ellensburg. This is in Hyak.
http://i688.photobucket.com/albums/v...2/IMAG1043.jpg
Still not fixed.

Hope you 2 have fun for the rest of it.

DockingPilot 08-06-2012 04:07 PM

:lurk
Boy this is getting good !

zoomzu 08-07-2012 11:22 AM

I'm going back
 
Got my bike fixed. My petcock was plugged, just a dribble of gas coming out. Should've left last knight to Chelan, but I wasn't sure that's where they were. Or if they wanted me back. So heading to Conconully to finish the last leg.

DockingPilot 08-07-2012 01:16 PM

Like a good soap, I'm glued! :lol3
We'll expect every juicy detail Zoom.

:lurk

photohawk 08-07-2012 01:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zoomzu (Post 19305201)
Got my bike fixed. My petcock was plugged, just a dribble of gas coming out. Should've left last knight to Chelan, but I wasn't sure that's where they were. Or if they wanted me back. So heading to Conconully to finish the last leg.

Good luck. Tell your buddies I said hi. I'm the guy they met on Sunday with the broken luggage rack on the DRZ400e. I hope their trip went well. We lost quite a bit of time on the first day when one of our guys fell and broke his leg, then dealing with my problem and about an hour later a thrown chain on my friends KLR. As a result we called it quits in Cashmere so we could get home on time.


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