ADVrider (
-   Epic Ride Reports (
-   -   Gettin' Dirty with the Wans: 8400 miles - UTBDR, KLIM rally, Canada, WABDR, OBDR + (

LittleWan 08-15-2012 01:14 PM

Gettin' Dirty with the Wans: 8400 miles - UTBDR, KLIM rally, Canada, WABDR, OBDR +
Itís that time again - our 15th wedding anniversary and more testing of the marriage vows with some 2up dirt. :evil
BigWan and I survived the Summer of Stupid, and now we wanted more.

53 days on the road
8400+ miles
8 states, plus Canada
4.5 sets of knobbies
3 safety cones abandoned along the trail

along with a couple of flats, some get-offs, and maybe a crash or 2...

I suck at maps, so until I get one together, hereís a laundry list of some of the stuff we did.
It should help you decide if you want to waste time reading this thing or not...

Nevada to Torrey, UT mostly offroad
Capitol Reef/Cathedral Valley
Black Dragon Wash/Eagle Canyon/Cat Canyon
Skyline Drive (utah)
The entire Utah Backcountry Discovery Route (including Lockhart Basin/Hurrah Pass and a stab at the Porcupine Rim trail)
Yellowstone National Park
The KLIM Adventure Summit (including Idaho single track, Jimmy Lewis, the slow challenge, and a whole lot of ADV inmates)
Idaho (including the Magruder Corridor and the Lolo Motorway)
British Columbia backroads (including some KVR/Trans Canada Trail and 2 days of Mad Radekís Canadian Lunacy Tour)
The Washington Backcountry Discovery Route
most of The Oregon Backcountry Discovery Route (including an awesome snow-less ride up Crane Mountain)
finishing up with a small taste of the Pacific Crest Quest (Gold Lake and Sierra Buttes)

hereís a little sample of what to expect...

I took over 6000 photos, plus we have hours of video to pull from.
This is going to be a long one...

After almost 8 weeks on the trail, itís a little tough to re-assimilate.
Living in the forest has turned us into savages.
Itís hard enough to get used to all the people and noise, but having to use a hairbrush (no more, ďmy helmet will fix thatĒ),
wear clean clothing, and pay attention to grooming really sucks.

I'll do my best to sit in front of this stupid box and write out the report...
But what I really want to do is get back outside. :cry

bigdon 08-15-2012 01:32 PM

Pop a Top Pop a Top Pop a Top :rofl

dave6253 08-15-2012 01:39 PM

You know I'm IN!!! Wow! This is gonna be stupid fun!

Abenteuerfahrer 08-15-2012 01:45 PM

Atta guys..bring em' on. Always enjoyed your travels although extreme to my wary bones but still cool:rofl.


Scott_PDX 08-15-2012 02:52 PM

Right on - the "WAN" 's are back...and looking quite spiffy this year I might add!

Looking forward to weeks of great adventuring to read about.


Bob 08-15-2012 03:35 PM

Alright, I'm ready for a full length feature!

Alleycatdad 08-15-2012 03:40 PM

Make the WANS your favorite!



j2beers 08-15-2012 04:01 PM


Originally Posted by Alleycatdad (Post 19368632)
Make the WANS your favorite!



They already are. This should be easy.

J-Dub 08-15-2012 04:08 PM

Oh no, not again! Who let the Wans out?? This should be good... :deal

Ladybug0048 08-15-2012 04:12 PM

Hey looky here I made it IN before LarryBoy and Nixels :lol3

This is going to be FUN.

I have popcorn and I'm ready, on with the show. :lurk

VFR 08-15-2012 06:46 PM

All Right!!! I keep wondering what happened to you two. I'm IN early for this one.:clap

Rwelch360 08-15-2012 06:50 PM

OMG you guys ROCK!!
Wan's you guys ROCK!!:thumb I can not wait to read through this thread. I need a job that will let me hit the trail, although my wife and son would not be on board. This couldn't have come at a better time for me because I still have about a month of recovery from my broken leg (not bike related) and have been super bored.:clap

dvwalker 08-15-2012 07:28 PM

another EPIC wan adventure, wow 53 days....all in

DingWeed 08-15-2012 08:26 PM

:lurk In


Baja Ho 08-15-2012 08:55 PM

Now that is a summer vacation, looking forward to this. :lurk

Times are GMT -7.   It's 11:18 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2015