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Forum: Day Trippin' 05-05-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,554
Posted By Atreyou
Damn Osadabwa! Great ride report and picture...

Damn Osadabwa! Great ride report and picture compilation. Still awaiting results on thumb but the doctor seems to think hairline fracture and partial dislocation. Nice and purple now but pain much...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-15-2012, 03:03 AM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 3,622,926
Posted By Atreyou
Wow! That is beautiful. I would love to ride in...

Wow! That is beautiful. I would love to ride in Iran!!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-13-2012, 11:03 PM
Replies: 2,210
Views: 510,039
Posted By Atreyou
Transecting from Gelai to Oldoinyo Lengai - Tanzania

http://atreyou.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/The-Natron-Burn/i-FTSCDSD/0/L/Natron%2021-L.jpg (http://atreyou.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/The-Natron-Burn/27026695_bgFW8x#!i=2266536548&k=FTSCDSD&lb=1&s=A)
Forum: Ride reports 12-13-2012, 04:45 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,412
Posted By Atreyou
You are absolutely right, man. I switched to a...

You are absolutely right, man. I switched to a table vise and it worked like a charm! Thanks!
Forum: Ride reports 12-13-2012, 04:44 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,412
Posted By Atreyou
Thanks man! Yeah, a year later I read the...

Thanks man! Yeah, a year later I read the owner's manual and I had at LEAST twice the recommended maximum weight on there... :lol3

It was actually way more fun to share it with her. :D Only...
Forum: Ride reports 12-13-2012, 01:18 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,412
Posted By Atreyou
This was just moved from Orange Crush to Ride...

This was just moved from Orange Crush to Ride Reports so thought I give it a bump in case you all are interested in taking a peek!
Forum: Ride reports 12-11-2012, 11:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,354
Posted By Atreyou
How do I nominate a pic? I have the hi-res...

How do I nominate a pic? I have the hi-res version on my computer. :)
Forum: Ride reports 12-11-2012, 07:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,354
Posted By Atreyou
Trying to figure out how to do it now...would...

Trying to figure out how to do it now...would love to be able to move the entire thread over there in one fell swoop!
Forum: Ride reports 12-11-2012, 07:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,354
Posted By Atreyou
Ah, whoops! I thought I would toss it in here...

Ah, whoops! I thought I would toss it in here because the star of the show is a 950 Adventure...sorry!
Forum: Ride reports 12-11-2012, 07:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,354
Posted By Atreyou
Final push to the caldera rim at around 6:45 a.m....

Final push to the caldera rim at around 6:45 a.m. - totally gassed.

http://atreyou.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/The-Natron-Burn/i-Z72B5Fd/0/M/Natron%2033-M.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 12-11-2012, 07:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,354
Posted By Atreyou
We have to climb out of a dead end branch of the...

We have to climb out of a dead end branch of the canyon.

http://atreyou.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/The-Natron-Burn/i-Hpvsbmp/0/M/Natron%2028-M.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 12-11-2012, 07:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,354
Posted By Atreyou
At last, we hit the trail to Engare Sero and Lake...

At last, we hit the trail to Engare Sero and Lake Natron. It is like riding on Mars as we cross dry lake beds, ash deposits, etc.
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-11-2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,354
Posted By Atreyou
The road simply disappears because of a washout...

The road simply disappears because of a washout earlier in the season. We decide to transect from the dead end to the base of Oldoinyo Lengai, the volcano we intended to summit that night. I...
Forum: Ride reports 12-11-2012, 06:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,354
Posted By Atreyou
Night fell and we pressed on in the dark, the...

Night fell and we pressed on in the dark, the swirling silt made it impossible to see and kept on clouding our headlights. I had never seen the silt this deep.
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-11-2012, 06:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,354
Posted By Atreyou
Daniel takes another one for the team.... ...

Daniel takes another one for the team....

http://atreyou.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/The-Natron-Burn/i-BFzXG2N/0/M/Natron%208-M.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 12-11-2012, 06:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,354
Posted By Atreyou
My first trip on the big KTM. Not sure of tank...

My first trip on the big KTM. Not sure of tank range or whether we will be able to refuel at all in Engare Sero, so I take 14 liters of petrol with me in 1.5 liter Kilimanjaro water bottles. That and...
Forum: Ride reports 12-11-2012, 05:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,354
Posted By Atreyou
The Natron Burn - a trip report for you guys from far away!

In June 2010, shortly after my 2004 950 Adventure S arrived in a container from the U.S., I decided to take it into the Tanzanian wilderness. I had heard great things about this bike, and had spent...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-11-2012, 04:53 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,495
Posted By Atreyou
Haha - yes, my reply should definitely be read in...

Haha - yes, my reply should definitely be read in concert with Steveman's insider perspective. It was meant to complement, not contradict his assertions. :) The conclusion may be that if you find...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-11-2012, 03:30 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,495
Posted By Atreyou
Hi there, for what it is worth I owned a 2005 BRP...

Hi there, for what it is worth I owned a 2005 BRP and a 2004 950S for two and a half years and rode them every single day in punishing Tanzania with not a qualified mechanic in sight. I took them on...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-19-2011, 01:26 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,050
Posted By Atreyou
Yup, brought everything back from U.S. after my...

Yup, brought everything back from U.S. after my sick leave and spent many a feverish and obsessive night putting her back together. I then took the bike to Botswana and back from Tanzania with my...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-19-2011, 01:22 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,050
Posted By Atreyou
You are not alone! We feel fortunate as well. ...

You are not alone! We feel fortunate as well.

My brother and I both have wilderness first-aid training and tetanus shots. That gives us some confidence heading out on our own, but really, we...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-15-2011, 03:08 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,050
Posted By Atreyou
No joke, how did you go down anyways?

No joke, how did you go down anyways?
Forum: Orange Crush 04-15-2011, 02:38 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,050
Posted By Atreyou
Haha - totally! It felt like this weird slow...

Haha - totally! It felt like this weird slow motion dream, particularly when I was skimming along on my stomach and looked to the side briefly to see bushes still going by.
Forum: Orange Crush 04-15-2011, 02:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,050
Posted By Atreyou
Thanks for tuning in, this was cathartic! ...

Thanks for tuning in, this was cathartic!

Next ride report will be much cheerier - Arusha to Lake Natron and back featuring Daniel and Andres once again - coming up soon! :D
Forum: Orange Crush 04-15-2011, 02:33 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,050
Posted By Atreyou
Thank you HJC.

Thank you HJC.
Forum: Orange Crush 04-15-2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,050
Posted By Atreyou
Thank you Teknic.

Thank you Teknic.
Forum: Orange Crush 04-15-2011, 02:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,050
Posted By Atreyou
MX kneepad shifted in the fall. After this I...

MX kneepad shifted in the fall. After this I bought a pair of textile pants with incorporated knee guards.
Forum: Orange Crush 04-15-2011, 02:30 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,050
Posted By Atreyou
We freaked ourselves out when we laid our gear...

We freaked ourselves out when we laid our gear out. It was sobering.

Folks, we were lucky in how we fell, etc. but no helmet = instant death. No gear = no limbs, bones, or skin.

This is why I...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-15-2011, 02:27 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,050
Posted By Atreyou
I broke out my truing stand and spoke key, but...

I broke out my truing stand and spoke key, but couldn't get it just right.
Forum: Orange Crush 04-15-2011, 02:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,050
Posted By Atreyou
Daniel says that as he was collecting everything...

Daniel says that as he was collecting everything and our guardian angel and his crew were loading the bike onto the truck, he was possessed with the need to take the bicycle. We brought it all the...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-15-2011, 02:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,050
Posted By Atreyou
To this day, we cannot figure out what did this. ...

To this day, we cannot figure out what did this. These center stands are so incredibly solid and the rest of the underside of the bike was unscathed. We wonder if it was a piece of the bicycle.
...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-15-2011, 02:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,050
Posted By Atreyou
This picture sums it all up for me somehow. ...

This picture sums it all up for me somehow. Those were some crazy days.
Forum: Orange Crush 04-15-2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,050
Posted By Atreyou
Terrified of all of the cables in there as my...

Terrified of all of the cables in there as my Arusha dad looks on (my former security guard).
Forum: Orange Crush 04-15-2011, 02:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,050
Posted By Atreyou
Even though Daniel and I felt like we had been...

Even though Daniel and I felt like we had been run over by a train and would laugh at each other from our rooms as we would try to get in and out of bed because we would whine and groan like the...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-15-2011, 02:12 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,050
Posted By Atreyou
Cycra hand shield system = bombproof. All I had...

Cycra hand shield system = bombproof. All I had to replace were the plastic shields - for looks only.
Forum: Orange Crush 04-15-2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,050
Posted By Atreyou
KTM tank guard = dynamite. Saved me thousands of...

KTM tank guard = dynamite. Saved me thousands of dollars.
Forum: Orange Crush 04-15-2011, 02:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,050
Posted By Atreyou
Damn you - KTM - for not selling tach or speedo...

Damn you - KTM - for not selling tach or speedo bezels separately. Replacing that speedo and the tach bezel cost me as much as everything else I had to buy!!!

But the CJ Designs one now is really...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-15-2011, 02:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,050
Posted By Atreyou
Can you believe this is the bike Grace and I rode...

Can you believe this is the bike Grace and I rode to Botswana and back with? :D
Forum: Orange Crush 04-15-2011, 02:04 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,050
Posted By Atreyou
When I would tap on it with my fingernail, it...

When I would tap on it with my fingernail, it sounded like a countertop. The center of the scab was a 1/4 inch thick when it came off weeks later and I had to trim around the edges with a pair of...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-15-2011, 02:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,050
Posted By Atreyou
Left elbow - through the amazing Teknic leather,...

Left elbow - through the amazing Teknic leather, track-rated armor jacket. I am amazed at how well both jackets worked. I would have absolutely pulverized my left elbow had it not been for the...
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