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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-13-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 838
Posted By BigWan
+1 I agree with Qwik. The Gobi racks are well...

+1
I agree with Qwik. The Gobi racks are well designed and tough as nails.
I know it's not an out of the box solution, but it's worth making a small modification for.
Since you have the welder...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-01-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 23,960
Posted By BigWan
Thanks for all the trials support everyone.:D I...

Thanks for all the trials support everyone.:D
I just competed in my first event last weekend and had a blast. I wasn't sure which class to join, so I went with intermediate. I finished mid pack and...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-31-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 23,960
Posted By BigWan
Hi guys, Sorry I'm so late. Littlewan and I...

Hi guys,

Sorry I'm so late. Littlewan and I have been giving you a hard time about following thru with a RR and we nearly missed the show.
We've been sucked into the world of trials riding. I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-31-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,639
Posted By BigWan
I don't think that is dirt or sand or anything...

I don't think that is dirt or sand or anything that got past the air cleaner.

First of all this beautiful bike has never even seen the dirt and the stock air box and filter do a great job. Nice...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-21-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 26,183
Posted By BigWan
Hey jfman, When my friends and I go on these...

Hey jfman,

When my friends and I go on these types of rides, we like to keep track of the shitty bits and give a letter for each one.
We are always trying to spell "ADVENTURE," in capital...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-10-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 24,504
Posted By BigWan
Congrats on reaching your goal! :freaky Good...

Congrats on reaching your goal! :freaky
Good luck with the rest of your adventure.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-07-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 22,200
Posted By BigWan
Hi Rob, It's great to see you out in the dirt,...

Hi Rob,
It's great to see you out in the dirt, where you belong. :thumb
I'm enjoying the 2fer with Dave also. You guys are making me feel like it's time to head back to DV.

Keep it up...
Forum: Racing 02-17-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,059
Posted By BigWan
Thanks Joel, Your coverage of the event was far...

Thanks Joel,
Your coverage of the event was far superior to the live coverage. :clap
I'm not sure what they have you doing as a volunteer, but they should probably just let you report the race for...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-02-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 26,183
Posted By BigWan
Enjoying your trip!:lurk Keep up the good...

Enjoying your trip!:lurk

Keep up the good work.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-03-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 114,726
Posted By BigWan
That's funny, I specifically thought of you and...

That's funny, I specifically thought of you and how you were going to hate some of that music when I was putting those together. :rofl
If I had to guess I'd say those Bartek vids were the most...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-03-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 114,726
Posted By BigWan
The part I like the most about doing ride reports...

The part I like the most about doing ride reports is the end.
Not just because my life gets back to normal, but I also get to read lots and lots of really nice comments from you all. :D

...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-30-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 114,726
Posted By BigWan
Day 12 8/28/14 Squamish to Chilliwack 168...

Day 12
8/28/14 Squamish to Chilliwack
168 miles
concluded



After that routine expedition, (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJfFrOIKJdc) it was time to head back.
Leaving the mine.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-30-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 114,726
Posted By BigWan
Thanks, Knightwork, and you're welcome. ...

Thanks, Knightwork, and you're welcome.




Boy, did you come to the right place to practice your english. ESL come first with us. :rofl
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-30-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 114,726
Posted By BigWan
What do you think I've been doing this whole...

What do you think I've been doing this whole time? :lol3



Haven't seen that one...I'll have to get back to you.




Hmm... 1000km doesn't sound that far. Isn't that something like 80...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-30-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 114,726
Posted By BigWan
OK, bomose - you're right, we carry a lot of...

OK, bomose - you're right, we carry a lot of things with us on these rides, but a defibrillator isn't one of them. :lol3
I imagine it's better to be wise and alive. Have a good trip.



...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-29-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 114,726
Posted By BigWan
Day 12 8/28/14 Squamish to Chilliwack 168...

Day 12
8/28/14 Squamish to Chilliwack
168 miles



Today we were heading back to Chilliwack, and it was the last day of the ride.
Lica had one more surprise for us and it was cool. :thumb
...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-28-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 114,726
Posted By BigWan
Day 11 8/27/14 Brohm Ridge 36 miles ...

Day 11
8/27/14 Brohm Ridge
36 miles
concluded



Heading down the mountain was as good as going up. :super
...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-28-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 114,726
Posted By BigWan
Hey everybody, I hope you all had a good...

Hey everybody,

I hope you all had a good holiday, I sure did. :D
After a few days away from the RR, I'm motivated to get this thing done.
The end is so close, I can almost reach out and touch...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-24-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 114,726
Posted By BigWan
Day 11 8/27/14 Brohm Ridge 36 miles ...

Day 11
8/27/14 Brohm Ridge
36 miles
continued



Bartek taking it all in. That’s Mt. Garibaldi shrouded in the clouds.
If you look carefully, you can see Lica and myself working up the trail...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-24-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 114,726
Posted By BigWan
Words to live by! [/QUOTE] You're not kidding -...

Words to live by! [/QUOTE]
You're not kidding - just ask stuntcrazy! :evil :lol3



Thanks, RRR. BC is really worth exploring. :deal
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-24-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 520
Views: 114,726
Posted By BigWan
Thanks, glad you're enjoying the report. ...

Thanks, glad you're enjoying the report.
Rebecca may have worn MTB shorts every day, Radek also wore shorts a couple days.
They had armor underneath, like hockey players.




Thanks, dano ! ...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-23-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 114,726
Posted By BigWan
Day 11 8/27/14 Brohm Ridge 36 miles ...

Day 11
8/27/14 Brohm Ridge
36 miles
continued



I should probably add a disclaimer here:
...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-22-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 114,726
Posted By BigWan
Day 11 8/27/14 Brohm Ridge 36 miles ...

Day 11
8/27/14 Brohm Ridge
36 miles



Today’s plan was to explore the trails around Alice Lake and Squamish.
Even though the miles were quite low, the riding was over-the-top spectacular. ...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-21-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 114,726
Posted By BigWan
Day 10 8/26/14 Sloquet Hot Springs to Cat...

Day 10
8/26/14 Sloquet Hot Springs to Cat Lake
157 miles




We were up with the sun, around 9am.
...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-21-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 114,726
Posted By BigWan
hey Cristian, I'm just glad somebody else...

hey Cristian,
I'm just glad somebody else thought so! :lol3



haha, thanks Mike.
That's a great area for riding, must have been nice to be home. :D
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-21-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 114,726
Posted By BigWan
Wait - who is "we?" You, Spanky, Alfalfa, and...

Wait - who is "we?" You, Spanky, Alfalfa, and who else? :scratch
:lol3




For the record, I've never even seen a Canadian beaver...not even at summer camp. :wink:
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-21-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 114,726
Posted By BigWan
Well I guess that about covers it, I've been...

Well I guess that about covers it, I've been officially thanked. :lol3
So, now I can quit my bitching and get back to work.
Thanks :D


Glad you like it all, dano.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-20-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 114,726
Posted By BigWan
Day 9 8/25/14 Lillooet to Sloquet Hot Springs ...

Day 9
8/25/14 Lillooet to Sloquet Hot Springs
275 miles
concluded



After that truly enjoyable lunch at Tyax, we headed for Carpenter Lake
...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-19-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 520
Views: 114,726
Posted By BigWan
Thanks Lica, The plates look great, can't wait...

Thanks Lica,
The plates look great, can't wait to mount it.
Good Luck tomorrow, I hope they know which kidney to take. :rofl
I'm sure we'll be hearing more from you soon. :D
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-18-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 114,726
Posted By BigWan
Thanks, Grinderman LittlWan and I were...

Thanks, Grinderman



LittlWan and I were joking after we read this that 45 is the new 44 1/2.
To be fair to the other guys, I was the old fart on this ride - Lica and Bartek are 36 ish, Radek...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-18-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 114,726
Posted By BigWan
Day 9 8/25/14 Lillooet to Sloquet Hot Springs...

Day 9
8/25/14 Lillooet to Sloquet Hot Springs
275 miles
continued



We were trying something new this day. We had a Sena GoPro Audio Pack, it plugs into a GoPro 3 - 4 and allows you to...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-17-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 114,726
Posted By BigWan
Day 9 8/25/14 Lillooet to Sloquet Hot Springs...

Day 9
8/25/14 Lillooet to Sloquet Hot Springs
275 miles




Welcome to downtown Lillooet.
...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-17-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 114,726
Posted By BigWan
That's funny, but KTMs are like honey to Osos....

That's funny, but KTMs are like honey to Osos. :lol3




That gear does take up a lot of space, if you could spread it out among a group of riders it would help.
Rebecca was carrying 200' of...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-17-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 114,726
Posted By BigWan
Thanks advrockrider, Is it just me or is there...

Thanks advrockrider,
Is it just me or is there a little deja vu in there? :lol3
I would love to read your report from Baja, so, do it.
That being said, my best advice for doing a ride report is,...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-16-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 114,726
Posted By BigWan
You are so right on. We had to fight the urge to...

You are so right on. We had to fight the urge to stop and look around.


Thanks, I agree the video does a better job than the stills here.


Thanks RRR, glad you liked it.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-16-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 114,726
Posted By BigWan
Day 8 8/24/14 Blue Earth Lake to Lillooet ...

Day 8
8/24/14 Blue Earth Lake to Lillooet
130 miles
concluded



Molybdenite was just perfect. Exactly what Bartek was hoping Canada would deliver. :clap
...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-15-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 114,726
Posted By BigWan
Day 8 8/24/14 Blue Earth Lake to Lillooet ...

Day 8
8/24/14 Blue Earth Lake to Lillooet
130 miles



We took our time getting on the trail this morning, there was no rush. :crash
...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-14-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 114,726
Posted By BigWan
Beer in Corvallis sounds great! :freaky Do you...

Beer in Corvallis sounds great! :freaky Do you know any good trails around that area? Might have to check that out.




After giving it some thought, I realized I'm the slow one (on foot) in...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-14-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 114,726
Posted By BigWan
Day 7 8/22/14 Vernon to Blue Earth Lake 130...

Day 7
8/22/14 Vernon to Blue Earth Lake
130 miles
concluded
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-13-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 520
Views: 114,726
Posted By BigWan
Day 7 8/22/14 Vernon to Blue Earth Lake 130...

Day 7
8/22/14 Vernon to Blue Earth Lake
130 miles
continued
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