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Old 10-23-2012, 06:40 PM   #616
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Megaforce - Awesome!!

Wowowowow!!

Megaforce - man does that bring back memories.

And those bikes - I want one!!!

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Old 10-23-2012, 06:50 PM   #617
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Old 10-23-2012, 08:19 PM   #618
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All right you guys...
The WABDR isn't super hardcore...
But, what's up with the video watching? 5 lousy views for the Umtanum Ridge video??
And I know at least 1 of those was me, checking the quality...






I'm proud to say that I was one of the five who watched. I watch all your videos, click all the links...when I read a RR, I'm all in.

keep it comin Wans...
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:57 PM   #619
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I just watched it. I like all your vids. They really add to the RR.

Isn't Lion's Rock neat/pretty. I used to head up there all the time to play and still do on occasion. (I'm scared to see what it looks like now. )

There really aren't any "Hard Parts" on the WABDR. I think its mostly those who try it with street tires or lack of general dirt experience who find a couple of hills challenging. Remember, everywhere we are allowed to ride up here also has to accomodate a Subaru.

I must say. I had a serious pucker heading up that overgrown hill from Lk. Chelan. where you met Brokein2. The last time I did the WABDR I too was heading N to S and each and every turn I would think about meeting one of the many groups, I had read about, that were on the route heading North. I think I just started riding faster to get through it quicker.
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:26 PM   #620
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Kelly and Matt -

Still catching up with your ride report and really enjoying it! I was just watching your videos in Black Dragon Wash and was wondering how you can do that two up without mangling (is that a word even?) your front rim? I don't get it! I put an Excel rim on my 990 about a year ago and I already have a couple of nice dents in it, even though I typically don't air down at all (about 32psi). And I ride solo. What are you using for the front rim?

PS You may not remember me, but we met on one of the Berryessa/Rayhouse Road rides this past spring. I was on a 2011 990R.

Looking forward to the rest of the RR.

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Hey Leo,
Of course we remember you!
You were riding with Kyle. Also, you were really hauling ass on Knoxville-Berryessa Rd.

We're using the Excel A60, superlaced by Woody's.
It's the 1.6" one. Matt said he had the regular Excel (1.85") on the 950 and it still got trashed.

We're also running .70 springs - that probably helps.
34 psi at all times...

Matt used to lift the front end if something looked really bad.
But, lately (after the re-valve and new springs) he barely slows down for rocks. We hit big ones, and at speed.
We've got a couple small dents in the A60, - but that's not bad, considering...

Hope that helps!



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Video watch See, I can follow instructions but don't get too used to it.

Still enjoying following along, you reports are always fun.
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Don't worry I went and watched the video!!!
I should have looked for some video of people crashing on that section to compare it too.
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Did my duty. Beat anything on tv for excitement, 'cept for a Giants game
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I'm proud to say that I was one of the five who watched. I watch all your videos, click all the links...when I read a RR, I'm all in.

keep it comin Wans...

Thanks, you guys!! (oh, sion. I'm sorry about some of those really stupid links - but, grazie!...)


OK, you don't have to watch any more.
I was just pouting because the sad "5" was bumming me out.
That wasn't even 1 view per hour of work for that one post.


Then, my photos/screen shots were all scrambled up and out of order and I was having a meltdown.
Sigh.



I had dinner (and a glass of wine) and I feel better now.



I'm still not sure what to do about Bethel Ridge.
Tomorrow is a busy day, but I'll look at the video again and see what I can do with it...




p.s. HardWorkingDog- yeah, that was a crazy game!
Matt was watching while I worked on the report. So much rain!


p.p.s. Hi Uller!
Thanks for watching the video!
Yeah, there was a lot of traffic on the WABDR when we were there, too.
Makes all those blind corners really stressful.



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Wowowowow!!

Megaforce - man does that bring back memories.

And those bikes - I want one!!!

"Deeds not Words"

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Haha, I'm glad you liked it, Mike!
I love it when Barry Bostwick takes off his helmet and he has that headband on...
I'm glad I'm not the only one who saw that movie...











Day 45: 8/5/12 continued
Near Lion Rock to Horseshoe Lake Campground 196 miles















Gate duty.


















Uh oh. I just noticed that sign that says "Discover Pass Required"
Oops. We tried, but we suck.















We finally met some inmates here!
Rivermonster on the left, Adventurerik on the right.
RM ride report, here. AE report, here.
They were having such a great time on the WABDR! Super nice guys, and really into the trail.




Matt checked out their WABDR map so he could see when to expect Bethel Ridge...

















































Heading up to Mount Cleman...


































This one's for the heavy equipment nerds...
We were trying to find a good spot to check out the view.








Mt. Rainier, peeking between the rock piles.








Here we go. Meh.
There will be better ones, coming up at Bethel Ridge.


























I think there were some rocky sections between that Oak Creek sign and this pavement,
but I don't have any pics! Sorry.
The GoPro was being weird, too...



We did see this group of BMWs... I was happy to get a pic of them.
Didn't see much luggage, so it must have locals doing a Sunday ride...








Matt wanted to do some video here, but the GoPro wouldn't work.
Turns out, it was so hot, it shut itself off.
It was over 100°F, remember?

















We were riding through these roads when I noticed that Matt was going pretty fast.
I poked him. Hey, what about the tires?
He said something like, "the bike wants to race!"
Huh? What the hell is he talking about?
OK, but when that rear is totally shot, don't come crying to me...


Then I heard some honking behind us.
It was a guy on a DRZ400. He was hooting and hollering, pumping his fist.
OH. That bike wants to race...




We stopped and the guy was sooo stoked!
He was really fired up about watching us ride 2up on the 990.
Something about a 990 being his dream bike and he knew it would handle great!





He and his friend (on a KLR) were out for a ride, and were heading up to Bethel Ridge.
Cool!
We'll follow you, then...
He took off like a rocket!


We were going to let the KLR go next,
but his tires were bald like ours, so he said he'd catch up...



























The DRZ.








Matt was trying to balance FUN, with caution (that MT21 was sooo sketchy).
It wasn't easy.



























Normally, we don't mind rocks, but we were chunking up that tire so bad...
Matt tried to go to the right, to avoid the rocks, but it wasn't any better. Just slower.








Doh! A deer! (sion will remember that one...)





The DRZ got around us and stopped.
We assumed we would see those guys up on Bethel Ridge, so we didn't stop.
But, we never saw them again.
We waited for a while, but they must have gone a different way.
Too bad.
I think he had more questions about the 990...











Can you see that bird up there? Not sure what it was. Something pretty big.








And then right after that bird flew by, this weird white thing went by.
Another bird? I looked at the footage frame by frame and I'm not sure what it is.




You guys were so good with the polar bear/grizzly hybrid/spirit bear thing, give this one a shot, OK?





All right, I'll stop here.
Bethel Ridge is next and I'm not ready...
There's probably all kinds of typos in this post, but I'm too tired to fix anything...


Are you in the mood for some Mameshiba?





Sleep tight, everyone!



LittleWan screwed with this post 10-23-2012 at 10:32 PM Reason: I lied. I HAD to check for typos. there were lots :(
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Old 10-24-2012, 04:43 AM   #621
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Uh oh, I just had to check this thread and now I'm going to be a few minutes late for work.

Thanks for all the work you go to creating your ride reports I know there are many people that appreciate your efforts to share your adventures. Keep all the good stuff coming.
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Old 10-24-2012, 07:01 AM   #622
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Hi Ladybug!
Sorry to make you late for work.



I was looking at the video again and matt said,
"oh - it's poop.'


Oh.
That makes perfect sense.


Well, here you go. You don't have to watch this one.
It only took a couple minutes.
No HD, letterbox cut too much off the top...





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Old 10-24-2012, 07:22 AM   #623
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Thumb Thanks for all of the effort...

. You already know I enjoy your reports.
Still lurking.
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Old 10-24-2012, 01:26 PM   #624
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Go Pro Acting up

Love the report - your GoPro seems to capture some weird stuff, ehh?

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Old 10-24-2012, 04:20 PM   #625
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Love the report - your GoPro seems to capture some weird stuff, ehh?


Wow, chrish4ku, you have a good eye!
Is that Sasquatch? or is it just Paul?





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. You already know I enjoy your reports.
Still lurking.
Hey redog, aw, I know.
Thanks for checking in.
You know I always get whiny at the end of a long ride report.

Among other things...





Matt thinks I’m losing my mind.
What?
He said, “First of all, you’re making people look at videos of bird shit...”
“and, then this Mameshiba thing...
you’re a little too into Mameshiba...”


What?
I can’t hear you, this giant bow is covering my ears...


Anyway, it doesn’t matter right now.
Just put on that lion suit and the pink tube top I got you...

and, DANCE, monkey fighter! Dance!















Day 45: 8/5/12 continued
Near Lion Rock to Horseshoe Lake Campground 196 miles






It was nice up there...






















Fun riding and no one else around...























It got kinda rutted, though...








It must have been a real mess when zeegman and Just Paul and their group went through here.
June was too early, you guys!







Here’s video of Road 325, in August...
I don’t want to over-sell this one, but this was definitely my favorite section of the WABDR!

Oh, but the sun was pretty jacked up.
We've got that seizure robot action going on.
Make sure you put in your mouthguard before watching!!

























There was a neat bit in that video where Matt walked out to the edge and looked down,
but I cut it to make the video shorter.
You get screen shots instead...





















Here, have a couple real photos...
















And look who was up there - Ladybug!
















Looking down at Rimrock Lake















Leaving Bethel...































Rimrock Lake







Rock slide barrier on the highway...







Looking up at the potential rock slide...
















Matt slowed down so I could take this photo...







Haha, Matt says "Caution" is his middle name!







Stopped at a gas station for fuel and sugar.
I think it was Packwood.







There were elk eating the lawn...













We rode around for a while, looking for a good camping spot.
There wasn’t much.
We stopped at one campground and it was packed.
Screaming kids and barking dogs everywhere, and $18.
No thanks.


There was one pack camp (for people with horses and such), it was so tempting.
But we weren’t allowed.
There was a lady there with a llama!
I wish I had taken a photo. It was cool.






We ended up at Horseshoe Lake. $12.
The dirt roads really thin the crowds.
There were only 2 other occupied spots.














Matt tried to jump in. He doesn’t recommend it...







Our headlight ballast was acting up, so matt fiddled with it.
No luck.









This big bug landed on me, so I made Matt take a photo.









Dinner was chickpea curry with stuffing and chicken.
Pretty much the same thing we always eat.







Norm was good today.





Maybe he’s in love with the mountain.






Chickpea Mameshiba, in honor of chickpea curry stuffing...






Some day I'm gonna run out of these and you guys will be sad...

Right?


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Old 10-24-2012, 04:49 PM   #626
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Anyway, it doesn’t matter right now.
Just put on that lion suit and the pink tube top I got you...

and, DANCE, monkey fighter! Dance!











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Some day I'm gonna run out of these and you guys will be sad...

Right?

right u are
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Old 10-24-2012, 04:51 PM   #627
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Hi! Very nice RR! Somebody a few pages back came up with: "BigWanimal". Superior to "Mr. Honey" IMHO.
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Old 10-24-2012, 05:28 PM   #628
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Some day I'm gonna run out of these and you guys will be sad...

Right?


hummmm. Ya gotta give me a tl;dr or something. Are they trying to stop you from eating bean soup, or? Not really getting it...
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Laugh OMG you're cracking me up...

Sure some pretty country up there. All caught up, got to go finish my own sad RR.
Looking forward to more at work tommorrow.
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Old 10-24-2012, 06:56 PM   #630
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Some day I'm gonna run out of these and you guys will be sad...

Right?


I'm sad already, LittleWan.
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