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Old 11-27-2012, 09:59 PM   #811
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Great report as always. Thanks again for all the hard work putting it together.
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:08 PM   #812
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Oh yes, cute little Graeagle. Never have stopped long enough to try an ice cream.
Those rocks around Gold Lake are nothing nice! Talk about rough on the big beemer.
Butcher Ranch trail!!! Richard has tried to kill me a few times going down that.
Pauley Creek is the craziest uphill in that trail network.
Something like this happens every time.



Thanks for including us in your epic trip. Awesome, brilliant, fantastic job.
You two are amazing and inspiring.
I came down Pauly Creek on my 950 Adventure and had to go up Butcher Ranch... Not fun... but I'll never forget it. When I got up to the "ravine" on Butcher Ranch, there were two guys from Santa Cruz bikes doing trail maintenance. They remarked that my 950 was the biggest thing they have ever seen on the trail...

I could not imagine going up Pauly Creek on the 950/990.

JG
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:16 PM   #813
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Gotta toss another $.005 cents in...
LITTLEWAN is the best R/R writer....Mr.SuperWAN is the bestest BusDriver....together they are the most awesome team
on ADV in my little book anyway.....
Thanks again for sharing your adventures/travels/thoughts/pics/side trips as always, it was a great ride!!
Can't wait for the next one.....
I'll go back to my corner now....
have a great Holiday season! :)
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Old 11-28-2012, 02:12 PM   #814
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Gotta toss another $.005 cents in...
LITTLEWAN is the best R/R writer....Mr.SuperWAN is the bestest BusDriver....together they are the most awesome team
on ADV in my little book anyway.....
Thanks again for sharing your adventures/travels/thoughts/pics/side trips as always, it was a great ride!!
Can't wait for the next one.....
I'll go back to my corner now....
have a great Holiday season! :)
Couldnt' have said it better myself. My world is a little brighter knowing that you guys are out there
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Old 11-28-2012, 04:43 PM   #815
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And thus, another Wan report comes to a close.

They've got passports, is there any interest in funding an old-school "some godforsaken continent on $50/day" ride for them? Send 'em for Coffee in Capetown via New Delhi perhaps?
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:36 PM   #816
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Africa.
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:55 PM   #817
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I nominate the TCAT.

http://www.graveltravel.ca/index.php...id=2&Itemid=20

It certainly qualifys as, "some godforsaken continent on $50/day"; doesn't it?
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:55 PM   #818
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Oh Hai!




jmcg, x-box, RedRockRider, wachs, sion, live2ridetahoe,
dano619, bigdon, Bob, Loud Al, redog1, NotAllWhoWanderRLost,
Gramp-Z
(hourly wages! ), larryboy, dustyrider, NoVa Rider (lovely poem! ), scottmac, Uller,
Rwelch360, Ladybug0048, Hobbes950, PinkPillion, joefromsf,
Bronco3738, CB160
(you're sooo sweet!)
, Scott_PDX(you, too!), and Twilight Error!



Wow, thanks for all the love you guys! This is even better than going to Costco.



You're very welcome.
I'm just so glad you enjoyed the report!




Or, at least parts of it...

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Enjoyed almost every page.







One more Nevada City pic for Hobbes!






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Oh yes, cute little Graeagle. Never have stopped long enough to try an ice cream.
Those rocks around Gold Lake are nothing nice! Talk about rough on the big beemer.
Butcher Ranch trail!!! Richard has tried to kill me a few times going down that.
Pauley Creek is the craziest uphill in that trail network.
Something like this happens every time.



Thanks for including us in your epic trip. Awesome, brilliant, fantastic job.
You two are amazing and inspiring.
Good god, Aimee!


What happened? It looks like you probably can’t talk about it.



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I came down Pauly Creek on my 950 Adventure and had to go up Butcher Ranch... Not fun... but I'll never forget it. When I got up to the "ravine" on Butcher Ranch, there were two guys from Santa Cruz bikes doing trail maintenance. They remarked that my 950 was the biggest thing they have ever seen on the trail...

I could not imagine going up Pauly Creek on the 950/990.

JG
You make it sound so good, I'm intrigued...

I googled around - is this the Pauley Creek Trail you and PinkPillion are talking about?







Squaw Ridge is also a fun Sierras ride. Although, it was closed this last summer.
Probably closed for the winter, now.
I hope it reopens next year.
Our Squaw Ridge day trippin' ride report is here (short, no linkies).





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Pretty much right here:




Cool old truck just about within sight of the icons on the map:

Holy crap, Rob...


Matt said, good job - you nailed it! That's exactly where they were.








More Death Valley news, real quick -
Matt went to Lippincott to look for the cone...

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This looks like a nice place for an adventure cone





Look for the cairn





Matt thinks this is too much information, but I don’t want that little guy sitting up there for a year.
I want him to find an ADV home, ASAP.




It wasn't there!
Anyone hear anything about it being found?
JustPaul?

Maybe it was a non-ADV hiker?
That's a pretty prominent cairn.



At any rate - don't waste any time trying to find the Lippincott Cone - it's gone!




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And thus, another Wan report comes to a close.

They've got passports, is there any interest in funding an old-school "some godforsaken continent on $50/day" ride for them? Send 'em for Coffee in Capetown via New Delhi perhaps?
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Africa.


Already gearing up for the first installment of Trying to kill the Wans, I see.





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How is the bike? Miles on this one now? Burn any oil? How long do the wheel bearings last? Brake pads? Clutch?

GPS tracks to share?

I'm having a tough time answering this one right now.
Matt and I really need to make dinner...
So, Rob - we'll talk about this later.
Here's a quick pic of the bash plate after this ride:




Hard at work!








And, for Landon...a bunny pic.
I'm bunny-sitting for my mom.





This is not a snack! I know you jokers.







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Old 11-28-2012, 09:23 PM   #819
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What a ride!

Wans, excellent ride, excellent report. Just wanted to add my thanks for all the hard work, it's been very educational, inspirational and lots of fun following along. Can't wait for the next one!
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:21 PM   #820
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No!!!! It can't be over?!

Bravo, fantastic RR as usual. Can't wait for the next Wan adventure.
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:08 AM   #821
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Thanks for the N.C. pic!

As for "Killing the Wans," how about South America? Here is my brother in laws place in Chile. We will be there in April, come on down!


This photo of Campo Aventura is courtesy of TripAdvisor
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:33 AM   #822
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I have to say I'm going through withdrawal already. Can't wait for your next adventure. Anytime you're up towards Seattle area ping me. Love to go slam my pig around with your bus.
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:59 PM   #823
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KILL the Wans? Why in the world would I want to need a Ouija Board and a psychic to get the next ride report? No, this is much better - I can just click on the links and get the fun, instead of transcribing and entering them manually later.

Good looking bun, BTW. The place I'm in now isn't very Bun compilable, but I'd like another one sometime.
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:19 PM   #824
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The Lorax approves

"I am the Lorax, and I'll yell and I'll shout for the fine things on earth that are on their way out!"

Gonna miss this RR. I rarely say anything here but I wanted to tell you that......... I've been down huge portions of the ground you covered on this trip and it seems totally different when seen through your eyes. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:23 PM   #825
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A lotta fun!

except for those disgusting clips!



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