|08-15-2012, 01:14 PM||#1|
You can do it!
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: SF bay area
Gettin' Dirty with the Wans: 8400 miles - UTBDR, KLIM rally, Canada, WABDR, OBDR +
It’s that time again - our 15th wedding anniversary and more testing of the marriage vows with some 2up dirt.
BigWan and I survived the Summer of Stupid, and now we wanted more.
53 days on the road
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, here’s 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 Radek’s 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)
here’s 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, it’s a little tough to re-assimilate.
Living in the forest has turned us into savages.
It’s hard enough to get used to all the people and noise, but having to use a hairbrush (no more, “my helmet will fix that”),
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.
|08-15-2012, 01:32 PM||#2|
Joined: Dec 2005
Pop a Top Pop a Top Pop a Top
ADV Relay Rider 08 (The Texas Connection)
Ride Pooie Ride
Don't stop riding until you get to the crash , you might save it!
|08-15-2012, 01:45 PM||#4|
Deaf on Wheels
Joined: Dec 2007
Location: Leland, North Carolina, USA
Atta guys..bring em' on. Always enjoyed your travels although extreme to my wary bones but still cool.
|08-15-2012, 02:52 PM||#5|
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: Portland...the newer one on the left side.
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.
2004 KTM 450 EXC
"The older I get, the faster I was"
|08-15-2012, 03:40 PM||#7|
Unbunch yer panties!
Joined: Feb 2008
Location: True Norcal, not that Bay Area/Sacto Crap...
Make the WANS your favorite!
|08-15-2012, 04:01 PM||#8|
Joined: May 2009
Location: North Vancouver, BC
|08-15-2012, 04:08 PM||#9|
Joined: Dec 2004
Location: High Desert, So Cal, USA
Oh no, not again! Who let the Wans out?? This should be good...
2010 Ural Gear-Up (OD Green)
2004 BMW R1150GS
1965 Triumph TR-6 S/R
|08-15-2012, 04:12 PM||#10|
Joined: Nov 2005
Location: Spokane Valley, WA (the dry side of the mountains)
Hey looky here I made it IN before LarryBoy and Nixels
This is going to be FUN.
I have popcorn and I'm ready, on with the show.
2013 Hells Canyon/Wallowa Valley Gathering: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=843668
"Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else." - Judy Garland
|08-15-2012, 06:46 PM||#11|
Joined: Sep 2007
Location: Sunny (sometimes) SoCal
All Right!!! I keep wondering what happened to you two. I'm IN early for this one.
If it ain't fun, I don't do it!!!
Stuff - I need more Stuff....
|08-15-2012, 06:50 PM||#12|
Joined: Dec 2011
Location: Rochester, NY
OMG you guys ROCK!!
Wan's you guys ROCK!! 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.
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