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Old 09-10-2012, 01:23 PM   #271
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Dramatic Chipmunk was awesome, lol The riding was awesome too! I need to go on some adventure rides.
Vacation with the Wan's, sign me up.
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Old 09-10-2012, 02:53 PM   #272
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Hey Wans,

Been out riding for a few days and just getting caught up with your RR.

OF COURSE I was TEASING about the correlation of Matt not sharing milkshakes ........... and the K60s wearing out rather quickly.

That was in no way meant to be construed as a "fat joke". Sorry if it came off wrong.

Back to the K60 ........ I've run 3 different ones on my GSA and they all wore like iron. I'm thinking you guys got a bad tire. You know, like one made on Monday morning or Friday afternoon. I know of a few that have gotten "double digit" mileage on the rears ....... on a big bike, loaded for camping, with a fair amount of rough off-road miles.

( BTW, I'm 6'5" and about 260 ................. so I have ABSOLUTELY NO room to tease another guy about being a big galoot. I should learn to share my food more, huh? )

Enjoying the report!

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Old 09-10-2012, 03:51 PM   #273
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It was our pleasure having you maniacs here with us. Can't wait to see you guys again. Thanks for the report!

The Adventure Summit was a highlight of our summer!

Those trails!
You KLIM guys have it good...





thanks, dustyrider and Rwelch



Aw, ROAD DAMAGE, no worries!
It's not like we're supermodels and I'm posting photos of celery sticks and rabbit food.
We're good

Again, we do hear that the K60 150 is much better than the 140.
Or maybe we got a bad tire...








Day 22: 7/13/12 continued

KLIM rally, Friday






Back on trail...






We were riding along when we found some guys under a tree.
Hey, that’s B.J. (in the center, arm outstretched), the KLIM guy who gave us the map...




Apparently, he was having some issues with flats today.


It was a good chance to stop in the shade and chat.






The guys warned us that the trail got pretty gnarly,
but of course we wanted to see for ourselves...






So, we followed the little bikes.





Unfortunately, it wasn’t long before B.J.’s tire went flat again.
Bartek offered the use of his compressor.




I wish I had taken more photos of the guys, here, but I’m shy with people I don’t know.
I think 3 of them were KLIM employees and 2 were visiting from Montana?
Sorry, social anxiety erases my brain.




Once we got going again, it was pretty fast.
I thought Matt was filming, so I didn’t worry about photos.
He wasn’t. No pics of this section.




We got to a big wash, with the rest of the trail continuing on the other side.
Matt was already tired.
We hit a stump that was hidden in the bushes, rolled backwards,
and promptly tipped over.
whoops. That was embarrassing.
I’d better walk across the wash. It looked steep and loose.






Bartek was exhausted, too.
And, he was smart enough to recognize it.
He said he was going to head back to camp.
At one of the previous stops, we saw some quad people.
They had mentioned that there was a road that went along the river
and would lead to the highway.
OK, see you back at MRR!



Now we were down to 3 big bikes.



And a little bike.

One of the KLIM guys got stuck with us (sorry, I’m not sure who it was).






But it was nice of him and Radek to make sure Matt and I got over the log.
Thanks, fellas.






Whoa. It was tight.






Matt was tired, we were heavy, it was getting hard to see the trail...
Not a good combination!

Teaser pic:






No screen shots - you have to watch the video!

HD, of course.








So, we get around the corner and see this:






No [redacted] way!


I mean, even the little bikes (250s, etc) are having trouble.






It was some crazy steep hill with switchbacks...
This guy seems okay, but it looked like they had to carry at least one bike...





Yeah.
That’s not gonna happen. The KLIM guys were right.




I got off to take some pics.






Looking back the way we came...






You’ll have to watch the video to see what happened...







Erik, re-living the ride...






We were waiting for Radek,
here he comes...







So, Radek wanted to try that hill, he really did.
But his bike ended up going off the edge, I think before he made it to the first turn.
It took 4 guys and his block and tackle to get the 990 back on the trail.






The mountain said, “NO big bikes!”
and we reluctantly listened.





Now, everyone was really exhausted.
And out of water.
And almost out of gas.
We needed to get the hell out of there.
Some kind of storm was coming in, too.


In the video you can see the wind picking up as we’re watching the little bikes.
It got cold really fast, and we can see the clouds gathering...


Heading back, Erik had some kind of issue.
Something about a big rock. I think he bent his shifter?
He might have had something with his kickstand, too.






It took a little while to find that road that the quad people had mentioned.
Hope Bartek made it out all right...






Crap.






Capt.saveaho was none too pleased...







At least it’s not single track!






It would have sucked mightily to still be on the trail...






In this...






Made it to the appropriately named, “Rainey Creek”
Uh oh - world famous ice cream. You know what that means...






It was really coming down!





We drank our fill of water and gatorade. Man, that was good.
It had been quite an adventure and everyone was worked.
Radek took this with his phone - we all look a little nutty, eh?







And look, he busted BigWan with a world-famous square ice cream cone!









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Old 09-10-2012, 04:14 PM   #274
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Little Wan, you should get some more practice in so when your hubby gets tired, you can pilot the bus and he can take a break!
Those were some crazy trails. I watch the videos and would like to try them, but I think in the end I might be happier on my mountain bike (at least on the downhills!)
I always think it is funny to heard the heavy breathing on the headsets. When my husband and I ride, we have separate bikes and usually one of us is sitting on our bike watching the other work over some obstacle. It gives a much better idea of the effort involved and it is kind of hilarious to hear the HUH HUH HUH right in my ear.
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Old 09-10-2012, 04:32 PM   #275
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Little Wan, you should get some more practice in so when your hubby gets tired, you can pilot the bus and he can take a break!
yeah. not gonna happen.
I'm 5' (maybe 5 ft half an inch on a good day )


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Old 09-10-2012, 04:40 PM   #276
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Where you turned those bikes around..... I could just imagine one of the bikes going down that bank.

You two are amazing, you don't hesitate going places others wouldn't go solo and on a smaller bike.
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Old 09-10-2012, 05:26 PM   #277
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Still lovin' the report and following along..

Great to come home and read each new installment after a day's work

Thanks again for your hard work.

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Old 09-10-2012, 06:31 PM   #278
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Yeah, RRs are hard work, and you do a great job. Thanks!
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Old 09-10-2012, 06:43 PM   #279
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Old 09-10-2012, 06:43 PM   #280
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yeah. not gonna happen.
I'm 5' (maybe 5 ft half an inch on a good day )



you only have to reach the pegs so you can shift and brake, Matt can put his feet on the ground when you stop
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:29 PM   #281
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You are insane! If it weren't for the pix as living proof ...
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:40 PM   #282
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Nice video turning the bikes!

Always checking your RR, and following along. Top notch as always! Thanks.
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:54 PM   #283
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!!! Rode stuff like that on my Hodaka 90 back in the '60s. (actually, cow trails).
Well done Wans.
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:28 PM   #284
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You guys earned that Ice Cream.........poor mirror!

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Old 09-10-2012, 11:29 PM   #285
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Matt, just wanted to say Hi and thanks for taking Ms. photographer all over the country so she can get pics of cool Fire trucks (engines) for me!
I can't wait for more.
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