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Old 09-28-2012, 12:27 PM   #436
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Picking up where I left off (back on page 2 or so )

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Old 09-28-2012, 04:30 PM   #437
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Never had a doubt! Can you say Got balls of STEELE!!

Nice Job,Thanks so much!!
P.S. Thanks for the link, That was a Crack Up!!
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Old 09-28-2012, 04:57 PM   #438
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Wow! The crossing of the washed out bridge was a tight fit. One of the few times to be happy not having a set of Safari tanks

Great ride report! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 09-28-2012, 08:56 PM   #439
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Great Ride Guys!!!!.....Thanks for sharing!!!!

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Old 09-29-2012, 08:58 AM   #440
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I was impressed with the log hopping many posts back. Chasing JL and thowing the bus around like it was a 250 was neat, too. But doing a Wallenda on a 990? Outstanding!
Thanks, NoVa Rider!
I had to look that one up - Wallenda
Yeah!

He got some good practice at the Mendo Rally...





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So, basically what you're saying is that...you're glad you didn't buy a GS?


what?
Ohhhh, you mean it probably wouldn't have fit on that little sliver...
Ah, we should send Smimmy up there to try it!

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Stay dirty, my friends!
and Thirsty
I shoulda used a link...
here you go, my friends.

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This is where we insert the Got Balls ad, in lieu of a got milk ad.
Thanks, Rwelch!
Hmm...Got Balls...
I got this
or this...
neither one really works.
Just cleaning out my linky junk drawer...
(geddit? junk...)

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I never had a doubt.
I knew SUPER WAN would get across that bridge!

Hey bigdon! Thanks
I have been a bad commenter,
but I did see that you went to Farson and didn't get ice cream!!
linky to the sadness

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PDX A reporting for duty, been on the road..

I watched that sliver crossing like the last seconds of the Super Bowl wow wow wow

If you are having a bad day just watch this, worth every minute, I couldn't stop laughing....
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PDX A, Haha! enjoyed the videos, thanks for those!
"So, you're like a really loud infant throwing a temper tantrum?"
I need to get over to your report - you got that Red Sky at night thing all backwards...

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Holy crap!

What a ride. I have been trying to get caught up on this report for more than a week. Everytime I would go to the next page, another would appear...

This is a great report. It is so cool that you 2 are out exploring the world together. Thank you for sharing it. So many of us would love to share the places we visit on our bikes with our wives or girlfriends.

I love the shiny bike comments. I kind of enjoy having a bike that is not afraid of falling over and getting scratched.
Hey MasterMarine!
You have a nice report going, too - Northern NV and Southern OR -
good stuff! I'll be checking in later.
(ride reports are great for sharing, aren't they? It's pretty neat).

And, yeah, who needs shiny?





(thanks to K_N_Fodder for the great pic of the 990)


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Picking up where I left off (back on page 2 or so )

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You finished your report!! Good job
I've got reading to get caught up on, myself...

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Never had a doubt! Can you say Got balls of STEELE!!

Nice Job,Thanks so much!!
P.S. Thanks for the link, That was a Crack Up!!
Woo! thanks!
I know all the ADV guys love evel knievel

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Wow! The crossing of the washed out bridge was a tight fit. One of the few times to be happy not having a set of Safari tanks

Great ride report! Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for reading, Charlie Fox!
Yeah, we probably should have taken off the crashbar bags.
(I don't know why those damn things keep falling off...)

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Great Ride Guys!!!!.....Thanks for sharing!!!!

Scott
Nice to to see you again, Scott!
Hope you had a lot of fun with M10




Okay, whew. Lots of waving today
Thanks for all the comments, you guys!



Let's get this day wrapped up...






Day 35: 7/26/12 continued
Sasquatch Lake to Canyon Creek CG (near Beaverdell) 224 miles or 360 km






So, we were in Fauquier (Folkyeah), aboot to board the ferry...







We let the kitty parade board first.
(aw, that was mean, huh? but that guy made me mad. hey, don't talk shit about the schoolbus! )








A really nice guy got out of his truck and came over to ask where we were going.
He got it. He likes dirt.







Crossing Arrow Lake






Nice totem pole!






Thereís gas in Edgewood, but we didnít need any.






Just needed some sugar and caffeine.













We saw these signs a lot - Road Deactivated.
Sometimes it meant something good was up there, sometimes not.

This time, I think it was just boring gravel.














Just typical forest road...






Took a drink break.
Fierce raisin! Those wacky French...







Neat clouds. Should have paid more attention to them...






O Canada






We were enjoying some nice roads, when something happened.
I donít remember what got us off track, but we got all messed up.

Next thing we know, weíre lost in some logging area.






Look at this scary tree killing machine!






And all the horrible silt.







We thought maybe we found a way out...







But it just got worse.






We were in a *former* logging area now...
The roads were going back to nature and the trees were starting to grow again.
It was pretty (so much better than the depressing recently-clear-cut areas).






Since they were logging roads (probably private, whoops), Norm didnít have any of them in his maps.
We were just winging it.






Not looking good.






Not at all.






Being lost was frustrating.
But, in the end it was worth it.


Look! We saw a porcupine!
This is a super sucky photo, but I almost didnít take a pic.
I was so excited to see one walking around.

He kind of looks like a beaver in this shot, but it was a porcupine for sure.
Aww, did you know they often hang out in trees?
So cute.


I want one!






He scampered off into the bushes on the right...






Cuteness over, back to the crap...
Gah. So, the only way to get out of this mess was to go back the way we came.







It was starting to get late, so we pumped water when we had the chance.














Now we could stop anywhere and camp.





We had no idea where we were going to end up,
but we lucked into this place.
Canyon Creek.





It was great!
Creepy green outhouse, just like at Sasquatch Lake.






A table, a fire pit, and it was right on the river. Woo!













While I was gathering firewood, I noticed there was sand everywhere.
I still think itís weird to find sand in a forest.






This spot would have been perfect, if it wasnít for jackhole with the trailer
His wife sat inside with the generator running, while he sat outside with the country music blasting.
What do they think this is, Yellowstone?






We had a nice fire anyway.





When it got dark, I went down to bathe in the river.
Oh hai, Iím in my bathing suit!


Just as I was about to get into the water,
I heard a really loud PLUNK! that scared the crap outta me.
Matt heard it and he was by the fire.
It must have been a big fish jumping, right?
Because it sure sounded like Sasquatch throwing rocks.
(I guess it could have been one of those beef jerky asshats...)
It was about the quickest ďbathĒ ever.



As much as I was freaked about Bigfoot, it got worse.
Those pretty, fluffy clouds from this morning had turned into storm clouds.
We ended up with a full-on thunderstorm.



Heavy rain, thunder, lightning - the works.
Tried to take photos, but without much luck.
Hereís one with the sky all lit up.




The only thing scarier than lightning in a tent is lightning in a boat on the ocean.


Long. freaking. day.

Wow, it sure felt like more than 224 miles, didnít it?
360 kilometers!







Don't worry, Day 36 will go fast.
Pretty soon we're going to meet up with Radek and then the fun begins!



(I have a ton of video to go through, be patient!)

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Old 09-29-2012, 09:07 AM   #441
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Fierce Raisin. Reminds me of a friend I had when I was a kid, he wore a wrinkled up trash bag for halloween one time...yup, a raisin.


Me? All I need is the boots.
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Old 09-29-2012, 04:14 PM   #442
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Once again awesome stuff...

Videos and links are great. You're quite the story teller.
Last weekend I was doing a short ride on some twisties and came up on a Harley rider, Went into a left curve and hit a bump, he ground his pretty, shiny chrome side cover on the pavement. He immediatly pulled over to inspect the damage, I kept going smiling to myself. Guess I was putting to much pressure on him with my poor little KLR
Ride on, looking forward to more.
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Old 09-29-2012, 08:05 PM   #443
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We let the kitty parade board first.
(aw, that was mean, huh? but that guy made me mad. hey, don't talk shit about the schoolbus! )



you shoulda told that guy "our bike can go anywhere yours can, and about million places yours CANT...so maybe YOU shoulda bought a real bike"
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Old 09-29-2012, 08:30 PM   #444
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Old 09-29-2012, 08:46 PM   #445
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apparently you can...with a diaper
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Old 09-30-2012, 05:37 PM   #446
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Thank you!

Thank you for this ride report! From one two-upper to another, it is very helpful to get the passenger's perspective on the rides and the journey.

This report is perfect, as my BF (SpeedySteve on ADVRider) and I are heading to southern Utah next week to camp and meander around. I stumbled upon your thread after he suggested I read up on routes and trails to take. He just bought Gus (a GSA) three months ago and we've been spoiling him left, right, and center in preparation for this!! We are a little new to bigger bikes and 2-up trips (though he has done a solo 6-week camping trip around Colorado several years ago on his old Suzuki sportbike and has a good idea of what we need for this!).

Seeing all of your photos and videos and very entertaining commentary has made me even more excited for Utah! Thanks again!

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Old 09-30-2012, 06:24 PM   #447
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Just as a note.
If you are new to bigger bikes and new to 2-up, the Wans routes are probably not a good place to start. Big Wan is a STUD! As a former GS pillion having done a bit of dirt I think Little Wan is a stud too. And no offense but the GS isn't as capable as their stud KTM either.

All that aside, have a fun, amazing, unbelievable trip.
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:58 PM   #448
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Big and Little Wan do 2-up on a big bike what I'd be nervous doing solo on a DR650.
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Old 09-30-2012, 07:23 PM   #449
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:09 PM   #450
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