|08-22-2012, 03:39 PM||#91|
Joined: May 2012
Was a big bike, *boy.
[QUOTE=larryboy;19381583]Is that a new design for the cones? Easier to make? Cheater cones.
That's an awfully big bike for Cap'n Backflip. [/QUO
|08-22-2012, 03:48 PM||#92|
Joined: Aug 2011
Location: St. George, UT
Hey Cap'n Underpants -- Nice to see you post. Good times out there with the Wans.
Any stories about the screen name . . .
RedRockRider - WR250R, TW200, Versys, Vulcan 900 LT, Zuma 125
Southwest Utah: Dual Sport Riding from St. George
|08-22-2012, 07:29 PM||#95|
Wow, LW was busy today! As usual, great report and many fine photos. We are heading out that way next week, can't wait! I really enjoyed those videos in HD. I sat real close to the screen so I could really get a good experience. A couple of times I had to jump back as I thought we were going off the cliff!
Sent via morse code
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|08-22-2012, 07:40 PM||#96|
Wishing I was riding RTW
Joined: Jan 2006
Location: Gardnerville NV
My screen name is kind of long. I am the "ME" part, my name is Cory.
Jimmy Lewis quote: "Those KLRs are full of potential. Just takes a rider..."
|08-22-2012, 11:40 PM||#98|
You can do it!
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: SF bay area
hey killurtv, bigdon, and redog1!
guten tag, motorradrudi! willkommen...
howdy pink pillion (glad the otama is working!!), Alleycatdad, cdndog, and Hotmamaandme (cory!)
hi bob and dave62538675309!
Glad you guys liked the vids!
yeah, it's funny - I thought the trail was really torn up this year...until we watched the 2010 video.
But I think the handheld video is lower (not on top of matt's head) so the rock steps and stuff are closer.
There were plenty of big rock steps this year that we didn't remember.
Maybe different parts of the trail were eroded this time?
That's what's so great about sand/rocks/dirt - the trails are different every year!
especially if you get really close. Fun! Hope it prepares you for your upcoming TAT trip
Let us know how it goes.
glad you finally braved the computer to sign in and say hi. I fixed that quote for you.
Isn't it fun to see all the photos and feel like you're riding the trail again?
Movie Night was a hit!
psssst. RedRockRider, the name explanation is back on post#25
Click on those links, you guys!
that reminds me, I added one to the bathing-in-the-reservoir-post...
for cap'n underpants, sans underpants.
I'm having some trouble uploading my screen captures, not sure what's going on...
But, check back in the (late) morning. Hopefully I'll get them all taken care of by then.
The next videos are pretty good, too -
you're going to see something special that you don't normally see in our reports...
The Baja Wan-Thousand:A Quick Trip to the Tip New-V2R mini report!
Gettin' Dirty with the Wans: 8400+ miles
Make Booty Your Favorite!, The Summer of Stupid, TAT the Hard Way
LittleWan screwed with this post 08-23-2012 at 12:42 AM
|08-23-2012, 09:45 AM||#99|
You can do it!
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: SF bay area
Day 6: 6/27/12 continued
Salina, UT to Green River, UT to Salina 249 miles
So, to refresh everyoneís memories...
when we left off, BigWan and I were emerging from the square tunnels...
After Eagle Canyon, it was time for the dreaded Cat Canyon.
Iíve only seen but a handful of photos from this canyon,
and I donít recall any video (larryboy? )
In 2010 it was raining when we got to the Cat Canyon turnoff,
and all the canyons had been flooded only a day or 2 earlier.
We knew (from experience ) that the trail between Cat Canyon
and Salina turns to slick, nasty mud when it rains,
so in 2010 we reluctantly skipped this next section.
Now it was time to get it on video.
In 2009, we were navigating solely by TAT roll chart.
This time, we had tracks and a real GPS.
We still got lost.
Nothing looked familiar and the tracks were confusing.
Not the first time this has happened (or the last),
but we spent some time riding around, trying to figure out where we were.
We really notice that Delorme maps donít always match up with Garmin maps.
Sometimes weíll swear that weíre on the trail,
yet Norm shows us as being next to the actual road.
Sometimes thereís another road, sometimes there isnít.
Anyway, this is what we were looking for -
Devilís Canyon would lead us to Cat Canyon.
Some screen shots, for those who canít or donít look at video...
Some deep sand.
We got bogged down in this stuff, but it was only a little warmup for Cat Canyon...
There are some nice rock steps in this section...
And more sand.
The scenery is pretty neat, too.
Though itís hard to enjoy when you're just trying to stay upright...
Lots of rocky drop offs...
This was a big Ďun. It caught matt by surprise.
In the video, you can hear him say, ďoh boy...Ē
And then he grunts.
We had launched off quite a ledge...
Stupid GoPro flattens everything out.
Things are starting to look familiar...
So, this post is all about the video.
Itís the only way to fully appreciate the deep sand.
Hearing the engine working,
Seeing BigWan wrestle with the handlebars...
Also, we had a silly get off while we were lost and looking around.
Not that itís rare (especially on this trip ),
but this is the first time weíve caught it on video!
All 3 of us on the ground at once.
Going slow is so dangerous!
Matt was worried that I got hurt, but I think I was just fixing the buckle on my boot,
or cleaning the camera.
I donít even bother dusting myself off (KLIM, baby! ).
I wish these things would automatically load in HD.
itís nice to see the sand.
This part of the trail was super fun.
All those steps, etc...
I love it when the road comes at us like some crazy video game...
sigh. I had some good ideas for linkies, but all the best stuff gets deleted.
stupid youtube and copyrights
|08-23-2012, 10:17 AM||#101|
just passin' through
Joined: May 2005
Location: Tumalo, Oregon
Well done vid - man you guys get around great!
|08-23-2012, 10:19 AM||#102|
Paint it black.
Joined: Jan 2005
Location: ‹ber Alles,Ca
I think this was as close as I got to video of Cat Canyon, I got all of Black Dragon, but I didn't know I was supposed to dread the Cat.
|08-23-2012, 11:11 AM||#103|
The Cripple Maker
Joined: May 2007
Location: SF bay area, CA
Yeah, we thought people might enjoy that one. That's why I don't like to go slow, we just fall over.
I added some grub screws for traction, they seem to really help.
I'm afraid to make her pegs any wider, I might take those feet clean off.
|08-23-2012, 04:06 PM||#104|
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Northeastern California
Motivational drawing for you.
(skewed version of the original)
I'd rather live, than live forever...
10 HUSQVARNA TE250 & 00 BMW R 1150 GS
2up Black Rock Desert Anniversary Ride
4 Days-2up NorCal to Death Valley
Black Rock Desert Overnighter
PinkPillion screwed with this post 08-23-2012 at 04:33 PM
|08-23-2012, 04:57 PM||#105|
after a good ride
Joined: Feb 2007
Location: Burbank CA
another epic RR.....
good job mat and kelly inspiring us.
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