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Old 02-13-2013, 10:26 AM   #46
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Day 6: Friday September 9th, 2013

If it's September 9th 2013 then I'm there too, but I'm not there. Seriously loving this RR. I did the UTBDR solo last year in September and I'm in the planning stage for the WABDR this September. Since I'll be solo again I like to do as much research as I can in an effort to avoid any known pitfalls. Your RR has been a great source of info. I'm going to try and link up WABDR with some tracks in Idaho on the way out and maybe Oregon on the way back. You guys rock.
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Old 02-13-2013, 11:27 AM   #47
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Day 6: Friday September 9th, 2013

If it's September 9th 2013 then I'm there too, but I'm not there. Seriously loving this RR. I did the UTBDR solo last year in September and I'm in the planning stage for the WABDR this September. Since I'll be solo again I like to do as much research as I can in an effort to avoid any known pitfalls. Your RR has been a great source of info. I'm going to try and link up WABDR with some tracks in Idaho on the way out and maybe Oregon on the way back. You guys rock.
If you need info about riding in Idaho I'd like to help.
Also if you need "Tent Space" in Idaho Falls, Casa Questor is a good destination.

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Old 02-13-2013, 12:49 PM   #48
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If you need info about riding in Idaho I'd like to help.
Also if you need "Tent Space" in Idaho Falls, Casa Questor is a good destination.

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Thanks for the heads up. I have the GPS tracks for Idaho T1, T2 &T3, but I don't think I'll be doing T2 solo on the Wee. The main goal is to do all of the WABDR including some additional stuff over on the coast. But Idaho T1 works into that plan pretty well. Tent space at Casa Questor sounds good. I'll hit you up again after I get my dates nailed down.
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Old 02-13-2013, 03:50 PM   #49
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Also if you need "Tent Space" in Idaho Falls, Casa Questor is a good destination.

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Old 02-13-2013, 06:48 PM   #50
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enjoying every pic and word.

someday I will ride out west and those two handsome blokes sure do look familiar.
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:52 PM   #51
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I can vouch for Q's hospitality. It is THE place for ADVers to hang. And he can vouch for my sprinkler system ...
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:58 PM   #52
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Great RR

Wisconsin here. Man, I just can't wait for spring rains to wash off some of the salt.

Gotta get out there this Summer/Fall.

Enjoying your RR.

Thanks for posting.
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:39 PM   #53
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Seriously. I love Wisconsin and our winters here, but it's about this time of year I start itching to ride big time.

My sister moved to Boise about four years ago. I've not taken the bike out there yet and every time I go to visit I wonder why. Just went out there for xmas and we snowshoed out to a yurt and did some back country snowboarding. Then hit up some hot springs on the way home.

I know there is a reason I am so attached to Wisconsin...

Great RR! Keep it coming!
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:43 PM   #54
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Ah! Boise ... Those people have a long, long riding season. Like all darned year. As for WI ... Hey, it's where I took my first breath. Gotta be a great place then.
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Day 7: Saturday September 10th, 2013

It was a really cold morning. The wind had stopped, but it was still cold.
We skipped breakfast and just packed up camp.
I put on extra layers of clothing, turned the heated vest on high, turned the heated grips on high, and we rolled out.
The road took us along the edge of a nice lake, and then the GPS told us to take a left.
About a two miles later the road got rough, and soon it came to an end.


It appears that the river flooded and washed out the road.
We got off the bikes and went to see if we could get through.


No way.


We were forced to re-route onto paved roads.


While scenic, they took us up over a mountain pass, and the temperatures were in the 20's. Combined with a windchill. we all froze our off.
An hour or so later, we came to a town and stopped to warm up and get something to eat.
My omelette was 90% cheese.


We didn't care. We were happy to have food and be warm.


After our feeding session, the followed the tracks designated by the GPS which led over some more forested roads.


But the roads were VERY washboarded, and the poor Super Enduro was having a terrible time due to the blown rear shock.

But we had to press on...


We had been seeing some other motorcycle tracks ahead of us...


And eventually we caught up with them. It was AppleJam.
This is a great coincidence since we were going to meet up with him this evening anyway for his ADV gathering a few days before the KTM event.

He was out riding and we met up with him at an intersection.
We explained my broken shock problem, and he told me I could follow him to his place and we would see what we could do to get the shock fixed.

So at this time, CJ and Jeff took off and continued their ride and I nursed the Super Enduro to Applejams place.

An hour or so later I was at his place and started calling around local shops to see what could be done.
None of the local shops could help, but we did get a lead on a shop in Bend Oregon that could help. So we ordered the parts and made an appointment to stop by on Wednesday. That worked out pretty good considering that was when and where the KTM Rally was going to be.
Lucky Questor!

So I set up Camp Snuggly in Applejams' back yard, and waited for the rest of the group to arrive.



That evening we helped him strip down his KTM.
Not only did he need a new rear tire...





But he also had broken his rear sub-frame.


Bummer...


Later that evening CJ and Jeff arrived as well.


Here's the view from my tent.


We went shopping for "necessities".


And then CJ decided to check his bike out again. The new clutch had been getting a workout and he wanted to make sure it was doing OK.


We check for a heartbeat...

The AWD 950 is doing fine!

That night we all hang out and party!

Stats for the Day:
154 miles Moving Average 38.3
Moving Time 4:02 Stopped 3:30 Total 7.33

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Old 02-14-2013, 08:21 PM   #56
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Whatever camera you have that can see Mt Shasta from central Washington: I want one
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:06 PM   #57
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AppleJam doesn't live in Central Washington...
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:46 PM   #58
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No, but they were still up by Mt. Rainier at that point.


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Regarding geographies...

I think it was Mount Ranshastahood, or perhaps Everest...
(Details.. pheh.)

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Day 8: Sunday September 11, 2013

Today was going to be a rest and maintenance day.
I'd been riding for over a week and the bike needed some love.
Fortunately it was a beautiful day.


Mount Everest was perfectly clear in the distance.


Everyone else took off to do some riding, and I pushed the Super Enduro into the garage to get some maintenance done.
After many hundred miles of dirt trails, the air per-filter needed a good cleaning.


I also changed the oil and cleaned all the screens and filters.

I had a lot of road miles to do in the next few days before the KTM Rally.
I had an appointment in Eastern Oregon with the Sheriffs department in Vale Oregon on Tuesday morning that I had to attend to, and then back to Bend for my rear shock to be rebuilt on Wednesday. That's 570 miles in two days with a blow rear shock. So Applejam donated a new Scorpion front tire so I would not wear out what was left of my Dunlop 606.
So I timed verything carefully, set the mood, and feigned incompetence in front of CJ and...


I knew he couldn't resist.
Um, CJ, while you're at it, could you also adjust the muffler bearings.
(Thanks CJ.)

Over the course of the afternoon, the rest of the "Gang" arrived.
Lots of folks from all over, including Canada, were gathering to ride with Applejam and do a section of the Oregon Backcountry Route down to Bend for the KTM event.

Lots of bikes!


CJ and Jeff got back from their ride to the coast for a seafood lunch, and CJ helps Applejam adjust his Rekluse clutch.


The evening unfolds and the beer and food consumption begins.


As the evening party gets into full swing, and more and more alcohol is consumed, I take pictures of those in attendance.

Maybe I'd had too much to drink, but they all kind of look related...
























and we spend the night working on and fixing motorcycles...


It was a fun evening.

Stats for the day:
Many beers were injured...

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