2012 Wander Wound da West

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by rider914, Jun 27, 2012.

  1. rider914

    rider914 Agnostic Adventurer

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    Hey everybody :wave

    This thursday afternoon (june 28) (Cripes! Thats tomorrow :eek1 ) I'm setting off on a ~17 day, ~5000 mile adventure ride through 10 western states (CA, NV, OR, WA, ID, MT ,WY, CO, UT, <S>NM</S>, AZ, NV, CA). I will be travelling with my good friends Ken (kkug) and Bob (rfmorris). Bob will only be along for the first 5 days or so, but Ken will hopefully hang in there for the full loop.

    I had visions of doing an interactive ride report with periodic updates en route, but the reality is that I have run out of time to figure out how. Guess I am just not cool enough (teknalorgically speaking, of course) :cob

    So if anybody feels like following along...
    SPOT tracking sites are here > http://spotwalla.com/tripViewer.php?id=4b304fd34ffe80c0b
    ... and here > http://rider914.whereamiriding.com

    I may also send cell-phone pics (when possible) to a SmugMug gallery here > <S>http://rider914.smugmug.com/Other/Email/</S> (See below...)

    Feel free to share these links with any friends or family who might be interested.

    Feel free to use this thread to post words of encouragement and advice :gerg (or discouragement and deception :dunno)

    If it looks like we are heading your way, run out to the road side and :kat us as we go by.

    If it looks like we are heading for disaster, grab a camera and run out to take pics :muutt

    First :beer is on me if I meet any of you FF's on the trail and you mention this thread :deal

    :ricky

    -M

    UPDATE
    After far far too much delay, a ride report is finally starting on post #48.

    -M
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  2. theGrinch

    theGrinch SNF Dream Riders

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    Good luck Matt, wish I could do this type of ride looking forward to reading your RR. :thumb

    :freaky

    .
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  3. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    May as well leave now, you're not gonna sleep anyways. :lol3


    Have fun, take pictures for us!!!

    :clap:clap
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  4. Road Hog

    Road Hog anger management

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  5. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    Dang. We could have met you at the junction of the 210/15 and got a free beer this morning!
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  6. rattlecan

    rattlecan Caffeine Driven

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    Don't know how you're going to avoid AZ, but good luck with that.:D
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  7. rider914

    rider914 Agnostic Adventurer

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    Well... my body is still at work for a couple more hours :bluduh

    ... but my mind is already miles away :ricky

    See above ^
    You've still got another chance :deal

    Good catch :thumb
    A little frazzled last night and New Mexico was trying to sneak in on the fun.
    Sorry, not this time. Just a small piece of Arizona instead.

    -M
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  8. TwoWheelsGood

    TwoWheelsGood Four Wheels Bad

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    Awesome! Subscribed!
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  9. NSFW

    NSFW ktm's "the tourist"

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    m, have a great trip.

    can't wait to see the updates and pics.
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  10. LittleWan

    LittleWan You can do it!

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    Hey M!
    We're gonna be hitting most of the same states, but in the opposite direction.
    Maybe we'll run into each other in the middle - pow!
    We just did black dragon wash, etc. (salina, ut). Going to start the UTBDR soon (from page, az)

    It would be great to have a beer with you. Especially if it's a free one! :lol3
    You should post a pic of yourself (geared up) so we know who to look for. :deal
    hope to see you out there,
    kelly
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  11. sito

    sito Where the Hell am I?

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    Have fun!:clap
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  12. dunerat

    dunerat WTF?

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    Safe trip Mat and company.....:clap
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  13. scorpion

    scorpion Two arm bandit

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    In :thumb post up the pix
    Which bike you talking?
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  14. rider914

    rider914 Agnostic Adventurer

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    Hey Kelly :wave

    Saw your post about Black Dragon in the TAT thread. Looks very dry.
    I was out there last fall and found the same rock as you guys...
    [​IMG]
    (Shame on me... Never did a report for that trip :baldy)

    Here is me at end of TAT from a couple years ago.
    [​IMG]
    Still pretty much the same, only a couple little changes (helmet, tailbag, etc.)

    One more meeting and i'm outa here :clap

    -M
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  15. fudgypup

    fudgypup Banned

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    catchy thread title

    should be an awesome ride:clap
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  16. LittleWan

    LittleWan You can do it!

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    haha, larryboy remembers that rock, too!

    I love how inmates can recognize specific rocks.

    Have a great ride!
    Thanks for the pic - we'll be looking for you :deal
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  17. ramjet

    ramjet Long timer

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    Hey-Good Luck, guys. I'll be following you from the living room.
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  18. kkug

    kkug Been here awhile

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    Ditto.All is well ,typical Rider914 ride awousome.
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  19. RAZR

    RAZR I'll cut ya

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    have fun you wild and crazy guys!:freaky
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  20. rfmorris

    rfmorris Adventurer

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    Matt I. Got a flat tire come back
    rfmorris
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