3 Friends and a WABDR

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by zoomzu, Aug 3, 2012.

  1. zoomzu

    zoomzu Been here awhile

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    Here we are a year ago. Me(Mike), Erik and Blane
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    We hear about this mostly dirt trip that runs from Oregon to Canada called the WABDR. With much apprehension on my part we decided to do it.
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    But with my dirt skills, that I have.....
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    I hope I'll survive. :eek1

    So I'm all packed up and waiting for 5am. E.T.D.
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  2. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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  3. therivermonster

    therivermonster Been here awhile

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    When you get good, you can impress your riding buddies with maneuvers that result as shown below:

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    I'm sure that Mike and I both will have plenty more pics like the ones above to add to this thread after our attack on the WABDR. Maybe Erik will too I we get lucky. :evil
    Go team Z.H.N! :freaky
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  4. adventurerik

    adventurerik Never stop exploring

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    Im ready to hit the wabdr.I think Im the one with too much stuff this time.......:D




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  5. therivermonster

    therivermonster Been here awhile

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    Isn't it annoying when people post such big pictures on the forum? /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\:rofl
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  6. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    When does the RR actually start fellas ? Im starting to run out of popcorn.
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  7. zoomzu

    zoomzu Been here awhile

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    Stopped in Elbe to get a pic of the train.
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    My. St. Helens on the way down south.
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    Getting food before we hit the dirt.

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    I'll try to post some dirt pics tonight if I have service.
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  8. zoomzu

    zoomzu Been here awhile

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    Our food, Yummy
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  9. zoomzu

    zoomzu Been here awhile

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    Week signal so I'll just post this. First section is in the books. Setting up camp now.
    First dirt.
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    Setting up camp.
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    Will fill in at latter date.
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  10. zoomzu

    zoomzu Been here awhile

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    No real issues, Blanes speedo stopped working and Erik had some bag adjustments needed. I noticed a cut in my bags.
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    Stopped at the Ice Caves, pretty cool. Wish we had more time and better lights to check them out.
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    Pit stop at the falling water.
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    For the most part long relaxing dirt. I want to go back to that area and do some more exploring.
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  11. zoomzu

    zoomzu Been here awhile

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    Starts out good. The first section is nice at the top going across Bethel Ridge. It's slow but good, I enjoyed this part a lot.:clap
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    The first nap of the trip, I'm shocked it wasn't me or Blane.:eek1
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    I guess I hit a rock.:huh
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    After the fisrt part of section 2. Blane's a good friend, but his lack of patients got the best of me. I got mad and left. It was stupid. :locoSo now it's 2 friends finish the WABDR.

    I had different plans going on in my head...Go to Palouse Falls? I started heading to Ellensburg, part way there I thought I might catch up with the guys there.

    I though my bike wasn't running right the night before. On my way to Ellensburg I found out it wasn't. I kept having a fuel issue,my bike would die. So when I was close to Ellensburg, I decided was time to head home.
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    Took me 7 1/2 hours to get to Puyallup from Ellensburg. This is in Hyak.
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    Still not fixed.

    Hope you 2 have fun for the rest of it.
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  12. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    Boy this is getting good !
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  13. zoomzu

    zoomzu Been here awhile

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    Got my bike fixed. My petcock was plugged, just a dribble of gas coming out. Should've left last knight to Chelan, but I wasn't sure that's where they were. Or if they wanted me back. So heading to Conconully to finish the last leg.
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  14. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    Like a good soap, I'm glued! :lol3
    We'll expect every juicy detail Zoom.

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  15. photohawk

    photohawk neophyte

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    Good luck. Tell your buddies I said hi. I'm the guy they met on Sunday with the broken luggage rack on the DRZ400e. I hope their trip went well. We lost quite a bit of time on the first day when one of our guys fell and broke his leg, then dealing with my problem and about an hour later a thrown chain on my friends KLR. As a result we called it quits in Cashmere so we could get home on time.
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  16. adventurerik

    adventurerik Never stop exploring

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    Day 1 section 1 puyallup to stevenson to packwood

    Nice views on the way down to stevenson
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    A good b feast to start the day
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    The first dirt we hit section one was pretty long but fast and dusty
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    A nice view of hood from atop section one
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    The ice caves a nice cool break
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    Another good spot to cool off on the way to packwood
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    Night one we camped on the tieton river just down from bethel ridge
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    Day 2 section 2 and 3

    Nice views of adams and rainier
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    Coming across the top of bethel ridge thier is some nice rutts and I was going way to fast for my own good
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    Another great b feast on 410
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    We see a couple riding from cali on a 990 on wenas road
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    Mike breaks off and we head up umtanum ridge we both manage to dump the bikes on the difficult sections
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    Up on umtanum ridge
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    We head down to ellensburg for a quick break before section 3 101 degrees HOT!
    Run into tow guys on a drz and and klr
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    Up near horse camp we see a old cabin
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    We head down to wenatchee to try to find a campground the campground in monitor says no tents try the fairgrounds so we head up thier and not to great so we head down to wenatchee state park a mesquito haven.

    Day 3 Section 4 Wenatchee to chelan my favorite section (much cooler even a quick rain shower).
    We stop at starbucks in wenatchee to check out the route and get some energy
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    Along chumstick mt.
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    Run into a couple f800s heading south from canada
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    Windy camp area
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    We make it down to 25 mile creek a great day for a swim in chelan
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    Camp for the night and too much wisky
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    Day 4 section 5 we hear back from mike hes gonna meet us back at conconully so we head up
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    Ran into some sand coming down
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    A quick stop in carlton for a pic
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    Then some open range cattle and washed out areas where blane has a drop before coming down ruby hill to the old town site
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    Then into conconully to camp and meet mike at the state park
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    Back to 3 of us
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    Decided to wear shorts to ride up the road to get a bite to eat and leaned my bike over the wrong way OUCH!
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    Day 5 section 6 conconully to the border then home
    Up near lone frank pass
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    another old cabin in the woods unmarked
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    Down to palmer lake and the border
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    Stop in omak for some more chain lube before heading into winthrop for dinner
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    Now back home not my recomendation I was tired should have camped in winthrop but rode home left winthrop around 7 stopped and chelan for sunset and a couple times for gas and made it home around 1am
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    It was a beautiful and rewarding trip Ill look forward to making it again .
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  17. on2wheels52

    on2wheels52 Long timer

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    Looks like it was an interesting ride, great looking country of course.
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  18. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    That burn is nasty....When I was younger it took me three burns before I got smart enough to ALWAYS wear long pants on a motorcycle. I feel for you because I know how bad those things are.

    It looks like you guys had a good ride with some experiences along the way.

    You also got to meet two incredible people. That's Matt and Kelli (Big Wan & Little Wan) in this picture. Watch for their ride report when they finish this ride. Little Wan will entertain you with her stories.
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    Thanks for sharing your ride with us. I know the time and effort it takes to create ride reports and I appreciate that you took the time to create it for all of us to enjoy. :clap
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  19. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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  20. LittleWan

    LittleWan You can do it!

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    hey - it was nice meeting you, adventurerik and therivermonster!
    thanks for letting us check out your map.

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    We were wondering how the rest of your ride went...looks like you had a great time!

    Glad to see your group was reunited (we won't tell Mike what you said about him...:evil
    :lol3 heh. they didn't mean it, zoomzu! )



    hi Ladybug! did I spell your name correctly on that check? :wink:
    thanks for the kind words - but now people are actually going expect entertainment, dang it.
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