5 up on two bikes or the long way to the Trans Lab

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by sakurama, Aug 1, 2009.

  1. sakurama

    sakurama on an endless build

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    Thanks again guys!

    Here's the latest addition to our family - Lucas Sete.

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    He's just over a month old and for some reason I thought a second kid wasn't going to be too much harder. What was I thinking? It's way more work!

    Yes, oldhuskyrider, Portland looms on my horizon in just 7 weeks or so. I'm excited and nervous about the move but more excited. Gino and Lauren and J and I have already decided that once we get settled it will be our perfect jumping off point to do the ride to Alaska that we've been wanting to do. That and we'll have so much more room to ride and hopefully find a place with room for Nadia to ride a minibike.

    Gregor
  2. Centerhorse

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    I only dream of riding right now and this particular story and photo's continue to inspire me to make my dream a reality. Thanks for sharing that epic trip with everyone. Congratulations on both of your children! Mine are 1 1/2 and 2 1/2, there awesome. But a damper on my bike budget. Oh well, I'll make it happen. Congratulation again, beautiful family.
    ~Dan Anderson (Michigan)

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  3. Centerhorse

    Centerhorse Adventurer

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    Sorry about the huge picture.
    ~Dan
  4. blackhorserider

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    It's a beautiful picture...

    Each of the children are looking off, one with trepidation and one with glee. Wonder what they see?
  5. runfire

    runfire n00b

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    very nice!
  6. Ant23

    Ant23 Wantings Enduroness

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    Not sure how i stumbled upon this RR, and normally, i read them, dont comment, and sulk that it wasnt me that did the trip.

    But. As a fan of photography, a new fan of KTM, and a dad of two myself. Just wow.

    Thread revival for those that havent seen it before?

    Great story, great photos. Well done. :clap
  7. kojack

    kojack Stay adventurous my friends!

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    The best part is they are great people.
  8. sakurama

    sakurama on an endless build

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    Okay, sorry for the thread being down. As I mentioned in my edit at the first post Apple killed my gallery and while I've rehosted the photos at Smugmug it's taken a while to get around to updating the thread. Yesterday AtlasExp sent me a PM asking me to update it and that was the kick in the pants I needed so over the next few hours and days I'll be reposting and relinking the images to bring this thread back from the dead. Along the way I'll actually make the photos a little larger and add some extras from the archives but I probably won't rehost the video - at least yet.

    Gregor
  9. motosaint

    motosaint LTLYLTL!

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    Totally! I wanted to re-read the thread. One of the best RR I read on here!
  10. sakurama

    sakurama on an endless build

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    Thanks!

    I'm about halfway through updating and I'll try to get it all done this week. It's fun for me to reread it and hard to believe I didn't have a kid then yet. Wow, have times changed. I'll update it tomorrow with a photo of the kids.

    Gregor
  11. markbvt

    markbvt Long timer

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    Gregor, you might recognize this spot:

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    It was this ride report that clued me in to it, and I had to check it out when I was up there again this August. Incredible spot; thanks for the heads up!

    Full RR here in case you're interested: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=823825

    --mark
  12. lakota

    lakota Geeser

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    Excellent ride report:clap Don't know how I missed it the first time around. Brought back great memories of my TLH ride.
  13. sakurama

    sakurama on an endless build

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    Mark, that's so cool you found the same spot. I think enough ADV'ers have stayed there that we could officially claim it as ours and install a guest book or something. Great ride report. It's interesting how more of the trip was paved for you but that there's still plenty of gravel left to explore. Thanks for posting that.

    And finally, now that I've completely updated the photos of the thread, I thought I'd post a photo of my little adventure rider and her younger brother who was Evel Knievel for halloween. They love motorcycles and I don't wonder why.

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    Glad to see this ride report is still inspiring. I hope as the kids get a little older we'll be able to get back out and enjoy some more epic trips.

    Gregor
  14. Lee C

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    :D Evil looks like he means business great looking kids:clap
  15. ROAD DAMAGE

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    Hi Gregor,

    That may be the best picture I've ever seen posted on ADV Rider. I love it! Evel and Minnie! :lol3

    Must be interesting around your house, huh?

    Stopped in to see your Dad a few months ago. Told him I'd contacted you through your FM ad for your MV. We had a nice visit. I was on my way to Sipapu with a couple of amigos. Bob said he was heading that way early the next morning and he was in the process of loading his GSPD ........ but he never showed? Hope all is well with him. Did you send him a copy of this pic?

    Hope the kids had a great Halloween!

    Regards, Rob
  16. AtlasExp

    AtlasExp beer me

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    Magnus73 Adventurer

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    New user here, just finished this RR and god damn! It was a pleasure to read and look at the pictures, I'm a photographer myself and love to look at pictures! especially as good as these!

    Every pic got his own emotion feeling and you get happy, sad, glad, curious when looking at them! Well done!! :clap

    (Edit: Spelling and stuff...)
  18. motosaint

    motosaint LTLYLTL!

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    OMG! They are so big! Time flies! Time to re-read the RR! Thanks! :clap
  19. kamanya

    kamanya Andrew to most

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    Well, as I was minding my own business and idly surfing the innards of the super cavern called ADVrider, I fortuitously and with great enjoyment, came across this superbly told and masterly photographed RR. I reserve no apology for the late but oh so deserved bump that I so think it deserves.

    Well, so be it!

    Thanks Gregor!
  20. AtlasExp

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    Just went thru your RR report again! Congrats on Your little ones!!!!!:clap:clap:clap:clap