BigDog/DingWeeds-Mex/Can AndThenSome

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by BigDogAdventures, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. BigDogAdventures

    BigDogAdventures Fart Letter

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    Hope you all enjoy this as much as me and my buddy Scott Stevenson (AKA DingWeed) did.
    It was 27 days and about 5,300 miles of dirt, sand, rocks and lots of mud from the Mexican border town of Lochiel, AZ (population zero--or so we thought) to the Canada border on a dead end dirt road.
    After getting to the Canada border our ride was really only about half over--the ride back a different way was even better.
    We rode Yamaha WR250R's and were joined for a little while with a buddy of mine on an adventure equipped WR450F and also one day from John AKA the infamous Emmerson Bigguns.
    Our routes in Idaho were not ours--Martin Hackworth who created the Tour Of Idaho at MotoJazz helped us out on that.
    I have made 2 stabs at the North to South TID route where an injury and other circumstances didn't let me finish it. We as a team not only completed what Martin calls T1----we also did his West to East route called T2 back to back with a connector route thru Washington and Oregon and Hells Canyon.
    We camped on this ride a lot and had our problems--we overcame them all and we both made it back home safe and sound.

    The ride goes thru the states of Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, Colorado, Washington and Oregon.

    Here is where we started---an old border crossing in Lochiel, AZ---as you can see a very secure border location.

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  2. LeeU

    LeeU Been here awhile

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    Mark,

    You know I'm in, BIGTIME!!!:lurk :lurk

    LeeU
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  3. Cannonshot

    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Super Moderator

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    Looking forward to this!
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  4. joenuclear

    joenuclear Planning.....

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    I'm in Mark! :lurk :lurk :lurk
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  5. danceswithcages

    danceswithcages Been here awhile

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    Here comes another incredible adventure from BigDog! :clap

    :lurk :lurk :lurk
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  6. DingWeed

    DingWeed Been here awhile

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    :clap :clap Looking GREAT!! Mark!!!!
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  7. Baja Ho

    Baja Ho Been here awhile

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    YIPPEE, Another Big Dog Adventure :clap :lurk
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  8. ROYAL COACHMAN

    ROYAL COACHMAN Been here awhile

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    More please!!!
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    BTW how is Marty doing, is he gettin his fill of the San Juans?


    Glen
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  9. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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  10. Vinnie the Snake

    Vinnie the Snake Long timer

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    I'm in. Could be the best BigDog RR yet.:ear :ear
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  11. Lion BR

    Lion BR I'd rather be riding

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    I'm in.:lurk
    If we are going to watch more videos in this report, is it fair to ask if we have an in-house translator? :D
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  12. jonz

    jonz Miles are my mantra

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    Good stuff Mark. I've been thinking of a west-of-the-CD ride as a loop to do maybe after a ride up the CD. Of course, that will be when I retire in a couple years. Since I won't be riding for a few more months, I'm subscribed. :ear :ear :ear
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  13. HighFive

    HighFive Never Tap-Out

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    Bout time! Came home from the Alpine Loop expecting to catch up on this one. But nada...nothing. Began thinking you were riding for the rest of the year!

    I'm in....all the way!

    HF :lurk
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  14. dvwalker

    dvwalker Working to ride

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    pass the popcorn, been waiting for your safe return and write up...
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  15. wachs

    wachs just passin' through

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    Subscribed - Woo Hoo! :lurk
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  16. redpillar

    redpillar Been here awhile

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    I'll take BigDog ride reports for 100 please Alex
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  17. Sock Monkey

    Sock Monkey Corporate slave

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    Go ahead, post all the pictures, videos, etc. that you want of you guys riding wide open spaces and knarly single track and everything in between, because we all know it's a FAKE!!! A FRAUD!!!! 'Cause we all KNOW that a teensy weensy little 250 just CAN'T be a REAL adventure bike. :lol3 :oscar :poser

    Sorry, couldn't resist. Carry on.... :thumb

    -NoVector
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  18. wswartzwel

    wswartzwel Unsafe at any speed

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    subscribe
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  19. Live2Ride

    Live2Ride Not Famous

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    Looking forward to this. It was great meeting you guys and helping out while you were in Wa/Id. Hope my RC helicopters didn't cause to much of a distraction.:lol3
    Bring it on. :clap
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  20. stickman1432

    stickman1432 Crusty Adventurer

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    I just completed your CDR trip south to north SOLO on my 1200 GS and had a great time so you know that I'm in for the next adventure !!!!!!! :thumb
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