Gettin' Dirty with the Wans: 8400 miles - UTBDR, KLIM rally, Canada, WABDR, OBDR +

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by LittleWan, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. wachs

    wachs just passin' through

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    Read the OBDR part but need to go way back as I lost track of your awesome saga and must catch up.

    That Pirelli was chundered

    'Smell ya later MT21' - :lol3


    Happy Halloween !
  2. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    I've camped at that same spot, right next to the road with a little trickle of a stream down the bank.
  3. Idahosam

    Idahosam Set Adrift

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    WOW, Holy guacamole... I have been home for a week now and been trying to catchup on all my favorite RR's and taking care of personals. You guys have had one hell of of an adventure just trying to read it all made my head spin.:eek1

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    That was a whole lot for me to take in! You Guys are awesome.
  4. alcanrider

    alcanrider alcanrider

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    its ki ki ki ah ah ah and not che che che ah ah ah? Ah never mind, I'm just being silly again. Still reading your RR and still lovin the scenery:clap
  5. LittleWan

    LittleWan You can do it!

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    Hiya wachs!
    hey, glad to see you're back on the horse/pig! :clap


    :nod lotsa nice camping places on the OBDR! :D I wish you could watch that one! It's dogs camping. Check it out later :)


    Hey Sam!
    Yeah, BC was pretty crazy, huh? :lol3
    Hope it gave you some ideas for next summer...:evil
    thanks for the vid - haven't seen that one in a long time!


    haha, I'm just going with the wiki.
    Oh, wait. I messed it up. :rolleyes
    It's supposed to be "ki ki ki ma ma ma" - read the music wiki here.







    Day 50: 8/10/12
    Near Ukiah, OR to Cranes Crossing CG 222 miles






    A chipmunk started yelling outside our tent at 5am.&#8232; :huh Shut up!

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    Sigh. But, we fell back to sleep ( I still think they're cute :lol3).
    Didn&#8217;t eat oatmeal until 8:30.

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    Fast gravel.

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    Cows.

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    Seriously slow cows.
    (I didn&#8217;t know what slow cow was, but it seems like it&#8217;s the opposite of Red Bull. Canadian, don&#8217;cha know.:wink:)

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    Hey, this is where the Danger Helicopter lives. We had been looking forward to seeing it...

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    But, he wasn&#8217;t home. :cry
    Probably off doing something really important...

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    The Tower Mountain Lookout.

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    I took this pic last time, but the info hasn&#8217;t changed.

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    Oh, this would have been a good campsite. Too bad we didn&#8217;t remember.

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    There&#8217;s even an outhouse! Bet it&#8217;s creepy at night, though. :uhoh

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    Oooh, it probably knows too much... :huh

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    That sign says Blue Mountain Oregon Scenic Byway.

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    Oriental Creek, 8 miles.

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    We had a lot of fun with Gravitycheck on this road.
    It&#8217;s a good spot for filming your buddies (if you&#8217;re with any). :deal

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    OK, I think I&#8217;ll leave you here for now.
    It&#8217;s not a great spot, but I really need to get to bed.
    Sorry, pretty lame post. :(:


    We&#8217;ve had a lot going on this week (and none of it good).

    I&#8217;m determined to finish this report - don&#8217;t worry!
    It just might take a little longer than I thought.



    Here&#8217;s a weird (I know, I know) Mameshiba for you...


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    (°)(°)

    I was trying to make boobs. Did it work? :scratch

    :lol3


  6. acesandeights

    acesandeights Asperger

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    I like the nipples a little lower, a more natural boobie, but some people prefer the kind you posted (I'm guessing she's got implants). :-)
  7. HardWorkingDog

    HardWorkingDog Harvey Mushman

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    They're just in the upward arc of a "jiggle." You know, like in the opening minutes of On Any Sunday, red sweater...




    edit: technical term&#8212;"apogee"
  8. kaia

    kaia team F5 ⌘R

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    i'm prepping for f5-dakar madness, working on thread "scanning" tools... did you know that so far for this report, you've posted 3000+ images, not counting videos! (for reference, you posted ~2880 photos in your Summer of Stupid report)


    that's madness! what an amazing story. i can't wait for the finish!
  9. nuggets

    nuggets Fries with that?

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    Since the stats subject came up. LittleWan you should know that if you sort the ride reports by rating, your thread makes the first page of results.

    Congrats:clap
  10. LittleWan

    LittleWan You can do it!

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    haha, yeah, I guess those were kinda high and implant-y.
    At least they’re symmetrical...
    not like some people...


    (° )( .) <---- Kitty (say goodbye to these, michael!)



    Where's that thing from scottmac? .:scratch lemme go find it...


    I just thought other other nipple option (.)(.) looked a little droopy. But, I guess that’s life. Gravity's a bitch. :cry



    (.)(.) <----- maybe a little too much of this. Apogee = Ow. :arg (thanks HWD - vocabulary lesson!)




    haha, this is fun!

    (-)(-) <---- pierced




    (x)(x) <------- Wendy O. Williams couldn't find a good pic online but she was the first to put those electrical tape "X"s on her nipples.




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    Christina Hendricks





    ( o Y o ) <------ we’ll go with these. :D Go where, I have no idea. But, if I need to use boobs for something else, those are them.




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    3000+ images, huh? It feels like 10,000! :rofl
    I am surprised that there are more pics so far than in all of the S of S...I thought I was using fewer photos this time.
    Interesting...:hmmmmm Thanks, kaia!



    hi nuggets - really? Thanks for noticing, but I don't even look at those stupid things.
    I was looking for a little while, but every time I checked, the numbers only went down.
    It was too depressing (considering how much work goes into a RR), so I stopped.
    We get a lot of 1 star ratings, I think. :dunno

    :rolleyes
    Now I just do what I like and try not to worry about anonymous ratings.
    But it sounds like you're enjoying the report (I hope), so that makes me happy.
    Thanks for taking the time to post!
    :D







    Day 50: 8/10/12 continued
    Near Ukiah, OR to Cranes Crossing CG 222 miles





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    I think this is Oriental Creek Campground.
    We saw a sign for $8, but according to this website, there’s no charge for overnight camping.

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    We totally blew past the turnoff for Dale and had to backtrack. :bluduh

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    They were doing some road work, but the new bridge is finished.

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    Dale, Oregon.
    According to the internets, the mail for Dale actually goes to Ukiah now.

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    There was a woman pumping gas at the store, so I had high hopes for the Ladies room! :jive

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    Too bad it was only 87 octane and full of ethanol
    (god, we missed that good chilliwack 94 octane :(:)

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    This is about the size of the bear we saw leaving Walla Walla. :eek1
    (poor bear :cry)

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    Guns are not allowed in store. Careful, there, Annie Oakley. :gun1

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    This may have been an all-time low...:huh
    Red Bull, Code Red, and a snickers bar for lunch.

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    Or, should I say, “high?”

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    I think we needed it.
    Damn chipmunks, waking us up so early... :ddog ooh. that’s about how annoying it was, too...

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    Cool, I was hoping to pick up the latest issue of Tractor House...:wink:

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    Haha, same lame city folk joke as last time. :rolleyes :lol3

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    Last time I also said there were no ladies in Dale...:jive
    But, as we saw earlier, there are now...
    Yes! The bathroom was soooo much better...:clap

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    It’s no classy Japanese toilet, but it’s not terrifying anymore, either. :thumb

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    Oh, I recognize this place...:nod

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    Haha, this is where we did that silly Ponch and Jon video with Gravitycheck. :ymca
    It’s unlisted, so the only way to see it is to dig through the old RR.
    I’ll put it here, if you’re curious...


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    Okay, next stop - Olive Lake!

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    Okay,
    ready?

    Friday night Mameshiba! :clap


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  11. BigDave75

    BigDave75 Will Work for Food!

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    Awesome ride report once again!!! I had just finished reading the summer of stupid before I left for South Africa almost two years ago and just found this one this week! I hope to run into you guys on the road someday here in God's country, Oregon! Thanks again for such a great report!l
  12. emerson.biguns

    emerson.biguns All idiot, no savant

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    :wave


    I noticed there's a lot less black & blue on this trip. :lol3


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    Hopefully you haven't applied for copyright protection and I can use them as my signature? :D




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  13. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    awesome videos and photos!
    :lurk
  14. mamacone

    mamacone Been here awhile

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    Excellent ride report, not very many I look forward too. I have been hooked since the Klim rally. The canimal rides were epic. Your efforts are appreciated. Nothing like fresh rubber, especially a 908. :clap:clap
  15. LittleWan

    LittleWan You can do it!

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    Hi BigDave75!
    Wow, I'm glad you found us again, sounds like you've been busy, too.
    Thanks for reading!

    hey emerson.biguns! :wave

    haha, those boobs match your avatar perfectly!
    Of course I'll share -


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    (and, yeah - thanks for noticing I'm not as mashed up this time! :thumb)




    Thank you! :D



    Aw, glad you're enjoying the report!
    Yeah, the KLIM rally was pretty great. we had so much fun.
    And, BC - swoon.

    thanks for checking in!









    Hey you guys,
    sorry this thing spends so much time just sitting around lately.

    I'm not ignoring you, I swear.
    It's been another lousy week.
    Not just with work...

    my grandfather is in the hospital. It was bad for a while, but he seems to be doing better now.
    Also, I've been really sick.
    Too sick to do anything but lay in bed and be pathetic.
    I'm feeling better today, though.


    Anyway, don't give up on me - we still have some good riding coming up...
    Some river crossings, some sand (dunes, even!), some Christmas Valley 2 track...
    I think some of our most technical riding of the whole trip was on Crane Mountain (at the Oregon/Cali border)...:deal







    Day 50: 8/10/12 continued
    Near Ukiah, OR to Cranes Crossing CG 222 miles






    Olive Lake was a great stop last time.
    So pretty and peaceful.

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    We were looking forward to having snacktime and enjoying the view.
    There was a cute chipmunk taking a dustbath, but I didn’t get the camera out in time.
    Darn it!


    Just as Matt and I were settling down on this shady bench, we heard a bunch of yelling...

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    There was a shrill, female voice shrieking, “you always ruin everything! I hate you and I hate my life!”
    and then loud footsteps going down the dock.
    A man followed her. Her dad, probably.

    Great. :bluduh
    Couldn’t you go back to your campsite for this BS?



    But, no. They had to subject everyone to their crap.
    (we had the bench to ourselves, but there were people in lawn chairs on the other side,
    as well as people in canoes on the bank)



    Anyway, there was all kinds of drama - screaming, crying (fake crying), whining...
    Bargaining, pleading, threatening (all from the same girl)...
    And we had a ringside seat. :rolleyes

    The Olive lake Tree of Trust.

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    I had my back to them, so I assumed it was someone’s bitchy teenage daughter,
    ruining the family’s vacation.
    But, Matt said it was actually someone’s 40-something year old wife or girlfriend.
    ruining everyone else's vacations.



    Awesome.



    Worst. snacktime. ever. :fitz




    On the plus side, we saw another osprey catch a fish!
    I have another crappy photo to show for it.
    Oh well. It was neat, I promise.

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    Back on the road...

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    We were heading into Sumpter for fuel.

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    Noticed a lot of For Sale signs in Sumpter this time...
    It must be rough to make a living in these small towns, even in a strong economy.
    But, lately? So sad.

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    Luckily, the gas station was still open.

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    Remember this joke from last time?

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    I think the egg was even bigger this year. :lol3

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    I went inside this time (got an otter pop).
    It was so nice in there with the AC blasting. :vardy

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    We were talking to the guy behind the counter and, to make conversation,
    asked him how far it was to Seneca.
    (we’ve only been there via the dirt)


    He said, “Where?”
    Seneca.
    “Seneca? Is that in Oregon?” :hmmmmm



    He had all kinds of maps in the store, so we all started looking.
    What the hell? Why can’t we find Seneca?
    It seemed to be just beyond the boundaries of every map he had.
    I think he was starting to think we were full of BS.
    No, really, Seneca is in Oregon! It’s close to Sumpter, even.

    Uh huh. Sure it is. :rolleyes




    We never did find it on his maps.
    I'm sure he thought we were just stupid city folk, confused as usual.
    Or Kalifornicators, hopped up on Four Loko.
    (this was where we bought the Four Loko last time :1drink)

    :rofl



    Here, I have a map now.
    It’s 82 miles away, on the slab.

    A is Sumpter, B is Seneca.

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    It’s not like they were on other ends of the state, either.
    Again, A is Sumpter, B is Seneca.

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    Anyway, at least we weren’t crazy. :lol3
    We might have been tempted to buy some Four Loko again, but they don't sell it at Sumpter anymore.
    He said it wasn't a big mover.



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    Leaving Sumpter, there’s a short detour on an ATV trail.
    it wasn’t much.

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    They have warning signs when you go the other direction...
    Max width of 50”

    Gravitycheck’s photo from 2010

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    After single track, this was huge!

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    Hmm. I'm not quite ready with the last photos.
    I guess I'll leave you with some cow butt...

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    Aww, too bad we've pretty much over done Baby Got Back...

    And I already used Culo... :scratch

    How 'bout some Shake Your Rump?

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  16. LittleWan

    LittleWan You can do it!

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    Day 50: 8/10/12 continued
    Near Ukiah, OR to Cranes Crossing CG 222 miles







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    Again, mostly fast roads.

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    With the occasional scary sections of thick gravel. :eek1

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    We couldn’t remember all the gas stops and didn’t have a map,
    so we topped off whenever we had the chance.

    Unity, Oregon.

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    The market had changed hands since we were there last.
    New sign, new name.

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    Old sign, old name (2010)
    "we fax!" :lol3

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    There was a Harley couple outside the store. On his and her hogs.
    The woman was wearing a tee shirt, some stretch jeans and some mule slides.
    Mules are slip on shoes like this:

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    They were talking about how they had been in Idaho this morning.
    Holy crap, you rode from Idaho in those? :huh
    In your freaking slippers?
    It made me shudder.
    Lady, when you crash, it’s going to mucking hurt. :uhoh



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    Ah, back in the dirt. :D

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    It was a friday night and there were lots of people camping just outside of Unity.

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    Most of the campgrounds were pretty full (and loud).

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    We decided to try and get further away from the herd.

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    By the time we got here, we weren’t seeing anyone. :clap
    (actually, we stopped seeing people after the first or second photo)

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    I. like. big. ruts. and I cannot lie...

    They certainly thin the crowds, if nothing else. :evil

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    So, I kept feeling like the baby’s grave was coming up, but it never did.
    Maybe that was going to be the next day. :hmmmmm



    It was starting to get late.
    We had done over 200 miles, so we started thinking about finding a camp spot.
    It seemed like one of the river crossings was going to be coming up soon.



    Sure enough, we started seeing signs for Cranes Crossing.
    That’s the usually the deeper of the two, right, larryboy? :scratch



    Hey, there’s a Cranes Crossing campground?
    Never noticed that before.
    It was perfect. :thumb

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    It was just before the crossing, right on the banks of the river.

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    Oooh.
    There was a lot of water and it was moving pretty fast, too. :arg

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    At least we had a built in cooler for the learning juice! :wink:

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    Oh hai, we’re in our bathing suits (trying not to get swept away).

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    Cows had obviously been hanging out here - there were giant plops everywhere.
    But, humanwise, we had it all to ourselves.
    There was a creepy outhouse way up on the hill,
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    Wow, again?
    I didn’t realize what a dinner rut we were in until I started uploading photos...

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    We hadn’t heard anything about a fire ban, but we were careful.
    The ground was pretty muddy. Everything around the fire ring was dirt or grass (green).
    Afterwards, we drowned the embers with buckets of water.

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    Norm. taking it one day at a time...

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    Here we are, mapped on google...we're that green arrow.

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    Roughly where that A is.

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    That night, I put the camera on the starry night setting and stuck it outside the tent.
    It didn’t work very well. The max the Lumix can do is 60 sec. :fitz

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    Oh well. It did capture a little shooting star, though!

    Anyway, a fancy camera would have already bitten the dust by now.
    I can’t have nice things.

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    Now that my grandfather is getting back to being his usual keen self,
    I feel okay about using this one.


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  17. redog1

    redog1 KLR650-2009

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    of the Wans RR. Still riding along and enjoying it. I need to start planning the OBDR. looks like a fun ride. :clap
  18. motorradrudi

    motorradrudi tourguide

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    Crazy!

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    Great RR, Videos and pics!

    Thank you for sharing them with us!

    Best greatings from Germany
    Rudi
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  19. Rwelch360

    Rwelch360 Been here awhile

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    Great section guys. I haven't been in any deep ruts, or loose sand...but i know i will make it my favorite.
    Hope you are feeling better and glad to hear that grandpa is doing better too.:D
  20. Syntroxis

    Syntroxis Adventurer

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    Great Ride Report. Your reports are fun and refreshing.

    Glad that your Grandfather is doing better and that you are feeling better.