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

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

  1. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    The perfect ride report!!! :clap:clap

    Thanks for the effort, LittleWan!! :beer



    How is the bike? Miles on this one now? Burn any oil? How long do the wheel bearings last? Brake pads? Clutch?
    <THAT'S p like doesn?t really it and bit a clutch the slip not to peeps two with enough slow ride can?t I GS, downfall major that.<>
    GPS tracks to share?
  2. dustyrider

    dustyrider dirt is just better

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    Thanks for the great (as usual) report, Little Wan. No one uses linkies like you do. And Big Wan, your skills are amazing. :clap
  3. NoVa Rider

    NoVa Rider Long timer

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    With a nod to R. Frost:

    Two paths diverged in the wildnerness, and the Wans &#8212;
    consistently took the one more rock strewn, steep and ridiculously difficult,
    And that has made all the difference.

    Thanks for the report! :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap
  4. scottmac

    scottmac Long timer

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    I am sooo gonna miss getting my daily wan fix.:cry


    A big thank you Kelly for all of your hard work putting together this fantastic ride report!!!:clap
  5. Uller

    Uller Long timer

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    This one is so good it deserves an encore.

    Thanks for another fantastic Ride Report.
  6. Rwelch360

    Rwelch360 Been here awhile

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    Great ride report! I really enjoyed it. Thanks for taking us along on the Wans anniversary extravaganza!:clap:clap
    I am sad that it is over though :cry:cry, I am going to miss tuning in daily for the newest update. I hope you guys get some time to go out and do a little mini adventure riding. I look forward to the next installment of the Amazing 2up adventures of the Wans.:lol3
  7. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    :clap Thanks for taking the time to share your exciting adventure with the rest of us. No one does a ride report like you and no one rides two up like the two of you do. :clap
  8. Hobbes950

    Hobbes950 Darth Kitten

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    Nice to see a shot of my town in there.

    Beautiful job, as always. Thank you.

    :cry
  9. PinkPillion

    PinkPillion Been here awhile

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    Oh yes, cute little Graeagle. Never have stopped long enough to try an ice cream.
    Those rocks around Gold Lake are nothing nice! Talk about rough on the big beemer.
    Butcher Ranch trail!!! Richard has tried to kill me a few times going down that.
    Pauley Creek is the craziest uphill in that trail network.
    Something like this happens every time.

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    Thanks for including us in your epic trip. Awesome, brilliant, fantastic job.
    You two are amazing and inspiring.
    :nod
  10. joefromsf

    joefromsf Dark Happens

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    How will I survive without my daily dose of Wan wit & wisdom at the top of my subscription list. Oh, The horror.
  11. Bronco3738

    Bronco3738 Mike

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    Great report as always. Thanks again for all the hard work putting it together.:clap:clap:clap
  12. live2ridetahoe

    live2ridetahoe RN

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    I came down Pauly Creek on my 950 Adventure and had to go up Butcher Ranch... Not fun... but I'll never forget it. When I got up to the "ravine" on Butcher Ranch, there were two guys from Santa Cruz bikes doing trail maintenance. They remarked that my 950 was the biggest thing they have ever seen on the trail...

    I could not imagine going up Pauly Creek on the 950/990.

    JG
  13. CB160

    CB160 another old fart....

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    Gotta toss another $.005 cents in...
    LITTLEWAN is the best R/R writer....Mr.SuperWAN is the bestest BusDriver....together they are the most awesome team
    on ADV in my little book anyway.....
    Thanks again for sharing your adventures/travels/thoughts/pics/side trips as always, it was a great ride!!
    Can't wait for the next one.....
    I'll go back to my corner now....
    have a great Holiday season! :)
  14. Scott_PDX

    Scott_PDX Leisure Engineer

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    Couldnt' have said it better myself. My world is a little brighter knowing that you guys are out there :super
  15. Twilight Error

    Twilight Error Going nowhere slowly

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    And thus, another Wan report comes to a close.

    They've got passports, is there any interest in funding an old-school "some godforsaken continent on $50/day" ride for them? Send 'em for Coffee in Capetown via New Delhi perhaps?
  16. dustyrider

    dustyrider dirt is just better

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    :norton
    Africa.
  17. Uller

    Uller Long timer

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  18. LittleWan

    LittleWan You can do it!

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    Oh Hai!


    :wave

    jmcg, x-box, RedRockRider, wachs, sion, live2ridetahoe,
    dano619, bigdon, Bob, Loud Al, redog1, NotAllWhoWanderRLost,
    Gramp-Z
    (hourly wages! :eek1), larryboy, dustyrider, NoVa Rider (lovely poem! :D), scottmac, Uller,
    Rwelch360, Ladybug0048, Hobbes950, PinkPillion, joefromsf,
    Bronco3738, CB160
    (you're sooo sweet!)
    , Scott_PDX(you, too!), and Twilight Error!

    :raabia

    Wow, thanks for all the love you guys! This is even better than going to Costco. :nod

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    You're very welcome. :D
    I'm just so glad you enjoyed the report!




    Or, at least parts of it...

    :huh

    :poser




    One more Nevada City pic for Hobbes!

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    Good god, Aimee! :yikes


    What happened? It looks like you probably can&#8217;t talk about it. :arg



    You make it sound so good, I'm intrigued... :hmmmmm

    I googled around - is this the Pauley Creek Trail you and PinkPillion are talking about?
    :scratch

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    Squaw Ridge is also a fun Sierras ride. Although, it was closed this last summer.
    Probably closed for the winter, now.
    I hope it reopens next year.
    Our Squaw Ridge day trippin' ride report is here (short, no linkies).





    Holy crap, Rob...
    :bow

    Matt said, good job - you nailed it! That's exactly where they were. :thumb

    :D






    More Death Valley news, real quick -
    Matt went to Lippincott to look for the cone...


    It wasn't there!
    Anyone hear anything about it being found? :ear
    JustPaul? :scratch

    Maybe it was a non-ADV hiker?
    That's a pretty prominent cairn.



    At any rate - don't waste any time trying to find the Lippincott Cone - it's gone!




    :eek1

    Already gearing up for the first installment of Trying to kill the Wans, I see. :huh

    :lol3




    I'm having a tough time answering this one right now.
    Matt and I really need to make dinner...
    So, Rob - we'll talk about this later. :deal
    Here's a quick pic of the bash plate after this ride:

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    Hard at work! :gdog








    And, for Landon...a bunny pic. :D
    I'm bunny-sitting for my mom.

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    This is not a snack! :nono I know you jokers.






  19. bruceo

    bruceo Been here awhile

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    Wans, excellent ride, excellent report. Just wanted to add my thanks for all the hard work, it's been very educational, inspirational and lots of fun following along. Can't wait for the next one! :clap:clap:clap
  20. jadedillusion

    jadedillusion Adventure Wife

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    :cry
    No!!!! It can't be over?! :waysad

    Bravo, fantastic RR as usual. Can't wait for the next Wan adventure.