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

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

  1. dvwalker

    dvwalker Working to ride

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    awesome job as always you wans!!!! Trip and memory of a life time

    next adventure? school bus rest, back on the water?

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  2. BeardThrone

    BeardThrone ...in bat country.

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    Just finished the last page. EPIC RIDE! Thanks for taking the time to share.
  3. Wilkrider

    Wilkrider Pain Doc

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    Thank you for a wonderful RR. Its good to lust from time to time. Looking forward to further future adventures! :clap
  4. apollomission19

    apollomission19 Adventurer

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  5. 4corners14

    4corners14 Been here awhile

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    Next?:clap
  6. jabreu

    jabreu Adventurer

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    Hey just a note to thank you both. Matt awesome riding , 2 up no less. and then little Wan you have some guts to sit on the back with Matt while snapping great pics . A fun r/r Jabreu from fairfield CA
  7. kaia

    kaia team F5 ⌘R

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    i had been a bit busy with work, and didn't get to finish the report until today.... AMAZING. congrats on finishing without giving up!

    and the tally is... 3526 photos.


    ... and because i wanted to know, i totaled other stuff too:

    + LittleWan
    - posts = 177
    - images = smilies:3032 gif:8 jpg:3719
    - videos = youtube:135
    - links = other:171 youtube:406 adv:416


    seriously??? 3032 smilies? LOL!
  8. LittleWan

    LittleWan You can do it!

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    Oh Hai!

    thanks for the nice comments, you guys!


    Hi kaia!
    Thanks for coming back and posting that stuff.
    3526!
    That feels about right.
    Guess I can go delete all the oatmeal and chuffing pics from Lightroom now. :lol3



    haha, <strike>3032</strike> 3036 smilies!
    I love them. I wish I could hand them out in real life. easier than making an actual expression. :D







    Just in case you guys were missing me, I dug up a Tarako Christmas video.
    This ought to make you feel better...:evil

    <iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/uVcxRSICj7M?rel=0" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" width="480"></iframe>



    Happy Holidays!

    Hope Santa brings you everything on your list...

    <iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/NBtOaiL98PI?rel=0" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" width="640"></iframe>


    :wave



  9. HardWorkingDog

    HardWorkingDog Harvey Mushman

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    GUESS WHAT!? i got a FEVER. And the only prescription is MORE KEWPIE!!!
  10. tagentry

    tagentry Northwest Silverback

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    I'm going through withdrawal:muutt

    I've lost all interest in any other ride reports. I just can't keep going :kboom


    :baldy
  11. redog1

    redog1 KLR650-2009

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    :freaky DOH!!! :D
  12. Idahosam

    Idahosam Set Adrift

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    Hi just popping in after a too long absence HI :wave I just wanted to wish you two a very "Happy Holiday Season" and hope nothing but the best for you two for all the smiles you've brought to us ADV want to be's You are like Rock Stars within this realm :bow


    Now to be honest and perhaps it's my age but you totally lost me on the bean doggy thingy :dunno ....... :gerg But I can say this: WHAT A FRIGGIN OUTSTANDING ADVENTURE !!

    Hope to bump into you two again sometime, was a real privilege to make your acquaintance.


    This for you two................


    <iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/RijB8wnJCN0" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="420"></iframe>



    That's why we Love you Guys!
  13. LittleWan

    LittleWan You can do it!

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    Thanks, Sam - it was really great to meet you, too!
    Aw, matt says it's probably because you're a mature adult (unlike some people)...

    hmph. :bluduh


    whatevs, matt.



    Maybe this calls for some refrigerator poetry...

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    Did that help?

    :lol3






    Thanks, tagentry! Merry Xmas, redog!
    sorry, HardWorkingDog, no mas tarako...


    how 'bout weird gingerbread?


    <iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/hBTdRXRU1NQ?rel=0" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="480" width="853"></iframe>




    :scratch



    :norton OK, guys - smell ya later! (remember?)

  14. Nixels

    Nixels Face fears - live life

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    :scratch Bart Simpson grew up???!!! :yikes

    I gotta get a TV and find out what's been going on with the Simpsons. I had no idea! :eek1 :uhoh

    Thanks for the update & the education!

    Smelly Christmas! :deal

    :poser
  15. motorradrudi

    motorradrudi tourguide

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    A real adventure! Great RR! [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    Thank you very much!

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    Greets from Germany
    Rudi
  16. LittleWan

    LittleWan You can do it!

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    hi Nixels! hi motoradrudi! :D




    Hey you guys, the world didn't end!
    (got that song stuck in your head? me too)

    What, no zombie apocalypse?
    No massive tidal waves?
    No explosions?


    :ddog

    Great.
    Now we have to figure out what to do next year...

    But, first, I guess I'd better finish making those xmas_gifts. :bluduh


    speaking of knitting/crochet, here's some moto content...
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    read more, here.





    Anyway, here's a little something to get everyone in the holiday mood...

    <iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/b8LFyyiv93s?rel=0" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe>


    Catchy, huh? :evil


    :wave

  17. MotoAdventureGal

    MotoAdventureGal Motorcycle Vagabond

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    LittleWan, Mr. Purr says she wants one of those next...
  18. Twilight Error

    Twilight Error Going nowhere slowly

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    A motorcycle coozie of the highest order.

    None of my bikes have ever been clean enough to even consider that treatment, unless the yarn used was brown, black and dark grey.
  19. ROAD DAMAGE

    ROAD DAMAGE Long timer

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    Hey Wans,

    That last post was just classic Kelly! I clicked on ALL the clips and it was just a smorgasbord of entertainment.
    Thank You!

    Particularly liked the "Ding, Fries are Done".


    When I was in college I worked at a Burger King. I stayed in the back and made sandwiches and fries. Our fry vats were automated. To "put fries down" you hit a button that lowered the baskets, and then timed the fry cycle. When the fries were done, it automatically raised the fries and gave 5 or 6 audible beeps to let you know that they were done. While working there, I lived on campus in a dorm that was made of concrete block. The sound traveled right through those walls. My next door neighbor had an alarm clock that HAD THE EXACT SAME TONE as the fry vat timer. No shit, five days a week I'd get roused from my alcohol and THC induced slumber by my neighbor's alarm clock ....and the first thing I'd think for the day was "Shit, the fries are done"!

    So I really got a good chuckle out of that. Ding, fries are done......... ding, fries are done ............ ding, fries are done ...... :lol3

    Thanks for all the first class entertainment this year! :D

    Happy Holidays!

    Rob
  20. panhead_dan

    panhead_dan motorcycle addict

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    Thank you sooo much for this fantastic ride report! I love your style in the report Little Wan and both your abilities as riders is (are?) amazing. I used to think I was all that till I read this RR. You two ROCK!!! Thanks also for taking my mind off of my new fiberglass leg cast for the last four days. Congrats on the anniversary, I can't think of a better way to celebrate one!

    Merry Christmas Wans!


    May all your rides be an adventure.