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

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

  1. Liebchen & Izzy

    Liebchen & Izzy Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2011
    Oddometer:
    83
    Location:
    Alaska, Don't ride naked it's cold.
    Simply the best Ride report ever...Im in awe as to the amount of content and how extremely entertaining you are:clap you inspire me to go ride more with the wifey.......I do really hope this isn't the last one you do but i hope that 2013 holds all the adventure and fun i think you guys deserve :freaky
  2. Just Paul

    Just Paul Pro Cat Herder

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2007
    Oddometer:
    2,104
    Location:
    Pleasanton, Ca
    Nope not me..


    Matt and Kelly thanks for all your hard work on these amazing Ride Reports.

    For you other RR readers there next Ride report is here
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=867128
  3. kOnwater

    kOnwater n00b

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2012
    Oddometer:
    5
    Hey, read your report a when it came out. and thought it was pretty cool. Today i hiked the traverse you rode on pg 34 on the way up to Mt Archibald. I can't believe you brought bikes through that. It was a bit sketchy on foot in some places. Amazing!!
    Oh, and the drop off.... Pictures don't quite capture it. Too bad about the fog, it was a truly amazing view!
  4. LittleWan

    LittleWan You can do it!

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2009
    Oddometer:
    1,842
    Location:
    up on the pegs, CA
    Hi kOnwater!

    Wow, the Traverse - that must have been a gorgeous hike!

    I'm so impressed that you remembered seeing it in the RR, and then took the time to come back and post a year later.
    Do you have any fog-free photos to share? I'd love to see them...



    Matt and I enjoyed re-watching the videos from that evening...

    <iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/dRgE_qkdciQ" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="480" width="853"></iframe>


    <iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/DCf4rYugg6k" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="480" width="853"></iframe>


    :knary



    Wow, that was a fun day! :clap


    It's so cool that you brought this up, it has been a long time since we've seen page 34...



    And, what interesting timing -
    On wednesday, we're going to be meeting back up with Radek and Lica! :D


    A group of us are riding out to Colorado, it ought to be a blast!
    :rayof


    Colorado has been done to death this year, so I'm not sure if I'll be doing a report.
    I'll have to see if a story reveals itself along the way...:wink:






    p.s. Twilight Error, ROAD DAMAGE, panhead_dan (hope your leg is all healed up!), Liebchen & Izzy, and JustPaul -
    thank you so much for the kind words! I was pretty fried at the end of this RR and may not have thanked you at the time.
    Just re-read your comments again...
    sometimes I'm blown away by the nice things our RR <strike> readers</strike> participants post. :shog
    Thanks, you guys!
    :raabia
  5. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2005
    Oddometer:
    11,535
    Location:
    Spokane Valley, WA (the dry side of the mountains)
    It doesn't matter that CO has already been done to death your reports always have a fresh perspective that others don't find. I hope that ride report reveals it's self and you do a report. :deal

    Have a great time! :clap
  6. dustyrider

    dustyrider dirt is just better

    Joined:
    May 20, 2009
    Oddometer:
    112
    Location:
    Earth
    +1
  7. Bob

    Bob Formerly H20Pumper

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2002
    Oddometer:
    2,786
    Location:
    Corral de Tierra CA, Ketchum ID
    HELLO, its Wednesday, where's the RR?

    Just kidding have fun!
  8. RACINGTHESUN

    RACINGTHESUN Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2013
    Oddometer:
    116
    Location:
    On the Flatirons
    Would be totally cool to meet you and Big Wan. Living just a little south of Boulder on the flatirons. Have really enjoyed your RRs, and don't know if I will ever have a chance to go to any of the rallies or meet and greets. Please let me know if we can all get together. My schedule is wide open, just say when or if you will be in the Denver area.
    Doug
  9. RACINGTHESUN

    RACINGTHESUN Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2013
    Oddometer:
    116
    Location:
    On the Flatirons
    you are right Ladybug her reports are awesome and very humorous too. Gotta say I love the ones you do also:clap
  10. Liebchen & Izzy

    Liebchen & Izzy Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2011
    Oddometer:
    83
    Location:
    Alaska, Don't ride naked it's cold.
    i amy have been done but if it hasnt been done by Kelly it hasn't been DONE:evil:freaky:deal:ear
  11. LittleWan

    LittleWan You can do it!

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2009
    Oddometer:
    1,842
    Location:
    up on the pegs, CA
    Hey doug,
    Thank you for the kind offer!
    Unfortunately, we didn't get to the Denver area. We are currently in silverton.
    Sorry we didn't get to meet up, but it would have been nice!


    I'm using Matt's new iPhone to get online and I hate it
    Can't figure out how to change the text to orange - gah!
    No smilies


    Anyway, thanks everyone for the enthusiasm,
    I hope a ride report will work out, though I am hating the interwebs at the moment.


    Teaser -
    We did schofield pass from marble to crested butte, at the end of a 416 mile day, in the dark.
    2 up, with camping gear. Typical. It was awesome!!!

    The guys have been great, this is a amazing group.
    Hopefully we will survive 7 more days and will all make it back home in one piece.

    Again, thx for the support and hope I'll be able to muster up a CO ride report
    Sorry for any typos or whatever

    Take care everyone,
    Kelly
  12. pyrate

    pyrate Walking the plank

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2007
    Oddometer:
    1,198
    Location:
    SoCal
    Whoo hooo, the Wans are out riding da skoolbus again!!!!
  13. RACINGTHESUN

    RACINGTHESUN Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2013
    Oddometer:
    116
    Location:
    On the Flatirons
    Someday I will get to meet you guys, and am looking forward to it. Love your RRs and Big Wan has got to be one of the best two up motorcycle pilots around! Kind of like that, two up motorcycle pilot, hmm.......
  14. redog1

    redog1 KLR650-2009

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2009
    Oddometer:
    1,824
    Location:
    Magalia, CA./ Butte & Siskiyou C.
    Mucho respect...:bow:bow:bow. :lol3
  15. LittleWan

    LittleWan You can do it!

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2009
    Oddometer:
    1,842
    Location:
    up on the pegs, CA
    Hi guys,
    Did black bear pass today, it was gorgeous.
    Took some nice flower pics for ladybug! :D

    Heading to Moab tomorrow, then hitting the best of the TAT on the way home :)

    The guys are taking some fantastic pics, prospect of a RR is looking good...:evil
  16. dickosaurus

    dickosaurus Seasoned Noob

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2006
    Oddometer:
    815
    Location:
    Lone Rabbit, Oklahoma
    I must be getting old,,,,,Schofield pass after dark kind of scares old dickie.
    Kelly you just have to do a ride report when you get home and get the chance.
    Por favor.
  17. NSFW

    NSFW ktm's "the tourist"

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2007
    Oddometer:
    16,953
    Location:
    Burbank CA

    nice to hear the wans are out again.....:happay

    kel, hope you guys could make the ktm rally @ steamboat springs next month. the event needs a main attraction....:evil

    love to see some pics from your ride.

    cheers.
  18. bikelink

    bikelink Adventurer

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2006
    Oddometer:
    12
    Location:
    North Italy
    A very amazing and hard trip. Thanks to have shared with us this dream.
    :clap
  19. MasterMarine

    MasterMarine Long timer

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2007
    Oddometer:
    1,717
    Location:
    Now serving just Snohomish County
    I like the sound of that. Bring it! :clap
  20. NOTAR_520

    NOTAR_520 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2008
    Oddometer:
    601
    Location:
    Salt Lake City
    Fingers are crossed for a ride report!!

    MaverickChick and I meet Big and LittleWan in a gas station in Telluride, ride prime Colorado, and it's not surprising to run into other ADV'ers.

    The Wan's just came off of BlackBear(2 UP!!), and were going to Ouray via Imogene, so we changed our plans and rode Imogene(most Excellent pass).

    Their group of 990's, fast riders and make the big bikes look like KTM450's on the trail, we got a little Gopro footage I'll have to cut up.

    Great meeting you guys!!!!!!!!!!!

    We did a 9 day stay in Ouray, and introduced other family members to the Passes near Ouray, they loved riding ATVs there.