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

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

  1. docwyte

    docwyte Long timer

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    Hey LittleWan,

    I got back from Westfest. My 1st rallye and have completed about 2500 miles of riding in my moto career so far.

    Had a little incident in some deep sand and thought of you guys... "Make deep sand your favorite!" :evil

    Had my first crash in it unfortunately. I'm ok and the Dakar escaped with some minor damage, just some bent bits.

    Looking forward to another one of your ride reports!
  2. LittleWan

    LittleWan You can do it!

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    Hi Notar,

    It was great meeting you and Mav!

    What a nice surprise to run into you - we had fun riding with you guys:D
    Haven't looked through the files yet, but we got some pics and video of you two, as well.

    Prime riding season for sure
    Later on in the ride, we met Dingweed in Montecello - it's a small ADV world!


    Dickie, master marine, Joel, everyone - thanks for the RR encouragement, itS looking good!
    We aren't quite home yet but the ride was awesome.
    Got tons Of pics and video and had more than our share of adventure.
    This report is going
    To be the BEST one yet (from a riding standpoint), it's insane what these big bikes can do.:evil
    :eek1 :loco :clap

    Joel-
    Sorry we won't be at the ktm rally, we'll be working.:cry
    I think we got our fill of Colorado, but you will have some nice fall colors in sept.


    Docwyte, glad you made deep sand your favorite!
    We had some good sand days on this ride and some bad sand days...
    Unfortunately, bent bits come with the territory!




    OK, you guys - even after we get home, it will take me a while to get the photos sorted (over
    4000)
    And the video organized (hrs of footage from 2
    Or 3 cameras)
    But look for a Report starting sometime next week. :deal
    I can't wait to get off this stupid phone and back to a real computer!
  3. MasterMarine

    MasterMarine Long timer

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    :clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap

    Yay!!!

    How to you spell yaaaayyy anyway?? :lol3
  4. Bob

    Bob Formerly H20Pumper

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    Make 4000+ pics and hours of video MY favorite!:D
  5. docwyte

    docwyte Long timer

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    Heading up to Highway Dirt Bikes tomorrow am to look into replacing my bent bits with their super trick stuff.

    I've been eyeing their hand guards/mirrors for awhile, now I have the reason to get it...
  6. Bronco3738

    Bronco3738 Mike

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    I totally agree, there is always a reason for the Wans to do a ride report. Yes Colorado has been done but it hasn't been done with wacky links and "LittleWan-isms".:rofl
  7. redog1

    redog1 KLR650-2009

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  8. Bob

    Bob Formerly H20Pumper

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    Nice find redog!
  9. LittleWan

    LittleWan You can do it!

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    Aw, I pretty much did Colorado in the Summer of Stupid, but it's nice that you want more. :lol3
    We did ride some new-to-us stuff on this trip. :evil



    I don't know if there will be many fun linkies, :cry I've got my hands full with pics and video from 6 people...:eek1
    But, we'll see what happens...



    OK, you guys -
    I'm just waiting for 400 photos from Bartek and then I'm ready to start. :deal



    P.S. Hi redog! haha, yeah - Radek just spoiled my RR ending, dammit! :bluduh
  10. redog1

    redog1 KLR650-2009

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    "P.S. Hi redog! haha, yeah - Radek just spoiled my RR ending, dammit! :bluduh"

    :lol3:deal:lol3:deal
  11. MaverickChick

    MaverickChick I do my own stunts.

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    Yuuuuusssssss!!
  12. NoVa Rider

    NoVa Rider Long timer

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    Never before did I believe cross-threading to be a good thing -- MC, glad to see you had a Wan interaction. :clap
    Two years back, I saw a guy at a BMW dealership, saw that he had a ton of stickers on his panniers, made a mental note that I should talk with him, and helped him find a local place to camp. Only when I got home and on-line did I realize that it was Len, the seafarer rider whose adventures I'd been following for the past few months from Nova Scotia, to Deadhorse, to the southern most point of SA. Not easy to put faces to screen captures when you aren't expecting to connect the dots. . .. :eek1 :eek1 :eek1
  13. LittleWan

    LittleWan You can do it!

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    Hi NoVa Rider,

    Oh I enjoy it when ride reports intersect (when reading them AND in person)!
    It was great running into Mav and Notar. :D

    We met some other ADVers on the trip, I hope they have RRs, too...:ear



    OK, back to work. :pierce
    The new RR is up! - Oso Loco Taco Tour

    But it's just getting started...
    hope to see you guys over there!
  14. Corsica101

    Corsica101 Been here awhile

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    Pfff...unless I move country and can actually do one of these rides I don't think I can handle another report!! Pure torture...:wink:
  15. LittleWan

    LittleWan You can do it!

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    Hi Corsica101!


    Aw, just read the Canada parts of this one, so you can see where Lica wants to test out your 1190R! :evil

    Start here (scroll down to the bottom of the page) - Page 31 <-----



    We had a blast in BC!
    Radek took us to this really cool place:

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    I love that video!
    It makes me want to go back.

    :freaky
  16. LittleWan

    LittleWan You can do it!

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    Update 6/18/14: the Oregon Backcountry Discovery Route cone has been found! :clap

    BOOM!

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    After nearly 2 years, I had given up hope :cry
    but, I'm thrilled to report that the cone is now in the hands of an inmate...
    (and not in the mouth of a squirrel)

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    The lucky finder sent me an email from the road - he said he took pics,
    but we'll have to wait until he gets back from his travels...
    Let's hope Coney keeps him safe in the meantime. :wink:
    (fingers crossed)

    :D


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  17. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    Whahooooo Coney must be on the way to the Wallowa Valley Adventure Jamboree. :clap
  18. dickosaurus

    dickosaurus Seasoned Noob

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    Yes! I've been going through Wan withdrawal-it seems like it's been soooo long. But now,,,,,,,,there's light at the end of the tunnel.
  19. LittleWan

    LittleWan You can do it!

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    You called it, ladybug! Hope you guys are whoooping it up this weekend.
    Yeeeeehawwww!
    :rayof


    hi dickie! :wave
    nice to see you, too.
    Um. Not so sure about the "light at the end of the tunnel..."

    take a look at the current state of the 990:

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    :eek1 oh noes!


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    :lol3
  20. VFR

    VFR Been here awhile

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    Couple of pieces missing in that picture. I don't see one piston & the bottom end. Was the little man with the hammer about to get out???

    Time to put that baby back together. Summer is here & it's time to ride!!