I've Made a Huge Tiny Mistake: Big Bikes on the Vegas to Reno

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by LittleWan, Mar 28, 2013.

  1. BeardThrone

    BeardThrone ...in bat country.

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    Wans,

    Thanks again for another great RR.

    BT
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  2. K_N_Fodder

    K_N_Fodder Long timer

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    Better get that beast shined up for next weekend Matt, Darryl needs some competition over here...

    Desert 100
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  3. Bronco3738

    Bronco3738 Mike

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    No, it can't be over. We got two in a row and now your just going to stop cold turkey. You've got to do some occasional day trips or something to let us down easy. You don't want your viewers to go into withdrawals. :rofl

    Another great reports Kelly. Looks like everybody had a blast. Lots of great riding in Nevada, but I guess we need to bring a lot of extra fuel with us. That place has some serious wide open spaces.

    Mike
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  4. dickosaurus

    dickosaurus Geezer Coalition

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    Extra-ordinary stuff, Wans. The videos were very good-seeing 500+ lb bikes in the air and the whoops is well, pretty steenking cool. Thanks for taking the time to put this all together.
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  5. KTMADV

    KTMADV Hammer Down

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    After washing my bike I noticed a few problems. Here is what I found today.

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    Crash bar had a scratch from a small rock.
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    Crash bar hit oil tank.
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    Looks like a sand blaster was used on center stand.
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    Got my fist flat spot on front rim. I guess my bike is broken in .Good thing it was only 500 miles LOL.:lol3
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  6. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    Wouldn't it be great to see the Wans ride the Desert 100 Adventure class?

    Maybe next year we can talk them into it. :evil
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  7. LittleWan

    LittleWan You can do it!

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    Hola amigos!
    I thought this thing would be dead...
    Thanks for the continued nice comments! :wave
    Glad you're still watching the videos!
    Does this mean you miss us or is work just extra slow?

    :lol2






    Awww...K_N_Fodder,

    Matt is bummed to miss it!
    But, we're on the road right now. Will be in Oklahoma! oklahoma! oklahoma! tomorrow.
    (I would do that steve martin link, but youtube is blocked at this motel :cry)


    I think Radek was talking about doing the Desert 100...:hmmmmm





    Matt just said that if he does it, he wants to win!
    (no wife) :dirtdog
    :lol3


    oh, Ceasar!
    Welcome to the club, haha! It gets easier, don't worry.
    At least you didn't find any damage... :evil





    Rick flattened his rim for the first time, too!

    :D



    Sorry, guys. Ride with us and you might as well kiss your resale value goodbye!

    :dunno


    :rofl



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  8. oldtrucks

    oldtrucks Been here awhile

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    That's the price of admission to these shows
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  9. roespan

    roespan Adventurer

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    As a noob, I really appreciate the great ride report.

    Thanks again. Looking forward to the next installment......
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  10. Gramp-Z

    Gramp-Z Been here awhile

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    Finally read this edition of "The Wan Report" . Thanks for more great RR Kelly ! You can always crack me up . Other than the deep sand , this ride looks a little more to my liking . That night video that you sped up was super good . Also the music (tuba) and Tijuana Sound Machine had me snickering . As a loyal fan , I will be waiting for the next installment . Thank you again ! :clap:clap:clap :gerg
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  11. zack05

    zack05 Adventurer

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    Thanks for this RR. I raced V2R last year as an ironman, and these incredible pics and vids are a great look back at the course. Strangely I could not remember much of the course after the race (maybe I blocked it out!), so the pics really bring it all back. :clap
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  12. LittleWan

    LittleWan You can do it!

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    hey zack05,
    I'm so happy you enjoyed the report!
    Wow, ironman - no wonder you didn't remember much of the course!

    V2R is such a fast course, and Scott said it had been seriously dry and silty in August...
    bet it was all just a huge DUSTY blur for you...
    glad to bring back some memories -
    Congrats on ironmanning it! :clap




    hi roespan, howdy Gramp-Z -
    you're very welcome! glad you guys liked it, too. :D

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  13. Bullspit

    Bullspit Adventurer

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    Nice ride! I always enjoy your write-ups Little Wan. Thanks!
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  14. DesertSurfer

    DesertSurfer Tail sprayin

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    Great story. Very envious. Love seeing KTM Adventures out in the desert.
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  15. woodchuckexc

    woodchuckexc Been here awhile

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    Great RR ! When's the next ride? I wanna go :D
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  16. wachs

    wachs just passin' through

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    + 1 :clap:clap:clap How did I miss this?
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  17. Katoom72

    Katoom72 Been here awhile

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    +1 might want to get a guard for that.
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  18. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv

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    thanks kelly for the RR. finally caught up and enjoyed reading it all. maybe not as much if riding behind those behemoth dirt bikes and eating dust.

    i bought a small bike and would love to follow your routes, including the ones in baja, especially the easy ones...:lol3

    yeah, we're heading south this coming weekend for 9 days.
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  19. toy4fun

    toy4fun GET out of the way

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    you two must really be close friends cause if he would gone down you wouldve had him for dinner.
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  20. Just Paul

    Just Paul Pro Cat Herder

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    sorry to hear about your grandma sweater. Maybe Klim can hook you up with something like the windbreaker they sell :D

    Thanks for another great RR. I got to the party late this time but it was still a great read..