Links to the Best of the ADV Ride Reports forum

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by PackMule, Oct 20, 2006.

  1. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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    So you want to spend some more of your boss' hard-earned money reading ride reports on teh intarweb, eh? Well, you've come to the right forum, that's for sure. :nod

    This work-in-progress hopes to catalog some of the finest report examples here at ADV. As it grows, check back often to nominate things that you've enjoyed or browse one or two that you might have missed the first time around.


    The most important thing to remember, is that any ride report takes a lot of effort to write. Much more than it does to read. If a report gives you a smile, a chuckle, a grimace, or just a few minutes "away" from your own personal cubicle-hell, PLEASE give props to the poster (in their respective thread). If you don't want to add an actual comment on to the thread, posting something as simple as a :thumb or :clap or :freaky can make the original poster feel like all that effort was appreciated and worthwhile. THANKS! :freaky


    New additions will be entered at the top of their respective categories.
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    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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    You wont' find these on Oprah's reading list. This first category isn't so much for hall of fame reports, rather for general good stuff in current circulation. A sort of Reader's Digest for the forum, if you will.



    From Estonia with love (Round the World awesome ADVenture!!) by tsiklonaut.

    The WRONG Way Round.... on a Chopper! by rtwdoug.

    Uluru or bust, the Australasian Safari and even some whales by Whitey222.

    The Mobius Trip by Dr. Rock.


    Afghanistan ride. How to enter, survive and return in one piece...
    by Sambor1965.

    Salt & Gold 2009 - The Heart of Africa! by Pyndon.
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    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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    Homer's got nothing on these guys. You know who they are. The Heavyweights. :gdog These are the trips we'd all be doing, if we had the time. Or money. Or cajones. Riiiiight.


    Sydney to London on a moped called Dot by nathanthepostman. New Addition

    3x KTM GO EAST by lordmaciek.

    Team Double Barrel Racing does the 2007 Baja 1000... by Neduro, Pyndon, Hilslamer, Femmemoto, Hayduke, Antware, Ganshert, and many, many more...

    Chasing Summer... by Jean-Luc.

    China or Bust by BeemerBoy.

    South American Adventure - 2 up on a R100GS by FlyingAvanti.

    WorldRider: The Adventure Continues! by Worldrider.

    Angola, it's not like they said. By Metaljockey (and crew)

    Regular Guy Does Dakar and Dakar crash By Bugfnnuts.

    Striking Viking Bumming the World The top of the list, naturally. It took a kick in the balls when the photo server got nuked, but it's still the king-daddy.


    Pandilla Terraceria a Creel: road Less Traveled part III, by Gaspipe, BigDog, and friends. (An epic offroad adventure through Mexico, where no bike may have gone before...?)

    The original adventure riders (and bikes!), posted by Wes Weber.(If you think you need a GS or KTM to have an adventure, better look in here)


    BigDog and Gaspipe do the TransAM Trail West, by GasPipe and BigDog.



    Mongolia '05, or 10 000 miles in 22 days on a thumper.
    , by Vesa.


    Goat meat, good friends, and riverbeds, by Metaljockey. (A trip to Namibia)
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    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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    Sometimes it all comes together. These are the Prom Queens of Ride Reports. Without the bitchy hard-to-get attitude.


    CaveBiker -No Return Ticket – Just a Ride Report /w Pics by CaveBiker. New Addition

    Momma Mac's Last Ride by RMac. Fresh Meat

    1047 mi of Oregon Desert, hot springs, sand, gravel and rocks by Wachs.

    Finding PANAMA by Jeff Munn.

    Tatar Rush 2007 by Nerudarider.

    A man's got to know his limitations by SlipperyPete.

    The Trans America Trail does me by Cantrma.

    Just another Alaska ride, by Snowrider.
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    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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    You probably pretend to read Playboy for the articles, too. :rolleyes We know you're here just for the pics -- and we're here to give you what you want.

    Just remember: it's yours, and you can wash it as fast as you want.



    You do know about the Front Page photo thread, right?

    Until the end of the world by Cazevedo.New Addition

    Any thread started by Kimangao. :lol3 :bow

    Any thread started by Mr. Frogwell, too.

    4 Africa Twin in Morocco by Sambor1965.

    Dakar Bikes Collection started by ATGreg.

    For Dads and Daughters by the Community.

    Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan, Pamir Highway, afghan border etc... by Sambor.

    Shades of Skies, posted by Chanderjeet.

    You best "old structure" pic, posted by EbarDP48.

    Highlands of Scotland, by Frogwell. (Frogwell is a gifted photographer)

    Post your best "Fall Color" pics!, posted by Hayduke.

    Your best Travel Pic ever, posted by Kimangao.

    Great Road Signs, posted by AirForce.

    Reporting from the Himalays, by Salil. (Not a purely pic thread by definition, but the photography is amazing)
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    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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    Who says great writing has to show up in a classroom? Be it classy, or comedic, we have some gifted scribes here. :type


    Detroit to San Diego, Zen and the art of motorcycle negligence, by vermin. New Addition

    San Diego to Anchorage: The Grapes of Rat by vermin. New Addition

    Yep. Some days I really want to eat my gun. by Hedge36.

    Flow, Failure, Redemption by Neduro.

    KDXKawboy's Big Bend report. (A great historical trip through the southwest)

    Little Bear 1, Javarilla 0, by Javarilla. (Can a GS ride an Enduro? You decide.)
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    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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    I'm a sucker for exotic locations. Who was it that said that Morocco is nothing more than Baja for Europeans?




    Rallies of Sakhalin Island, Russia by RUS GS ADVRider.

    The Lure of Zanzibar by 1NiteOwl.

    Iceland: Frozen Pistons by Dario1.

    Two 400 XR in Morocco by Eric_DN.

    Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan, Pamir Highway, afghan border etc... by Sambor.

    Indian Himalaya by 6 Africa Twin and 1 old good BMW GS... by Sambor.

    Morocco: The Sheltering Sky, by Neo. (There is no spoon...)

    4 Thumper for Iriki, by BigBear 42.

    Am I the Camel Man?, by Metaljockey. (An amazing trip to Lesotho)

    Goat meat, good friends, and riverbeds, by Metaljockey. (An epic trip to Namibia)

    Riding through the United Arab Emirates, by Speedy Consales. (Click on their website for an amazing accounting of worldwide travel)

    Around north arctic cirkle in Sweden, by Norrland. (Looks like an explorer's paradise)

    Simpson Desert, AUS, by Trevor S.

    Chitkul, Last Indian village towards Tibet, by Chanderjeet.

    Makgadikgadi Pans - Botswana , by Hellhound.

    Laos to Cambodia following the Mekong ---- some pics, by lostlobos

    Riding into the sky at 16,500 feet.....Altiplano, Bolivia, by Simon Thomas

    Reporting from the Himalays, by Salil.
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    Monumental rides on unexpected machines.


    Sydney to London on a moped called Dot by nathanthepostman. Fresh Addition.


    A Country for Old men and their bikes by Steptoe.


    I went to Darwin and all i got was this lousy lighter.....
    , by Mototrans

    The original adventure riders (and bikes!), posted by Wes Weber.(If you think you need a GS or KTM to have an adventure, better look in here)

    North to Tuktoyatuk via D2D, by BeachBusker. (See a Harley take on the Yukon)

    Holycaveman + KLR, take on the milk run. Ama national enduro Rnd!, by Holycaveman.
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    Pack, you need to get out for a ride....:lol3 Isn't the new KTM runnning, or have you discovered that children start demanding more time and attention as they get older (or maybe its just me and my wife expects me to watch the kids more so she can go out)?

    I do think it is a cool concept, however you need one more category - "longest time to complete a ride report" so you have a chance of winnning with your trip to Cal....:lol3 (sorry, just kidding, I loved the report BTW)

    What we really need is to do is first agree on a category system, and then have the WebMaster set up a report rating system (instead of the current "Star" system) that allows readers to nominate a story for a category and then give it a numeric score from 1 to 10.

    At the end of each year we can get an automated report on who wins each category (most points and most views or something like that) with an obvious rebuttal and comment thread in Jo Mamma so we can bitch about eachother some more....:evil

    We could also have a new forum category - "The Hall of Fame" so we can easily drill down to the best reports in each category by filtering for "top 10" for example.

    I do want to point out one small flaw in your categories, since we have ADV riders from all over the world, what someone in one location might think of as Exotic may just be an everyday ride for others. To qualify this, it would really have to include how far removed the rider (Adventurer) was from his/her home camp. Heck, if I could get my bike out to Colorado, I'd call that an exotic ride for me.

    Carry on.....
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    :D Yep, Mrs. Packmule is at work. Daddy Daycare today. :baby


    Heh. Thanks. The Boy in Wonderland report will be heading to the Blue Balls category. Along with a bunch of Ant Ware's stuff. :D

    Well, the basic flaw is that I'm administrating this thing. That's why it's called the PackHall of FameMule (not to be confused with Fanuiel Hall, in Boston) after all. It's going to be colored with my views, no doubt. :lobby

    My definition of exotic will become the category's definition as it grows. :freaky


    Now to add some links...
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    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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    Just so no one is confused, we're looking for great reports... If you post a pic, please link to the Great Report that it came from... :scratch :lol3


    (There are a few links in the categories now. I'll add more as I can get to my orginal list, then more still as they're nominated/created)
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    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    I for one found a few threads that I haven't seen, and now gotta read! MMmmmm- goat meat! Thanks Packmule!
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    Bitchin. :thumbup When y'all read that I was looking for suggestions (Y'all did read that part, didncha? :ddog Okay, go back and read it again. I'll wait), this was exactly what I was talkin' about! Thanks, Zen. :freaky

    It'll go in as soon as I puke out a few more installments of my Frozen Nutz report. :cob
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    You ever gonna update this?




















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    gaspipe Wandering Soul Super Moderator

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    Nate,

    There's a boatload of awesome RR's here, but it's cool to have an HoF of the best of the best - even at the risk of overlooking many other great ones.

    RR's is, IMVHO, the true heart and soul of what ADVRider is. It's what brought me here......

    :thumb
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    I think it was a cool concept. :dunno Lots of great reports since you started this thread, though.
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