Naomi & Alberto do the WABDR on two F800GSs - 2012

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by MotoLara, Aug 18, 2012.

  1. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    Next time you are out this way...I truly think on a nice day you both would be very happy with the pavement hairpin turns on your bikes all the way up...
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  2. MotoLara

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    We woke up at 5:30am and packed everything up in a jiffy. We drove 5min down the road to the ferry terminal. After only 5 hrs of sleep I was hurting pretty good. I felt a bit like a zombie waiting in the ferry line. After a quick 35min sailing we touched down on Salt Spring Island, home sweet home. Being first off the ferry is great and we were cruising pretty good into town, well until we got behind a tourist from Arizona who was going very slow. Either way it was nice to be home and have such great weather greating us.

    We had an amazing time on this trip. Washington is a great place to go, people are exceptionally friendly and polite (like pulling over to let bikes pass) and in the evenings when we were camping the bugs were rarely an issue. It was a perfect trip with some great riding. We had lots of fun. The people who have put together the BRD routes have done an excellent job. I was happy that we had both the paper map and the gps points, either way everything is really nicely packaged.

    It was dark last night so we ended up taking up two sites unaware of it :lol3
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    Early rise to catch the first ferry home
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    A great sunrise to end this amazing ride :clap
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    Thank you for following us along :freaky
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  4. soph9

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    Great RR! Thanks!


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  6. Blue Icebreaker

    Blue Icebreaker Been here awhile

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    Great ride report! The photos look *amazing*. The two F800s are so well positioned one next to the other on almost every photo, it almost looks like a promotional book for the beast! Wow :) I have an orange one myself and just did my first enduro ride a couple of weekends ago. And first enduro fall - best school ever :evil

    Thanks once again and wishing you all the best!
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  7. Speeder54

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    Thanks for another great report. I really appreciate you taking the time to snap photos and write up your days travels. Looking forward to the next one. :rilla
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  8. donnh

    donnh Been here awhile

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    Wow, glad I found your ride reports, very nice. We would have met at the BC Adventure Ride but my F800 was suffering a similar looking bent front rim and I was waiting for my Woody's wheel replacement. I live in WA so it was fun to see pictures of rides we have done many times. My wife and I are leaving in January to do your same South America trip except in reverse. I love the photography, something I haven't learned if you ever looked at our ride reports. PM me if you are ever near Seattle.
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  9. MotoLara

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    gracias para los dos then :freaky
    Congrats on doing your first enduro ride on your F8GS! make sure you have crash-bars and all the protection req to protect you and your bike :D
    cheers
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  10. MotoLara

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    We're also looking forward to our next trips and RRs :evil
    Cheers

    Hey thanks donnh! :nod
    I've read that Woody does some fine job with the F8GS upgrades :clap
    Same you you: if you ever find yourself north of the border give us a shout!
    A.
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  11. MotoLara

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    Naomi and I have winning photos in the 2013 Horizons Unlimited Motorcycle Calendar :D:D (photos for the months of November and April)

    You can get a copy of this 2013 Calendar here: http://www.cafepress.com/horizonsmc.715766163 they make for a great Xmas present! :evil

    See all the winning photos here: http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/con...2-photocontest

    Our winning photos:

    November: Torres del Paine National Park
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    April: Peruvian Sierra
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    A couple of photos submitted from 'Naomi & Alberto do the WABDR on two F800GSs - 2012' but did not win:
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    Cheers,
    Alberto.
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  12. soph9

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    bring back memories? Congrats!:clap
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  13. Bob

    Bob Formerly H20Pumper

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    Great photos.:clap
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    Terrific report and photos. :clap Makes me think twice about attempting the tough sections on my 1200GS.

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  15. MotoLara

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    Many thanks! :D
    Hey Wamba, the difficult sections required technique and experience that we didn't have. Many experienced riders can go through those sections without a hiccup, but you really need to know what you are doing and how to tackle the obstacles.

    After the summer rides we did, I've realized how much Naomi and I need to improve our off-road skills. Riding from Canada to Argentina gives you a good base for hard-irsh conditions (Peru's Highlands, Southern Chile and Patagonia in Argentina) but it's not nearly enough to become good @ 'difficult sections' like the ones from the WABRD :deal

    Now I have both 'dual sport riding techniques' DVDs from http://www.dualsportriding.com/ and will be using them to improve my skills for next summer :wink:
    Cheers,
    A.
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  16. Spaggy

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    Nice trip, that's going on the list. Thanks for sharing.
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  17. Oisin

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    as hardcore a bunch as your ever likely to meet!
    Great pictures - great story
    Well done
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  18. MotoLara

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    Hey guys! What have we been up to lately? besides still doing lots of fun rides and both having full-time jobs?We've been working hard on finalizing our latest project and want to share with you the exciting news :D.

    :drums*** suspenseful drums ** :drums




    We are very excited to have partnered up with Octane Press to produce this high quality calendar using photographs from our moto trips exclusively!!

    The calendar is available at Amazon.com (UK, Spain, France and many more) and a bunch of other online resellers for pre-order (click HERE for more details)

    We want to thank all of you that have left encouraging comments in all of our other ride reports and reached out with numerous private messages & emails with comments and questions :)

    :beerCheers guys! :beer

    Alberto & Naomi
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  19. soph9

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    Nice


    If you see typos it's my phones fault!
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