OSO LOCO!! KTM 990s attack Colorado, Utah, and the best of the TAT

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by LittleWan, Aug 21, 2013.

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What did the Osos do after Lica's hit in Hell's Gate?

  1. Hit the 911 button on Lica's spot and waited for search and rescue

  2. Called Radek's cop buddy and got a TOY 4x4 extraction

  3. What's the problem? He rode out with one hand and no throttle - OSO!!!

  4. With the engineering flow chart, WD-40 and duct tape - trail repair, baby!

  5. Flagged down a tour jeep and put the bike in the back with some French tourists

  6. This is just a ploy to buy time and still act like you're working on the report, isn't it?

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  1. lukeman

    lukeman Cool Hand

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    Those orange rims are sick! I'm looking forward to the rest of this report, you guys have some nice toys! :freaky
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  2. pyrate

    pyrate Walking the plank

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    Every year I look forward to da best RR's evah! WAN WAN WAN!!!

    :lurk

    Da skoolbus is back! :clap:wings

    :wave
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  3. pprO.R.A.

    pprO.R.A. Hipster Dufass

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    :lurk In ! Subbed ! For another one and only WANS report.
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  4. LittleWan

    LittleWan You can do it!

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    OSO!!
    Hey Radek, thanks for signing in! :clap
    Yeah, it's going to be fun to re-live this ride, it was a good one. :nod

    We were so stoked that you were able to join us!
    This was a killer group.


    Hi MasterMarine!

    Every time I do a RR, I get my stuff down to a science and then as soon as the RR is over, it's gone.
    I usually open 2 tabs and cut and paste each quote into one window.
    Because I'm old skool and inefficient that way. :rolleyes


    If you're only quoting 3 comments, ADV has a multi-quote feature.
    Next to the regular "quote" button there's a multiple speech bubble icon - that's the multi-quote thingy.
    If you click that for every post you want to quote, it will put them all into one window for you.
    Way easier, but if you do more than 3 quotes with that, it can turn into a nightmare.

    Especially with different colored text...ask me how I know :becca


    hope that helps? this multi quote post took me at least an hour!

    Hi Sam!
    Thanks for stumbling onto our crap :lol3 (haha, thank goodness for punctuation)
    Sorry to hear that Idaho is on fire :cry

    You can always try Colorado - man, that is one soggy state right now...
    we had rain every day.

    Glad your leg is getting better! Some of those leg injuries take forever...


    thanks Mikey!

    Aw, VFR - we barely started - you're still in before the good stuff :thumb

    Hi TL!
    I'm so glad you found us!!
    It was great meeting you guys, too.

    Thanks for the sticker pic - I love it!
    We got some nice shots of your group - coming up (day 5).
    Maybe you can help refresh my memory about names (Wade, and ?? from Mississippi and what does TL stand for?)

    Let us know if you do a ride report - we'd like to see what you found in Taylor Park :evil

    kelly


    Hey Paratrout!
    heh, thanks for the enthusiasm!


    OK, you piqued my interest with the "yacht rock radio," I had to see what that was about...

    There were several stations that came up, but this was the gist of it -

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    Ah ha!
    In other words, KFRC.
    That was the am station Matt and I listened to as kids growing up in the bay area...




    Wow, that brings back memories...
    Thanks, that was fun! :D


    hi oldtrucks!!
    Matt was so good on this ride, I don't think I have any ice cream pics of him. :cry

    But I do have a few of the other guys. :wink:

    Hey NobeyamaGP,
    Well, they were pretty good. BIG, though.
    Matt really felt them in the deep sand and loose rocks.
    And they are pretty wide for tight stuff like sagebrush 2 track...


    But, for a first trip they should be perfect. You probably won't be in sand.
    I think you'll really enjoy them. :nod
    They hold a ton of stuff and are easy to get into.
    We only brought 1 of the waterproof liners (just for clothes) and we had a ton of rain.
    I don't remember anything getting wet.

    We had some get offs and so far, the bags have held up great.
    Just don't crash on the street and you'll be fine :D

    Anyone who has a Radek and/or Lica to ride with is fortunate,
    but a Radek/Lica hybrid??

    You are one lucky dude! :thumb


    hey dano!
    thanks for joining us again :D

    hi cdndog! :wave

    hola Jeff,
    Don't worry, you're still in early! Fashionably late, that's all... :freaky

    Aw, man - a pulled tooth! :cry

    That sucks. No solid food :(
    Yep, hope a nice tall glass of Orange kool aid will make you feel better...
    :evil

    Thanks, lukeman!

    This group plays rough - some of the toys get broken :wink:

    Hey Pyrate!
    Arrrrrgh!

    Thanks for joining us again!

    Wooo!



    Welcome! :wave





    OK, you guys...


    I have Day 1's photos uploaded...it was slow going.

    Here's a helpful hint for anyone doing a group RR- make sure all the cameras are synchronized so that the photos all have the correct metadata.
    I'm getting confused with the videos and it has been nearly impossible to get all the pics to load in the right order.


    I think Lica's camera was the only one with the correct time and date.

    my camera was 30 minutes off
    Matt's GoPro was 10hrs off,
    someone's something said it was September...

    Radek's GoPro was set for January 2012 :eek7

    :baldy


    anyway, Day 1 coming up soon....


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  5. ROAD DAMAGE

    ROAD DAMAGE Long timer

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    Okay Kelly,

    I'm here, you can start the report now. :lol3

    Mas vale tarde que nunca, verdad?

    :lurk

    Rob
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  6. live2ridetahoe

    live2ridetahoe RN

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    Oh hai to the Wans!!

    Saw this on my ride today… Of course I was thinking of you guys!! That should be your battle cry!!

    Jeff G.
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  7. redog1

    redog1 KTM 690R

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    :fpalm That was a lot of years ago. I like the school bus (monster truck) clip but was disappointed it didn't :muutt. :lol3
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  8. akaDigger

    akaDigger Amateur Adventurer

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    Looking forward to following this RR. Loved your others. Great format!
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  9. TLtrials

    TLtrials Been here awhile

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    Thanks Kelly!

    Wade lives in Pheonix, AZ, Ben is from Mississippi, but lives in North Carolina now, and I am Brian from North Carolina.

    The TLtrials goes back to the late 90s, I was restoring a 1974 Honda TL125 trials bike. So I was setting up a lot of accounts researching and buying parts on the internet and the alias just stuck. It is a cool little bike to tool around on, that I still have.

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    Don't know if I will get to doing a full on report, we never take enough pictures to make it interesting. I do have a lot of helmet cam footage I am downloading to Vimeo of various parts of the areas we rode, of course under TLtrials :D
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  10. One Less Harley

    One Less Harley OH.THAT'S GONNA HURT

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    OK four pages and no dirt yet:cry ya getting me worked up and no love ....
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  11. LittleWan

    LittleWan You can do it!

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    Sí, estás bien. :nod

    As long as you have a giant pocketwatch...:D




    OH HAI, Jeff!
    haha, love it! :lol3
    Thanks for thinking of us! :D

    Here's the official "Wan Hai" greeting...



    Oh, wait - Ladybug0048 -

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    :lol3


    Aw, Ladybug - don't be mad, I know you hate the ADV salute...:hide
    but I couldn't resist.


    www.youtube.com/embed/g5By3HFGgTw?rel=0




    Heh, you didn't like Dr. Don Rose?

    Sacratomato! honk honk!



    Thanks, Diggerled!

    glad you've enjoyed them! I hope this one will be the best one yet.



    Ah ha! Brian.
    Oh, tricky - using a bike name. :wink:

    Thanks for the info - I knew Wade was from AZ, but I missed the details about you and Ben.


    OK, well we've got a bunch of pics so if you want to re-live some of your ride it'll be coming up :D



    That's funny, I thought you weren't watching?? :dirtdog
    I thought you were busy over in G-spot...:scratch


    :rofl



    yeah, yeah, dirt coming up...


    Got sidetracked doing videos for later...



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  12. LittleWan

    LittleWan You can do it!

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    Day 1: 8/1/13
    Reno to Ely, NV 453 miles







    Well, considering that everyone was still up at 1am,
    it's not surprising that we didn't make our 6am departure time...
    But, we were heading out by 7. Not bad!


    Hmm. No breakfast pics.
    I guess I wasn't fully committed to doing a ride report yet!
    :dunno




    I do have a tire pic, though.
    So, Bartek had showed up with a TKC80 rear.

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    It made everyone very nervous - they all said, "TKC80? ooooh...."
    Scott offered one of his Motoz Tractionators (and matt was willing to put it on...)

    But, Bartek declined. He said he would be fine.

    (edit - that linkie didn't seem to be working right - it was the worried marge simpson noise)
    here's the face:
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    The schoolbus.
    Looking very schoolbus-y

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    Last one out is a rotten egg!
    (oh wait, looks like was us!)

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    Everyone had fueled up on the way to Scott's,
    so we were able to head right into the dirt :clap

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    A map would be nice here, but I don't really have one.
    Oh, here's what our proposed tracks were going to be.

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    Matt had routed some pavement in there, just because we had so many miles to cover.
    But, with Scott's local knowledge, we ended up doing a lot more dirt than this shows.






    It was mostly fast dirt...

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    With the occasional gate.

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    We had some moments of confusion...

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    But made decent time.

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    A lot of the route was un-tested.

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    But we lucked into some good stuff.

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    The guys seemed to have fun...

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    In the vastness of Nevada.

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    Here's a short video to give you an idea of Day 1...
    (HD if you want it)





    The music was Radek's suggestion - thanks, Radek!
    I didn't even know they did that song.
    It was perfect. :D




    Goggles Pizano was pretty thrilled to show off his backyard -
    thanks, Scott!

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    There were plenty of opportunities to let the big gals stretch their legs...

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    Our first stop was Lovelock.
    Fuel for the bikes, then fuel for the riders...

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    And, some minor repairs...

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    Bartek's Touratech GPS mount had broken.
    Electrical tape and zip ties to the rescue! :gdog

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    Radek said, "What are you even doing with that thing?
    Friends don't let friends buy Touratech sh*t!" :lol3

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    Matt and I usually have Interphone f5 headsets, but for this ride we got Senas.
    Lica, Radek and Bartek already use Senas and Lica was bringing 2 extras for Ceasar and Scott.
    He said that with Senas, we could all link together and talk.
    It was a splurge, but Matt and I got smh10s so we wouldn't be left out

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    It didn't always work out, but when it did it was fantastic.
    More about that later...




    Here Lica is getting Osito hooked up.

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    OK, Scott - lead the way...

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    More untested tracks...

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    There were many lessons learned on day 1...
    I don't think any of us were used to riding in a large group.


    Having to space out for the dust and having untested GPS tracks made for some hiccups.
    We got separated a few times and we had to work out some ground rules.




    At this point, I think it was just us and Lica...

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    This road was super fun, but it turned out that we were off track.

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    Eventually, we met back up with Radek...

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    and Osito.

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    We figured we would find the rest in Austin.

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    and we did. :D

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    Gassed up the bikes

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    And gassed up the riders.

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    It was after 3pm and I don't know if we were even at the halfway point....



    Oso far to go...

    :ricky
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  13. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Woot! little wan for president :clap
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  14. XC Rider

    XC Rider Motorcycle Vagabond

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    Hello Wans & Company; looks like a great trip. Can't wait to see the rest of the pictures.

    If I hadn't just recently come back from a CO & UT trip myself, I'd be super jealous! :deal
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  15. atomizer

    atomizer Be here now

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    Thanks.....:lurk
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  16. KTMADV

    KTMADV Hammer Down

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    Osito Loco is in.
    Thanks Matt and Kelly for putting together a great trip. I got to see some amazing places.

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  17. licascurtu

    licascurtu Been here awhile

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    hello everybody Lica is in too....was a bit busy but now with my new 990 Baja toy in the house I can set back and enjoy the ride again. Hope to have some unscratched areas on my bike next time I'll ride with you guys.:freaky
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  18. LittleWan

    LittleWan You can do it!

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    Osito!!!

    Aw, that's a super cute photo of you! :D :rofl

    We're so glad that you were able to ride with us!
    I know we pushed you some days, but you are a tough little bear. :clap
    thanks for signing in!

    Oso!!!
    Congratulations!
    Let's see a larger version of your new avatar...
    :deal

    Unscratched? Sounds like you and Radek have some work to do... :evil

    Uh oh. That sounds like Idiocracy...:huh

    President LittleWan Dwayne Mountain Dew Camacho?


    I think I'd rather be Secretary of the Interior - I think I could pass the test. :lol3


    Thanks for checking in, XC Rider! Yep, CO and UT were super popular this year (or maybe every year?)
    you're very welcome, atomizer! nice to have you with us. :D





    OK, I'm just trying to get you all to Colorado, where the good riding starts!
    hang in there...



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  19. LittleWan

    LittleWan You can do it!

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    Day 1: 8/1/13
    Reno to Ely, NV 453 miles, continued







    We'll start with a few random Day 1 photos from Lica's camera...

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    We had been riding for most of the day, but Nevada is HUGE.
    Scott said we had “this far.....” to go...

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    and had this much time to get there...

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    Well, we ha’d better get on it then! :ricky

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    The bike was making a weird noise on this road so we stopped...

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    It turns out the chain guard was broken.

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    Gah!
    Matt had just put that on!
    Broke another one. :bluduh





    There aren'’t a lot of landmarks out here...

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    Nice lawn!

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    Hey, Lica :wave

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    Beep beep - the schoolbus is here!

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    Hola, Bartek!

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    The dirt continued.
    Sometimes the sagebrush was short...

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    Sometimes the sagebrush was tall...

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    We stopped to regroup here.
    Osito!!

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    Then, it was back on the road.

    Hey, horses! It's always cool to see them out here...

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    We stopped here because Radek’s bike was overheating.
    Bad enough for the red light to come on. :eek1

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    Crap. We hadn’t done any serious climbing, nor was it super hot today.
    That’s not good.

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    There wasn’t a whole lot that could be done at the time.
    After a brief rest, the group continued.

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    More gates.
    Usually, I’m the gate master. My job as pillion.

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    But, the guys were really sweet about taking turns wrestling with the barbed wire.
    Thanks, Bartek!

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    We had some tighter 2 track with sagebrush here.
    As we learned on the TAT, sometimes things get crazy when you’re on an overloaded schoolbus...
    This part got kinda rutted, kinda silty...
    and the next thing we knew, we were taking out some bushes.

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    It was our second time in the bushes that day.
    Earlier in the ride, Matt took a corner too hot and we almost ate it right in front of Radek.
    It had been a close one (I’m just glad he didn’t capture it on film).





    Scott suggested that we head towards Hamilton.
    Okey dokey.

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    Another gate.
    Thank you, Radek!

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    Matt and I had gone through Hamilton a couple times (it’s on the TAT),
    but we had never seen Treasure City (up the hill).

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    There aren’t many ruins left in town.

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    It was going to be dark soon, so we all hurried up the mountain.

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    We lost Scott somewhere so we didn’t continue all the way to Treasure City.

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    But, it was close enough.

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    Hey, there you are!

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    There was more dirt on the tracks, but it was getting late.

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    Pretty sunset.
    Radek got a nice photo of Lica. :thumb

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    here’s Lica taking a photo of us...

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    As I take a photo of them...

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    El Bartek!

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    I was starting to worry that we were going to lose our rooms,
    and the guys were getting hungry,
    so we slabbed the last bit to Ely.

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    After checking into Motel 6, we headed out for food.
    Hotel Nevada

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    Interesting decor.

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    Matt made a new friend. Hey buddy, can I borrow a diaper? :wink:

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    Osito le gusta el Indio!

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    Giant watermelon photo from the menu...:huh

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    Ah, beer. :beer I know what bigdon is thinking!

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    Let's drink beer!

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    I don’t know what made the guys happier - beer or food?

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    Maybe food. :lol3

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    We forgot to clear the GPS this morning. Whoops.
    Didn’t remember until about 35 miles into the day.
    So, I did a little maths...

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    450+ miles.
    Not too shabby. :norton


    Day 1 is in the books!

    The day's casualties:
    1 GPS holder - Bartek
    1 chain guard - Wans

    1 bike overheating - Radek
    1 bike cutting out - Osito (forgot to mention that earlier)



    Well, for 6 KTMs and 453 miles, I guess that wasn't bad. :dunno


    Oso Tired.

    :bore



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  20. joefromsf

    joefromsf Dark Happens

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    Woo Hoo. Getting in early on a Wan ride report. :clap And covering the best parts of the TAT, too. :freakyI'm hoping to relaunch, oops I mean restart, my Western TAT trip next year.
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