How I spent my summer vacation, or 6000 miles on a WR250R

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by skierd, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. skierd

    skierd Wannabe Far-Rider

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  2. No False Enthusiasm

    No False Enthusiasm a quiet adventurer Supporter

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    from which all others are measured...

    I'm impressed with the rider, the bike, and the country travelled. :D
  3. TJ Willy

    TJ Willy ADV, this, I crave.

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    Skierd - excellent report. Thanks for the link from over at mine. I don't follow the RRs like I use to. I enjoyed reading it. I also enjoyed seeing the pictures you posted that I managed to NOT take pictures of. Looks like you dumped on the same sand hill I did. That thing is a booger-bear.

    Glad you had a great adventure and made it home safe and sound.
  4. skierd

    skierd Wannabe Far-Rider

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    Dude, I'm flattered. There are so many awesome reports on this site that I can't feel my little story quite compares to the greats but I'll take the compliment. :lol3

    I was worried about that sand hill all the damn way across Oklahoma. :rofl Your ride was very helpful in my planning since it was done kinda close to when I left, giving me insight on the trail's conditions for my trip.
  5. wmfleet2

    wmfleet2 Long timer Supporter

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    yup,,,that was great reading,,Thanks
    Mike B posted this link on the MAD list ,,so I had to read it :clap:clap:clap
  6. owtcast

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    Yes, outstanding.:thumb You might not have gone to places as "exotic" as some of the other RRs but don't slight yourself. You did an excellent job of documenting and capturing the feeling of your adventure as well as providing the details that appeal to this audience. (like gear, performance, comfort, etc.)
    Your RR definately clinches my thoughts on the WRR. My buddy bought one last year after grilling me on which 250 would be the best DS for his money. I'm sure he made the right decision.:nod
  7. beardothebeardo

    beardothebeardo Been here awhile

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    I finally just got done reading your RR. I dont get very much time to access a computer, but have made it a point to read bits and pieces when I can. To be honest with you, your report really is what sealed the deal for me getting a WRR. I have had other bikes, DRZ, XRL and the such, but I wanted something a bit lighter and a bit easier to ride offroad. I got my bike used for $3300 with only 2100 miles on it. It should serve me well with my own adventure rides. Thanks again!!!
  8. skierd

    skierd Wannabe Far-Rider

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    Thanks Beardo, hope you enjoy the bike!
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  9. TheMule

    TheMule Been here awhile

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    Fantastic, I love these BIG bike reports :D . Great day by day narrative and photos, looking forward to your next ride.

    Todd
  10. Planmaster

    Planmaster Going for the Dirt

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    I love this dude. It goes to show that you don't have to go out and get a monster bike and trick it out. Great job!
  11. rearviewmirror

    rearviewmirror Been here awhile

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    Excellent RR! I should have gone to bed over an hour ago! :rofl You captured my sentiments exactly regarding Cripple Creek. When I was a kid we'd do family trips there, back then (early 90's) it was a sleepy little mining town, then a few years later the casino's came in and the town lost its charm. I'm most impressed that you did this trip after only having ridden for a year or so. I've ridden my whole life, since I was 4, which would put me at 30 years of riding now, and I have NEVER done a trip like this. Needless to say you've inspired me.
  12. Kalani Prince

    Kalani Prince Been here awhile

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    beautiful images! I love how your WR is all toured out ; )
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    ((Tank)) Adventurer

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    This RR sealed the deal for me on getting the wr250r i cant wait till monday this seems like the perfect bike for riding i plan to do
  14. skierd

    skierd Wannabe Far-Rider

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    :thumb

    Thanks! Enjoy the new bike!
  15. JensEskildsen

    JensEskildsen Long timer

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    Cool stuff, thanks for sharing :)
  16. iWander

    iWander Adventure Geek

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    Just stumbled on this RR and loved it! Great mix of pics and info. I've been riding for 38 years and have owned everything from mopeds to Aspencades....The R2 is my favorite do-everything bike hands down.

    Thanks for taking the time to log and share your adventure.
  17. Daggerdoggie

    Daggerdoggie nOOb again

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    I just stumbled on this thread...I know it is old, but I have to say this is one awesome adventure.

    Good for you for doing it and taking the time to record the details with such great pictures. I hope to do something like this one day soon, now that I am retired.

    Thanks for letting us live your trek vicariously.
  18. Weevrider

    Weevrider Been here awhile

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    Great report. Love reading about the 250 and how it performed. I have a Honda CRF250L and this kind of report inspires me to ..get out there.
    Let me know if you have written any more RRs and if the 250 is still doing it for you.
    Great job...
  19. skierd

    skierd Wannabe Far-Rider

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    I've got two other long ride reports:

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=661723

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=767414

    and a day ride up the Dalton Highway

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=800384

    And a "spring" ride on the CB750 I owned briefly

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=883959

    Sadly the WR250R from this ride report was stolen on New Years Eve 2010 with just under 18,000 miles on the clock. It's replacement was purchased in January 2010 and now has 43,000+ miles on it and as you'll see if you read the above rides has been to the edges of North America.

    And as always, thanks for reading!
  20. disconnected

    disconnected brap

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    Thanks for sharing, I just read the entire thing,:clap. I found it through researching and googling the WR250r.

    Thanks,

    Greg