MotoMavericks ride WR250R's RTW. Motos, Beer, Adventure

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by CJ, Sep 28, 2015.

  1. TheNetworker

    TheNetworker Been here awhile Super Supporter

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    Hello CJ,

    Great to hear that healing has some progress. I realy miss your adveture and writing stile.
    Sorry to hear that healing is working so slow. But take your time. It’s no fun to catch more damage when you still have metal in your bones. This can result in dramatic injuries.

    So be a little patience until the metals gets out - and then hit the road again. Stories worth telling are out there.
  2. sperduton

    sperduton Been here awhile

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    Damn good

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  3. Colebatch

    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

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    Believe me... a ride on the main highway to Magadan has nothing on what you two guys have done. It really is not about the destination. You can ride a goldwing or a c90 across Russia ... but the adventure received would be the tiniest fraction of what you guys have done. Its really not the destination.
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  4. BLucare

    BLucare Inmate At Law

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    I've spent all afternoon reading this thread. WOW. That's all I have to say :clap :clap Subscribed!
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  5. kennettpitstop

    kennettpitstop Adventurer

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    In 2016 the Mavericks had an enforced three week pitstop delay with us in the UK ( documented earlier in the report ) and it was great to see how they think and work through problems together. A good partnership. And great guys - you'd love them on your side in a crisis.
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  6. Critic

    Critic More or less!

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    Thanks for the fantastic ADVENTURE, it was what my dreams are made of! This past September 23rd, I broke my fibula on a Enduro/DualSport ride. Six weeks with a cast and six with a boot, it was very slow healing.

    Ride on my friends and may you have a prosperous safe New Year!
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  7. NJDRT-RDR

    NJDRT-RDR Been here awhile

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    what kinds of tubes and pressures were you guys running? Seemed a lot of flats?
  8. SMURPH

    SMURPH Been here a while

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    Wow... what a trip! I thought I had some good adventures but you guys nailed it all! 2 weeks later i've finally finished reading your RR. Sorry to hear the ending was a painful one but I'm sure you'll be back again or off on another adventure and I can't wait to read all about it. Great to see the WRR performing as well as it did. I have a 2014 and i've only had one trip to Moab on it. Off to Baja with it in 2 weeks so i'm looking forward to seeing how it does for 2 weeks off road. Beers next time i'm out West. :thumb:thumb
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  9. C-man23

    C-man23 Adventurer

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    What is going on nowadays in the lives of the MotoMavericks? Interested to hear how everything is going after the trip! Still planning on continuing on? Saving up the moula for the next leg?
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  10. DelHess

    DelHess Been here awhile

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    I too have been wondering about what you guys are up to. I just got around to watching Walter's sibirsky extreme videos on YouTube and it got me thinking about this thread.

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  11. superfunkomatic

    superfunkomatic Funky Monkey Trunk

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    This is amazing. Incredible photos, narrative and some stories that so few people can grow old and tell others - a true adventure.
    Thanks so much for sharing. There's so much out there to explore and you've opened a whole new world of possibilities for others, including me, to get out and see first-hand.
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  12. Migolito

    Migolito Prognosticator and MotoYogi

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    Wow! You caused me to reevaluate my first aid kit. Ill be adding Fentynal patches.
  13. darkhelmetnl

    darkhelmetnl Been here awhile

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    Wow guys, I just stumbled upon this ride report...
    I still have lots of reading to do but looks like I'm in for a treat.

    I'm just at the start of my journey, on a WR250R. My trip starts next Tuesday the 8h of may in Vancouver. It won't be nearly as adventurous as yours, but I'll definitely get inspired by yours!
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  14. onthetrail

    onthetrail Been here awhile

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    This trip report has been amazing! Thank you so much for the inspiration.
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  15. Lern 2 Spel

    Lern 2 Spel Adventurer

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    Crazy end to a crazy trip.
    Any chance of a final update? Did the leg heal? What happened to the bikes? And have you guys still got your sights on Russia? If so, break a leg. :hide
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  16. CJ

    CJ Wheelin' & Dealin'

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    YO!! just logged into ADV for the first time in ages. Am glad to see there's a few people who have enjoyed our old report! We also really appreciate the nice feedback!

    Unfortunately I don't have an awesome ending to update with. I do have good news about my various injuries and surgeries I endured during our ride though. I am thankfully back to 100% health with little to zero lasting ill effects from my sketchy soviet surgeries! I had all the hardware removed from my leg and my collar bone just a couple months ago in Vancouver. I had a quite a few curious doctors and intern students coming to visit and check out my various x-rays and to ask loads of questions because they were all curious to examine a surgery done in a strange part of the world using archaic techniques.
    It was difficult, but in the end I was able to keep the screws and plates holding me together. Eventually after enough begging and pleading, I annoyed my surgeon enough to help me convince the right people to give the bag of hardware back. Apparently hospitals in this part of the world have policies against returning surgical parts to their owners for some reason.
    It was a huge relief to have the metal removed from my leg. It was really affecting my mobility as it was so uncomfortable. I was mostly unable to run, or jump or impact my leg in any way. My surgeon also strongly advised against anything that could put my leg at risk of braking again, ie. snowboarding, mountain biking etc etc.
    With in a week of having the plates removed I was able to run, jump climb and feel free to move like normal. My wife couldn't believe how the limp that I had had for the last long while had totally vanished almost overnight. Awesome! And I have possibly the worlds coolest keychain.

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    The less cool news is that I haven't been riding on a moto at all for more than a year now. I have bought a couple of little 49cc yamaha Razz scooters for screwing around on, and I'm also considering picking up an old 70's Honda Trail 70cc to put in the back of my van. Both of our trusty Yamahas are still in Kyrgyzstan in a little metal shed, at least I hope they still are! There is a very rough plan of a way to retrieve them starting to brew that I will touch on later.

    We packed the razzs to Texas island to rip around for my buddiesbbig birthday bash. I had to let my brother pilot them off the jumps as I had just had surgery a week before.

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    In the last 18 months since I returned lots has happened for both John and I. We've both sold our houses, packed up our work once again and are once more on the road. This time both with our significant others, and doing it in luxury in the comfort of converted vans. I'll let John update with his tales and news if/when he wants to as he has made many changes to his life in the last while! As for me, my wife Ang and I were feeling really fed up with living in the city and were longing for a change/move to a smaller community more in the country. We have been building a bit of a friend network and a love for an area on Vancouver Island called the Comox valley. After lots of dreaming, discussion, deliberating and other such D words we decided to pull the pin, take advantage of the real estate boom and cash in our town house in Richmond BC and make the move to the island, BUT we couldn't resist this window of opportunity for a new adventure so Angela and I decided to buy a van and hit the road! If your inclined you can check us out on IG @the_adventures_of_supervan.

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    We bought a 2005 Sprinter and are currently living in it full time. It was a massive job converting it and wouldn't ever have been possible without the help and generosity of my old mate Johnno and his wife Jenny while they let me move and live with them for 3 months or so while we both built our vans.

    The build out process was enormous! It took months of +12 hour work days 7 days a week, hundreds of hours. Here's a few shots[​IMG]

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    Ang and I have been travelling now for one month and are in Baja Mexico. John has been on the road since the end of Aug or so but is is currently having a vacation from his van visiting family back in Australia. John and I haven't been "vanning" together at all since we departed except for one or two nights for a quick meet up. He is planning to head back down to Baja once he returns from Australia so you can bet we will meet up and van together like we no how! Also we are currently chatting with our old moto buddies Bummers and Manbun who you may remember from our party days back in South America. We are all hoping to reunite somewhere down here.

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    So for now it seems this is the end of the line for Motomavericks Volume 1 and 1.5. As far as I understand, John takes the crown for riding More of the Sibirsky Extreme than anyone else! I will be somewhere close behind him. Thats following the track EXACTLY, without deviating or short cutting ANY section. It was our goal to see it through, every last inch! For now we stand defeated in completing the Sibirsky to Magadan, but it will always be nagging at us to go back. When the time feels right, I'm confident that John and I will return to get the job done.

    Thanks again to all of the awesome feedback we've received through this website, all the great people we've met and friendships we have made from ADV.

    Cheers All!!
  17. SMURPH

    SMURPH Been here a while

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    Thanks for the update! I'm glad to hear everyone is doing so well. Van life seems to be catching. I bought a 2013 Sprinter last year and have been slowly outfitting it for travel/work. Have a great time in Baja!
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  18. TheNetworker

    TheNetworker Been here awhile Super Supporter

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    Hello CJ,

    Great to hear from you again. And I am glad you recovered from your broken bones after getting rid of the metal.

    Summer is in sight here in Europe - so perhaps time for a new adventure ?
  19. DC950

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    great to have an update from you and super happy you are healed!
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  20. gunnerbuck

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    Great that you were able to sell out on a high market and get out of that rat race, housing markets are on a downturn now in the lower mainland, especially when they are starting to clamp down on the dirty money flow... The camper van is an idea my wife and I have been discussing and will end up being our next big investment..

    It is good that you are charting a different more fulfilling path of life , the envy of many, rather than the daily 9-5 grind trap..
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