Nevada - food for the soul: delicious dirt on big bikes

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by BigWan, Aug 10, 2015.

  1. Bob

    Bob Formerly H20Pumper Supporter

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    Snooze on LW!
  2. JoeMongo

    JoeMongo ¿Por dónde? Supporter

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    Thanks for the update Kelly! We have all been more than a little worried about you two.
    J.

    (praying for rain)
  3. Vacman

    Vacman Some call me...Tim?

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    Thanks for another awesome report. You make me want to go ride the 990 right now! Amazing how my preconceptions of Nevada riding were 100% wrong. I figured it would be all rocks, deserts, and scrub brush.

    Hope you guys aren't affected too badly by the fires and you're home safe in no time.
  4. bamamate

    bamamate Been here awhile

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    Another great Wan report!

    I'm not sure how I feel about LittleWan riding her own bike. I've always enjoyed her action pics from over the shoulder.
  5. Just Paul

    Just Paul Pro Cat Herder

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    Matt and Kelly, Thanks for another amazing ride report !
  6. DesertSurfer

    DesertSurfer Tail sprayin

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    Ha... Love this RR! Thanks guys ( and gal) for documenting it for us! I've nibbled on Nevada a bit. I suppose it's time I took a big bite out of her soon.

    It's so great to see two blue 9xx's on this ride. Of course I love seeing any LC8, in any color, in any ride report. But the blue ones to me are special. They have this " Maniacal Majesty" to them.

    There's a happy Italian looking down from above saying " I knew If we built it, bad muther f'ers would come". And you guys definitely brung it!

    These bikes turn mortals into bad asses. And they turn bad asses into immortals.
  7. crashkorolyk

    crashkorolyk just happy to ride

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    Thanks for the great RR,pics,videos & taking us along for the ride.never really thought about riding NV before,but I`m planning now!
  8. TwilightZone

    TwilightZone Long timer Supporter

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    M&K... What's the situation on the Valley fire ?
    Hopefully you didn't lose anything...
  9. MrKiwi

    MrKiwi Increasingly Grumpy Super Supporter

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    Just caught up with this again after gallivanting around the UK and Europe for a while.

    Glad you managed to survive the fires, the crews did an amazing job.

    The scenery was fantastic and I enjoyed seeing some more of the USA through your eyes and words. I've definitely got come and see this part of the world for myself.

    Cheers from downunder.
  10. gregoblv

    gregoblv Been here awhile

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    A great RR as is the norm for a Wan Report. I think we should stop messing around and stop calling them RR's. It some how seems to make them sound less then they are. From now on call them Wan Reports and make them special. :deal

    I would love to ride with you guys, but unfortunately I would be the small, very small, dot on the ridge 2 rows back. So all I can do is use your amazing report as a guide to go out and follow meekly in your tire tracks. :ricky

    Hoping it will not be too long for the next Wan Report to hit the forum and give us some more outstanding material to read. :*sip*

    Take care you all. :thumb
  11. KatoomBrasil

    KatoomBrasil Adv Rider

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    NO mrKiwi Is not the only one outside US...
    I am from Brasil and love All the Wan's RR and Love all the Oso Loco Trips...
    We try to make some trips like that Down here too, Thanks for the videos , pics , Historys and Isnpirations.
    :thumb
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  12. Countdown

    Countdown Long timer

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    Great ride! Did you post GPS Tracks anywhere?
  13. cappt

    cappt Been here awhile

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    Excellent, many familiar spots but after living here 25 yrs I still see things I never new about. It's harsh and unforgiving at times but I Love it.
  14. Rips Millar

    Rips Millar capt. mediocre

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    +1
  15. squidchief

    squidchief Long timer

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    Enjoyed your RR. Nevada is my adopted home and it is the place that introduced me to off-road biking after many decades of riding two wheels on asphalt. If you find yourself heading back to the Northern part of the state let me know, my teen son and I would enjoy crossing some miles with you.
  16. chrish4ku

    chrish4ku Long timer

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    GPS is king, don't be shy now....
  17. tele-steve

    tele-steve ya' mon

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    Great RR guys! Nevada is truly amazing. We are planning a week long trip for next summer and you've definitely provided some great ideas for the route.
    I agree with you on keeping gps tracks 'off-line'. You've provided more than enough info in your photos and Spot maps for anyone to figure out where you were at.

    cheers!
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  18. NapaADV

    NapaADV Bears, Beets, Battlestar Galactica

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    Awesome ride report! Nice Dead Milkmen reference too. Ride on!
  19. LaPorte

    LaPorte Been here awhile

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    Great RR, looks like you really enjoyed your ride, so did I.
  20. SS in Vzla.

    SS in Vzla. Totally Normal? I'm not!

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    Great report as always! Thanks for taking the time to post. :clap:clap:clap:clap