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?

Poll closed Jan 7, 2018.
  1. Hit the 911 button on Lica's spot and waited for search and rescue

    8 vote(s)
    2.0%
  2. Called Radek's cop buddy and got a TOY 4x4 extraction

    22 vote(s)
    5.5%
  3. What's the problem? He rode out with one hand and no throttle - OSO!!!

    88 vote(s)
    22.1%
  4. With the engineering flow chart, WD-40 and duct tape - trail repair, baby!

    135 vote(s)
    33.9%
  5. Flagged down a tour jeep and put the bike in the back with some French tourists

    41 vote(s)
    10.3%
  6. This is just a ploy to buy time and still act like you're working on the report, isn't it?

    128 vote(s)
    32.2%
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  1. 2whl-hoop

    2whl-hoop Long timer Supporter

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    FWIW, I don't always watch the videos right away, but I try to go back and watch them when time permits. I like the video of Engineer because that was the first trail I rode and I was focused so much on the trail I don't remember what much of the scenery was like, so it's cool to be able to go back and see what I was riding through. Thanks for taking the time to put them together. :deal



    Oh, about Radek's post...:eek1 big time!
  2. licascurtu

    licascurtu Been here awhile

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    Wow oso negro nice story. All tho I know everything that happened I still read it like I have no idea what's next....and same for the whole RR.
    Thanks Radek and Kelly :thumbup:

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  3. wachs

    wachs just passin' through

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    Holy mud bog Radek - just popped in here and saw your ADVENTURE section. Yikes but great report, well done sir!
  4. boboneleg

    boboneleg we can rebuild him.

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    This thread has just gone up one or two notches :D
  5. Questor

    Questor More Undestructable

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    Oh you guys...

    I was riding in that area, last week doing the COBDR on the way to the KTM rally and I'm afraid I didn't get as many pictures as you did. We went up corkscrew and my 950 was NOT happy with the elevation so I couldn't get off the bike to take pictures. Poor bike wanted to cough and die.
    I was on a short timeline and we didn't stop to get many pictures.
    Plus the guy I was riding with was WAY fast and I was doing what I could to keep up with him.

    So thanks for all the great pictures of the High Peaks area...
    And riding Black Bear Pass... :huh

    Q~
  6. Questor

    Questor More Undestructable

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    Radek.... :ddog

    You silly Oso...
    Riding mud bogs in Utah at night. :huh

    But still... :bow

    Glad you are OK.
    Q~
  7. redog1

    redog1 KTM 690R

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    Nasty stuff that Utah mud. Glad you made it out OK! :clap
  8. bikepharmer

    bikepharmer Baja is on the way

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    That is more adventure in 1 day than most care to have...ever. I've had to walk out of Poison Spider Mesa (on mountain bike) down the Portal trail and that was not something I care to repeat.

    Moab can be brutal. Glad all are ok, and keep the story going!
  9. Wentjo

    Wentjo Been here awhile

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    Nice Job! Looks like you ended up on Kane Creek. Lovin the photos.:clap
  10. LittleWan

    LittleWan You can do it!

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    Hey guys,
    I'm assuming that most of the comments are directed at Radek, :evil
    so I'm just going to jump into the report.
    If I don't keep chipping away at this thing,
    I'm never going to finish...



    The Amasa Back video is sooo good.
    it's the only thing keeping me on track...







    Day 9: 8/9/13
    Silverton, CO to Moab, UT 208 miles, continued.









    After days of rain, wet rocks and mud, trying to film the guys in this stuff was not so fun.
    It was too hard for us to follow anyone (the schoolbus needs a LOT of room in sand).
    Having to slow down = :muutt

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    This section was pretty soft and silty.

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    Matt’s foot had gotten caught under the side bag when we crashed.
    Add a hurt ankle to the casualty list. :cry

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    What had been nice hardpack last year was now freshly graded.
    Loose and churned up.

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    We wanted to go towards Hurrah Pass...

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    Well, at least no one is cold and wet anymore!

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    We were too busy being hot and sweaty. :knary

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    Matt and I had just done this section last year, so I didn’t take too many photos.
    I have a few, plus some screen shots of the most interesting stuff.



    We lost momentum going up these steps.
    Not a big deal - I just got off at the step and he went back and did it again.

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    Click here for the video going up the steps last year.
    I have it set to start playing at that spot.
    20 seconds later, we go down the main set of steps.



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    Looking back up at them.

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    Not a problem for the Osos...
    Scott.

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    I’m not sure what happened to Scott after this point,
    I think he just kept going. :scratch




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    Osito had a little incident here and hurt his knee.
    He walked it off. :jive

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    Going down into the canyon.

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    We rode it 2up last time, so I went down to take photos of the guys...

    Here comes Bartek!

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    He joined me.

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    Osito

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    Lica

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    Matt.

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    Our canyon video (starts right when we drop into the canyon)
    It looked pretty much the same.
    Less sun glare, but same rocks.


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    Lead the way, Lica!

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    I’m not sure what’s happening to Bartek here...:scratch
    But, the Osos enjoyed the ride! :clap

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    Thanks, BDR guys - this is a great section.


    :freaky




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  11. redog1

    redog1 KTM 690R

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    Enjoyed the video clips, again I have to say, it looks like you all have some great riding chemistry. Great RR. :clap
  12. Overcomb3

    Overcomb3 Icy PUMA

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    They're riding lessons for us up & comers. Thanks for all your time editing & bringing to light some of the greatest trails out there.

    Loving it!
  13. dtysdalx2

    dtysdalx2 Knowledge is horsepower

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    Wow, these RR's just keep getting better!
  14. Just Paul

    Just Paul Pro Cat Herder

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    great story Ratek ! Glad you made it out ok...

    what are your plans for the Baja 1k this year ?
  15. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    9 hours! glad to hear your ok.

    hope you brought your hiking shoes. i always carry sneakers or sandals for this kind of situation.

    :yikes
  16. Oc1

    Oc1 Adventurer

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    Question for Little Wan;
    I've been following your ride report and have enjoyed your adventure. You appear to truly enjoy the ride/adventure which leads me to my question. Is there a reason why you don't ride your own bike as opposed to riding 2 up? I figure even if Big Wan carried all the gear for both of you he would still be more nimble than with a passenger.
    Great report.
  17. gbowes

    gbowes Adventurer

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    I am really enjoying your ride report. You guys blow me away with the places you take these 990's. I also ride a 990 and looking at your pics and videos makes me feel like i may need to up my game a bit, but this may just get me into trouble. I would love to try some of those passes you have gone through. Radek, you are a madman from my home province, keep up the videos.
    Great Report
    Thanks for sharing:freaky:freaky
  18. fotobo

    fotobo KTM rider

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    Great ride report. You guys (guy and gal) are really amazing. I have done everyone of the passes that you did but it was on a smaller bike and without a passenger. Gotta take my hat to you.
  19. K_N_Fodder

    K_N_Fodder Long timer Supporter

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    We are 26 pages in and this thing keeps getting better :eek1 Kelly I shared one of your sketchy mountain-pass-in-the-rain-clutch-going-out-riding-two-up-along the-edge videos on Facebook the other day after a guy posted some video of a cool (pavement) ridge ride he was doing on a V-Strom and people were commenting how sketchy it was ;). To one guy's credit, he did follow up with a post of him riding a Strom up a rocky, sandy canyon....

    Radek I loved your night mudding trip account, wow! I love how you just walked us in deeper and deeper, knowing things were going to go to crap :deal
  20. effensteve

    effensteve Enjoying the ride

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    Because the bikes with the correct inseam/seat height requirements, uh well why don't I just shut up now.


    Oh ya PUI omigo:clap