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.


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

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

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

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

    41 vote(s)
  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)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Questor

    Questor More Undestructable

    Oct 8, 2005
    Thousand Oaks, CA.

    I'm bummed I wasn't able to join you guys, but now I get to enjoy the ride Report! :clap

    Kelly. You do realize that your Ride Reports are so good that nobody wants to do one of their own because they can't compete...

    But anyway, let the mayhem begin!


  2. scottmac

    scottmac Long timer

    May 21, 2008
    La Selva Beach, CA.
    I'm in!

    Always love a good WAN RR.

  3. LittleWan

    LittleWan You can do it!

    Aug 21, 2009
    up on the pegs, in CA
    Hi guys!

    Thanks for the love! :raabia

    This was a good ride - I'm glad you're excited to read about it. :D

    So, I'm trying something a little different this time.
    Matt was looking for some Colorado stuff in the Summer of Stupid and he said it was hard to find.
    It can be confusing when you have to wade through comments (and my stupid videos) to figure out what day was posted.

    This time, I'll try and keep all the waving :wave
    and commenting in a separate post, and keep the body of the report nice and clean.

    Maybe it will help?

    I still like to say hi to everyone...

    Hi AustinJake!
    thank you :D

    How do you pronounce that one? :scratch um...Hi Tex!
    hey Hobbes, glad you found us early!

    Hi RRR - hey, I didn't remember that you were from St. George. We're going to be in your backyard on Day 2.

    Oooh. Can't have that! :rofl
    You got it, Bob. Hey, I have some fire trucks for you later on. :deal

    Thank you!
    Oh, your comment got this song stuck in my head again. :wink:

    Haha - I double dog DARE you NOT to watch...:evil

    also - "ugly KTMs??" Them's fightin' words! :mrskbasa

    Yay, Redog! Glad to have you :)
    Thanks, Jordan! Matt really enjoyed your RR videos today :D

    bigdon!! :beer
    Pop the top, lift it up, drink it up!

    That's WANderful! :D so glad you could join us again, NoVa Rider!

    Oh, Gale! :cry
    We thought of you and Sandy when we went Colorado, we really did.
    But the closest we got to Pagosa Springs was Lake City (isn't that 2.5 hrs away)?
    We didn't think you'd want 7 dirtbags crashing on your floor anyway. :lol3
    You'll see after reading the RR!

    I knew that name looked familiar!
    hey john, thanks for signing in - 2 posts in 6 yrs! :lol3

    Welcome, ADVwnbe!

    Thanks, Dickie! I'm glad you liked it. It was the bear roar that got you, huh?
    It almost sounds like a dinosaur. :D
    Hola! Welcome :D
    hey Sourjon,
    Now you can see all the places we should have crossed paths!
    I'll bet you guys walked by our motel a bunch of times, too. :rofl

    Wooo! Questor! :wave
    Don't worry, you'll be glad you missed a LOT of the ride :evil

    Aw, thanks. :shog. Don't give me a big head! :kboom
    I'm glad you enjoy the reports, but I know they aren't for everyone. :lol3

    hiya scottmac! :queenie
    Great to see you again!

    Hope I didn't miss anyone!

    OK, real post, coming up...

    P.S. Hi sion!
    I'm counting on you to watch the videos!!

  4. sion

    sion sigh-own

    Jul 9, 2010
    Hocking Hills
    in :clap
  5. LittleWan

    LittleWan You can do it!

    Aug 21, 2009
    up on the pegs, in CA

    The days leading up to the kickoff date were busy ones.
    Our inbox was aflutter with ride-prep pics...

    Bartek was new at training, but he took to it like an old pro...


    10 points for style! :lol3

    Meanwhile, his forks were out being serviced.


    Osito was replacing his water pump.


    Lica started building his new wheels a day or 2 before he had to leave!
    They were pretty cool - anodized orange Excels. Sweeeet. :thumb


    Radek was pretty much ready to go...


    Until he realized his passport had expired!
    Luckily, he was able to get it expedited -
    and those efficient Canadians got it done in time. yay!

    Matt and I knew it was going to be hot riding in Nevada and Utah, so we did a little heat acclimation training.
    Over 560 miles in the Sierras with Capt. Saveaho, riding Day 5 of the Pacific Crest Quest.


    It was at least 100°F, but we had a great time. Well, Matt and I did.
    Capt. Saveaho lost his $300 tent and sleeping pad and broke a mirror. :cry


    Oh, wait - he looks happy here!


    Hope he thought it was worth it. Nice seeing you again, Erik!

    One of the main reasons for our PCQ ride was to try out our new luggage.
    We got the new (larger) Wolfman Rocky Mountain sidebags.
    They hold twice as much (by volume) as the smaller Expedition sidebags.
    The Expedition bags were perfect in Baja, but this time we were going to have camping gear.
    Matt wanted to see if larger side bags (but a smaller duffle in back) would make the weight more manageable.

    Here we are in full on Beverly Hillbillies mode, riding up to Scott’s place with new tires.


    Oso Overloaded :eek1

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  6. LittleWan

    LittleWan You can do it!

    Aug 21, 2009
    up on the pegs, in CA
    7/31/13 bay area to Reno, NV 240 miles

    The night before we left, we got some bad (BAD) news...
    Bartek called and said he couldn'’t go!



    He said work was just too much. He was drowning and couldn'’t take time off.
    Oh man. That was not what we wanted to hear.
    It was such a bummer. I understood, but still.
    This ride was supposed to be for him!

    I was so upset, it was a long night. :cry



    Then, the next morning, just as we were getting ready to leave...
    Bartek called back and said that he was going after all! :clap


    Way to add some drama to the ride, Bartek. :eekers

    He said he would meet us at Scott’'s house, probably pretty late.
    I didn'’t care what time he got there, as long as he showed up!

    So, after a few hours on the slab,
    Matt and I were the first ones to arrive at Scott’'s place.


    Hey, someone has a new toy!


    Only Walter was home to greet us.
    He’'s a great host, though. :D


    I called Scott to let him know what was up.


    He was stuck at work for a little bit but would be home in the evening.
    Matt started in on the tires, while Walter supervised.


    Man, our rim is looking pretty worked.


    Hey, someone knew that Bartek was coming...:lol3


    Next to arrive were Radek and Lica, all the way from BC...


    Matt helped them unload the bikes.


    Radek and the beast. :super


    Lica picked up some cool stickers in Central and South America, didn'’t he?


    I’'m just impressed that he got the wheels finished in time - aren'’t they flash?


    Nice new D908


    Radek, too.


    Matt put Scott'’s new tire on - another D908. :thumb


    We went with a Scorpion Rally rear.
    Not as pricey as a 908, but still a good tire.


    Scott came home next and did a little fiberglass work on Lica’'s windscreen.


    Ceasar rolled up just in time for dinner - Hola Osito! :wave


    Osito came bearing (get it?) gifts - Oso Loco tee shirts!! :clap
    How frickin'’ awesome is that?? :rayof


    Thank you, Osito!! :nomystery
    They're so great.

    Radek took some pics of everyone hanging out.



    I really wanted to give photo credit for each pic, but it’'s just too confusing.
    With all our photos combined, there are over 4700. Not counting screen captures!

    Radek, Lica, Bartek and Osito all had some great shots - thanks, you guys! :bow

    So, for some strange reason, these dudes seemed to think we were going to be riding at night...:scratch
    Hmmm. I wonder what gave them that idea? :hmmmmm
    Anyway, everyone had super awesome lights (except for us).







    and, here'’s Osito installing his...


    Finished product.


    Of course, after that, there had to be a competition.
    “Oh my god, y’all - they’'re gonna have a dance off light off!” :rofl

    (crap, that SNL justin timberlake/britney spears video is gone :(
    here's a stupid gif instead.


    I think Radek won?
    (Matt says Scott's truck won. :lol3)

    Scott and Jo went all out for dinner - thick, juicy steaks and an assortment of salads. :dukegirl
    It was incredible!! :yum


    So delicious! Blurry but HAPPY.


    The bike work went on well into the night.
    With 6 KTMs, everyone wanted to make sure they were prepared for the ride...


    Bartek finally rolled up around midnight. You can see he had awesome lights, too.


    He had had a long day of work, but the important thing was that he was here! :clap


    Now our little group was complete.
    Whew. :knary

    The next hurdle was going to be getting everyone up and ready to go at 6 in the morning.
    It was going to be a 400+ mile day of Nevada desert.
    You know the drill - we had a long way to go and a short time to get there...

    Radek had provided some inspiration -
    Smokey and the Oso



    Oso Queso-y!

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  7. Idahosam

    Idahosam Set Adrift

    May 23, 2006
    Back in the Saddle
    OMG, just came down from the mountains and stumbled onto this, crap I need to go get some beer and settle in. Another Wantastic Adventure coming right up.

    BTW I am finally healing up but now the the whole state is on fire so nowhere to go ride :cry

    Beer √, popcorn √ OK I'm ready....... :lurk................... you may continue

    This going to be so GOOD!
  8. MikeyT

    MikeyT Krusty Olde Pharte

    Aug 20, 2006
    The Thumb of Michigan
  9. VFR

    VFR Been here awhile

    Sep 22, 2007
    Nampa, Idaho for Good!!!
    Hey, another Wans RR!!! Y'all started without me but I'm all caught up now, so let's GO!!:clap

    These are always the best....:deal
  10. TLtrials

    TLtrials Been here awhile Supporter

    Aug 17, 2007
    NW North Carolina
    Hi Kelly,
    Good to meet you, Matt, and Radek out in CO! I look forward to seeing how the rest of your ride progressed, great start to your ride report.

    Thanks for the sticker! I have it on my tool box here in NC.

    As a prelude to your coming report, here is a photo and video clip when we seen you guys.


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  11. Paratrout

    Paratrout Been here awhile

    Apr 30, 2012
    Cackilackistan, Concord Oblast
    Schweeeeet!!!! Looking forward to this! I haven't been this jacked since I discovered "yacht rock radio" on Pandora!:freaky
  12. oldtrucks

    oldtrucks Been here awhile

    May 18, 2007
    Emmett Idaho
  13. MasterMarine

    MasterMarine Long timer

    Jan 22, 2007
    Now serving just Snohomish County
    All right! I am looking forward to this! :D

    So how did you do that super huge multi quote? Is there a thread somewhere on how to do that? Thanks.
  14. NobeyamaGP

    NobeyamaGP Nerdy Adventurer

    Jul 2, 2009
    Petersburg, IN
    How do you like the Rocky Mountain bags? I picked up a set for my Tiger for my first solo motorcycle trip this fall.
  15. Critic

    Critic More or less!

    Sep 12, 2005
    West of the Illinois, heart of the state!
    :lurk Ready and waiting! After riding with centrals Radek/dieseltwin, which seems to be a combination of your Radek and Lica; this has to be a good adventure!

    Good thing diesel left his 950 home!
    from chain's winter ride:freaky
  16. dano619

    dano619 Long timer Supporter

    Sep 4, 2011
    sunny san diego
    all in---thanks for takin us along---love your reports
  17. cdndog

    cdndog lurked more,posted less

    May 22, 2009
    SW Ontario
  18. live2ridetahoe

    live2ridetahoe BSN, RN, CEN, TCRN, MICN

    Jul 26, 2004
    Concord, CA
    Gah! Skipped a day on AdvRider to go ride and look what happens. The Wans post a new RR and I get in on the third page. Feels like I'm late for the party…


    Cheers Matt and Kelly!

    Jeff G.
  19. tilliejacques

    tilliejacques gnarly girl Super Supporter

    Feb 7, 2010
    Phoenix AZ

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU LittleWan for another ride report!!!!

    I've been all mopey after having a tooth pulled yesterday because , well besides having yet another hole in my head, I can't have carbonated beverages :slurp nor popcorn :lurk nor really any solid food :eek1. But now I can drink the Wan Ride Report Kool-Aid! :bert

    SO subscribed!
  20. rburkat

    rburkat Been here awhile

    Feb 5, 2010
    Squamish, BC
    Oso Negro is in.
    The great thing about the RR is that it's like being on the trip twice. But this time I don't feel bad about having a whiskey in one hand while I enjoy the ride.

    Thanks guys for organizing the trip. It was a great experience and I'm so glad I was able to take part in it.
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