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. MKJ

    MKJ Married w/ Children

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    Looks like San Rafael Swell. Highway 70 overpass.
  2. RedRockRider

    RedRockRider Long timer

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    Nightly fix of OSO riding ... better than warm PBR :lol3 Thanks for all the entertainment!
  3. JoeMongo

    JoeMongo ¿Por dónde? Supporter

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    Please, be aware that your ride reports are one of the things that make life worth living for the rest of us!

    (not entirely, completely, kidding, just some . . . .)

    Don't ever stop, please, and thank you!
    J.
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  4. slidewayes

    slidewayes slidewayes

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    A day of rain for dirt like that , almost worth it
  5. Hermy

    Hermy Where's this road go?

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    I love how you rode up to the Bridge House and then took a picture of the view out the front window...:lol3
  6. lukeman

    lukeman Cool Hand

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    Can you guys team up with Colebatch and ride across Russia and Mongolia? Thanks.
  7. live2ridetahoe

    live2ridetahoe BSN, RN, CEN, TCRN, MICN

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    Count me in for that one. Planning on Mongolia in Aug/Sept 2014!!

    JG
  8. LittleWan

    LittleWan You can do it!

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    Hi Overcomb!
    Wasn't that close?? :eek1
    We were lucky.

    Thanks for watching the videos!!






    Yep! :nod







    Hi RRR!
    Just about anything is better than warm PBR! :lol3
    But I'm glad you're enjoying the report :)
    Yeah, an evening posting schedule seems to be working out for me.






    Aw, thanks Jonathan! :shog
    It's so nice that you're still hanging in there.
    Wait a minute - you aren't recovering from another injury, are you? :scratch

    Last time you were really into the Baja report, but you had a cast on your leg....
    You were just happy to have something to read during recovery.
    :rofl






    Ooooh, slideways...
    ALMOST is the key word.
    We haven't paid for that nice dirt yet...:uhoh





    haha - you're right!
    Good one, Hermy! I like that. :D




    Sure thing, lukeman.
    I'll put that on my "To do" list...:deal

    :lol3

    (don't get matt started! I don't know if we have the funds for that one)





    hey, are you serious Jeff?
    You're going to Mongolia next year? :ear
    Lica has been talking about Africa in 2014...


    (I can hear matt now...
    :hmmmmm)

    (stop it - I need to finish this report!)
    :lol3




    OK, more Day 12 coming up...


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  9. LittleWan

    LittleWan You can do it!

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    Day 12: 8/12/13
    Moab to ?
    236 miles, continued.








    Bartek, Scott and Radek took off first...

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    Lica was next...

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    This is where I got that photo of Lica in the rocks (last pic from yesterday).
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    I was getting ready to help him, but those Osos are strong. :gdog
    He was up and running!

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    Matt took a different line...

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    I was almost tempted to make a video just because of Matt's maniacal laughter right here. :loco :lol3

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    We were trying to catch Lica...

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    but he was gone!

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    We were almost out of the wash. Here's the exit...

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    Wow, the rain had really packed down the sand!

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    It’s usually really deep and hard to ride through.

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    Not this time!

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    Click HERE to see last year’s video I have it cued up to start right at that sand...
    HD is available if you want to really see the rocks. :wink:
    Watch that and you'll get a preview of the step coming up...(at mark 3:08)



    That video was good, I didn’'t bother making another one this year.
    I took a few screen captures if you want to see more comparisons.
    (coming up)




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    Looks like this section lost some “bricks” in the last year.

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    Here’'s the step. The infamous step.

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    It looks a little taller now.
    Some of the surrounding sand has been washed away.

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    Matt and I realized that Osito was last.
    We waited to make sure that he got past the step safely.

    He did. :thumb

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    This section was a little more washed out...

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    and that was it!

    Bye, Eagle Canyon - :wave

    Devil's Canyon is next...


    :ricky
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  10. Bronco3738

    Bronco3738 Mike

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    I think it would be awesome if you teamed up with Colbatch. That would be a epic ride with a truly epic ride report to follow. We'll be looking forward to it at the end of next summer. :ear You don't want to disappoint the fans. Right?:rofl
  11. arctic wildchild

    arctic wildchild Adventurer

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    i've never been son envious, over here in europe we don't have those kind of roads and what is whorse is that if they catch you with an enduro bike on a gravel road you may even get a high fine!!
    i should move to colorado
  12. Sourjon

    Sourjon TAT'erd

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    I think that all the time! Stop on your way through and pick me up! :D Lots of fixer-uppers for sale in Silverton if you've got the cash.

    John
  13. LittleWan

    LittleWan You can do it!

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    Hmm.
    Ride reports and I have a complicated relationship...
    Imagine that I'm Homer and the toaster is a RR...




    :lol3






    Poor arctic wildchild! :cry

    It seems cruel that they even sell KTM 990s in Europe. :huh
    Start saving your pennies euro cents...and see the info below...




    arctic wildchild and Sourjon -
    Here's the zillow map for Silverton

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    And,
    some listings.


    Let us know where we'll be staying, next time we get out to Colorado... :evil



    OK, more Oso toast coming up...

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  14. Just Paul

    Just Paul Pro Cat Herder

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    And, also because we almost hit a big rock.
    It freaked Matt out - he said a little more to the right...
    and that hit would have ended our ride. :eek1


    Good Job for not smacking that rock with your foot or bike... Last years Baja ride one of the guys didn't get so lucky and hit a hidden rock at like 50MPH and broke 5 bones in his foot.. It ended his Baja trip also..

    PIC HERE
  15. LittleWan

    LittleWan You can do it!

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    Holy crap, that photo was disgusting!

    :eek1 Oh, that poor guy! :cry
    I hope he healed up okay.



    I guess Coney was working overtime on this ride...

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    Thanks, Paul.
    I feel even luckier now!

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  16. dsmack

    dsmack Adventurer

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    Damn! That looks painful! :eek1

    So glad you guys avoided something similar ...

    Another remarkably good RR, LittleWan ~ You ROCK (excuse the pun) :huh
    Don
  17. LittleWan

    LittleWan You can do it!

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    Thanks, Don!
    We're pretty happy about it, too. :D
    Glad you like the RR!
  18. LittleWan

    LittleWan You can do it!

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    Day 12: 8/12/13
    Moab to ?
    236 miles, continued.








    Let's see...last time I posted, we were leaving Eagle Canyon...

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    These tunnels make it into most TAT reports. :D

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    Splashy!

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    It had really dumped earlier.
    I wonder how much water fletch123 and Sharpie saw in here...:scratch

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    The guys were waiting at the other end.

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    We talked with Osito about that rock step (leaving the wash).

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    Radek’'s really enjoying his warm PBR today :lol3 Heh - that linky has Pabst AND Patrick Swayze - a 2 fer. :rofl

    Something tells me those cans don’t travel well. :wink:

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    This next bit is Devil’s Canyon. It’s in between Eagle Canyon and Cat Canyon. Questor - I hope Mr. Purr has a shark costume!!

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    More fun riding - sand with some rocky areas. :ricky

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    Hmmm. Somehow, between the tunnels and this part of the trail,
    the monkey fighting GoPro got fogged up. :bluduh
    I didn't take too many pics, so you get some smudgy screenshots.



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    Step down.

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    Matt and I remembered this part - it’'s deep.
    Didn'’t look too bad today, the rain had packed it down nicely.
    Bartek and Lica had already taken off...
    There goes Radek!

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    There goes Osito!

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    That's Scott, at the top left corner...

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    2012.

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    I made a little video, for those who are interested in the difference between riding in wet sand and dry sand...





    And I got to use that “pixie dust” title, finally. :lol3






    Heh. Rocks are always a nice resting spot after deep sand. :knary

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    Looking back.

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    We screwed up and missed a turn after those rocks,
    went down a different wash and we *might* have taken some soil samples. :augie
    No footage/pics, so I guess it didn't happen...:dunno:lol3




    I'm sure the guys were wondering where we were,
    so Matt tried to hurry up...

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    We were definitely back on track here, I remember this step down.

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    Hit a deep spot and got all wonky here...

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    Slight detour...

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    Back on track!

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    another big step down...

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    some sand...

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    some little steps...

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    Oh, we're getting close now...

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    We could just make out some dust clouds ahead...

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    Cat Canyon, here we come!

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    (that's supposed to be a school bus covered in sand :lol3)
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  19. Just Paul

    Just Paul Pro Cat Herder

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    Looks like you guys are having some great weather now... its nice to get the bad weather out of the way first with the good weather at the end of trips.. helps you remember them more in the positive.. :1drink

    Its funny listening to the audio... even when the sand is super deep matt is still laughing .... Me not so much..:rofl
  20. bikyto

    bikyto Dans le doute...gaz!

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