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. bigdon

    bigdon Long timer

    Dec 12, 2005
    That scooter needs an ADV sticker Little Wan !

    Hope you get well soon. You know we won't get a proper ride report with you on that scooter :rofl

    Glad to see you still smiling.
  2. jglow

    jglow Two wheeled traveler

    Dec 26, 2008
    Lowry Crossing, TX
    ouch:huh! I've never seen a skewer in a toe, yikes! Take care little wan!

  3. acidman1968

    acidman1968 Been here awhile

    Dec 13, 2012
    Utah, Great Basin / Intermountain West
    May your injuries heal quickly and fully, LittleWan! Your ride reports have helped me pass through many long and boring night shifts, and I would like to say "Thank You!" for the entertainment you and BigWan have provided.

    Get well!
  4. LittleWan

    LittleWan You can do it!

    Aug 21, 2009
    up on the pegs, in CA
    The basket kicks ass! I love it - it has saved me from doing some really questionable maneuvers. :D
    (I found a place that sells baskets for $22, tell the girls it's worth it)


    So, the reason I was looking at replacement baskets...
    Last night I totally ate it (in the living room) and smashed the basket when I hit the ground.
    (ride it like you stole it! :lol3)

    But, no, it's a rental scooter. :cry I gotta pay for that damage.
    I'm hoping Matt can bend it back into shape.

    Aw, your poor co-workers!
    Yeah, I'm pretty happy it was on singletrack (not another burpee injury). :queenie
    We were at this Downieville thing for Catfish's birthday.
    They tried to warn us not to do the ST trails on a 990, but you know how we are.
    Stupid is as stupid does.
    I was sad to end up looking like an asshole, but I know Matt could have done those trails fine on his own.
    Oh well.
    we are trying really hard to resist going back once I'm healed up...

    Oh no, Lisa!
    Sorry to hear you're on the injured list, too. 2014 was a bad one for the the ADV crowd.
    I hear you - I will never go back to crutches, either!
    I still use a walker sometimes, but I love this little scooter.
    Congratulations on moving to a boot!
    You heal up quickly, too.

    Thanks, bigdon!
    haha, yeah, it's not the same without some stickers, huh?
    Thanks for the well wishes, even if they are self-serving. :wink: :lol3

    I'm looking forward to getting off the meds so I can get back to...
    pop-the-top pop-the-top pop-the-top!


    Thanks, Jordan!
    Apparently, I snapped a couple of ligaments.
    The surgeon was able to reattach the upper one, but couldn't reach the lower one without cutting into the bottom of my foot.
    The skewer is supposed to hold my toe together until that upper ligament heals.

    I'm enjoying your write up!
    So, guys - if you are looking for a ride report to read, check out Jglow's Utalarado ride.
    and his Ultimate Utah ride is pretty great, too. :thumb

    Hi acidman1968!
    thanks for the well wishes. :D
    you're so welcome - I'm glad you enjoy the RRs.
    I appreciate your checking in!

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  5. Ladybug

    Ladybug Bug Sister Supporter

    Nov 6, 2005
    Spokane Valley, WA (the dry side of the mountains)
    Ohhhhhhh Little Wan, sorry you crashed your scooter in your living room. Now that's plain adding insult to injury. I hope you didn't hurt yourself when you did that.

    Thanks for the ride report suggestions. I always like a great ride report. :clap

    Now behave yourself and no more wrecking :deal :D
  6. wachs

    wachs just passin' through

    May 24, 2005
    Tumalo, Oregon
    Ouch - double OW! :eek1 Dang that must've been painful - heal up strong but take your time and do it right! :freaky
  7. jmcg

    jmcg Turpinated..

    Sep 6, 2011
    The Dandenong Ranges, Vic
    All the best for your swift recovery.


  8. LittleWan

    LittleWan You can do it!

    Aug 21, 2009
    up on the pegs, in CA
    Yeah. Pretty impressive, eh?
    We have laminate floors and area rugs, I was driving with one hand and hit the edge of a rug at a funny angle.
    And that's why I'm safer riding 2up with matt!

    will do! :D

    OK, it was fun seeing everyone,
    but enough about me and my brilliance. :rolleyes

    IF there is a ride report, you know I'll post something here...
    So, check back at a later date (it will probably be a while, Matt and I have a busy Sept. and Oct. coming up).

    Here's a teaser pic I stole from Bartek (gracias, smartek)
    A photo of the most beautiful bike in the world...:raabia(though it's missing the most beautiful schoolbus driver in the world)

    photo by Barteknologie™

    Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!
    Enjoy your mobility (if you have it) :deal
    ♥ littlewan

    p.s. thank you, jmcg!

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  9. DiggerD

    DiggerD DougFir from SuperDuke Days

    Mar 14, 2013
    Mid Wet Or A Gun
    Dang Little Wan ! Makes my two toe smash this spring look like a hang nail.
    I found a stump to stop my KTM 300 EXC 2 smoker all with just two toes.
    The big one and the one next to it. I did yelp!
    Complete stop there and then. 230 lb person 230 lb bike 15 mph trail ride, Wam...Glad I had new boots on...

    Now that is one hell of a hang nail ! Dang,,,,,,how many times a day do you snag that on some thing.......arggggg,,,,,

    Tell tail sign of a biker.......their limp..:wink:

    Heal well, little Wan. tell big Wan hi. Takin my 950 to the coast tomorrow...


    Jun 5, 2010
    Santa Clara, CA
    Wow Kelly, that looks extremely painful :huh Sorry to see this and hope you heal well. At least you have a good story to tell later in life ;-)
  11. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

    Feb 20, 2007
    Burbank CA

    hey, those dakar pants are bulletproof. i crashed in mine many times and still have plenty of life left.

    kel, of course you are special, however all the motorcycle, parts and gear manufacturers read and follow the oso loco reports. none of them will guarantee their product to survive in your adventure. your rides are known for extreme wear and tear on anything you have on or in you......:rofl

    any of the osos going to the KTM rally? wish the toursit could make it, but i have other plans. we'll hook up later.
  12. tilliejacques

    tilliejacques gnarly girl Super Supporter

    Feb 7, 2010
    Phoenix AZ
    oh no, LIttleWan, so sorry to hear about ( and *really sorry to see :puke2--oooh, the skewer!!!) your foot smashing! And only a true Oso could crash the scooter. :nod

    Hope recovery goes well!
  13. LisaS

    LisaS Dubious Adventurer

    Jan 31, 2010
    Central Maine
    I have come close to crashing my scooter a couple of times- it does not handle well off the slab or at high speeds. I live on a farm so thank goodness for the four wheeler- the one time I scooted to the barn I thought I was going to die:eek1 Almost wiped out racing my husband at wal-mart yesterday!
    Hope you did not cause any further injury with your crash!
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  14. cdndog

    cdndog lurked more,posted less

    May 22, 2009
    SW Ontario
    That picture is proof positive that you are one tough little Mamashiba! See what I did there? Heal fast and well.
  15. GREWUPIN_D11


    Feb 19, 2010
    Rural Illinois near St Louis
    Have you considered adding a hands-free kneewalker to the collection of mobility devices? I highly recommend. Broke 4 of 5 metatarsals left foot Sept 2013 by running BMW F800 into rocks at excessive speed, found the kneewalker to be very useful.

    The scooter is great for high speed grocery store runs, other smooth areas, and kneewalker is best for rough terrain, up and down stairs, tasks requiring both hands free. I used the iwalkfree version 1.0 from http://iwalk-free.com I hear the iwalk 2.0 is even better (and less expensive). Check ebay for good used ones.

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
  16. LittleWan

    LittleWan You can do it!

    Aug 21, 2009
    up on the pegs, in CA
    Thanks, DiggerD,
    ouch, foot slamming is no good. :cry
    glad you're healed up.
    Hope you had a great 950 ride!

    Thanks, Jeremy,
    Yep, I've got some great rocking chair stories, but no grandkids to impress. :lol3
    Oh well.

    haha, yeah - I guess it doesn't pay to let Osos test anything.


    Matt and I can't make it to the KTM rally, we are super busy in September.
    Taos is too far to go in a weekend. :cry
    Matt said Bartek was considering it, and Radek said he wanted to go.
    So, maybe?

    Thanks, tilliejacques!
    I try to live the la vida Oso.
    Stupid is as stupid does. :deal


    Hey Lisa,
    no, I got some new bruises, but no big deal.
    Matt was able to fix the basket for me, so...no harm, no foul. :thumb
    Yeah, that thing is super fast on the slab! Be careful.
    Are you still using the scoot, even with your walking boot?

    thanks, cdndog!
    Haha, I'm sure everyone wants the mameshibas to just go away...
    thanks for reminding me. :evil

    Oh, GREWUPIN_D11,
    I wish I had learned about the iwalk earlier! It looks fantastic.
    Next week I have to deal with 3 flights of stairs on a regular basis, I'm dreading it so much. :cry
    The iwalk is fascinating, I think I'll end up adding that to my collection at some point.
    Thanks for the info!
    p.s. 4 out of 5! oh my god, that must have been horrible.
    hope you are doing better now.

    hey guys,
    So, Matt got home late Saturday night (well, early Sunday morning).
    He rode straight through from BC, all the way home. Almost 1000 miles. :eek1

    The Osos are so sweet, they knew I was super sad about missing this ride,
    so they sent Matt home with my consolation prize...
    A KTM toaster!


    I love it, it's awesome!
    Thank you, dear Osos! :raabia

    Matt and I have spent the last couple days looking at photos, watching tons of video and drinking tequila. :dutch


    This is the end of our summer.
    September is a rough month for Wanco Industries. :puke1

    Things are looking good for a ride report!
    Lica and Radek did a great job, they put together a pretty Osorific ride.
    Lots of gorgeous scenery and brutal singletrack. :knary
    The Osos are graciously allowing Matt to write the report (and I will have maps).
    I think it's going to be a good one.

    The Canadian field office has been hard at work. Riding, planning, recruiting...
    You'll meet some new Northern Osos as well. :wink:


    So, watch this space. :deal
    I'll give you a heads up when we're ready.


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  17. LisaS

    LisaS Dubious Adventurer

    Jan 31, 2010
    Central Maine
    I am just using the scooter for when I have the boot off or if doing any distance- ie shopping at Wal Mart. It goes back next week so will plan to gradually use it less and less this week- starting my new job tomorrow so will see how it goes! Thought about the Iwalk but figured considering how I got the injury I would probably kill myself with one of those. Interestingly now that I am alternating the crutches and scooter I have noticed you get a lot more sympathy with the crutches, people opening doors, trying to assist you, etc. with the walker none of that and maybe even a little ruder than if I was on two feet- my husband particularly noticed it when we were at an interstate rest stop today and I used the scooter cause I don't like parking close.
  18. LittleWan

    LittleWan You can do it!

    Aug 21, 2009
    up on the pegs, in CA
    haha, awww - they think you're just a lazy ass with a lark? :rofl
    that's a really interesting observation.

    the drs office called and they want their scooter back tomorrow, so I guess I'll see for myself soon.
    I think I'll be using my walker, though.


    I can't do crutches indoors.
    If they don't take the toe skewer out tomorrow, I'll look into the Iwalkfree.
    It might be worth it for 3 flights of stairs.

    Good luck and I hope you transition smoothly! :D

    p.s. Hi VFR!
    I know, you were anxiously waiting for a new Wan report, I had every intention of doing one...til I got hurt.

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  19. VFR

    VFR Been here awhile

    Sep 22, 2007
    Nampa, Idaho for Good!!!
    YIKES!!! I was just thinking it should be about time for another Wans RR & here I find you damaged. Not Good! :eek1

    Rest up--Hah!!--and get back in action soon.
  20. JoeMongo

    JoeMongo ¿Por dónde? Supporter

    Dec 9, 2004
    SF Bay Area, not exactly dirt moto heaven
    Shucks Kelly, I'm sorry. It's all my fault. I just thought I'd take a little break (uhhh, well, no pun really intended, really) from my connective tissue destruction program and ride bikes for a year or so, and this is what happens. I haven't had any ortho surgeries for over six months, and the grim ligament reaper must collect his due.

    Take it easy and give it time to loosen up before hitting the Oso rehab exercise program (ATGATT hiking in snow and/or triple digit temps), or better yet:
    :dutch :jive :slurp :jive :lift

    I'm sure I'll be back under the knife soon, so you should be safe to ride with Matt once again!