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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 03:22 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,932
Posted By wachs
Thank you sir! Hey Tyler - It was...

Thank you sir!




Hey Tyler - It was really an amazing trip for sure, glad you and Tony came along! Keep that XR and let's do one in Washington this fall. Go here to see what the next week was...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 02:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 334
Posted By wachs
Brandy Canyon - NEVADA

Went on two rides, back to back in June.

Here is a link to the first one: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=990488


This one is the next 6 days with some other Oregon/Washington...
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 01:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 780
Posted By wachs
You packed a lot of education into that ride!...

You packed a lot of education into that ride! Well done, nice writing! :clap
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 10:39 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,932
Posted By wachs
I don't use a GPS mainly because I can't see the...

I don't use a GPS mainly because I can't see the stinkin' thing without glasses and my friends usually have one. This trip only had a few holes in the route that we did not know. We all looked at...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 10:30 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,932
Posted By wachs
Mike - we were out there 6/14 - 6/20 - for some...

Mike - we were out there 6/14 - 6/20 - for some reason, I cannot edit my posts?!?!? If I try, it comes up as blank - no content at all - weird.



Thanks - there's another week with the next...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 09:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,730
Posted By wachs
Cool! That punch bowl POI is crazy and Ophir is...

Cool! That punch bowl POI is crazy and Ophir is now on the list!
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,932
Posted By wachs
Thanks Taco - Here's rest: Tony - ...

Thanks Taco - Here's rest:




Tony -

http://wachs.smugmug.com/photos/i-CNGDb4w/0/XL/i-CNGDb4w-XL.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,932
Posted By wachs
Tony ...

Tony

http://wachs.smugmug.com/photos/i-CNGDb4w/0/XL/i-CNGDb4w-XL.jpg


Didnít mention this earlier but Tylerís shock is blown? Heís consistently up front so I donít see him very often but when...
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,932
Posted By wachs
Still canít figure out how to make those dang...

Still canít figure out how to make those dang animated gifs (#%@&*%##@@)(@:kboom



http://wachs.smugmug.com/photos/i-HKBCdRB/0/XL/i-HKBCdRB-XL.jpg

...
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,932
Posted By wachs
Day 6 - There was a huge mine down the...

Day 6 -

There was a huge mine down the mountain and barely in sight from our camp. All night long you could faintly hear some big machine grinding away on a project.

Slept like a king but I...
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,932
Posted By wachs
You could be right about that and we did the same.

You could be right about that and we did the same.
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 227
Posted By wachs
black rock? ...

black rock?

http://wachs.smugmug.com/photos/i-G5Cd3Nc/0/XL/i-G5Cd3Nc-XL.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,932
Posted By wachs
10-4 thx , better wait til it rains - too dusty...

10-4 thx , better wait til it rains - too dusty now!




Oh jeez. Thanks for that mega comp'. GasPipe, BigDog and many others are what inspired the . . .
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-07-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 7,253
Views: 377,472
Posted By wachs
Cultus road?

Cultus road?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-07-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 797
Posted By wachs
Beware the poison ivy around and above that pool!

Beware the poison ivy around and above that pool!
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,932
Posted By wachs
Thankfully I kept a cryptic journal and even with...

Thankfully I kept a cryptic journal and even with that Iíve screwed up some of the details and left out a couple of flat tires that happened days earlier. Jim got one about the same time Tyler...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,932
Posted By wachs
Sooooo good to hear it wasn't just me 'cause at...

Sooooo good to hear it wasn't just me 'cause at one point I was actually dragging a foot through the goo trying to keep the pig upright. Those guys were getting a good laugh watching me fumble around...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,932
Posted By wachs
NO DUST! Thanks - I'm working on it...

NO DUST!



Thanks - I'm working on it and the next 6 days with another group.



Thanks! Glad some people actually read the words!
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,932
Posted By wachs
Thanks Not 60 days (like your last...

Thanks



Not 60 days (like your last one) but we tried!




Thx - yeah we were expecting hot and sunny. I took some of the wrong clothes and the wring 'tent' but it wasn't very cold
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,932
Posted By wachs
Day 4 It rained hard during the night. We...

Day 4

It rained hard during the night. We gathered up for fuel in town before heading up over the hill towards Elko. Conditions are prefect with the heavy rain and weíre all looking forward to...
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,730
Posted By wachs
Excellent! :clap Man you guys did some planning...

Excellent! :clap Man you guys did some planning - carry on please!
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,932
Posted By wachs
Thanks EZ! There's something about you...

Thanks EZ!



There's something about you in the next report!



Duo hawk! Good one! Yeah the Dromedary bag works but like you mentioned, it permeates so you can't put it near anything like...
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,932
Posted By wachs
THX! With the exception of not being able to soak...

THX! With the exception of not being able to soak at Murphy, it's worth it! Hope you guys have a great trip back. :clap




THX!
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,932
Posted By wachs
Itís raining steady now but itís not cold and we...

Itís raining steady now but itís not cold and we have an idea where we are. Ripping down towards Murphy, Jim and I both hit a cattle guard on the gas and the rear tire spins slipping sideways a...
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,932
Posted By wachs
Day 3 - Our original plan was to take a day...

Day 3 -

Our original plan was to take a day and circumnavigate the mountain above Jarbidge without all the gear.

We immediately got separated climbing up out of the canyon. I can hear bikes...
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,932
Posted By wachs
HA - Not rude at all, we just needed about twice...

HA - Not rude at all, we just needed about twice the fuel they took and in half the time.



THX! Colin's 525 keeps bringing it. Hope he posts the shots of his KTM 24 hours before the truck down...
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,932
Posted By wachs
1 - THe Husky did great but it's not stock and...

1 - THe Husky did great but it's not stock and Jeremy is truly a world-class rider so it depends . . .

2 - . . . same thing on the 990. Sure, if everything went right that bike could do this ride...
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,932
Posted By wachs
Tony warned me about a huge stone hidden in the...

Tony warned me about a huge stone hidden in the left lane ahead and went back to gather the rest of the group.

http://wachs.smugmug.com/photos/i-tWppTsX/0/XL/i-tWppTsX-XL.jpg


I went to see...
Forum: Vendors 07-02-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 67,767
Posted By wachs
10-4 TeamFTB ! :clap:clap:clap - glad you're...

10-4 TeamFTB ! :clap:clap:clap - glad you're stoked on the kit. :wink:

Just returned from 12 days on the trail with 2 different groups and we all had the same experience with the Saddlebag. Go...
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,932
Posted By wachs
They made it through both rides for me with no...

They made it through both rides for me with no flats. A compromise for sure but they're damn tough.



Easier than that Hard Enduro route you guys took N2!



Yo - T - just downloaded...
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,932
Posted By wachs
After crossing the river we decided to spend the...

After crossing the river we decided to spend the night here as we had plenty of water (obviously) and there were almost zero bugs. Knowing that there was only rocky desert between us and the fuel...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-01-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,892
Posted By wachs
Arrrgjh\\\\\ Must. get. ...

Arrrgjh\\\\\


Must.

get.


gps.
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,932
Posted By wachs
Does this play as a vid? <iframe...

Does this play as a vid?


<iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" width="640" height="360"...
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,932
Posted By wachs
Thanks for the positives! Back on track,...

Thanks for the positives!

Back on track, weíre headed to McDermitt for fuel and perhaps lunch. Everyone is getting used to the bikes with gear on and weíre moving pretty quick now.

...
Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,932
Posted By wachs
Left to right - Myself (XR650R 6.5 gal tank),...

Left to right - Myself (XR650R 6.5 gal tank), Jeremy LeBreton (Husky 650 Terra), Ken (KTM 690 w/ Rotopax aux.), Jim (XR650R 6.5 gal tank), Colin (KTM 525 EXC 6+ gal tank), Tyler (XR650R 4.5 gal...
Forum: Vendors 06-30-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 67,767
Posted By wachs
YOU WIN! :freaky One thing is for sure -...

YOU WIN! :freaky

One thing is for sure - after this trip I KNOW it's waterproof! :clap:clap:clap (and when I lost those earplugs)

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=990488


...
Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,932
Posted By wachs
Nevada Hemi'

Went on two rides, back to back in the past couple weeks or so.


This one is the first 6 days with some Washington friends starting in Fields, OR.


We all trucked our machines and stashed...
Forum: Vendors 06-12-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 472
Views: 67,767
Posted By wachs
You are exactly correct, he's got it packed weird...

You are exactly correct, he's got it packed weird and way too tall. The Hemisphere has many advantages over my original Coyote design and especially over the current mutation of that. Beyond the...
Forum: Vendors 06-11-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 67,767
Posted By wachs
Nice bike, cool shots - thanks for sharing and...

Nice bike, cool shots - thanks for sharing and glad you like it!
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,599
Posted By wachs
WOW! haven't seen this since . . . 2008? :clap ...

WOW! haven't seen this since . . . 2008? :clap

Let me deal with something here and get back to you tomorrow. :wink:

http://wachs.smugmug.com/photos/i-whv5pWj/0/XL/i-whv5pWj-XL.jpg
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