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Old 08-21-2012, 01:57 PM   #76
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Love the video.

I'm still amazed that you two ride with an all-up weight around that of my 1984 Goldwing when riding 2-up. Quite a machine, that KTM. And fantastic riding skills for the both of you.
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Old 08-21-2012, 02:20 PM   #77
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I'm late to the party, have lots to catch up, and I'm looking forward to it. Glad to see you both on the trail again!
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Old 08-21-2012, 07:15 PM   #78
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Just watched the video and I have to say I've always enjoyed the pictures, but the video really helps put things into perspective. You're both really good at what you're doing.
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Old 08-21-2012, 07:36 PM   #79
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hey there

hey Little Wan! My buddies and I met you and Big Wan out in Idaho on the Lolo one night and we shared a campfire. Glad your trip was a good one! Subscribed
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Old 08-21-2012, 09:28 PM   #80
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cool vid of BD , hang on little wan, no flying squirrel off the back....

I may be jumping ahead here, but at the end of black dragon did you guys connect with utbdr track via buckhorn wash/draw?
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:12 AM   #81
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Hey baja ho, hey oldtrucks, and everyone - thanks for the kind words about the video!
I think we're starting to get the hang of riding together.
this next video (eagle canyon) is even better....


Hi LionBr! great to see you again!



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hey Little Wan! My buddies and I met you and Big Wan out in Idaho on the Lolo one night and we shared a campfire. Glad your trip was a good one! Subscribed
Jimmy! You found us
It was great meeting you guys - hope you had a lot of fun. Too bad we weren't going in the same direction...
We saw those mountain dew bottles (both of them!) but didn't get any pics.

Hope you can hang in there 'til we get to the Lolo!
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I may be jumping ahead here, but at the end of black dragon did you guys connect with utbdr track via buckhorn wash/draw?
We got stuck in Salina for a bit, then headed out for the UTBDR.
Matt checked - no, we didn't take buckhorn.
edit: it looks like we could have caught buckhorn after eagle canyon, but we went to devi''s canyon/Cat Canyon instead.
(oh, when we did start the UTBDR, we left from Mexican Hat. that's probably what you meant)

OK, coming up next - eagle canyon!



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Old 08-22-2012, 08:46 AM   #82
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Day 6: 6/27/12 continued
Salina, UT to Green River, UT back to Salina 249 miles






After Black Dragon, we make our way towards Swasey Cabin.
(just so you know, I wanted the Patrick Swayze/Chris Farley chippendales dancing for that link, but couldn't find a good one).
just this really lame one











Didn’t walk out to the cabin this time (I didn't, apparently Matt did)
Just used the facilities. (and missed matt's walk)





Signed the guest book.
I flipped through the pages and didn’t see any TAT notes.
Or ADV sigs.
where is everyone?





Woo!
Eagle Canyon.











Some screen captures. I never think to take photos for this section.
The colors are a little off, but I’m too tired to fix them.











Same recipe as Black Dragon - rocks and sand.
But less red (more yellow) and with more flow.





Jug Handle Arch






Starting to see the bridges!






Here they are - the I-70 bridges.





Looking back the way we came.
This section was super smooth and nice this year.
There was a defined trail and everything!





That’s the part we saw from the highway.
Remember?







We stopped under the bridges and took a break. It seemed like a good place for lunch (shade).






The sandwich got a little mushed in the tank bag, but tasted okay.
roast beef with veggies.







So, did you guys hear?
I left a safety cone down there!





Look in these trees.





He’s zip-tied to a branch.
If no one rescues him this year, I hope he’ll survive until next summer.
I doubt that plastic bag is going to hold up.





Waypoint




Bye, little cone!



If you find him, or see that someone else has, let me know!





The wash got a little rockier once we got past the bridges.
But it seemed less crazy than it was in 2010 (that was a bad year for flooding).





Here’s a couple more screen captures for the folks who don’t or can’t watch the videos.
I thought this step looked nice.




And then you gotta have pics of the square tunnels.
The video goes from the bridges, out of the wash, and up to the tunnels.






It was an awesome ride. Just dreamy.
Okay, here it is - sand, rocks, and some nice flow.
(try it in HD)




Our intercoms were still jacked up, so I had to yell in order for matt to hear me.



Just for fun, you can compare it to the video from 2010.
(same bike, same section. But, handheld video and we have all our camping gear!)
Matt and I watched the 2 side by side...it was pretty wild.
You have to pause the new video around 1:55 or so, then start the old 2010 video.
Un-pause when the 2010 video catches up.






Oh, by the way - I had a couple requests from nice people who wanted me to make our videos public so they’re easier to find.
OK. it feels weird to have them out there, floating around on youtube
(as opposed to available only through these ride reports)...we’ll see how it goes.


I didn’t do all of them, but there are about 18 old ones and the 2 new ones right now.
Anyway, thanks for asking. It's great that someone wants to see them!


next on the menu - Devil's Canyon and Cat Canyon.
Make sand your favorite!



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Old 08-22-2012, 08:47 AM   #83
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DANG!!! That is some very skillful handling of a fully loaded 990. Riding 2 up in terrain like that takes some nerves, skill and an awesome Pillion to make it all happen. Nice work.
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:19 AM   #84
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Eh? 2010 video kinda scary

It looked a lot easier (not easy) in the video this year. Pretty good that you did the 2010 version hanging on with one hand. More!
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Old 08-22-2012, 10:00 AM   #85
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Great Video!
Looks like a couple of excellent saves were made by SUPER WANN!
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:46 AM   #86
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Damn, late again...

I'm in, been waiting for this.

"and now we wanted more."

The word is "Insatiable"
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:36 PM   #87
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Still wonderful so far!
Great pics!

Best greatings from Germany
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:46 PM   #88
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Whooo, I made it in before the next post.
Just so you know----I think your map (post #24) rocks!
"Chinese sweatshop" Holy hell Matt.
Brilliant, funny, amazing report so far.
Carry on Kelly... So in!
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:18 PM   #89
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"Hey honey, should we have an intercom? All the gold wingers have one...."

"If I wanted to hear from you we'd be in the car!"

Great report as always....

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Old 08-22-2012, 03:39 PM   #90
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[QUOTE=larryboy;19381583]Is that a new design for the cones? Easier to make? Cheater cones.


That's an awfully big bike for Cap'n Backflip. [/QUO
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