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Old 03-03-2013, 10:51 PM   #61
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you 3 are amazing !

Loving the RR !
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Old 03-03-2013, 11:11 PM   #62
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Hmmmmmm

"Hey guys, not much further now, just around the corner, i parked on the pavement...keep going"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHVpJGXZ21o

Great pics Little Wan ,
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Old 03-04-2013, 04:21 AM   #63
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Thanks for the flowers. I hope they gave you an excuse to take a few second breather during all that hiking. The smiles on everyones faces is priceless. Looks like hard work but it sure look like you were all enjoying yourselves.
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:58 AM   #64
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Originally Posted by HardWorkingDog View Post

"Damn you, Google Earth!"
--BigWan



That line cracks me up every time!
I'm glad you watched the video.

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- have fun! Baja is awesome
hi mamacone! thanks for joining us


Hey JustPaul - yeah, those guys really kicked butt. It was something.
Thanks, ladybug! you got me in the habit of checking for flowers.
It's nice. I enjoy it now.


Goggles
! All right - linking your ass off!

Woo!
Heh, that's exactly the scene we were thinking of.
So. thirsty.








Day 2: 2/18/13 Gonzaga Bay to San Francisquito, continued
191 miles






Everyone was feeling hopeful.
We’re almost there!
That’s just a little sand. We’re good.







And then we saw this.






Crap.
I got off to go scout.
Looking back at Goggles and BigWan.






Rocky.






Very rocky.






Big ol’ chunks.






Sigh.






The boys dug deep and then went for it...
Go, Scott!!






Matt caught up to me. How you doin'?






Damn you, Google Earth!






More ATGATT hiking. That’s Bartek up there...




















Scott was still chipping away at it...





Next up was Matt.







Bartek had been ready to assist when needed...






And Matt was going to return the favor.







El Bartek, psyching himself up. You can do it!






I’m pretty sure this is what mrdozer called the “What the f*** were we thinking” trail...






But, I still kinda like “Wan Way.”







OK, NOW can we celebrate? We did it! Congratulations, everybody!





Wooooo Hooooo!








We were feeling hopeful as we started to descend...






So far, so good...






There was a wash at the bottom (of course) and it was full of deep sand.
Matt and I were so tired, we had a get off right here.






We didn’t really see a trail here, just trying to make our way towards the road.






Somewhere around here, we hit some deep, soft stuff and I got flung into a sage brush.
I smelled like sage for a while, but at least it wasn’t a cactus!






Still looking for the road...






Found it!






Then lost it.






Connecting the dots, remember?






Here we go!
We popped out on the main road right here,
next to one of Coco’s warning signs.






Now we were on the way to Coco’s corner.






There it is!





Three hours to go from Punta Final to Coco’s Corner.
Is that a record or something?




Only 173 more miles to go!!




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Old 03-04-2013, 08:16 AM   #65
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LW, this was definitely the trail we took, or as I called it "the what the f@#k were we thinking trail" but I think the official name is the 8 mile trail. I ride rocks all the time at home for fun, crazy I know!! and this trail was all we wanted going down hill on small bike! great job riding up hill on big pigs! great pictures of the trail too! I only got two since I was busy hanging on for dear life!!
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:22 AM   #66
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Yah, that's the trail, mine road or miners road I seem to recall Bill Nichols call it. It looks worse now than it did the last time up a couple years ago.

Serious kudos to you guys for riding up on those big beasts.

I'll be going up it in a month from...hmm...yesterday! I'll be starting early in the AM before the heat becomes a factor.

BTW, "YOINKING" is one of my favorite passtimes

P.S. I see Dozer posted while I was typing so I guess the name of the trail is the "8 mile mine rd from hell, what the fuck were we thinking!"
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:33 AM   #67
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LW, this was definitely the trail we took, or as I called it "the what the f@#k were we thinking trail" but I think the official name is the 8 mile trail. I ride rocks all the time at home for fun, crazy I know!! and this trail was all we wanted going down hill on small bike! great job riding up hill on big pigs! great pictures of the trail too! I only got two since I was busy hanging on for dear life!!
Holy crap, I JUST now noticed that your ADV name is rnrdozer!

All this time I've been calling you "mr. dozer" - I'm blind.
Sorry! I blame Mr. Plow:



(pretty catchy, huh? maybe you'll consider a name change! )


OK - 8 mile trail. That's good to know. Thanks!
I'll change the video titles.

Glad you like the pics! I know it's the last thing on your mind when you're out there.
Yep, fun stuff indeed! a highlight of our trip for sure.




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Yah, that's the trail, mine road or miners road I seem to recall Bill Nichols call it. It looks worse now than it did the last time up a couple years ago.

Serious cudos to you guys for riding up on those big beasts.

I'll be going up it in a month from...hmm...yesterday! I'll be starting early in the AM before the heat becomes a factor.

BTW, "YOINKING" is one of my favorite passtimes

P.S. I see Dozer posted while I was typing so I guess the name of the trail is the "8 mile mine rd from hell, what the fuck were we thinking!"
Wait, I'm confused now. Mine Road is right?
OK -
Haha, we'll go with your last one - "8 mile mine rd from hell, what the fuck were we thinking!"

Also - if YOINKING is one of your favorite pastimes, I guess that makes you an honorary WanKer!
Have a great trip next month - make sure you do a ride report!


Thanks, guys!


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Old 03-04-2013, 08:38 AM   #68
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Funtastic

That was an incredible bit of riding guys, i could not imaging trying or wanting to ride that on a big bike.

And, no, i don't want the tracks for this route!

Two more months and we are there!
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:55 AM   #69
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In! love you guys outlook on things!
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:24 AM   #70
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Also - if YOINKING is one of your favorite pastimes, I guess that makes you an honorary WanKer!

errr, thanks...I think

Have a great trip next month - make sure you do a ride report!

Thanks, will do.
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:16 AM   #71
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Top notch report

Thanks Wans. Great report. Best photos of tough trails that I've seen. Love you senses of humor, and those smile when things are tough.
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Old 03-04-2013, 01:12 PM   #72
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Ahhhh Baja!

Excellent RR. You guys rock those big bikes. Pun intended!
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Old 03-04-2013, 01:49 PM   #73
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Spectacular route over the mountain!

You guys deserve some kind of award for taking on those stones - 2-up, 1-up - just getting those bikes through it PERIOD!

More please!
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:03 PM   #74
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2up sand whoops are a special kind of hell. And these were little baby whoops.



Five pages of a new Wan report, and I missed it! Now all caught up. Thanks!


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Old 03-04-2013, 03:27 PM   #75
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