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View Results: What did the Osos do after Lica's hit in Hell's Gate?
Hit the 911 button on Lica's spot and waited for search and rescue 8 2.48%
Called Radek's cop buddy and got a TOY 4x4 extraction 17 5.28%
What's the problem? He rode out with one hand and no throttle - OSO!!! 70 21.74%
With the engineering flow chart, WD-40 and duct tape - trail repair, baby! 112 34.78%
Flagged down a tour jeep and put the bike in the back with some French tourists 31 9.63%
This is just a ploy to buy time and still act like you're working on the report, isn't it? 107 33.23%
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Old 08-23-2013, 02:42 PM   #46
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Oh hai to the Wans!!

Saw this on my ride today… Of course I was thinking of you guys!! That should be your battle cry!!

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Old 08-23-2013, 02:55 PM   #47
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Really, KFRC flashback...

That was a lot of years ago. I like the school bus (monster truck) clip but was disappointed it didn't .
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Old 08-23-2013, 03:23 PM   #48
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Looking forward to following this RR. Loved your others. Great format!
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Old 08-23-2013, 03:58 PM   #49
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We got some nice shots of your group - coming up (day 5).
Maybe you can help refresh my memory about names (Wade, and ?? from Mississippi and what does TL stand for?)

Let us know if you do a ride report - we'd like to see what you found in Taylor Park

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Thanks Kelly!

Wade lives in Pheonix, AZ, Ben is from Mississippi, but lives in North Carolina now, and I am Brian from North Carolina.

The TLtrials goes back to the late 90s, I was restoring a 1974 Honda TL125 trials bike. So I was setting up a lot of accounts researching and buying parts on the internet and the alias just stuck. It is a cool little bike to tool around on, that I still have.



Don't know if I will get to doing a full on report, we never take enough pictures to make it interesting. I do have a lot of helmet cam footage I am downloading to Vimeo of various parts of the areas we rode, of course under TLtrials
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Old 08-23-2013, 04:13 PM   #50
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OK four pages and no dirt yet ya getting me worked up and no love ....
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Old 08-23-2013, 05:42 PM   #51
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Okay Kelly,

I'm here, you can start the report now.

Mas vale tarde que nunca, verdad?



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Oh hai to the Wans!!

Saw this on my ride todayÖ Of course I was thinking of you guys!! That should be your battle cry!!

Jeff G.

OH HAI, Jeff!
haha, love it!
Thanks for thinking of us!

Here's the official "Wan Hai" greeting...



Oh, wait - Ladybug0048 -

{{{{{ earmuffs! }}}}}









Aw, Ladybug - don't be mad, I know you hate the ADV salute...
but I couldn't resist.









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Really, KFRC flashback... That was a lot of years ago. I like the school bus (monster truck) clip but was disappointed it didn't .
Heh, you didn't like Dr. Don Rose?

Sacratomato! honk honk!


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Looking forward to following this RR. Loved your others. Great format!
Thanks, Diggerled!

glad you've enjoyed them! I hope this one will be the best one yet.


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Thanks Kelly!

Wade lives in Pheonix, AZ, Ben is from Mississippi, but lives in North Carolina now, and I am Brian from North Carolina.

The TLtrials goes back to the late 90s, I was restoring a 1974 Honda TL125 trials bike. So I was setting up a lot of accounts researching and buying parts on the internet and the alias just stuck. It is a cool little bike to tool around on, that I still have.


Don't know if I will get to doing a full on report, we never take enough pictures to make it interesting. I do have a lot of helmet cam footage I am downloading to Vimeo of various parts of the areas we rode, of course under TLtrials

Ah ha! Brian.
Oh, tricky - using a bike name.

Thanks for the info - I knew Wade was from AZ, but I missed the details about you and Ben.


OK, well we've got a bunch of pics so if you want to re-live some of your ride it'll be coming up


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OK four pages and no dirt yet ya getting me worked up and no love ....

That's funny, I thought you weren't watching??
I thought you were busy over in G-spot...






yeah, yeah, dirt coming up...


Got sidetracked doing videos for later...



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Old 08-23-2013, 05:42 PM   #52
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Day 1: 8/1/13
Reno to Ely, NV 453 miles







Well, considering that everyone was still up at 1am,
it’s not surprising that we didn’t make our 6am departure time...
But, we were heading out by 7. Not bad!


Hmm. No breakfast pics.
I guess I wasn’t fully committed to doing a ride report yet!





I do have a tire pic, though.
So, Bartek had showed up with a TKC80 rear.





It made everyone very nervous - they all said, "TKC80? oooh."
Scott offered one of his Motoz Tractionators (and matt was willing to put it on...)

But, Bartek declined. He said he would be fine.

(edit - that linkie didn't seem to be working right - it was the worried marge simpson noise)
here's the face:






The schoolbus.
Looking very schoolbus-y





















Last one out is a rotten egg!
(oh wait, looks like was us!)







Everyone had fueled up on the way to Scott’s,
so we were able to head right into the dirt








A map would be nice here, but I don’t really have one.
Oh, here’s what our proposed tracks were going to be.



Matt had routed some pavement in there, just because we had so many miles to cover.
But, with Scott’s local knowledge, we ended up doing a lot more dirt than this shows.






It was mostly fast dirt...
















With the occasional gate.
















We had some moments of confusion...








But made decent time.








A lot of the route was un-tested.






But we lucked into some good stuff.







The guys seemed to have fun...















In the vastness of Nevada.







Here’s a short video to give you an idea of Day 1...
(HD if you want it)





The music was Radek’s suggestion - thanks, Radek!
I didn’t even know they did that song.
It was perfect.




Goggles Pizano was pretty thrilled to show off his backyard -
thanks, Scott!






There were plenty of opportunities to let the big gals stretch their legs...















Our first stop was Lovelock.
Fuel for the bikes, then fuel for the riders...






And, some minor repairs...







Bartek’s Touratech GPS mount had broken.
Electrical tape and zip ties to the rescue!






Radek said, “What are you even doing with that thing?
Friends don’t let friends buy Touratech sh*t!”







Matt and I usually have Interphone f5 headsets, but for this ride we got Senas.
Lica, Radek and Bartek already use Senas and Lica was bringing 2 extras for Ceasar and Scott.
He said that with Senas, we could all link together and talk.
It was a splurge, but Matt and I got smh10s so we wouldn’t be left out




It didn’t always work out, but when it did it was fantastic.
More about that later...




Here Lica is getting Osito hooked up.








OK, Scott - lead the way...







More untested tracks...















There were many lessons learned on day 1...
I don’t think any of us were used to riding in a large group.


Having to space out for the dust and having untested GPS tracks made for some hiccups.
We got separated a few times and we had to work out some ground rules.




At this point, I think it was just us and Lica...














This road was super fun, but it turned out that we were off track.






Eventually, we met back up with Radek...





and Osito.













We figured we’d find the rest in Austin.














and we did.













Gassed up the bikes






And gassed up the riders.






It was after 3pm and I don't know if we were even at the halfway point....



Oso far to go...



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Old 08-23-2013, 06:23 PM   #53
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Old 08-23-2013, 07:36 PM   #54
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Hello Wans & Company; looks like a great trip. Can't wait to see the rest of the pictures.

If I hadn't just recently come back from a CO & UT trip myself, I'd be super jealous!
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Old 08-23-2013, 09:23 PM   #55
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Old 08-23-2013, 10:23 PM   #56
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Osito Loco is in.
Thanks Matt and Kelly for putting together a great trip. I got to see some amazing places.

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Old 08-23-2013, 11:08 PM   #57
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hello everybody Lica is in too....was a bit busy but now with my new 990 Baja toy in the house I can set back and enjoy the ride again. Hope to have some unscratched areas on my bike next time I'll ride with you guys.
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Old 08-24-2013, 09:15 AM   #58
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Osito Loco is in.
Thanks Matt and Kelly for putting together a great trip. I got to see some amazing places.

Osito!!!

Aw, that's a super cute photo of you!

We're so glad that you were able to ride with us!
I know we pushed you some days, but you are a tough little bear.
thanks for signing in!

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hello everybody Lica is in too....was a bit busy but now with my new 990 Baja toy in the house I can set back and enjoy the ride again. Hope to have some unscratched areas on my bike next time I'll ride with you guys.
Oso!!!
Congratulations!
Let's see a larger version of your new avatar...


Unscratched? Sounds like you and Radek have some work to do...

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Woot! little wan for president
Uh oh. That sounds like Idiocracy...

President LittleWan Dwayne Mountain Dew Camacho?


I think I'd rather be Secretary of the Interior - I think I could pass the test.


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Hello Wans & Company; looks like a great trip. Can't wait to see the rest of the pictures.

If I hadn't just recently come back from a CO & UT trip myself, I'd be super jealous!
Thanks for checking in, XC Rider! Yep, CO and UT were super popular this year (or maybe every year?)
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Thanks.....
you're very welcome, atomizer! nice to have you with us.





OK, I'm just trying to get you all to Colorado, where the good riding starts!
hang in there...




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Old 08-24-2013, 09:43 AM   #59
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Day 1: 8/1/13
Reno to Ely, NV 453 miles, continued







We'll start with a few random Day 1 photos from Lica's camera...




































We had been riding for most of the day, but Nevada is HUGE.
Scott said we had ďthis far.....Ē to go...






and had this much time to get there...






Well, weíd better get on it then!







The bike was making a weird noise on this road so we stopped...








It turns out the chain guard was broken.




Gah!
Matt had just put that on!
Broke another one.





There arenít a lot of landmarks out here...







Nice lawn!








Hey, Lica







Beep beep - the schoolbus is here!








Hola, Bartek!







The dirt continued.
Sometimes the sagebrush was short...







Sometimes the sagebrush was tall...








We stopped to regroup here.
Osito!!























Then, it was back on the road.

Hey, horses! It's always cool to see them out here...















We stopped here because Radekís bike was overheating.
Bad enough for the red light to come on.







Crap. We hadnít done any serious climbing, nor was it super hot today.
Thatís not good.







There wasnít a whole lot that could be done at the time.
After a brief rest, the group continued.







More gates.
Usually, Iím the gate master. My job as pillion.







But, the guys were really sweet about taking turns wrestling with the barbed wire.
Thanks, Bartek!







We had some tighter 2 track with sagebrush here.
As we learned on the TAT, sometimes things get crazy when youíre on an overloaded schoolbus...
This part got kinda rutted, kinda silty...
and the next thing we knew, we were taking out some bushes.





It was our second time in the bushes that day.
Earlier in the ride, Matt took a corner too hot and we almost ate it right in front of Radek.
It had been a close one (Iím just glad he didnít capture it on film).





Scott suggested that we head towards Hamilton.
Okey dokey.






Another gate.
Thank you, Radek!






Matt and I had gone through Hamilton a couple times (itís on the TAT),
but we had never seen Treasure City (up the hill).







There arenít many ruins left in town.





















It was going to be dark soon, so we all hurried up the mountain.







We lost Scott somewhere so we didnít continue all the way to Treasure City.







But, it was close enough.







Hey, there you are!







There was more dirt on the tracks, but it was getting late.







Pretty sunset.
Radek got a nice photo of Lica.







hereís Lica taking a photo of us...







As I take a photo of them...






El Bartek!







I was starting to worry that we were going to lose our rooms,
and the guys were getting hungry,
so we slabbed the last bit to Ely.












After checking into Motel 6, we headed out for food.
Hotel Nevada






Interesting decor.















Matt made a new friend. Hey buddy, can I borrow a diaper?








Osito le gusta el Indio!








Giant watermelon photo from the menu...







Ah, beer. I know what bigdon is thinking!







Let's drink beer!







I donít know what made the guys happier - beer or food?












Maybe food.







We forgot to clear the GPS this morning. Whoops.
Didnít remember until about 35 miles into the day.
So, I did a little maths...





450+ miles.
Not too shabby.


Day 1 is in the books!

The day's casualties:
1 GPS holder - Bartek
1 chain guard - Wans

1 bike overheating - Radek
1 bike cutting out - Osito (forgot to mention that earlier)



Well, for 6 KTMs and 453 miles, I guess that wasn't bad.


Oso Tired.





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Old 08-24-2013, 09:46 AM   #60
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Woo Hoo. Getting in early on a Wan ride report. And covering the best parts of the TAT, too. I'm hoping to relaunch, oops I mean restart, my Western TAT trip next year.
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