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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 2.34%
Called Radek's cop buddy and got a TOY 4x4 extraction 17 4.97%
What's the problem? He rode out with one hand and no throttle - OSO!!! 74 21.64%
With the engineering flow chart, WD-40 and duct tape - trail repair, baby! 116 33.92%
Flagged down a tour jeep and put the bike in the back with some French tourists 34 9.94%
This is just a ploy to buy time and still act like you're working on the report, isn't it? 116 33.92%
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Old 08-24-2013, 03:02 PM   #61
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Woo hoo! The Wans are loose again, and this time apparently without the voice of reason! After all, if the Voice of Reason was present, Bartek would have changed out that TKC80.



Thanks for writing up another one Kelly!
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Old 08-24-2013, 03:11 PM   #62
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Just finished our 18 day vacation and are headed home tomorrow
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Old 08-24-2013, 06:51 PM   #63
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Great report, as always. You put a lot of effort into these reports and it is appreciated.
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Old 08-24-2013, 08:18 PM   #64
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Hola Osit'os!!!

Wow!!! first off thank you so much for putting this RR together. It's great and really insightful!

Lica , we are so ready to take your new bike for a test ride:) Post some pictures please.

Regarding TKC – 80 lesson learned the hard way - later in RR.
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Old 08-25-2013, 12:54 AM   #65
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Hi Kelly and Matt. Watching with interest. Loved Colorado last year and would love to ride more of it.
Have you had a chance to check out the Americas Cup boats. ?
Cheers Phil
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Old 08-25-2013, 05:35 AM   #66
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I'm in.. I know you make Black Bear two up on a 990 . Because you're writing up another excellent RR.
It has to be an awesome video. I was going to pass on it (riding BB) I'm getting a bit too close to 60, and/or, I need a smaller bike.
However,, if you guys can ride it two up on a 990, I've got to suck it up (with my woefully inadequate skills) and give it a shot..
Thanks for posting, I've read all your previous RRs, always entertaining and informative.
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Old 08-25-2013, 08:29 AM   #67
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Applause! Go Wan go! In always, the best RR writer is at it again.

Huba huba Kelly!
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Old 08-25-2013, 09:49 AM   #68
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You guys rock. I spend one day at the kids' soccer jamboree, and look what pops up!

Can't wait....



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Old 08-25-2013, 12:40 PM   #69
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Old 08-25-2013, 12:43 PM   #70
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Sure would like to hear Big Wan's tips for riding two up in the dirt. You two do amazing things on that schoolbus. I don't even like riding two up on the street on mine.
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Old 08-25-2013, 02:05 PM   #71
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awesome job kelly - 5 stars for sure.

hahaha, we'll be all glued again to another EPIC RR.

thanks to the wans and cast for taking us along.




big ktm sales will be up again....damn
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Old 08-25-2013, 04:38 PM   #72
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Old 08-25-2013, 04:43 PM   #73
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Aw, man. The comments!
Oldtrucks!
okay, today - report first, comments later.




Day 2: 8/2/13
Ely, NV to St. George, UT 346 miles






I had asked for 3 rooms on the ground floor,
we ended up with 153, 154, and another room (around the corner).














Bartek and Osito were next to the pool








Lica likes to start the day with a lubed chain...






Osito was having some problems with his ignition switch.
(thus the cutting out he experienced yesterday).







Matt ran to the store and bought a butane soldering iron -
then they went about fixing a loose wire.








I took some tire pics in the meantime.

Lica’s 908







Scott’s 908







Radek’s 908







Osito’s 908







Bartek’s TKC80






and, our Rally rear






and Rally front







Meanwhile, Scott’s SE was making a weird ticking noise that had everyone concerned.
(matt says it was coming from the cam chain tensioner, which meant low oil pressure)





It had made that noise in Baja, at Rancho Ojai, but the outside temp had been 30°F.
Not the case here in Ely.










After breakfast and a fuel up, it was time to get back to the dirt.


(nice photo, Lica! )




10am - not breaking any records







As awesome as our group was, we were all learning that traveling in a big pack definitely had its drawbacks.
Patience is a virtue!








It was a beautiful morning, clear and sunny.








But, Radek’s bike was overheating again.






It didn’t make sense for flat, open dirt.
To rule out a defective radiator cap, Radek and Lica switched caps.













While the guys were troubleshooting, I took some pics of all the Oso Loco stickers.

Radek






Scott





El Bartek






Lica






and, Osito








Okay, back on the road...










































Waiting at a turn...














We had a bunch more gates today.
Gracias, Ostito!






See all those black dots in the upper left corner?
They were crows.







Radek got a good shot of them in the trees...






More gates.
Thanks, Lica!















When we stopped here at this turn,
Radek said his bike was still running hot...













































Beautiful downtown Lund, UT.





















Hmm. Blurry.







The riding had been fast, but not very interesting.
So, when we came to this hill - the guys were all over it.


Bartek





Lica






From Radek’s GoPro













Our view from the top.








We’re definitely in Utah now!






Parowan, here we come...






It's feeding time!






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Old 08-25-2013, 07:17 PM   #74
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Hola Osit'os!!!

Wow!!! first off thank you so much for putting this RR together. It's great and really insightful!

Lica , we are so ready to take your new bike for a test ride:) Post some pictures please.

Regarding TKC – 80 lesson learned the hard way - later in RR.
Hola Bartek!!

We've been waiting for you!

Can you believe that Lica has a shinier bike than Osito now????





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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.
Hi Joe!
Nice to see you! Hope your ribs are healed up.
Oh, be careful - your favorite step is even worse this year than it was in 2012
I'll have some pics/screen caps for you on day 12...




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Woo hoo! The Wans are loose again, and this time apparently without the voice of reason! After all, if the Voice of Reason was present, Bartek would have changed out that TKC80.



Thanks for writing up another one Kelly!
hi Jonathan!
Thanks for joining us again. How's the leg doing?
hope it healed quickly!
Yeah - I gave the Voice of Reason to redog1 last year...I might have made a huge tiny mistake.




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In!
And hello from Venice, Italy

Just finished our 18 day vacation and are headed home tomorrow

Buongiorno
, Paul!

Um. Are you supposed to be checking ADV on your honeymoon??


Heh. Hope you and Jill had a great trip!
Did you get gyros on Santorini??





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Great report, as always. You put a lot of effort into these reports and it is appreciated.
Aw, thanks, Ol Man!
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Hi Kelly and Matt. Watching with interest. Loved Colorado last year and would love to ride more of it.
Have you had a chance to check out the Americas Cup boats. ?
Cheers Phil
hi Phil,
Yes, Colorado is worthy of a return trip! The TAT just skims CO. There's a lot more to see.
We got a little more this time, but still missed a bunch.

Nope, haven't looked at the boats at all! I forgot all about the Amer. cup, actually.
It's been a bit of a bust.




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I'm in.. I know you make Black Bear two up on a 990 . Because you're writing up another excellent RR.
It has to be an awesome video. I was going to pass on it (riding BB) I'm getting a bit too close to 60, and/or, I need a smaller bike.
However,, if you guys can ride it two up on a 990, I've got to suck it up (with my woefully inadequate skills) and give it a shot..
Thanks for posting, I've read all your previous RRs, always entertaining and informative.
hey MizzouRider!
haha, that little bit has probably made a lot of folks dig a little deeper...
But, it's worth it for Black Bear! This was our 2nd time.
It's soooo beautiful, definitely give it a shot.
There are just a few tough spots, and it's mostly that they mess with your mind...




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Applause! Go Wan go! In always, the best RR writer is at it again.

Huba huba Kelly!

Gee, thanks, AteamNM!
happy to have you along for this one, too
Wait til you see how a 500 lb trials bike does in Moab!!




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You guys rock. I spend one day at the kids' soccer jamboree, and look what pops up!

Can't wait....



Steve
Yay, hi Steve!
Hope you still have a good internet connection for the linkies!




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Sure would like to hear Big Wan's tips for riding two up in the dirt. You two do amazing things on that schoolbus. I don't even like riding two up on the street on mine.
Thanks, Scribe!
Heh, you don't want BigWan's tips -
they're things like - Don't slow down!


p.s. I actually prefer dirt to street...
cars are dangerous!!




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hahaha, we'll be all glued again to another EPIC RR.

thanks to the wans and cast for taking us along.




big ktm sales will be up again....damn
Hi Joel!

Oh, I hope I can live up to the hype...


And, with this report - I hope the sales of KTMs don't go down...







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OOOOOH! Skin shot!





ORANGE skin?



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He rarely wears underwear, and when he does it's something unusual

Heh.


I guess you guys are used to the blue shorts...










hey - what the...?

oldtrucks! Where's the underwear???





lost your nerve, eh?

hope my joke still makes sense!




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Old 08-25-2013, 07:52 PM   #75
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Ah yes,...

....the voice of reason, not sure it's workin for me but I'll hold onto it for a couple of years. I've got a 1-2 year plan, when I move to my KTM950se, I'll pass it along. I've decided to patch up the 2 KLR's and get 1-2 more years out of them and then move onto a bigger, better more powerful ride. I'm ready. More than ready...
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