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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 08-25-2013, 07:57 PM   #76
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Where's the underwear???


At first glance the D30 Armor looked fleshy with a fishnet wrap, not nearly as Orange as the decals on the Bus. Perhaps I was right, he rarely wears underwear........
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Old 08-25-2013, 07:58 PM   #77
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Parowan Gap

Hey Kelly and Crew -- Getting my nightly fix of another great Wan ride report.

You guys were close to my backyard. This hill climbs are near Parowan Gap. Here's a pic plus one of the petroglyphs. You may have been riding too fast (or been too hungry) to notice.



Carry on. And a big thanks for all the effort. Your readers appreciate it!
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Old 08-25-2013, 08:27 PM   #78
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hey - what the...?

oldtrucks! Where's the underwear???

For a while, the lacy underwear photo wasn't showing up (at least not for me)...
Now it looks like it's back... yay.
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At first glance the D30 Armor looked fleshy with a fishnet wrap, not nearly as Orange as the decals on the Bus. Perhaps I was right, he rarely wears underwear........

Nope, underwear is a must.
Tiene huevos muy grande...
However, nothing as racy as the number you selected...



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....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...

Haha,
hang on to the Voice of Reason....
from what I can tell, you'll need it more than ever if you get an SE



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Hey Kelly and Crew -- Getting my nightly fix of another great Wan ride report.

You guys were close to my backyard. This hill climbs are near Parowan Gap. Here's a pic plus one of the petroglyphs. You may have been riding too fast (or been too hungry) to notice.



Carry on. And a big thanks for all the effort. Your readers appreciate it!
Hi RRR!

Oh, right! There's a bathroom there - I always notice it as we zoom by...

Thanks for the pic! Yeah, we suck at stopping to sightsee.

We did make an exception for Newspaper rock and the black dragon wash petroglyphs, though.



Stay tuned - We're getting closer and closer to your backyard!


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Old 08-25-2013, 08:59 PM   #79
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Tiene huevos muy grande...

However, nothing as racy as the number you selected...
I think that goes without saying.........based on ride reports they probably ring like bells


and just wait, those racy shorts will be in the 2014 Klim Catalog
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Old 08-25-2013, 09:31 PM   #80
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I think that goes without saying.........based on ride reports they probably ring like bells
I will concur..... BigWan and LittleWan passed me through the rocks on Italian Creek Road like I was tied to a stump!
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Old 08-25-2013, 10:18 PM   #81
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Top notch ride. Flagship two up on ADV.
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Old 08-25-2013, 10:22 PM   #82
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Hey, I spent a week there one night...on foot.




All caught up, proceed...


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Old 08-25-2013, 10:24 PM   #83
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Holy Frak!
I leave for one weekend and you guys get 5 pages ahead of me?
Anyway, Mr. Purr behaved himself. Not like your 40oz. Kitty.
I went out for a weekend ride and battled forest fire, thunderstorms, and sticky mud... all by myself.
But heck, you guys are all-stars.
So I'll spend the night catching up on your Ride Report... and pass out on the couch.
Please continue.
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Old 08-25-2013, 10:53 PM   #84
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and just wait, those racy shorts will be in the 2014 Klim Catalog

the ultimate cooling base layer



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I will concur..... BigWan and LittleWan passed me through the rocks on Italian Creek Road like I was tied to a stump!
Aw, TLtrials... We were just in a hurry to get warm :)

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Top notch ride. Flagship two up on ADV.
Thanks chrish4ku!
hope you're enjoying your new bike. It made me sad to see your smashed 2007 S




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Hey, I spent a week there one night...on foot.




All caught up, proceed...



Oh, that's the home of the girl with the frog slippers???

Great to see you, Rob!!



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Holy Frak!
I leave for one weekend and you guys get 5 pages ahead of me?
Anyway, Mr. Purr behaved himself. Not like your 40oz. Kitty.
I went out for a weekend ride and battled forest fire, thunderstorms, and sticky mud... all by myself.
But heck, you guys are all-stars.
So I'll spend the night catching up on your Ride Report... and pass out on the couch.
Please continue.
Q~


Hey Q,
Wow, sounds like you had quite a weekend!
Glad you're back home safe and sound.
Give Mr. Purr a big squeeze for me - and enjoy your beer and Oso report


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Old 08-25-2013, 11:05 PM   #85
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Oh, that's the home of the girl with the frog slippers???

Great to see you, Rob!!

You remember everything!!


Yeah, Frogger worked there back then.

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Old 08-25-2013, 11:34 PM   #86
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Yeah, Frogger worked there back then.



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Old 08-25-2013, 11:35 PM   #87
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Day 2: 8/2/13
Ely, NV to St. George, UT 346 miles, continued







We stopped in Parowan for gas and lunch























It was HOT.







We sat in the A/C and nursed our subway sandwiches as long as we could.
Then it was time to fill our camelbaks with ice and hit the road.












Whoops, the mirror screwed that one up! (Also, sorry it's so huge )
Well, it was the Dixie Nat’l Forest.


oh, look - here’s the same photo from last year...

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Better.






We rode past Red Creek Reservoir,
home of the infamous movie night with Cap’n Underpants!







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Movie Night: The Aftermath...

















It’s really pretty in the Dixie Forest.







After riding through so much desert, I was happy to see some trees.







We were really enjoying the ride...







The trail was finally getting good - more rocks, more ruts...
Some nice inclines and declines...
Unfortunately, I thought Matt was recording so I didn’t take photos.

And...he wasn’t. No pics.




We were picking up speed and Matt was enjoying himself quite a bit.
It was getting really fun, and he was picking good lines....




When something went terribly wrong...





The bike started to feel like absolute sh*t.
It got all crazy and bouncy and felt out of control.
What the...?



We stopped to see if we had a rear flat.



Mother brother!



It was a blown shock.






Oil was leaking everywhere.







Son of a flipping biscuit!




We’re done.







There was talk of trading springs or maybe bikes in order to ride out of there...
(It was made abundantly clear that no one wanted any part of giving me a ride)

gee, thanks fellas...





But, our only choice was to ride out 2up (gingerly) and get to a town.




It was a bummer - the best stuff was still to come.






















If I thought it was hard to take photos before, after the shock blew it was even worse.
I could only sneak a few when it was pretty flat.
Any rocks or ruts and I would practically get bounced off the bike!














More rocks. Last time it was fun.
This time...not so much.
Sigh. (sorry, still no pics of the good parts)







It looked like the ride might be over for us. On Day flipping Two!!
After all that planning, we might not make it to Colorado...
Ugh. It was killing us to talk about it.














We headed down to Panguitch, hoping for cell reception and internet.
Ended up at the same gas station where we met Gary last year.
I had to pay him $1 for the stupid photo so I might as well use it again.







Matt called SuperPlush Suspension and tried to talk to James.
He wasn’t there, and the person answering the phone couldn’t answer any questions.
When pushed for recommendations, the employee said there was a suspension guy in Colorado Springs.
600 miles away.







I felt so bad about this whole thing.
Matt and I were ruining the day’s ride. We had been planning to go to Torrey, UT tonight.
We tried to get the guys to ride on ahead, but they wanted to wait.
Bartek tried to cheer everyone up by treating the group to ice cream.




Thanks, Bartek!




Osito got on his phone and started calling around, too.
He tried a bunch of local places to see if anyone could fix our shock, but had no luck.
Thanks, Osito!




On his way down to Reno, Radek had stopped at Konflict Motorsports in Washington.
Alex helped him out with a lower bushing for his rear shock.
Radek said, “Alex is super cool - let me call him...”
It was almost 6pm and all the shops were starting to close...
but we had our fingers crossed....




Oh my god.
Alex was awesome!
He didn’t know us - we weren’t his customers - he had no reason to do anything to help.





But - he did some research, called around, and found a shop that could help.
He called back and said Fineline Suspension in St. George would help us.
Tom of Fineline was going to come in on a saturday morning, and we should be on our way by noon.



Amazing!!!
Needless to say, next time we need suspension work, it’s going to Konflict.



Thank you, Alex!

Thank you, Radek!






Obviously, we weren’t going to make it to Torrey tonight.
We needed to get to St. George.

Here’s a map - B is Panguitch, A is Torrey, C is St. George






As grateful as we were to have an appointment for the morning,
the whole thing was still was a crushing disappointment.
Instead of riding dirt, we were on the slab. We were going to miss at least 1 day of the route.



The guys were good sports - we had tried again to get them to continue on the tracks,
but they wanted the group to stay together.





You guys are the best!





I was talking to Bartek about how this was a worst case scenario for us.
and he reminded me that, No, if we had crashed out - that would be the worst.
OK.
You're right, Bartek.
At least we still had a chance of making it to Colorado.






The bike felt horrible with the blown shock, even on the pavement.
Radek took this video of our stupid “low rider.”
(it’s blurry, but you get the idea)




Ridiculous.
And it was freaking scary in the corners!




120 miles of slab.
I took this for Osito - a dome house with a dome garage!








It started to get warmer as we dropped down in elevation...








Another pretty sunset.














We weren’t sure where we were staying tonight,
but the guys wanted to camp.
We stopped at a gas station and got supplies - water and beer.





The group tried hard to find free camping. Or at least something in a park.
No dice.
It was getting late and everyone was exhausted.


RV park camping, here we come.
At least they had a pool!





It felt wonderful!




Man, what a day.
It had been rough, but the group was in good spirits.
Dinner was beer and top ramen - delicious!!
Everyone was having fun, testing out their stoves and astronaut food...







Look at these guys - tired, but still smiling!
(Edit - matt saw this pic and said he's the only one smiling! Hmm. I think they're all smiling on the inside. )
Oso Locos!!







Day 2 is in the books!




Max speed was in the dirt :)





One more pool photo...
Oso Happy!



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LittleWan screwed with this post 08-26-2013 at 01:10 AM Reason: matt said those guys aren't smiling in the dinner photo. they are - kind of! :)
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:22 AM   #88
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:42 AM   #89
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In. Thanks Little Wan for another RR. It's great to wake up with a nice cup of Joe and read another day's report!
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:06 AM   #90
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Look at these guys - tired, but still smiling!
(Edit - matt saw this pic and said he's the only one smiling! Hmm. I think they're all smiling on the inside. )




looks to me like at least three of them have a mouthful of food...its hard to smile with a mouthful of food (if you have any manners, that is). anyway, there are smiles in their eyes.
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