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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 2.35%
Called Radek's cop buddy and got a TOY 4x4 extraction 17 4.99%
What's the problem? He rode out with one hand and no throttle - OSO!!! 74 21.70%
With the engineering flow chart, WD-40 and duct tape - trail repair, baby! 116 34.02%
Flagged down a tour jeep and put the bike in the back with some French tourists 34 9.97%
This is just a ploy to buy time and still act like you're working on the report, isn't it? 115 33.72%
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Old 09-16-2013, 09:11 AM   #331
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Epic,Epic, Epic !! Bravo Men & Woman daring to ride where most of us only dream of going. Thanks for taking this old guy along
Hi AZ TOM!
oh, thank you for joining us! I'm glad you're enjoying the read


The other night, Bartek called.
He said seeing all the photos and watching video is so much like being there,

Next time he'll just stay home and read the report!
Less exhausting, less expensive....and you can't get hurt.






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Old 09-16-2013, 10:59 AM   #332
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We were about two weeks behind you guys hitting many of the same passes. We did 7 days and were SO lucky that we only had rain on day 1 on Gold Camp/Phantom Canyon, and a brief rain/hail episode on top of the flat tops wilderness. I'm not sure which is more epic, Kelly, your rides or your ride reports. Both are in an elite class, for sure.

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Old 09-16-2013, 01:35 PM   #333
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Amazing ride and report

Thanks so much for putting the hard work into the RR. It is appreciated, despite causing me nightmares after watching the Schofield pass video....

One of you guys (Scott?) was wearing the same Klim pants (Chinook?) I used on the WABDR this summer. The pants are great for warm weather, but they are def NOT waterproof. How did that work out in rainy CO?

I'm looking to do CO next summer, and figure I need to upgrade to Gore Tex.....or not???

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Old 09-16-2013, 06:32 PM   #334
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We were about two weeks behind you guys hitting many of the same passes. We did 7 days and were SO lucky that we only had rain on day 1 on Gold Camp/Phantom Canyon, and a brief rain/hail episode on top of the flat tops wilderness. I'm not sure which is more epic, Kelly, your rides or your ride reports. Both are in an elite class, for sure.


hey WoodsTripper,
Wow, you guys had much better weather - nice!

You never know what youíre going to get...
Scott went to Colorado 2x last year (june and late august?) and barely had rain.
Which tricked him into thinking it doesnít rain in CO.

Aw, thank you for the kind words :)
and for the Oso sticker pic.







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Thanks so much for putting the hard work into the RR. It is appreciated, despite causing me nightmares after watching the Schofield pass video....

One of you guys (Scott?) was wearing the same Klim pants (Chinook?) I used on the WABDR this summer. The pants are great for warm weather, but they are def NOT waterproof. How did that work out in rainy CO?

I'm looking to do CO next summer, and figure I need to upgrade to Gore Tex.....or not???

thanks,
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Hi roespan,
Iím glad you enjoyed the Schofield video, haha.
You can make your nightmares dreams come true next summer!


Hopefully Scott will get back to you about the pants...
I donít know what to tell you about the gear -

in 2010 matt and I had mesh pants and we were fine in riding in Colorado.
We had our waterproof liners but never used them (mailed them home).
It rained, but not bad. I think we had a little rain in 2009, also.
Late July/early August both times.


As I mentioned above, Scott went to CO 2x last year and barely had a sprinkle.

Then there was our Oso trip - rain every day, sometimes dumping all day.
And you saw all the recent news about flooding in CO, of course...




Next year, I guess keep an eye on the weather before you leave.
I checked the forecasts before we left and knew that we had a good chance of getting wet.





more report, coming up...

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Old 09-16-2013, 07:16 PM   #335
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Day 9: 8/9/13
Silverton, CO to Moab, UT 208 miles, continued.







We were making our way towards the Dunton/Fish Creek area.






It would be our last woodsy riding for a little while.

























Bartek was pretty happy to ride on something besides mud and wet rocks...






So was Lica.













Oso Happy.






Happy Osito.







I think Bartek was actually using his GPS here! Yay, Smartek!



















Look at that sunshine!







Smiles, everyone - smiles.







Gracias, Bartek!
There were a couple gates on this road.







Oh yeah. And, mud.







Looking back at the guys.







Guess weíre still in Colorado.







Well, it could be worse.
Right here, Bartek got a phone call from Radek...
oh, we had been seeing his 908 rally raid tracks, and had been thinking about him.
Radek rode this section yesterday - the mud was probably worse...




"Howís Moab?"
"What?!"


It turned out that Radek was racking up all kinds of letters
in the A-D-V-E-N-T-U-R-E - F-*-*-K-I-N-G -T-O-U-R-I-N-G game...





Hopefully, Radek will chime in with his telling of the tale...
(if not, I have all the photos - heh.)






Another gate.
Hey, TATers?








Matt asked if they were on the TAT. Yep.







Aw, man. This trail must have sucked on street tires.







Hey, that guy has an ADV sticker...






Anyone recognize them? Do they have a RR?



Apparently, the new TAT has a bypass for this section,
not sure if they were doing 727 on purpose or if they had old info.







We told them it might be a little rocky up ahead
(thatís what matt and I remembered from 2009).
(not this part, obviously)






But it never really materialized.

I guess we just didnít know ďrockyĒ in 2009.













Hope this isnít off a bike... one sandal, one Mx boot is not a good look.















So that was 727.




Also known as the ďfun, fun, funĒ road on the TAT rollcharts.
Sam was being sarcastic.

But it was actually pretty fun this time!




Next time - Monticello, UT and we meet another awesome ADV inmate!


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Old 09-16-2013, 07:35 PM   #336
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Ah...I know where this was...

My favorite day of riding in 2010 and the only day of rain that we had the whole trip. . Lionsroaar and I both had a pretty good crash that day.
But damn it was fun. Lionsroaar didn't think so, especially when the lightning started right after he had gathered himself together after his crash.
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Old 09-17-2013, 09:16 AM   #337
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Ride reports, Page 2 ?!?!

Oh hell no. Wan big bump to the top!

SA

edit--that engineer pass video. Holy smokes!
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Old 09-17-2013, 12:09 PM   #338
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Read your RR and l am hooked! Very well written and so entertaining!

I can't wait to see what the rest of the trip held.

Props to you all on your big bikes! Feel like I need to step up my game on the super enduro and have me ready to run for the San Juan Mountains!

Thank you for taking the time to share.
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Old 09-17-2013, 05:43 PM   #339
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Old 09-17-2013, 06:14 PM   #340
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That Willow Divide section is really cool and a welcome change of sorts, even if it's muddy. Hope it didn't come out of the official TAT. Folks will miss some of the TAT's diversity. Ok, just my opinion for whatever that's worth.
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Old 09-17-2013, 07:10 PM   #341
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My favorite day of riding in 2010 and the only day of rain that we had the whole trip. . Lionsroaar and I both had a pretty good crash that day.
But damn it was fun. Lionsroaar didn't think so, especially when the lightning started right after he had gathered himself together after his crash.
Heh, who doesnít love lightning on the trail?
I can tell youíre going to have a lot of fun doing your RR this winter!






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Ride reports, Page 2 ?!?!

Oh hell no. Wan big bump to the top!

SA

edit--that engineer pass video. Holy smokes!
Aw, thanks Alleycatdad!
no time for the RR this morning...

and special thanks for watching the Engineer Pass video -
I love that one but itís not getting many views.
Weíre cutting way back on videos, they are so much work and no one watches them.
For you people who put stuff on youtube - never, ever, look at the analytics (like, "average time watched")
Itís depressing.







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Read your RR and l am hooked! Very well written and so entertaining!

I can't wait to see what the rest of the trip held.

Props to you all on your big bikes! Feel like I need to step up my game on the super enduro and have me ready to run for the San Juan Mountains!

Thank you for taking the time to share.
Hi mathews42!
Thank you so much, and Iím glad you feel inspired to work your SE a little.
Thatís what the RR is all about - getting people stoked to go ride.
Definitely go hit up the San Juans, youíll love it there!





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loving the RR... Keeper coming
Iím trying Paul, Iím trying.








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That Willow Divide section is really cool and a welcome change of sorts, even if it's muddy. Hope it didn't come out of the official TAT. Folks will miss some of the TAT's diversity. Ok, just my opinion for whatever that's worth.
Hi dickosaurus!
Yeah, I donít know for sure that itís out, but I read something to that effect in a RR.
It was bad enough when Hancock and Tomichi got cut for boring olí Marshall Pass.

Yep, Willow Divide is a great transition between Colorado and Utah.
Looking back, maybe Sam wasnít even being sarcastic?
In 2009, I didnít totally love it - but it was pouring rain, muddy, and we had the standard 950 suspension.

Now -




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Old 09-17-2013, 07:57 PM   #342
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Day 9: 8/9/13
Silverton, CO to Moab, UT 208 miles, continued.








We had a little group-ride oopsie on this next section...
Bartek was leading and he blew past this turnoff.
Matt and I were chit chatting and didnít notice until it was too late.


Osito saw the turn and stopped and waited for us to come back.







He indicated that Lica had made the turn and was already up the trail.
Okey dokey...







These were fast roads and we made good time.









From here, we took the slab to Monticello.
The TAT takes meandering side dirt into town, but it takes forever.
Also, there's some nasty mud out there if it's been raining...





Just as we got to Dove Creek, we saw Lica and Scott parked at Napa Auto Parts.
They motioned to keep going, so we did.







It turned out that all that time, Lica had thought he was behind us.
He had been hauling ass to catch up!


(random photo from colorado for illustrative purposes)






Actual photo of Scott on hwy 491








Back in Utah...







While we were getting gas, Matt and I were talking about where to eat.
Just then, a guy walked up and said, ďAre you looking for fish tacos?Ē
What the...?

Then he broke out in a big grin, put out his hand, and said ďHi, Iím DingWeedĒ






Holy crap! DingWeed!


You got us good!
Itís one thing to meet inmates when theyíre wearing gear or near a bike...
But Scott was flying totally under our radar.


He remembered the taco count from the Baja Wan-Thousand, which is what brought up fish tacos, haha.
We had a brief chat about the TAT, Colorado and Utah. He's the nicest guy!
Hopefully youíll be seeing more from BigDog and DingWeed soon.
Maybe a UTBDR ride report??


We wished we could hang out and talk more, but we still had a ways to go.
It was really great meeting you, Scott - hope to see you again sometime!!
ADV is so cool - you never know who you're going to run into.
Love it.








We remembered this place with the cowboy...






I got a salad






and a veggie burger.






Sorry about the glare. (I havenít contacted Panasonic yet, but I will - thanks, MasterMarine!).







Osito got some pie ala mode...







From Monticello, we were going to jump onto the UTBDR.
The BDR guys had a better way into Moab than what was on the TAT.







Instead of going through the La Sals,
we were going to get to the Abajos and then do Lockhart Basin/Hurrah Pass.





We saw a bunch of deer in the Abajos - this one was kind of close...














Might as well take a look a Newspaper Rock...







I still have a ton of pics from the UTBDR,


2012




2012




so I mostly took pics of the guys.






Lica got some nice ones.












And then we were back on the trail.













See this business? This is why Osos shouldnít ride on the pavement.
They get bored.




Lica, taking a photo of Bartek and himself...(Oso Dangerous!)








Bartek's photo of Lica...








and my photo of them.








Lica taking a photo of us...







as I take a photo of him.









OK, stop screwing around everyone - here comes the turnoff...


Mother brother! blurry.







hereís a clear one...






Sorry, gotta leave you guys here. Need to go make dinner...

Next time - Lockhart Basin and Hurrah Pass


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Old 09-17-2013, 08:21 PM   #343
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Taking photos of each other while cruising on pavement. Fun, but can definitely lead to a few "oh s#!%" moments.

Following along and enjoying every post!
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Old 09-17-2013, 08:23 PM   #344
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[Quote]Hi mathews42!
Thank you so much, and Iím glad you feel inspired to work your SE a little.
Thatís what the RR is all about - getting people stoked to go ride.
Definitely go hit up the San Juans, youíll love it there! [QUOTE]


I have been all over the San Juan Mountain, Have bagged almost all of the peaks in the San Juans over 14K feet, all prior to investing in a Adventure bike, I took my pickup all over the place. I've always been curious about Ophir Pass. I hiked Mt Sneffells twice and have seen people on it. I'll be getting out there before the snow if all works out. :)
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Old 09-17-2013, 08:38 PM   #345
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What about Radek? and his quest to find the Adventure Alphabet!
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