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Old 10-18-2013, 10:09 PM   #226
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Enjoying the pics and trip report guys. Keep up the good work.

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Old 10-19-2013, 05:19 AM   #227
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I did watch the video on packing....good stuff...amazing what you can do without. Keep up the great report guys. How many days was the total trip across Utah and Colorado?
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Old 10-21-2013, 03:53 AM   #228
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Nice.. thanks for taking me along on that ride..

Your are so welcome. !!!!
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You guys sure are having a good time! Great pix and report.
Yes we had a great time Brian---no body got hurt and we survived the rains.


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Enjoying the pics and trip report guys. Keep up the good work.

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Hey Dave !!!!!!
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Old 10-21-2013, 04:10 AM   #229
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Day 6 September 6th

I've been gone riding a few days---sorry for the absence.

But now on with day 6.

Ole Bill was a tired pup yesterday but got a good nice sleep in a motel and was ready to go.
All 4------thumbs up.
And something special would happen today for Scott---and he'd get to celebrate.





Out of Heber City we headed right back up into those cool high mountanis we had dropped out of yesterday afternoon
and went over Soapstone Pass--------there was no sign---but I had a waypont from when I went thru there years ago.
Our elevation was over 9,000 ft. at the pass.

Where it says "DIST DEST" on my gps---that is the end of the Utah BDR.
I had programmed a route into my gps and always new the distance to the next turn and our destination.







I had never ridden a KTM690 before---always nice to get to know someone well enough that you can ask them if you can ride their bike.
Nice !!!!!!





I think Bud had ridden Dingweeds WR before----but he was forced into riding mine-----or walk !!!!

Bill really likes the WR250"s and said he was considering buying one.






Well----enough of that--------give me my bike back we both said.





So where is all this horrible weather pounding Utah and Colorado in places.











Traffic jams like this I really enjoy-----and we all gave the sheep and herders all the room they needed as we watched them work the sheep. Watching the sheep dogs is what I like.






















Can't a guy have some privacy ????


















After riding for years around Moab when I was younger--riding around in circles----I had no idea Utah had so
much to offer other than red rocks.
The scenery and terrain changed several times each day.










This was probably a snowmobile route---and the orange flags mark the road.








So we've been to 4 corners---------pretty neat.
Now we are at 2 corners-----named by me.
It is where Utah and Wyoming meet.

But 3 corners is still too come---one of the neatest things of the trip.














Were buzzing down the highway-------------when.............................







Dingweeds passes me----does a u-eeeee and pulls over----what the heck ????
He's poking at his speedometer I think----and taking a picture of it ????





50,000 miles on his WR250R----the motor has never been rebuilt and runs as new---awesome---mine is right behind his.
People with gold wings and such think nothing of this---but 50,000 miles on a 250 that has been pounded from Baja to the Arctic Ocean ????
I think it needs a round of applause !!!!!






We had one gas opportunity today in Evanston, Wyoming and took it---and restocked on water and snacks--then hit the trail.










This was a cool spring---they built a fence to try to keep the cows out--but I think they got in anyway. I marked this spring on the gps file.




We were very near the end of the Utah BDR----and civilization at Bear Lake.
Too many fancy campgrounds and motels there---so we stopped short of there at a nice primitive campsite where it
was so quiet and peaceful. Till the quadtards, trucks, people pulling their houses behind them showed up about bed time and
started their very old briggs and stratton generator. It was hard to take ---and Dingweeds went over and had a talk with them
as it was illegal after 10PM-------but they didn't care.








A map of our ride today--about 192 glorius miles.

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Old 10-21-2013, 04:19 AM   #230
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Bill (Bash3r) leaves us today

I forget just where---but Bill had limited time to ride with us and had to leave us on the 6th day.

Man did we miss his smiling face----now it was just us old grumpy guys

He spent a couple days getting back to Cortez for his plane flight home.
I'll let him tell that story----but the brutal weather that hit Colorado played heck with his plane flight home.

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Old 10-21-2013, 04:21 AM   #231
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I did watch the video on packing....good stuff...amazing what you can do without. Keep up the great report guys. How many days was the total trip across Utah and Colorado?
Hi GoDoMore----our trip on the BDR's lasted 12 days.

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Old 10-21-2013, 04:53 AM   #232
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Hey Guys.
Loving the Ride Report - as usual.
You're so right. Utah has amazing diversity in its scenery.

Hey Dingweeds. I'm making a plan to come vist you next year at the ranch.
I'll bring the steaks.

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Old 10-21-2013, 07:24 AM   #233
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Enjoying the Report guys. Beautiful country y'all are traveling through. I may have to wiggle my way out to visit the Hideaway next year.

Mark, I think we know who's been fartin!...... I meen, If ya need "flyswatters" on the end of your bars?

Good Job!

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Old 10-21-2013, 09:16 AM   #234
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Another epic ride report!

Excellent ride report! The route and scenery are inspiring and make all of us VERY jealous.
Time to start planning for next summer!!!
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Old 10-21-2013, 12:15 PM   #235
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Did we cross paths?

We were doing the COBDR 9/8-9/13 from Delores CO to Riverside, WY. Did we by chance cross paths?

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Old 10-21-2013, 01:08 PM   #236
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We were doing the COBDR 9/8-9/13 from Delores CO to Riverside, WY. Did we by chance cross paths?

I don't think so-------we saw jillions of bikes----but I don't remember any of them using big huge hard bags.

Looks like nasty stuff you were in.

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Old 10-21-2013, 05:15 PM   #237
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Big Dog and Rhoedster-I'd like to hear what you thought of the other's bikes.
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Old 10-21-2013, 09:26 PM   #238
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Hermy, I'd swapped bikes with Dingweed on a previous ride so this was my second ride on the WR250. If this was the only type of riding that I did, I would buy one of these 250s. They do everything that is asked, the power is adequate but certainly not intimidating and their reliability is incredible (Dingweed hit 51,000 miles on this trip and BigDog will soon do the same). I only have one bike though and because I road ride with my brother occasionally I need a bike that does the pavement a bit better than a 250 can. The 690 works pretty well in both cases (with the right tires) . I've owned KTMs since 1985 and have come to know them pretty well over the years. I don't like the rear fuel tank (a real pain with luggage behind the seat), the bike was a little tall (I'm 5'10") but manageable with Kouba link, and the original seat was hazardous to one's physical health (even someone used to KTM's seats). The suspension is great though and the power is certainly fun and a real asset when passing on two lane roads. If I were rich and famous (like the BigDog), I'd have a WR and a dedicated sport touring bike but until then the 690 will work just fine. Bud
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Old 10-21-2013, 11:15 PM   #239
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Bash3r

You mentioned that your video was from a GoPro, but I saw no fish eye effect and you had a good mic connection. Is this a new model or do I need some extra accessories for mine?
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Old 10-22-2013, 07:28 AM   #240
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Thanks Bud! You guys are an inspiration. I'm not the first to say it, but I want to be you guys when I grow up!
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