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Old 02-02-2010, 09:36 PM   #226
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Yes, outstanding. You might not have gone to places as "exotic" as some of the other RRs but don't slight yourself. You did an excellent job of documenting and capturing the feeling of your adventure as well as providing the details that appeal to this audience. (like gear, performance, comfort, etc.)
Your RR definately clinches my thoughts on the WRR. My buddy bought one last year after grilling me on which 250 would be the best DS for his money. I'm sure he made the right decision.
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Old 02-16-2010, 01:51 PM   #227
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I finally just got done reading your RR. I dont get very much time to access a computer, but have made it a point to read bits and pieces when I can. To be honest with you, your report really is what sealed the deal for me getting a WRR. I have had other bikes, DRZ, XRL and the such, but I wanted something a bit lighter and a bit easier to ride offroad. I got my bike used for $3300 with only 2100 miles on it. It should serve me well with my own adventure rides. Thanks again!!!
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Old 02-16-2010, 07:09 PM   #228
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Thanks Beardo, hope you enjoy the bike!
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Old 02-17-2010, 08:08 AM   #229
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Fantastic, I love these BIG bike reports . Great day by day narrative and photos, looking forward to your next ride.

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Old 02-17-2010, 04:43 PM   #230
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Laugh

I love this dude. It goes to show that you don't have to go out and get a monster bike and trick it out. Great job!
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Old 03-21-2010, 05:22 AM   #231
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Excellent RR! I should have gone to bed over an hour ago! You captured my sentiments exactly regarding Cripple Creek. When I was a kid we'd do family trips there, back then (early 90's) it was a sleepy little mining town, then a few years later the casino's came in and the town lost its charm. I'm most impressed that you did this trip after only having ridden for a year or so. I've ridden my whole life, since I was 4, which would put me at 30 years of riding now, and I have NEVER done a trip like this. Needless to say you've inspired me.
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Old 02-28-2011, 09:30 PM   #232
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beautiful images! I love how your WR is all toured out ; )
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Old 03-19-2011, 06:34 PM   #233
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This RR sealed the deal for me on getting the wr250r i cant wait till monday this seems like the perfect bike for riding i plan to do
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Old 03-19-2011, 07:50 PM   #234
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Thanks! Enjoy the new bike!
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Old 05-25-2012, 01:06 PM   #235
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Cool stuff, thanks for sharing :)
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:04 PM   #236
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Just stumbled on this RR and loved it! Great mix of pics and info. I've been riding for 38 years and have owned everything from mopeds to Aspencades....The R2 is my favorite do-everything bike hands down.

Thanks for taking the time to log and share your adventure.
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Old 04-29-2014, 03:44 PM   #237
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I just stumbled on this thread...I know it is old, but I have to say this is one awesome adventure.

Good for you for doing it and taking the time to record the details with such great pictures. I hope to do something like this one day soon, now that I am retired.

Thanks for letting us live your trek vicariously.
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Old 05-01-2014, 09:03 PM   #238
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Great report. Love reading about the 250 and how it performed. I have a Honda CRF250L and this kind of report inspires me to ..get out there.
Let me know if you have written any more RRs and if the 250 is still doing it for you.
Great job...
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Old 05-02-2014, 11:26 AM   #239
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I've got two other long ride reports:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=661723

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=767414

and a day ride up the Dalton Highway

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=800384

And a "spring" ride on the CB750 I owned briefly

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=883959

Sadly the WR250R from this ride report was stolen on New Years Eve 2010 with just under 18,000 miles on the clock. It's replacement was purchased in January 2010 and now has 43,000+ miles on it and as you'll see if you read the above rides has been to the edges of North America.

And as always, thanks for reading!
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