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Old 10-14-2010, 11:04 PM   #601
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And, because this damn thing got stuck in my head while I was looking for Animal clips, I'm sharing it with you...
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Haha, you're welcome!






, I think Geek used that song for a video one time..it'll stick in your melon for awhile.


Great pictures from that stretch!!
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Old 10-15-2010, 01:22 AM   #602
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5,000 of them are mine. I'm pretty sure there are only 5 or 6 people following this thing, so relax- let it all hang out!
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I'm sure between the wife and I we account for several thousand of those hits. We both check in about twice a day to see whats new.
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Old 10-15-2010, 01:44 AM   #603
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what is this device on the left side of the handlebars :-))
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Old 10-15-2010, 04:36 AM   #604
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The Orange thing is a remote garage door opener for the KTM secret club. Oops, now we have to kill you... Or it could be a spot tracker.
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Baja trip to the tip
6:10 to Yuma
trials and tribulations in the Mojave
Baja Blitz Yard sale
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Old 10-15-2010, 07:10 AM   #605
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, I think Geek used that song for a video one time..it'll stick in your melon for awhile.


Great pictures from that stretch!!


He did! "Geek's Guide to the Husqvarna TE610 CAM Chain".

It was painful to be in the same room with him while he was editing the video.
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Old 10-15-2010, 08:44 AM   #606
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Great pictures from that stretch!!
Yay! I was hoping it wouldn’t be too much. I have a bunch from california gulch, too.
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I'm sure between the wife and I we account for several thousand of those hits. We both check in about twice a day to see whats new.
haha, I always imagine you guys at dinner, talking about the latest “WTF?” clip.
"Did you see that 'Waaaazzzzup Waaaasabi' clip??"

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what is this device on the left side of the handlebars
Ahoj Desmous, that's a spot tracker. Our mothers can look at a web page and see where we are so they won't worry.
I wanted to put a video of the "secret club house" that Xymotic was talking about.
Can you watch YouTube videos in the Czech Republic?

Ahoj, to je místo tracker. Naše matky se podívat na webové stránky a podívejte se, kde jsme si tak nebudou bát.
Chtěl jsem dát video z "tajného klubu dům", který Xymotic mluvil.
Můžete sledovat YouTube videa v Česká republika?


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The Orange thing is a remote garage door opener for the KTM secret club.
Shhhh! It opens up the KaTMan Cave!







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Paybacks for Cinnamon Girl, eh?

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Classic LittleWan
WOXOF - um. Thank you?
But, Yes! I’ve loved “Manamanah” forever. It reminds me of being a kid.

I thought BigWan was going to kill me when this movie first came out and people were talking about it. Phenom Menon! (doo doo be-doo-doo) Phenom Menon! (doo doo-be-doo)

We sang that Manamanah song a lot on this trip, but now I have no idea how it came up.
Can anyone think of words that sound like Manamanah?
Aside from the obvious, “phenomena.”

Let me know!



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It was painful to be in the same room with him while he was editing the video.
haha, oh that happened to us with this song:

Cha Cha Cha "Mexican Institute of Sound"
(click on the orange "play" button)

I thought it would be a funny ringtone, but I was wrong.
Matt had to keep playing it over and over, trying to edit the ringtone clip.
Gah!

Enjoy!






Day 29 continued...

California Gulch...




















































I’m so envious of you people with the beautiful marmot photos! Googling “marmots” gets you more pics.
They’re so cute. I have this blurry one and then maybe a marmot butt shot from Black Bear.
I was going to say that we only see them when they're running away, but I realized that it's probably because we're always going too fast, and freaking them out.
Making them run for their lives!
Now I feel bad. Sorry, marmots.





















































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Old 10-15-2010, 08:51 AM   #607
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well I've been hooked on this trip report, i loaded the first 30 pages a couple weeks ago to take to read while camping.
love the bus. i have hard time with my little bike, did my first enduro couple of weeks ago. wane your the man doing that 2up on the bus.
littlewan thanks for doing the report...
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Old 10-15-2010, 10:19 AM   #608
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i loaded the first 30 pages a couple weeks ago to take to read while camping.
Hi muskienken! Wow, that must have taken up a ton of room! Glad you're enjoying it, thanks.



Day 29 continued...






Oh, one last gulch photo, since I have it uploaded...







Okay, now we're climbing out of California Gulch...















We met up with the guys again at California Pass.







Looking back at the trail...







closer up















Almost 13,000 feet!






I really like this photo of Marty.
That reminds me, Marty’s a pretty hardcore dude...


Iron Butt Man - He was the 2007 IBR champion!
Yay, Marty! Dun dun dundundun dun nah nah nah nah nun something something...
(honk if you love accordions! )




Lake Como. This spot is sooo pretty.







Back at the trail again. Those colors!






Another photo stolen from Gus’s smugmug. I love his funny caption - can you read it?
“Vic and Matt talk about white helmets, gray suits, black pants and other Yeti interests.


photo credit: Gus B.



Here’s Gus, now...
Hey, wait! Look who's talking - a junior member of the Yeti Club...















Another gorgeous view of spectacular Lake Como. Sigh.





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Old 10-15-2010, 10:42 AM   #609
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You can never post too many picture LittleWan.
Keep'm coming.

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Old 10-15-2010, 11:03 AM   #610
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Lake Como! So that's what its called! I didn't know but glad you posted it because it really is pretty!!


Careful with the marmots! They may look cute but we saw two of em fighting when we were descending Imogene pass, I don't trust em!
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Old 10-15-2010, 04:08 PM   #611
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Careful with the marmots! They may look cute but we saw two of em fighting when we were descending Imogene pass, I don't trust em!
Yeah, they look all cuddly, but I'll bet it would go something like this...LittleWan + marmots = rabies!
I just wanted a hug!



Day 29 continued...


Okay, one last Lake Como shot. For WOXOF and Oliver.






As we were going down a really steep section, BigWan said, “huh. I don’t have any back brake...”
Um, exqueeze me?
“Nope, I got nothin’.”
He used the engine to brake, so we were okay, but it must have been the steepness plus the weight of the schoolbus.










Victor had the same problem. Lost his rear brake on a steep section.
"No Back Brake" - another Yeti topic of interest.







Paul was pretty stoked! he must have brakes.







Mr. Iron Butt







Lookin' good, Gus!















Last year I took a picture of those loopy roads (above), but from the other direction...







This photo of Victor was a little blurry, but I like it anyway.














I freaking love the colors of this section!



























































Another blurry map.
You can read about the Alpine Loop, here.






As we were going down Corkscrew Pass (again without any back brake),
I told Matt I was hoping to get a group photo of the MN guys.
He told me not to forget (as I always do).
I'm shy about asking for photos, so I just took a quick one.
Sorry, Marty and Paul - that damn mirror...


Boy band photo:
left to right: Marty, Paul, Matt, Victor, Gus.






They were going on to Ophir Pass, as the TAT directs.
Matt and I were heading over to Black Bear.
We gave the guys our Canyonlands Map and told them about the great loop we did last year. We hoped that they would do it.

Then we said goodbye and parted ways.
It was sad!
BigWan and I really enjoyed riding with those guys...

Luckily, we still had Black Bear to take our minds off of it...




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Old 10-15-2010, 07:43 PM   #612
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I'm more of a lurker here but came across this report and just read it from start to this point and it only took me 5 days I'm kind of new to the whole DS thing and this is quite inspiring.

This has been one heck of a journey that you have so graciously invited us on and I must say bravo on your personal style and flair. Thank you so much for the time you take to share this with us.


You have me hooked right to the end!

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Old 10-15-2010, 09:52 PM   #613
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Eek Wow!

Beautiful Shot!

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Old 10-15-2010, 11:16 PM   #614
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Thank you for your reply. (Tracker)
YouTube in the Czech Republic? What is YouTube?

Of course, had quite a few years they have used it
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Old 10-16-2010, 08:19 AM   #615
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I'm more of a lurker here but came across this report and just read it from start to this point and it only took me 5 days
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Hi PCK, thank you for the kind words - glad you found us! It’s always satisfying to lure shy readers out of hiding.
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Beautiful Shot!
Hey, dave - these passes are so amazing, one can pretty much point the camera anywhere and click without looking, and still end up with gorgeous pictures.
And the riding! I think your 990 wants to visit the San Juans.
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YouTube in the Czech Republic? What is YouTube? Of course, had quite a few years they have used it!
haha, Desmous, very funny! Okay, it was a stupid question.
I thought I had read that certain videos (from Sony, ABC network, etc.) were unavailable to other countries.
I had trouble watching some video in Mexico, but I guess it wasn't on You Tube
(hey, do you even read the czech parts that I put in for you? are they helpful?).

haha, Desmous, velmi vtipné! Dobře, to byla hloupá otázka.
Myslel jsem, že jsem četl, že některé videa (od Sony, ABC, atd.), byly k dispozici do jiných zemí.
Měl jsem problémy s přehrávání videa v Mexiku, ale myslím, že to nebylo na You Tube
(hej, vy ani číst české části, které jsem dal za tebe? Jsou užitečné?).






Day 29 continued...




After saying goodbye to MN boys, we headed over to Black Bear Pass.
We were both excited and a little anxious...
















Oh, wow! It was so pretty.









So green and lush, and full of waterfalls!









Norm.








It's full-on Heidi land!
(Um. or, maybe not. )
























Okay, this is another one of those sections where I took a million photos and they can start to look the same.
Brilliant green hills, stunning blue sky, beautiful dirt roads. Yawn.

if you don't appreciate these pics, you're dead inside (but feel free to skip 'em! )








It was so sunny and bright, it hurt our eyes. I had to actually tone down some of these photos - they were too vivid!








But, it took me so long to just export and upload all the pics, I didn't fiddle or crop them much...








The wildflowers were unbelievable!






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