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Old 11-10-2010, 01:47 PM   #886
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Originally Posted by LittleWan

Still, it was a fantastic trip.

Wow, this ride report was a real time-suck, huh?

Im done, but BigWan will be taking over with some kind of gear wrap up.

Thanks for reading, everyone!
Sorry it dragged on for so long...
Now, go RIDE!

It was a fantastic trip and a really great ride report to go with it. I'm glad you stuck with it and didn't leave it unfinished. It takes a lot of effort to do a good ride report and a huge effort to do one for a trip this size. Thanks for making the effort. Looking forward to the gear report too.

So where are you going next year? You guys keep one upping your trips, so I'm guessing South America and TDF or Alaska, or are you guys gonna go all out and go around the world?

Just kidding, we'll give you a few months to think about it.
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Old 11-10-2010, 01:56 PM   #887
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Originally Posted by BigWan
I would like to say thank you to Kelly for doing a great job and thanks to you all for reading.



Thank you for taking us on your journey. Reading about and seeing where you two went really impressed the daylights out of me. Now I have no reason to whine, moan or complain about ANY kind of terrain I hit. You covered it all two up and fully loaded!

How long have you been riding? What's your bike resume? Please don't say you just started riding 3 years ago on the 950...
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Old 11-10-2010, 02:59 PM   #888
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It's over?? NOW what am I going to do at work?

Thanks for bringing us along on your fantastic ride.
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Old 11-10-2010, 03:37 PM   #889
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Pretty sure this was the most thorough, funny and well written report of the year!

- Well done you two maniacs!
What's next? More action!
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Old 11-10-2010, 05:25 PM   #890
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Make the Wans your favorite!!

I loved every minute of it. I know it is a lot of hard work and doubly so with all your youtube links and sound clips. It's great you made your goals too!!

Thanks for taking us along and hope to see you on in the dirt some day!
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Old 11-10-2010, 05:46 PM   #891
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That was a great ride report. Thank you for putting so much into it. The links and other stuff you added made an awesome trip even better to follow!

make chipmunks your favorite!

I'm dyin' to hear what's next...........
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Old 11-10-2010, 06:07 PM   #892
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Little Wan and Big Wan you two are the best. Big Wan thanks for driving the school bus but yet stopping and letting Little Wan get the pictures she did to share with the rest of us.

Little Wan, this Ride Report is the best ! ! ! Thank you to taking the time to do it making the effort to find all the fun clips. You went above and beyond and it is greatly appreciated.

From now on every time I see a chimpmunk I'm going to think of this picture. What a great shot, I love it.

Make the Wans and furry critters your favorite.
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Old 11-10-2010, 06:17 PM   #893
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Great report Kelly and Matt! Thanks for taking us with you! I definitely learned some tips and tricks for riding these long expeditions. Loved the pics of course!!!

So when is the next ride? Ya'll planning anything exotic or taking it easy for a while?

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Old 11-10-2010, 07:05 PM   #894
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So to see it end, and looking forward to the next one for sure.

Thanks to both Wans for taking us on such a wonderful adventure and all the time effort and sanity it took to complete it.

The links and humor definitely made this RR your own very personal, and sets it apart from the rest with such flair.

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Old 11-10-2010, 07:05 PM   #895
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Great report guys! I have been checking this thing a couple of times a day since the first few pages. Thanks a bunch for the writeup!

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Old 11-10-2010, 09:26 PM   #896
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Originally Posted by Questor
I bet KTM sales go up as a result.
Nice job!

My lust for the 950 was fueled by your last adventure, and this one might have been the straw that broke my back. (or the Camel's). We'll find out next week when I ride my 950 for the first time!

Thanks so much Wans big and little! A truly great report, entertaining on so many levels.

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Old 11-10-2010, 09:46 PM   #897
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Thanks to you both...

Thanks guys, great RR and the pics have been wonderful. What are we all going to do now that it's over? There must be some crap shows on the DVR I haven't watched yet... So the big question is, when does the next trip start???
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Old 11-10-2010, 09:56 PM   #898
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most excellent ride reportage

thanks for taking us along with
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Old 11-10-2010, 10:00 PM   #899
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Originally Posted by wachs
Pretty sure this was the most thorough, funny and well written report of the year!

- Well done you two maniacs!

+1 Everyday when I came home from work I was in dire need of comic relief and you were it my number one choice for the evening.

I thank you immensely for the dedication and tireless dedication to put this together!!! You are one funny gal. Guess we'll see you again next year.
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Old 11-10-2010, 10:34 PM   #900
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Definitly one of the more entertaining and enjoyable RR's on ADV.

Just want to say that was fun and thanks for taking the time...
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