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Old 10-08-2012, 09:55 AM   #511
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When you guys popped out onto the road I could almost feel that feeling you're talking about. The thrill of the thing accomplished and the relief that it is done and you made it. What a great feeling!
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Old 10-08-2012, 04:39 PM   #512
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I found out a little about the fuel filters on my last trip as well. Of course the big shiny KTM dealers don't actually stock the overpriced filter kit.

Yup I found out what the fuel filter failure means too. Stalling out in the middle of nowhere close by.



$120 bucks or so for that thing!!

Great report BTW - Love it.
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:00 PM   #513
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We're on to you!



Hope your ride was as good as ours.

sjeproductions
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We signed the back of the note and hope others find it and do the same.

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Old 10-08-2012, 10:43 PM   #514
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Hey Kelly

Finally caught up to the Canadian border
Took a long time to get through Utah and Idaho. Brilliant riding and fantastic videos (those take the longest, not enough time to watch at work).

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We ended up at Blue Lake Resort.
Wish I had known... You were about ~15 miles from my uncle's place near Bonners Ferry. I'm sure he would've loved to put you guys up (with food and drink ) for a night.
View from his back porch...


I think the Tour of Idaho may be in my future

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Old 10-09-2012, 07:03 AM   #515
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Hope your ride was as good as ours.

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We signed the back of the note and hope others find it and do the same.


Woooooo!!

That's great, you guys!!
I'm so happy you found the cone!
I was starting the worry it was going to sit all winter.
(one of you did keep it, right? You just left the note, I hope)


Thanks so much for checking in - love the photo, too.
Salutes and everything!



Wasn't Lockhart a blast?? let me know if you do a ride report!








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Kelly, I thought you just about jumped off the side of the mountain when Matt hit the horn.
haha,
I cut a lot of it, but matt was honking his ass off!

Like he lost his brakes or something but he was just messing with me.






Thanks, rider 914!
aw, maybe next time...
Glad you're almost caught up!




hi hobbes, hi chrish4ku!






Okay, you guys - I'm super busy with work today.
No time for a real post right now.
Hopefully, next video will be tonight or tomorrow...


Is it just me, or is ADV super slow right now?
Maybe everyone is in the same boat...


Get back to work, fools!





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Old 10-09-2012, 05:17 PM   #516
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I've been following the Wans for a while (okay, a week, sheesh) and I've got one question:

Do you like Oatmeal?


If you do, you need this. And assorted Sriracha Memoriabiliatyness.
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:35 PM   #517
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I've been following the Wans for a while (okay, a week, sheesh) and I've got one question:

Do you like Oatmeal?


If you do, you need this. And assorted Sriracha Memoriabiliatyness.
I like the greeting cards...

Going to order some up. That is totally my sense of humor.

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Old 10-09-2012, 10:47 PM   #518
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haha - thanks for the link, Twilight Error!
I had never heard of the Oatmeal before,
but he has some fun stuff...


Oh hai, we're in our hot cock underwear!









Day 38: 7/29/12
Mad Radekís Canadian Lunacy Tour part deux
483 miles






Everyone was up by 8am.
We started off with breakfast...







And some bike work.
Radek woke up to a flat,
so he took the opportunity to straighten his rim.







Hereís our crappy mirror - good as new!








Our BD skid plate looks like itís still doing its job...







How are the tires doing? Not bad.
1800 miles so far...
















Time to roll!







Unfortunately, Lica was having some kind of oil leak.
Even after some fiddling at the man cave,
it seemed to be getting worse.
We stopped at a Canadian Tire (sort of like Home Depot) to check it out...







Turns out he had some stripped bolts on his valve cover.
The oil leak wasnít going to stop until those were addressed.

It sucked.
Lica was out.
He was really sad, and so were we.




Lica assured us he would get home fine.
We left him there and got on the highway.



Originally, Radek wanted us to do an 18 hour loop.
Now, we were getting such a late start (it was nearly 11am)
we had to cut out some dirt and take some slab...

Radek was pointing at these mountains - thatís where we rode last night!







Oh yeah. I remember passing the water park at the end of the long descent...















This was a cool ferry...






Itís a reaction ferry, meaning the powerful current propels the ferry across.
We enjoyed it. Itís totally silent, and fast (about 5 minutes).

I took video, but I didnít think anyone would watch it.

if thereís enough interest from the ferry nerds,
the nerd fairy might cut something together and post it.






Itís a pretty small ferry - only 2 cars are allowed at a time.
In this case, it was 1 car and 2 bikes.







Ah, finally some dirt!







And pretty BC views.







The next bits may be slightly out of order.
With 483 miles, I canít remember exactly where everything goes...
I have some screen shots from Radekís video and the metadata is all jacked up.
His GoPro thought it was April 2011.




Anyhoo, Iím pretty sure we ate lunch first...







Then, did this section.























Radek said this was tribal land...







It took forever to get through it. Lots of twisty gravel.






I like this action shot with the dog!
He was barking his ass off, but in a playful way.






Now, the dirt was getting even better!
I think it was around 3pm.
Good thing we had taken some of that slab...







These roads were fun and fast.







And, scenic.







We were on our way to China Head Mountain.







Finally, the good stuff!























































I thought this video from Radek was the fastest of our 2up stuff.
Again, it was really cool of him to spend so much time filming us.
We tried to get some of him, but he told us to keep going...
Thanks, Radek!







Woo!
Radek said he usually doesn't ride this trail that fast...
I think he enjoyed it.
We sure did!







We were all ready to film him.
He took off like a rocket!
Unfortunately, just as we were chasing after him,
Matt realized we had a flat.

Mother brother!





Eventually, Radek figured out we werenít following him and came back...
sorry, dude.







At first we thought it was the price to pay for blasting through all those rocks...






But it turned out to be a rusty nail.

Monkey fighter!








Luckily, it didnít take long to fix the flat...







And we were back on the trail...





China Head, here we come!


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Old 10-10-2012, 01:36 PM   #519
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Awesome!!!!!!

I was in BC last July riding and went over China Head. Isn't it spectacular.



This is too cool following along the RR and seeing your pics of a place I have just ridden. I can't wait to hear you opinion/experience of the downhill into the deepest creek crossing. That one was very, very challenging on a 690 by myself, can't even imagine it two up on the 950. I kept thinking, after, of going down it on the 950 and if I would even want to do it or not, solo.

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Old 10-10-2012, 04:00 PM   #520
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You guys are awesome. My wife and I have been following your RR. We have a 990 Adv also and 70% of my time on the bike I have my favorite pillion on the back. We just started camping with the bike this fall and have 5 overnight trips so far. She sees the stuff you ride and says "I don't want to do anything that rough", and "I don't want to go that fast". She looks at my pictures from my last trip to Colorado and says "Can we do that together? How about that trail?" Where last year she would say "you can ride I'll wait for you at the hotel".

I wish I had BigWans skills on and off the bike. Valve check? No problem, how about two? I have my first one coming up and keep thinking maybe I should take it in and let the dealer do it. But I am so cheap and I need to learn myself.

Keep up the good RR.

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Old 10-10-2012, 05:57 PM   #521
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Been following your tread for a while and everytime I get caught up in the pics and vids. Ya'll put out a wonderful report and make the rest of us sit and drool about having the time to go and see first hand all the sights. Keep up the GOOD WORK.

AND THANKS FOR YOUR EFFORTS

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Old 10-10-2012, 06:30 PM   #522
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Mother brother!


Denied.


There are other opportunities closer to home
(PS... turn up the volume )


Seems like a good place for a glow-in-the-dark (or zombie) coney ... but GPS coordinates will not work


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Old 10-10-2012, 10:13 PM   #523
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Hi guys, thank god for wifi at LAX. Catching up on ride reports while waiting for our flight.
Loving the Canada stuff.
Looks like you could ride up there for weeks !
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:23 AM   #524
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Really enjoying the "Mad Radek Canadian Lunacy Tour"
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:56 AM   #525
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Awesome!!!!!!

I was in BC last July riding and went over China Head. Isn't it spectacular.

This is too cool following along the RR and seeing your pics of a place I have just ridden. I can't wait to hear you opinion/experience of the downhill into the deepest creek crossing. That one was very, very challenging on a 690 by myself, can't even imagine it two up on the 950. I kept thinking, after, of going down it on the 950 and if I would even want to do it or not, solo.
Wow, Uller!
I havenít seen much on China Head, so yeah, itís very cool that you were just there!
Were you going China Head - Poison Mtn - Mud Lake?
Thatís the direction we were going.
Hmm. I definitely know the creek crossing and have photos from that...
The downhill, though...might not have taken pics of that one...
Do you have any photos of the downhill?
We'll talk more when we get to that part, ok?

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You guys are awesome. My wife and I have been following your RR. We have a 990 Adv also and 70% of my time on the bike I have my favorite pillion on the back. We just started camping with the bike this fall and have 5 overnight trips so far. She sees the stuff you ride and says "I don't want to do anything that rough", and "I don't want to go that fast". She looks at my pictures from my last trip to Colorado and says "Can we do that together? How about that trail?" Where last year she would say "you can ride I'll wait for you at the hotel".

I wish I had BigWans skills on and off the bike. Valve check? No problem, how about two? I have my first one coming up and keep thinking maybe I should take it in and let the dealer do it. But I am so cheap and I need to learn myself.

Keep up the good RR.

Todd

Thanks, Todd!
Thatís great! Happy to hear you guys are taking full advantage of the 990!
Iím excited for you two, doing more camping off the bike.
Colorado is amazing - sounds like youíre going there next....

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Been following your tread for a while and everytime I get caught up in the pics and vids. Ya'll put out a wonderful report and make the rest of us sit and drool about having the time to go and see first hand all the sights. Keep up the GOOD WORK.

AND THANKS FOR YOUR EFFORTS

Later Kw
Hi, Knightwork - glad youíre enjoying the report!
You're welcome.
Thanks for reading - and for watching the videos!

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There are other opportunities closer to home
(PS... turn up the volume )
Seems like a good place for a glow-in-the-dark (or zombie) coney ... but GPS coordinates will not work

-M
Hey M,
that was really cool!
Oh, sounds like eath-Day alley-Vay.
Thanks for the video - thatís exactly how I imagined the Carolin Mine would have been...


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Hi guys, thank god for wifi at LAX. Catching up on ride reports while waiting for our flight.
Loving the Canada stuff.
Looks like you could ride up there for weeks !
I guess Phreaky Phil is on a plane right now...
Thatís a helluv of a flight, too.
Hope everything went smooth, you guys!
Phil, if you and Dawn ever feel like coming back to North America,
thereís always the Trans Canada Trail...

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Really enjoying the "Mad Radek Canadian Lunacy Tour"
Thanks, RedRockRider -
I couldnít tell if people were getting bored...
Glad to hear youíre still enjoying the tour!









Day 38: 7/29/12 continued
Mad Radekís Canadian Lunacy Tour part deux
483 miles








Back on the trail, towards China Head Mtn...








It wouldnít be BC without some puddles!







We were filming Radek, but the light and shadows were all crazy.
The video is tough to watch.
I donít want to give you guys seizures or anything.
Screen shots are better...


























The trail disappeared for a bit.







Going through this section reminded me of heading up to Fleecer Ridge.
(if you havenít read the summer of stupid, fleecer ridge is here)







Whew. We were at a disadvantage being 2up.
(sitting was soooo bumpy and rough)
You see that Radek's been pulling on us..he was able to stand and he really took off!
Of course, he's really into this place, so he was super stoked, too.








I love these shots...








Without the cairn, itís hard to know where to aim!






Whoa.
Look at that view!
We were on China Head Mountain...







But, this was just the first stop.
The mountain Radek really wanted to show us was over there...
Poison Mountain.






It was beautiful up there.
We took some pics.







I really like this one of Radek.







Another one for my messy-hair-pic collection.






I never think to take good bike pics.
You know, those laying-down-on-the-ground-making-the-bike-look-heroic ones.
Oh well. That one that Radek took of the 3 of us was pretty nice.







Off to Poison Mountain!
































There were so many nice purple flowers out here.
Sorry, Ladybug - didnít get any close ups...







Too busy riding!
















Damn, it was pretty up there...






OK. I think Iíll leave you guys here.



I still need to finish the Poison Mountain video.
Two camera footage is nice, but itís at least twice the work.



Enjoy some mameshiba while you wait...









There's going to be a trivia test later, oldtrucks.
what color is hippo sweat?
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