ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Day Trippin'
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-15-2012, 09:18 AM   #16
obsessmuch
Gnarly Adventurer
 
obsessmuch's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2007
Location: Seattle
Oddometer: 144
Nice

I'm mike in the above photos...It was a great trip - thanks for posting all of this and I can't wait to get to the second half. Table Mt. was a big highlight on the trip. the route was fun and the views amazing. and captured well due to the great photographic skills of Craig.
obsessmuch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 07:51 AM   #17
chrome bandit OP
Wide footed adventurer
 
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Seattle-ish
Oddometer: 298
Great trip Mike! Can't wait to finish it off next year.

We're in the home stretch now, a couple more scenics to share before the closing credits start rolling...



Heading into Wenatchee



Yet another beautiful view. This stuff is addicting.
chrome bandit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 07:55 AM   #18
chrome bandit OP
Wide footed adventurer
 
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Seattle-ish
Oddometer: 298
Here are video highlights of the trip, including the bike save outside Route 410. A bunch of helmet cam footage will give new folks a sense of the roads, and the action picks up about 90 seconds in.



WABDR - South to North - Stevenson to Wenatchee.

More photos available on my SmugMug gallery here.

Wenatchee marked the end of the trip for us, the weekend ran out and we had return to our regular weekly programming. We completed the rest of the WABDR in 2013, which starts in the next post.


cue closing credits…now

chrome bandit screwed with this post 09-01-2013 at 02:47 PM
chrome bandit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2013, 10:24 PM   #19
chrome bandit OP
Wide footed adventurer
 
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Seattle-ish
Oddometer: 298
Cool2 Northward Ho!

One year passes…

With the first leg explored and recorded for posterity, we went after the second half in this past August. Just let's just pile on to the original thread and pick up where we left off.



Start with the big rock on the left in Cashmere, and the little rocks show where we spent the night.



Say hi to Mike



And the fun begins. Truth be told, this part wasn't too bad, even on Tourances.



I had a hard time on this section, dropped the bike twice. :0 All of the pre-ride guidance recommends knobby tires. I did the second leg with Tourances on the front and back, so it's doable. You'll just wish you had put knobbies on, I would have enjoyed those sandy bits a little more. Nevertheless, I only dropped the bike 4 times across the three days.



The intrepid explorers



Our view of what's left of the forest fires. Lots o' smoke.



We had hoped to make it to 25 Mile State Park the first night, we were running out of daylight and energy so anchored here for night one.



And we were short of water…fortunately, it drizzled over night, and we captured just enough to make morning coffee.
chrome bandit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2013, 01:03 AM   #20
One Fat Roach
Beastly Adventurer
 
One Fat Roach's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2013
Location: New Mexico
Oddometer: 1,480
great report. I just did some of the WABDR two weeks ago. Such a great experience for a noob like me with only 3 yrs riding under my belt.

Did you guys hut the jungle area of 8410?? Or take the bypass that continues along 8410
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Fisherman View Post
This is an adventure, not a field trip!!
One Fat Roach is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2013, 08:04 AM   #21
chrome bandit OP
Wide footed adventurer
 
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Seattle-ish
Oddometer: 298
Giddy-yap-yap-yap

We took the 8410 bypass as well. We ran into a crew who attempted 8410 coming from the north, they said they turned around due to overgrowth. They were riding KTM, Yamaha something, and one guy was on a 650GS.



Taken somewhere along the Slide Ridge segment, the area is rebounding after forest fires



This is a Photosynth panorama of the Slide Ridge area…the view is looking east over the road we just passed through. The synth will look better if you use the widget control to go full screen.



You can just see Mike on the upper right on the road through the trees.



Good example of the typical road conditions along the trail. I didn't capture any of the treacherous stuff on my camera, we did grab some video footage which I'll share in a later post.
chrome bandit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2013, 09:41 AM   #22
One Fat Roach
Beastly Adventurer
 
One Fat Roach's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2013
Location: New Mexico
Oddometer: 1,480
Ouch I couldn't imagine going up that shit. We went down it and I kept thinking in my head we took the wrong way. No way I.pictured hundreds of riders traveling through that stuff.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Fisherman View Post
This is an adventure, not a field trip!!
One Fat Roach is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2013, 09:31 AM   #23
chrome bandit OP
Wide footed adventurer
 
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Seattle-ish
Oddometer: 298
Methow - Conconully


Camped at Rock Creek Campground, which had one of the cleanest WA State standard issue bathrooms we've ever seen. That's the Nemo Morpho 1P on the left, and the latest edition Redverz on the right.



Descent into Ruby



End of the dirt section in Ruby



Slow down when you see cow pies. This is north of Conconully. We actually started to herd the cows with bikes further north, which was scary. Will share video footage of that later.
chrome bandit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2013, 09:34 PM   #24
chrome bandit OP
Wide footed adventurer
 
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Seattle-ish
Oddometer: 298
Ooopsie


Mike came into one of the corners north of Conconully a little hot, front tire hit a stray rock, and the bike lowsided pretty fast. After inventory check, Mike was a bit sore, nothing broken, but…



…the highway pegs punctured a hole into the left valve cover, and the bike was leaking oil.



After a little clean-up…



…an application of 60 minute JB Weld…



…wildflower gazing…



…a visit with these two fine gentlemen from West Seattle…



…hammering on the dented panniers with a BK2…



…and otherwise enjoying the air at 6300 feet…



…we were back in motion.


And the patch lasted great the rest of the trip. Mike does good work.
chrome bandit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2013, 10:04 AM   #25
Shooby
Anti-Cager
 
Shooby's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2012
Location: San Diego
Oddometer: 851
JB Weld is awesome!

Shooby is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2013, 07:32 AM   #26
chrome bandit OP
Wide footed adventurer
 
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Seattle-ish
Oddometer: 298
JB weld is indeed awesome. The key is to travel with the 60 minute curing time edition, not the 4 hour curing time tubes, otherwise you're in for a bunch of downtime.

One other fun fact: good thing we crossed over to Canada later that day, Mike's ribs were hurting just a bit, and let's just say that the Canadian pharmacies carry Ibuprofen with an extra bit of kick that we don't get here in the states. Of course, if you do make a purchase, you have to remember to use them all up before coming back into the US, as they're not allowed here. So, say, for example, that you carry your passport in your top bag and when you open that up by the window, the CA edition of pain killer is sitting right next to that...don't do that.

chrome bandit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2013, 07:54 AM   #27
chrome bandit OP
Wide footed adventurer
 
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Seattle-ish
Oddometer: 298
wrapping up


The road meanders through more landscape recovering from forest fires



Finally dropping down onto hardtop, where we zip into Nighthawk…



…the US side of the border crossing.



That night was spent in the municipal park at Grand Forks in Canada.


Let me also add…Route 3 east out of Osoyoos is a wonderful road, I didn't grab any stills, Mike might have grabbed some video. Highly recommended.



Eventually landing in Glacier, where I'll wrap up this segment of the report with a "I was here" shot, taken in the highly competitive entrance sign zone.



The video production crew is currently under a heavy workload, we'll get a video up in the not so distant future.
chrome bandit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2013, 10:01 AM   #28
chrome bandit OP
Wide footed adventurer
 
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Seattle-ish
Oddometer: 298
Closing credits

Let's close out our WABDR journeys with a little bit of video footage, featuring well rutted roads, two bike dumps, and cow herding.

WABDR 2013 from craig kerwien on Vimeo.



Mike captured hours of footage via a GoPro, and you'll be thankful I've edited that down to a few minutes and accelerated it 4x, enough to give folks a taste of the trip. Good fun all around.
chrome bandit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2013, 11:26 PM   #29
Comrade Art
Working stiff
 
Comrade Art's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2006
Location: Oregon
Oddometer: 519
Congrats on completing the WABDR
__________________
Vietnam Adventure
Oregon BDR

"All human beings by nature desire to know" - Aristotle
Comrade Art is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2013, 04:07 AM   #30
paschalis
Adventurer
 
Joined: May 2013
Location: Grreece
Oddometer: 17
What a beautiful place and pics!!
Thanks for the trip!!
paschalis is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 05:38 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014