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Old 07-21-2013, 12:00 PM   #1
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Two more WR250R's Washington to Alaska


About a year ago my buddy Dean sent me a pic of his new WR250R. I thought to myself, "He bought a 250, what a dumbass". Then I rode it and liked it. I did some research and saw these 2 dudes that went all the way to Deadhorse Alaska on them. Ok maybe Dean's on to something so I bought one too. Maybe someday I'll ride it to Alaska.

Someday came sooner that expected.

Thanks to all folks like BigDog, Dingweeds and ruffntuff who inspired me to make this trip and to make a ride report. And thanks to my buddy Dean(Sidehil) for joining in at the last minute. He got all his gear and his bike prepped and ready in about 3 months. He was in and out up until the last few weeks but He was determined that I was not going without him. I assured him that I would go with or without him.

6205 miles in 20 days on 250's. Stay tuned.
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Old 07-21-2013, 12:04 PM   #2
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Subscribed. Been thinking of getting a 250 so this should be good. Great first picture.
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Old 07-21-2013, 12:07 PM   #3
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Old 07-21-2013, 12:44 PM   #5
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Old 07-21-2013, 01:56 PM   #6
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Day 1

Day 1 - June 21,2013
Orting, WA to Ardenvoir, WA
227 Miles

At my house in Orting ready to start. I'd say we are both a bit on edge. Not much sleep the last few nights because we are too excited. Can we actually do this? I've riden motorcycles most of my life but I've never riden 300 miles in a day on any bike and my motorcycle camping consist of a weekend trip last year when the WR was new. Might as well start big. Lets go!

Our plan was to go over the Nachees to Whistlin Jacks then hook up on parts of the WABDR for the trip north to Canada. We snomobile here a lot and its a good thing they leave these grooming maps up year round. I'd hate to lost on day 1.

First fuel stop at Whistlin Jacks and Dean is still giving me the "this might be a bad idea" look.

On the WABDR heading to Cleman Mountain

A couple of shots from Cleman Mountain

Wenas Road to Ellensburg

This is our elk hunting camp that was burned last year in the table mountain fire. Dean was bow hunting here during the fires and was told by the Forest Service he should leave. Good thing he listened. I happened to be camping there also the night of the lightning storm. Remember my one and only bike camping trip? I left the next morning not knowing what was heading our way.

Near Lion Rock

Deans look has changed by out last fuel stop in Ardenvoir. I just told him 10 more miles and we can stop for the day and drink beer. See how happy he is.

Final stop for the day at my parents house near Ardenvoir. We eat a steak dinner, have hot showers and beds to sleep in. This Adventure riding is easy.
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Old 07-21-2013, 02:07 PM   #7
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Old 07-21-2013, 05:28 PM   #8
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Me an Dingweeds are in.

Well of course I'm in----and when I tell Dingweeds he'll be in too of course.

Thanks Mike for sending the link to your ride report.
I get so bored with almost all Alaska ride reports---but yours I can tell is more my style
I"m bettin' it's gonna get dirty---and you guys are going to take the time to see and appreciate the time and ride together---along with the scenery and people you meet.

Thanks so much !!!

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Old 07-21-2013, 05:58 PM   #9
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:26 PM   #10
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Son of a bitch I want a WR, anyone want a hack? Officially put the Ural on the block tonight to get myself one.

Also, what suit is Dean wearing?
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:52 PM   #11
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I will eventually ask you "what camera"

as I can tell your pics are gonna rock.
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Old 07-21-2013, 09:35 PM   #12
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Old 07-21-2013, 10:26 PM   #13
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Old 07-21-2013, 10:53 PM   #14
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Nice start, looks like fun.
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Old 07-22-2013, 12:03 AM   #15
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WR250X rider here, I'm in!
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