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View Results: What did the Osos do after Lica's hit in Hell's Gate?
Hit the 911 button on Lica's spot and waited for search and rescue 8 2.42%
Called Radek's cop buddy and got a TOY 4x4 extraction 17 5.15%
What's the problem? He rode out with one hand and no throttle - OSO!!! 72 21.82%
With the engineering flow chart, WD-40 and duct tape - trail repair, baby! 113 34.24%
Flagged down a tour jeep and put the bike in the back with some French tourists 31 9.39%
This is just a ploy to buy time and still act like you're working on the report, isn't it? 112 33.94%
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Old 09-06-2013, 09:48 PM   #241
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Thumb Maps, who needs stinkin maps...?

I'm kind of a map nut, so, if others are interested in some really good ones of CO...Lattitude 40 are the best, I also like Drake Mountain Maps, both/all available at the outdoor store in Silverton or maybe online. The Butler ones would have steered you away from ST. I would much rather do the crazy stuff you guys did on my DRZ (or a trials bike!), even then some of it is sketchy! Great riding! We plan to hit the Silverton area in a couple weeks for the fall colors. And maybe snow showers...
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Old 09-06-2013, 11:20 PM   #242
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wow....really nice riding in the rain with good gear. i hope they sent you brand new ones on your next adventure....:evi

thanks kel for keeping a blow by blow account. lots of great pics. don't worry about the blurry ones, i still get the full effect.
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Old 09-07-2013, 05:50 AM   #243
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Great RR! Really impressed at the trails you are riding on those big bikes, lots of props!
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Old 09-07-2013, 08:07 AM   #244
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Rocks!

For all you Colorado nubbies and wannabees, Colorado has ROCKS! Big ass ROCKS, and slippery ROCKS! And BTW, it rains EVERY afternoon in Western Colorado.

Used to be you could ride/drive right to the Alpine Tunnel. It caved in decades ago but the portal was there. It was the first rail route over the Divide but was so difficult to keep open that the Denver South Park ultimately went under. Last train was through there in 1910! And the better route turned out to be over Marshall Pass and through the Black Canyon of the Gunnison.
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Old 09-07-2013, 08:49 AM   #245
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Sept. 2010....

Lionsroaar and I had very little traffic on all of the passes we rode with the exception of California Pass. That one seemed to be pretty busy.
What a trip it was.
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Old 09-07-2013, 09:18 AM   #246
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I don't care that Matt does ride with a purse ....... the man can ride. Epic riding two up over Schofield Pass in those conditions. KTM is a fool if they don't sponsor you! As always Kelly, an epic ride report. Thanks for posting.

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Old 09-07-2013, 10:38 AM   #247
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Thanks for the great ride report LittleWan! Matt's riding skills are amazing and very inspirational for a noob like myself.
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Old 09-08-2013, 09:38 AM   #248
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I look for LittleWan when I want to read a kickass ride report!
I'm always happy to come across one of your rides.
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Old 09-08-2013, 09:42 AM   #249
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I look for LittleWan when I want to read a kickass ride report!
I'm always happy to come across one of your rides.

No Doubt!!!!!
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Old 09-08-2013, 11:37 AM   #250
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Hi K_N_Fodder!


Hey, Wyoming? What happened to Bend?
So, guess what K_N_Fodder is up to?




Wow!
from Bend, OR to Ten Sleep, WY.

and from engineer to brewmeister!



Congratulations and best of luck!
That looks like it would be a fantastic place for an ADV rally

Keep us posted, Justin!





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WOW. Schofield pass in the dark was epic. You rule.
The punchbowls are a great kayak park and huck
https://vimeo.com/5786052

Thanks for the awesome ride report....
Thanks, atomizer!
And thanks for the cool video, that was really neat.
was that your group??




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I'm kind of a map nut, so, if others are interested in some really good ones of CO...Lattitude 40 are the best, I also like Drake Mountain Maps, both/all available at the outdoor store in Silverton or maybe online. The Butler ones would have steered you away from ST. I would much rather do the crazy stuff you guys did on my DRZ (or a trials bike!), even then some of it is sketchy! Great riding! We plan to hit the Silverton area in a couple weeks for the fall colors. And maybe snow showers...
hi nmtrialsguy -
thanks for the map info!
that would be really helpful for the planning types out there...

By the way, now that we're home, I did find Pearl Pass on our crappy map



Have a great trip to Silverton - stay warm!





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wow....really nice riding in the rain with good gear. i hope they sent you brand new ones on your next adventure....:evi

thanks kel for keeping a blow by blow account. lots of great pics. don't worry about the blurry ones, i still get the full effect.
hi Joel,
I wish! fingers crossed.


hey, you should be leaving for the KTM rally soon -
Have an awesome time! Take lots of pics and do a ride report





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Great RR! Really impressed at the trails you are riding on those big bikes, lots of props!
Thanks, kdxkid!
The guys were having a blast - wait til you see the pics from Moab!






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For all you Colorado nubbies and wannabees, Colorado has ROCKS! Big ass ROCKS, and slippery ROCKS! And BTW, it rains EVERY afternoon in Western Colorado.

Used to be you could ride/drive right to the Alpine Tunnel. It caved in decades ago but the portal was there. It was the first rail route over the Divide but was so difficult to keep open that the Denver South Park ultimately went under. Last train was through there in 1910! And the better route turned out to be over Marshall Pass and through the Black Canyon of the Gunnison.
Aw, McRuss -
It sounds like you really miss Colorado!





I wish people could still ride through the tunnel.
Thanks for the info!





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Lionsroaar and I had very little traffic on all of the passes we rode with the exception of California Pass. That one seemed to be pretty busy.
What a trip it was.
Wow, you guys were lucky!
I know the rain helped keep the traffic down for us, too. Hancock was just a mess that day...





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I don't care that Matt does ride with a purse ....... the man can ride. Epic riding two up over Schofield Pass in those conditions. KTM is a fool if they don't sponsor you! As always Kelly, an epic ride report. Thanks for posting.
Thanks, hanksmybuddy!

Well, since we were in the Rockies, Matt brought an extra special purse...






Heh. That joke never gets old...
(right, matt? )






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Thanks for the great ride report LittleWan! Matt's riding skills are amazing and very inspirational for a noob like myself.
Aw, you're welcome NWBoon!
This was a great group and they were all super riders...but it does take extra work to drag my fat butt around.
So, yes, to me matt is extra-amazing.





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I'm always happy to come across one of your rides.
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No Doubt!!!!!
Oh, thanks ksmdigital and BcDano!


Very kind of you.







OK, I'm having technical difficulties this morning,
I lost this whole comment post 2x already!

hopefully the report post won't give me as much trouble...

the rest of Day 6, coming up...eventually.
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Old 09-08-2013, 06:27 PM   #251
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Day 6: 8/6/13
Gunnison to Lake City, CO 191 miles, continued







Matt and I have stopped here for gas, but never for food.






It was cold and rainy and seemed like the perfect day to try the cafe.






I was not looking forward to camping tonight.
Wet gear never dries in a tent. It was going to suck...







Originally, I had made reservations for Lake City,
but cancelled them when we stayed an extra night in Gunnison.


While the guys were ordering lunch, I decided to try and get those reservations back.
It was very last minute, but the Silver Spur had 2 of the 3 rooms left.

I’ll take them! Yay!




As I put away the phone, I noticed this guy on our luggage...






Wow. Where did you come from?



I left him at the Trading Post.






Lunch was fantastic







I can’t remember what Matt got (Tomichi Burger?), but it came with ham and cheese.
Weird.






Afterwards, Scott ordered apple pie ala mode...






a popular choice.







Looks like the Osos were happy they got lunch today!








I don’t know if anyone will recognize this road, but it’s on the TAT and the CDR (continental divide ride).






There used to be elk in pens, on the left side of the road.

2009


They’re gone now.





Usually, it’s sunny and nice.

2010






Not today.
Today it was cold, rainy, and very very slippery.






Looking back at the Osos.







We almost ate it in the slick mud, so Matt slowed down.
Our weight made the front end really light and scary.






The solo Osos could stand up and lean forward.
Radek and Lica actually had fun...







Not the schoolbus. Wiggly wiggly!




























Another shot of the guys...cold as we were, it was nice without dust.




















We were almost to Lake City when...







Gah! First flat of the ride!







Of course, it was us Wans.
Son of a biscuit!







An old-ass rusty nail. We always find those things.







Out came the tarp...







Ceasar was at the ready with his hand-cleaning towels.
Thanks, Osito!







Ugh. The puncture was right on the ridges. No patching that one.







It didn’t take too long.
Thanks for your patience, guys!







Back on the road.






Lica seemed even more excited than usual...






Oh, he was on Scott’s SE!
I think he liked it...











Apparently, we almost lost Osito during the ride into Lake City...
I’m not sure exactly where, but Ceasar came into a turn too hot and went off the edge!

Bartek said he heard a scream...”Osooooooooooo!”
and
Osito was gone.



Luckily, he hit some kind of ledge and didn’t go too far down.
He made it back up and was on the road before Bartek had a heart attack.

Osito!












Here we are.
The Silver Spur.


(old photo)


(Osito’s photo. possibly from the next morning)





We were still pretty full from lunch, so we just got chips and soda from the gas station...
and tequila from the liquor store.


Tequila and 7up. Like poppers, but without the slamming.




Just me and matt and Osito.
The other guys stuck to their Whiskey drinks of choice...





Scott told us that Doritos burn when you light them on fire. Really?

Of course matt had to try it...



Yep. They do!






How perfect is this wallhanging??




It’s like they knew we were coming. Put a Bear on it!






Osos like to enjoy their beverages...
so, the group was pretty happy.




Haha, good thing there’s no sound to go with the photos...













Radek, Bartek and Scott had eaten dinner at the Saloon.



(Osito’s photo from the morning. you can see the bikes in the background)


They said it was jumping tonight.

There was some talk of bellydancers?





What’s that, Osito?




Head over to the saloon?
okay...
















I know some of these are blurry, but I like ‘em like that.
What happens in Lake City, stays in Lake City...













































Well, that was fun.


Osito was done.

Buenas noches, Osos!








Day 6 is in the books!
Oh yeah. Our numbers were screwed up - Matt and I forgot to clear Norm that morning.

So, corrected mileage was 191 and everything else is wrong.







Casualty list for Day 6 -


1 flat (first one of the ride) - M & K

1 pr. of trashed rain gear (pants and jacket ) - Bartek.


Aw, that's not so bad...
Maybe our luck was changing.

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Old 09-08-2013, 06:49 PM   #252
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Kelly, I've noticed that some of you Osos like Blue Moon beer (so do I) and thought I'd mention that you oughta give this a try:



I find it quite tasty.
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Old 09-08-2013, 06:58 PM   #253
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"Maybe our luck was changing."

Why did I just hear an ominous "dun don dunnnn!" ?

http://youtu.be/a1Y73sPHKxw
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Old 09-08-2013, 07:03 PM   #254
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I think this shot pretty well captures that night...



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Old 09-08-2013, 07:03 PM   #255
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Laugh Awrsome little town, Lake City,

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