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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 2.30%
Called Radek's cop buddy and got a TOY 4x4 extraction 17 4.89%
What's the problem? He rode out with one hand and no throttle - OSO!!! 77 22.13%
With the engineering flow chart, WD-40 and duct tape - trail repair, baby! 117 33.62%
Flagged down a tour jeep and put the bike in the back with some French tourists 36 10.34%
This is just a ploy to buy time and still act like you're working on the report, isn't it? 116 33.33%
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Old 09-19-2013, 01:12 AM   #376
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Question for Little Wan;
I've been following your ride report and have enjoyed your adventure. You appear to truly enjoy the ride/adventure which leads me to my question. Is there a reason why you don't ride your own bike as opposed to riding 2 up? I figure even if Big Wan carried all the gear for both of you he would still be more nimble than with a passenger.
Great report.
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Old 09-19-2013, 09:19 AM   #377
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Wow

I am really enjoying your ride report. You guys blow me away with the places you take these 990's. I also ride a 990 and looking at your pics and videos makes me feel like i may need to up my game a bit, but this may just get me into trouble. I would love to try some of those passes you have gone through. Radek, you are a madman from my home province, keep up the videos.
Great Report
Thanks for sharing
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Old 09-19-2013, 08:00 PM   #378
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Great ride report. You guys (guy and gal) are really amazing. I have done everyone of the passes that you did but it was on a smaller bike and without a passenger. Gotta take my hat to you.
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Old 09-19-2013, 08:54 PM   #379
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wow...

We are 26 pages in and this thing keeps getting better Kelly I shared one of your sketchy mountain-pass-in-the-rain-clutch-going-out-riding-two-up-along the-edge videos on Facebook the other day after a guy posted some video of a cool (pavement) ridge ride he was doing on a V-Strom and people were commenting how sketchy it was ;). To one guy's credit, he did follow up with a post of him riding a Strom up a rocky, sandy canyon....

Radek I loved your night mudding trip account, wow! I love how you just walked us in deeper and deeper, knowing things were going to go to crap
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Old 09-19-2013, 08:55 PM   #380
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Question for Little Wan;
I've been following your ride report and have enjoyed your adventure. You appear to truly enjoy the ride/adventure which leads me to my question. Is there a reason why you don't ride your own bike as opposed to riding 2 up? I figure even if Big Wan carried all the gear for both of you he would still be more nimble than with a passenger.
Great report.


Because the bikes with the correct inseam/seat height requirements, uh well why don't I just shut up now.


Oh ya PUI omigo
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Old 09-19-2013, 10:41 PM   #381
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Also love that you ran into another random plain clothes inmate and he inquired if you were good on fish tacos, classic!!
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Old 09-20-2013, 07:46 AM   #382
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Little Wan, Oso's ? I can easily see how much time and work goes into making an RR, not to mention one the quality,and caliber of a Wans RR. Makes me reluctant to start one on our Moab trip from this summer, work and day to day life seems to get in the way just a little.
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Old 09-20-2013, 08:55 AM   #383
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Little Wan, Oso's ? I can easily see how much time and work goes into making an RR, not to mention one the quality,and caliber of a Wans RR. Makes me reluctant to start one on our Moab trip from this summer, work and day to day life seems to get in the way just a little.


Yes, it's a like a full time job.
I only made it this far in the report by getting up early, staying up late,
spending every spare moment of time on editing photos, editing video and getting screen captures...
Not to mention organizing, writing, and finding funny linkies...
I really busted my ass in the beginning so I could get ahead.


Work (paid work) has hit its peak, it will be hectic for a little while.


Don't worry, I haven't forgotten about you guys.
Matt missed me so I took a little time off from the report.


There's still a lot to come -
Slickrock, Amasa Back, White Rim, Hell's Revenge,
Black Dragon, Eagle Canyon, Cat Canyon...


I'll be posting later today.




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Nice Job! Looks like you ended up on Kane Creek. Lovin the photos.
Good call! Yep, Matt and I always wanted to do Kane Creek trail.
Too bad it had been raining so much.
Poor Radek.





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Question for Little Wan;
I've been following your ride report and have enjoyed your adventure. You appear to truly enjoy the ride/adventure which leads me to my question. Is there a reason why you don't ride your own bike as opposed to riding 2 up? I figure even if Big Wan carried all the gear for both of you he would still be more nimble than with a passenger.
Great report.


Hey Oc1 - That question is WAY 205, but since you seem like a noob...
This comes up in every one of our RRs.
but I really didn't expect it in this one.


effensteve gave you a hint -

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Because the bikes with the correct inseam/seat height requirements, uh well why don't I just shut up now.


Oh ya PUI omigo


Yep.

1. I am 5 foot and half an inch tall. The best I could hope for is an XT225 or slammed WR250R. not good enough.

2. I do not (even remotely) have the skills to blast across the scree fields of Pearl Pass with Matt and Radek, - let alone on a 500lb. bike.
not good enough.



Hello - look how huge these bikes are...







Yes, I could ride my own bike.
On n00bie stuff, like easy dirt and fireroads. Pavement
But...



I am spoiled.
I love the roughest, gnarliest, rockiest, scariest trails.
And, most importantly, I love them on a 990.



I love blasting across the desert, I love ripping over the rocks,
I love tearing through the sand, I love hammering out long 200-400 mile dirt days....



Since I'm never, ever, going to be capable enough on my own, why would I want to ride my own bike?
I'm an Oso, dammit - even if I have to ride bitch.

I'm fine with that.
I'll be the bitchiest Oso there is.







Yes, at some point when we're too old and it's too dangerous for us to do 2up,
I may learn to enjoy riding my own bike.
But, until then...

Yaaaaaaaaaah! Osoooooo!!!






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Also love that you ran into another random plain clothes inmate and he inquired if you were good on fish tacos, classic!!
Oh, it was awesome!
DingWeed surprised the hell out of us.







OK, you guys - the story will continue.
Even if I have to do it - PUI

Stay tuned.


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Old 09-20-2013, 08:58 AM   #384
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Old 09-20-2013, 09:42 AM   #385
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Since I'm never, ever, going to be capable enough on my own, why would I want to ride my own bike?
I'm an Oso, dammit - even if I have to ride bitch.

I'm fine with that.
I'll be the bitchiest Oso there is.




I think you meant to say bitchin'est Oso!

You are doing great. I am having fun reading this latest LittleWan RR. Get your real life stuff done. We are all here waiting to read more.

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Old 09-20-2013, 11:03 AM   #386
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Hey Oc1 - That question is WAY 205, but since you seem like a noob...
This comes up in every one of our RRs.
but I really didn't expect it in this one.


effensteve gave you a hint -




Yep.

1. I am 5 foot and half an inch tall. The best I could hope for is an XT225 or slammed WR250R. not good enough.

2. I do not (even remotely) have the skills to blast across the scree fields of Pearl Pass with Matt and Radek, - let alone on a 500lb. bike.
not good enough.



Hello - look how huge these bikes are...







Yes, I could ride my own bike.
On n00bie stuff, like easy dirt and fireroads. Pavement
But...



I am spoiled.
I love the roughest, gnarliest, rockiest, scariest trails.
And, most importantly, I love them on a 990.



I love blasting across the desert, I love ripping over the rocks,
I love tearing through the sand, I love hammering out long 200-400 mile dirt days....



Since I'm never, ever, going to be capable enough on my own, why would I want to ride my own bike?
I'm an Oso, dammit - even if I have to ride bitch.

I'm fine with that.
I'll be the bitchiest Oso there is.






Yes, at some point when we're too old and it's too dangerous for us to do 2up,
I may learn to enjoy riding my own bike.
But, until then...

Yaaaaaaaaaah! Osoooooo!!!



You 2 have an amazing partnership and seem to stay on sync all the time. Don't change a thing.
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Old 09-20-2013, 11:18 AM   #387
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Even if I have to do it - PUI

Stay tuned.

Now finding it REALLY hard to wait. Little Wan + PUI = Whoo Hoooo!
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Old 09-20-2013, 04:36 PM   #388
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I think you meant to say bitchin'est Oso!


Heh - thanks, MM!




In the interest of time and to save my crippled hands, I'm not going to reply to each comment right now.
Thanks everyone - I truly appreciate the comments.
I know Radek enjoys the love, too. You guys are awesome!

But,
I know you're all anxious to get more report, so I'll get right to it.



(JustPaul, I know you've been emailing us - I'll get back to you soon)

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Now finding it REALLY hard to wait. Little Wan + PUI = Whoo Hoooo!
haha, it's still early here - maybe tonight.


But, you realize it just means lots of this,

this,
and this.



No one really wants that.







OK, we really need to finish up Day 9...

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Old 09-20-2013, 04:42 PM   #389
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Day 9: 8/9/13
Silverton, CO to Moab, UT 208 miles, continued.








When we left off, most of the Osos were still in Lockhart Basin/Hurrah Pass.



























We were making great time, until this -




Son of a biscuit!
Matt and I had another flat.







We hated to break it to them...



Sorry, guys.





At least it was in a scenic spot.






Lica took a detour...






His photo looking down...






Osito!







The Osos are always so helpful.






Oh, shit - look at those cracks...
Lica thought it was from leaning down in the corners...
He said he noticed Matt was down pretty far in the twisties.
Too much stress on the knobs.




We had about 2069 miles on this tire.




I don’t know what we ran over, but we got a nice puncture.






Whatever it was broke the steel belts and pushed the metal inwards.






Lica, pushing the metal back out.












Just to be safe, the guys cut a piece of the old tube and used that to line the inside of the tire.
Hopefully, this would protect the new tube from any other metal bits poking through.























In addition to Osito’s hand cleaning wipes,
Smartek broke out the gentler face dabbing wipes.






All this ADV riding is sweaty business.
Just ask Chilly White! that's a joke for Bartek






OK - thanks, Osos!
Back on the road...







Flat count -
1 "deflation" - Scott
2 flats - M + K





The rest of Day 9, coming up....
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Old 09-20-2013, 04:45 PM   #390
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Little Wan,
Sorry if I hit a nerve. I might be a noob because I don't post but far from a noob on a bike. You post up something out of the norm you shouldn't be surprised when you have a question about it? I had the courtesy to read your whole thread to see if the question had been broached before I posted. Being to short is a really lame excuse. If you like riding on the back good for you. The KTM 990 is a cool bike but far from the only tool for the job.
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