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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 2.31%
Called Radek's cop buddy and got a TOY 4x4 extraction 17 4.91%
What's the problem? He rode out with one hand and no throttle - OSO!!! 76 21.97%
With the engineering flow chart, WD-40 and duct tape - trail repair, baby! 116 33.53%
Flagged down a tour jeep and put the bike in the back with some French tourists 36 10.40%
This is just a ploy to buy time and still act like you're working on the report, isn't it? 116 33.53%
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Old 10-15-2013, 12:11 AM   #781
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Day 15: 8/15/13
148 miles








It was a slow, low key morning.







Matt, checking out Scott’s newest toy...








Our tire pic. 1200 miles or so?







Everyone was sorting their stuff out, maybe doing a little bike work...


























So, Radek had said he wanted to race the V2R after the Colorado ride.
Either that, or ride the Rubicon Trail.

When we got back to Scott’s, he said he decided not to the V2R.

(heh, maybe we wore him out after all! )




But, bad news for Matt - guess who was now doing the Rubicon on a 990?










Osito was way too smart for that nonsense.
Also, he had to get back to work.
I thought I got a photo of him leaving Scott's, but I suck.


He was going to stop by a friend’s house and do some socializing on his way home.




Thanks for riding with us, Osito!
We had a great time and I hope you did, too.













My uncle has a house pretty close to the start of the Rubicon.
The only problem was, I didn’t have a key with me.
I talked to my uncle to see if there was a hidden key or something...
Nope.


He said if we could get onto the balcony, the sliding door was unlocked.
“Just don’t scare the neighbors!”




Lica and Radek were going to look for parts with Scott,
do some shopping, and then come back and work on their bikes.
They jumped in the truck and went to Ironman Sprockets.
Matt wanted to go, but we didn’t have time.
We still needed to pack up, then we were going to see if we could break into my uncle’s place.









I didn’t get a goodbye photo of Scott, either!
Totally blew that one.
With his new truck, Scott had some obligations.
He was supposed to pit for some trucks in the V2R and was going to be heading to Vegas.
(Not that he wanted to do the Rubicon, anyway...)





Aw, Goggles - it was great to see you again.
Thanks for all the hospitality. You’re an awesome host!







Matt and I packed up and got on the road.
Slab is nothing to be excited about, so I didn’t take many pics.






Lake Tahoe.








This jackhole PBR driver must have been sampling the merchandise.
He was so scary.




We passed him and then he chased us for a while.
he was doing like 75mph through the twisties.








Matt and I got to my uncle’s house and looked at the balcony.

It was kind of high up. And rickety as hell.
Sketchy.




How would an Oso break into a house?







OK.
We found a felled tree on the hill behind the house.
Dragged it up the hill (it was heavy!) and got it up next to the deck.







Man, it was hard to move that stupid tree into an upright position.
It would have been nice to have some Osos for that part.
I was afraid we would break a window, but we didn’t.





The lower branches were a little sparse,
but my uncle had some spikes laying around.
Matt hammered them in with a rock and they made perfect steps.








Are you sure this is a good idea?







Nope.






With our light packing skillz, Matt had to choose between flip flops and Mx boots for his climb.
He chose the boots.







Osooooooooo!







haha. I can’t believe that worked!
We were in.




We spent the evening hanging out, drinking beer and watching the phone.
The TV didn’t work, but the internet did.
We almost went blind watching Breaking Bad on that tiny little screen.





it’s pointless to use the Day 15 stats,
but I have them so here they are. No casualties for day 15 (as far as I know).



I don't know why that's so huge. I tried to resize it.
Anyway, the only reason we went so fast on the pavement - we were being chased by a PBR truck!



OK.
Hate to tell you guys this, but I will be away from the computer all day tomorrow.




I know! Sorry.



(don't tell Scribe, he'll freak out again )





But, next time we get together, it will be for Day 16.
The last day of the ride.

The Rubicon Trail. Tea and Crumpets.



See you then!







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Kelly takes the best blurry pictures evar
P.S. Thank you, sion!
I'm so glad you like the blurry pics!



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Old 10-15-2013, 12:26 AM   #782
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Can't wait for the rubicon ride.
I did it a couple times. Oh man.... I can't remember how many times I fell over the first time at 2mph while trying to find footing.... Oops...no another hole.
Talk about baby head size rocks everywhere.

Had a blast though.
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Old 10-15-2013, 12:55 AM   #783
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I love watching the KTMs get fixed. It's probably my favorite part of you RR. I love when everything works out. Nice that you were carrying spares too...

Quick question, how do you replace the bearings on the trail? I see a hammer. How did Matt get them out and the new ones back in? Did he use a socket?

Jeff G.
it's a combination of my beloved hammer, tire spoon and a 27mm socket that I have for my steering head
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Old 10-15-2013, 01:04 AM   #784
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it's a combination of my beloved hammer, tire spoon and a 27mm socket that I have for my steering head
Thanks Lica!!

Going to my lab now to see if I can replicate.

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Old 10-15-2013, 01:27 AM   #785
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Just want to mention something else about day 14.
After I lost u guys on the hwy in Reno my bike started to overheat so when I got to Scot's house I checked it and the rad had a hole in it
So that was one more for me on day 14th
I put the rad stop leak the next day and that fixed it. Day 15th was a big bike maintenance day for me and Radek. I had to fix few thinks to be able to make it to the RUBICON
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Old 10-15-2013, 01:51 AM   #786
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Had a really awesome ride this Monday
But it looks like the season it's getting to an end
It was a spectacular season for me and I hope it was the same for all of you adv riders.
Thanks to all my OSOS and I hope to ride together soon









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Old 10-15-2013, 01:57 AM   #787
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I got my bike ready for the V2R but it seemed like a better idea to do the Rubicon. :)

A little spolier. I'm glad I did not attempt to race V2R because little did I know my front and rear bearings would disintegrate about 100 miles after I got home.
No way would they have lasted the race. ( I guess 15 hours sitting in water is bad for your bearings )

This is what they looked like...notice the pieces of the cage.

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Old 10-15-2013, 08:32 AM   #788
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Heh... You're kidding... right ?
Should be loggers. Who needs a loader anyway?

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Old 10-15-2013, 10:01 AM   #789
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Right on Wan, you tell an excellent story.
When I grow up and get a big bike, I wanna be just like you

Glad to see Scott recovered from his mishap on Laguna Ignacio.
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Old 10-15-2013, 10:23 AM   #790
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Back on my blood pressure meds and checking in daily. I'll be fine.

To answer your earlier question, I have tried to write several ride reports and usually give up and just post pics because it's a boat load of work. Deep respect for your efforts here. Not only do you craft a riveting tale, you actually keep up a running correspondence with your audience! Hours and hours of work, and thank you for it.
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Old 10-15-2013, 10:59 AM   #791
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Nice tree climbing skills.
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Old 10-15-2013, 11:02 AM   #792
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To answer your earlier question, I have tried to write several ride reports and usually give up and just post pics because it's a boat load of work. Deep respect for your efforts here. Not only do you craft a riveting tale, you actually keep up a running correspondence with your audience! Hours and hours of work, and thank you for it.[/QUOTE]


THIS. +1.
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Old 10-15-2013, 11:05 AM   #793
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300 pound man climbing up a dead tree in shorts and mx boots with tent stakes pounded into it while leaned against the side of the house... Sounds like the "wans way"

If your going to be stupid you better be tough ! and you guys are tough as Nails
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Old 10-15-2013, 11:17 AM   #794
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Given his mad-skilz, I'm surprised Matt didn't ride the bus up the trunk to the deck. . .. Or at least try.
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Old 10-15-2013, 03:52 PM   #795
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300 pound man climbing up a dead tree in shorts and mx boots with tent stakes pounded into it while leaned against the side of the house... Sounds like the "wans way"

If your going to be stupid you better be tough ! and you guys are tough as Nails
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