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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 7 2.24%
Called Radek's cop buddy and got a TOY 4x4 extraction 15 4.79%
What's the problem? He rode out with one hand and no throttle - OSO!!! 68 21.73%
With the engineering flow chart, WD-40 and duct tape - trail repair, baby! 108 34.50%
Flagged down a tour jeep and put the bike in the back with some French tourists 29 9.27%
This is just a ploy to buy time and still act like you're working on the report, isn't it? 103 32.91%
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Old 10-15-2013, 05:19 PM   #796
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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.

THIS. +1.[/QUOTE]

+2. And the five miles of TAT sand video......very, very cool.

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Old 10-16-2013, 09:28 AM   #797
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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.
Hi bikyto!
oh, you'll really enjoy Matt's post, then.
It will bring back all kinds of good memories!
stay tuned...





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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
Oh Lica,
That's right!
I saw the red stuff on your radiator in those pics...
Your poor bike, you nursed it back to health just to beat it up again.




Thanks for the reply to live2ridetahoe, I didn't want to guess what you used for the bearings.





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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


Nice ride pics! They made me miss BC.
You and Radek need to work on some routes for the summer!
Wow, snowing already...
At least you've got plans for the slopes...






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Heh... You're kidding... right ?
Should be loggers. Who needs a loader anyway?



That log was so heavy. Whew.
I think Matt missed his calling as a lumberjack.








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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.
Hi Sancho!
Thank you!
Yeah, Scott was aces on this ride.
He healed up nicely.

You sure found some nice stuff in Baja!
I think Scott is heading down there with his fiancee this winter.






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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.
Hi Scribe!
Glad you decided to check back early
I'm going to try and get all of Day 16 done today!
No more cliffhangers.



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THIS. +1.
Aw, thanks! I know working around the comment posts makes reading the report a little harder,
but I appreciate the readers. I like the interactive stuff.
Otherwise, I might as well have a blog.
It's more enjoyable for me with some chit chat and fun stuff from you guys.



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Quote:
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THIS. +1.
+2. And the five miles of TAT sand video......very, very cool.

SA
I'm glad you liked that video!
It was such a fun ride - that sand was amazing. And the trees!



Thanks for watching it!






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Nice tree climbing skills.
yeah, I think I squandered his talents in hawaii!
he could have been fetching coconuts









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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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+1
Thanks, Paul and redog!
wait. should I be thanking you?...


Tough as nails...
does that make us Dumb as...hammers?






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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.
Like this guy?


(pic from this page, ala google)








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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.

Wow, what a mess!
Yeah, good thing you didn't race.






OK, I know Radek has been anxiously awaiting the Tea and Crumpets post
(as have the rest of the Osos...)

and everyone else.









Tomorrow will be another long day away from a computer,
so I'm going to do my best to finish the report - TODAY.






It might take a little while, so please be patient...
I have Matt's write up (2 parts), the video is done...
just have to upload a few more things...



But I expect you guys will be on this like Bartek on a taco!





By the way, take a good look at this guy




I understand that Bartek has been getting recognized out in the wild.
There are extra bonus WanCo Industries® points for anyone who sees Bartek in person and says,

"I'm on that like Bartek on a taco!!"







All right, hope I didn't miss any comments - they're a little out of order.

I'll be right back...you can listen to this while you wait.


(I got that song stuck in Matt's head the other day.
It drove him crazy. Hi Mr. Honey! )

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Old 10-16-2013, 09:45 AM   #798
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I was expecting this lumberjack video:

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Old 10-16-2013, 09:52 AM   #799
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I was expecting this lumberjack video:

I figured someone would!
Too obvious.

Just when you think I'm gonna zig...I zag.







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Old 10-16-2013, 10:21 AM   #800
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Day 16: 8/16/13 (hey, that was exactly 2 months ago!)
Tea and Crumpets on The Rubicon Trail
121 miles









As Lica mentioned, he and Radek had a lot of work to do on their bikes.
The next morning, they drove from Scott's to my uncle's place.

The truck rolled up around 11:30am.












Lica had done some shopping...







and some more bike work.









He still didn't have a hydration pack, though. I had him take mine.
you need to have lots of water on this ride. It was already a warm day.








Tire pic. Our rally.








Last minute look at the route.



Radek would leave his computer with me.
That way I could watch Matt's SPOT tracks and see their progress.
They also left the keys to Radek's truck...


Just in case I had to go pick them up.


But that's not going to be necessary, right, guys?

Right?

Guys?










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Old 10-16-2013, 11:12 AM   #801
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Day 16: 8/16/13
Rubicon Trail 121 miles






Kelly asked me to write up this section and I obliged. But, what to say...?
I've got my GoPro screen shots and photos/footage from Radek and Lica as well.



I must admit that I wasn’t particularly excited about riding this trail, but Radek was. I really enjoy riding with Radek and Lica, so off we went.
I had a pretty good idea of what to expect and I was right.

We knew it had been done on big bikes already by Riceless, and probably many others over the years.
We wanted to try it, just to see if we could do it. That’s kinda the point of all this, isn’t it? See how far you can push your limits.


We got another pretty late start this day, leaving around 12:30pm and getting to the trailhead at 1:20pm.






We all noticed right away, that granite offers a lot less traction than Slickrock.
















We start off with a lot of energy and enthusiasm.












As the miles slowly tick by (and I mean slowly) we start to find our groove.













We are all connected with Senas, which really adds to the ride. Today was just hard work, lots and lots of heavy breathing.
You didn’t wonder if you were the only one struggling because you could hear the other guys loud and clear.













The Rubicon is an interesting trail to ride, especially on a big bike. It doesn’t have any impossible or super difficult sections...













But, rather, the Rubicon is made up of medium difficulty sections that come in rapid succession.






Not giving you much time to recover before you hit the next section.







We were starting to feel it now, but we were still having fun!














This trail is relentless.







Too much of this....






and this...






Equals this.











We stop for a well deserved break. We’re feeling good - not cocky, but confident.







Then we discover we’ve only gone 4 of the 12 miles of the trail.
Oh boy!







Lica’s got an insuppressible “can do” attitude, He’s a great guy to have on a ride like this. Even if he’s wrong.







Radek The Great line tamer. (line tamer/lion tamer - are you with me on this one?)











You got this Lica. Don’t even think about the rest of the trail...
Just focus on the next 10 feet.
Then the ten feet after that...







Yay! tree roots and dust, that’s what we needed.







We all had some of this.







And needed a bit of this too.






Yeah, now we’re feeling it.
This reminds me of a joke in the movie Captain Ron...


I know we are almost done with the trail.
Oh, great. Tell us, how do you know that?
Well, you see, follow me if you can... We had just enough water to finish the trail...
AND WE ARE OUT OF WATER!








Luckily, we crossed paths with these gentlemen and they had a few tiny bottles of water to share. We were grateful.
It was a pretty hot day and we went through our 3 liters apiece, way faster than we anticipated.







I think we are past the half way point in the trail.
This is as good a place as any to post a little trailer I made of the ride.
Enjoy!







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Old 10-16-2013, 11:32 AM   #802
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"Unimpossibler"?!? You're killing me here...


And Matt....

....dude...

I'm thinking maybe your "moderate difficulty" and my "Frickin-fracken are you NUTS!?!?!" aren't even on the same planet!

Wow.

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Old 10-16-2013, 11:34 AM   #803
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That was awesome

The video brought me right back to that place that I swore I would never go back alone. I don't think I have ever fallen so many times on a single trail.
I picked up the bike.... I don't know how many times .... By myself.... I even considered leaving it behind to the rubicon gods as the Katoom was getting to heavy to lift up alone.

BUT what a blast!!! I'd be back on it in a heartbeat with a group like yours

Thank you so much for sharing.
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Old 10-16-2013, 11:38 AM   #804
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Old 10-16-2013, 11:46 AM   #805
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Please tell me you were not 2-up on Rubicon trail. PLEASE SAY NO!!!!!
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Old 10-16-2013, 01:33 PM   #806
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Awesome video. 12 miles of that!? Damn! Got my respect guys.

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Old 10-16-2013, 01:36 PM   #807
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Awesome video. 12 miles of that!? Damn! Got my respect guys.

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John , even though I have a 990 now please don't include the Rubicon in our ride next year!
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Old 10-16-2013, 01:53 PM   #808
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Awe hell no. Way above my pay grade. I got tired just watching :)

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Old 10-16-2013, 02:01 PM   #809
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Please tell me you were not 2-up on Rubicon trail. PLEASE SAY NO!!!!!

haha - NO!




No, we were not 2-up on the rubicon.



When I called my uncle to ask about the key, he said the same thing.
He used to ride the Rubicon in the 80s on his Maico (matt thinks it was a Maico 490)
and he thought the 990 seemed a little too heavy to be fun.

But, 2-up? No way.





So, no. I was not with the guys. I was back at the house...
Happily watching their progress on the SPOT page,
while catching up in my journal and having some ice cold refreshments.





I love that you thought it was a possibility, though!
Thank you!




Here's where they were at the time...









I'm glad you guys are enjoying Matt's tale...
didn't he do a great job with that post??




Stay tuned for Part 2...






I'm going to go see what Questor is up to....


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Old 10-16-2013, 02:17 PM   #810
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Laugh Nice job Matt...

...I enjoyed the trailer and look forward to the rest of this. You guys are NUTS!!!
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