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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 2.25%
Called Radek's cop buddy and got a TOY 4x4 extraction 15 4.82%
What's the problem? He rode out with one hand and no throttle - OSO!!! 68 21.86%
With the engineering flow chart, WD-40 and duct tape - trail repair, baby! 107 34.41%
Flagged down a tour jeep and put the bike in the back with some French tourists 29 9.32%
This is just a ploy to buy time and still act like you're working on the report, isn't it? 102 32.80%
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Old 12-27-2013, 01:11 AM   #961
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This is the start of another great section of high desert single track. I really enjoyed this type of riding, it was one of the reasons I made the trip from Canada. I even took the lead for a few miles on this section, I found reading the roll chart and riding hard very stressful, I blew by more than a couple of corners, could be I need a magnifying lens on my roll chart.
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Old 12-27-2013, 01:22 AM   #962
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I had to do a little of the old ktm adventure ballet in this water section, a nasty slippery little stick almost had me off. My 04 950 s is as tall as they come and the riders edge re-sprung / valved suspension and tall seat make it even taller. I'm 6'2" and I can only touch tippy toes on flat ground. I stayed dry, but it was close.
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Old 12-27-2013, 01:44 AM   #963
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We had a rare rest stop before dropping into the death valley area (I think) The Wan's had just had a bit of high side crash in a long and nasty , loose rock section. It was like deep sand but the grains of sand were rocks the size of you fist and very unpredictable. They are one tough team, and Matt has some serious skills on a bike, He could save it when I thought it was going to be a big off with a perfectly timed and very courageous twist of the 990's throttle. It's too bad my gopro battery was toast because you really have to see the Wan's ripping it to believe it.
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Old 12-27-2013, 06:57 AM   #964
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Laugh This is a way cool shot, I like it.

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Old 12-27-2013, 08:47 AM   #965
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I'm going to try to add some color commentary to riding with the wann's on the LA2BV ride. Better late than never as they say.
This is my first post so I will have to add the pics later.
Wooo!
Hey Wendell - great to see you here!
I noticed these are your very first posts on ADV.
Thanks for de-noobing, and taking the time to add your pics!


I agree with Redog1, this photo is awesome!
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Definitely one of Grumpy's best pics from the LAB2V!



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I had to do a little of the old ktm adventure ballet in this water section, a nasty slippery little stick almost had me off. My 04 950 s is as tall as they come and the riders edge re-sprung / valved suspension and tall seat make it even taller. I'm 6'2" and I can only touch tippy toes on flat ground. I stayed dry, but it was close.

We had no idea how close you were to taking a bath!
Lucky!





I'll wait and see if Wendell has anything more to add (I was hoping he'd share some of his post-ride dune photos...)
and then I'll be back to chat at you guys later...


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Old 12-27-2013, 10:08 AM   #966
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Nice post buckfiddy, but I totally agree with littleWan, I want pictures from the sand dunes
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Old 12-27-2013, 03:56 PM   #967
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Old 12-28-2013, 06:24 PM   #968
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Little Wan this could have been you
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Old 12-28-2013, 07:01 PM   #969
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What riding is all about some having fun with some buddies, Even if they ride quads.

A couple of my riding buddies, A dairy farmer and a cherry farmer. But they both have the same expression. They really are having fun, it's just how farmers smile.
And that's not a bud in his hand it's just some trash he was picking up, really!!!
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Old 12-28-2013, 07:11 PM   #970
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I forgot my camera in Canada and the cheap WallMart one I bought did not make it through the LAB2V so my Dune photos are limited to the iphone shots. The big KTM wisely stayed in the truck at Glamis. I rode my 2000 Husky 610 which blew up on my last day there. Any one want to buy a gently used husky with a slightly elongated big end rod bearing??

buckfiddy screwed with this post 12-30-2013 at 09:46 PM
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Old 12-28-2013, 09:40 PM   #971
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Nice picture

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Old 12-29-2013, 03:29 PM   #972
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Little Wan this could have been you

Wooo!

But, probably more like this.







Sorry to hear about your Husky!
If you want to remember it in better days, I got a photo when it was waiting for you at Palmdale Supercycles...




Thanks for coming back with some dune pics, Wendell!






And all you kind readers out there - thank you for the nice comments!
I'm really glad you're still enjoying the RR.
sorry, I've dropped the ball in replying to everyone...

I haven't been spending too much time on ADV.
With christmas and all, being online was cutting into my knitting time too much.
Now that gift season is almost over, I'm getting caught up.










Hey, have you guys been keeping up on Lica's build thread?
He finished up his rebuild/new paint job and his Oso bike looks great!




Nice work, Lica!
and that was fast.





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You should send in your Lumix to Panasonic. I sent in my TS-3 because I cracked the back screen glass and they sent me back a new (probably reconditioned) TS-4 with a new battery and charger... And it was free even though I broke it!
I keep forgetting to mention this. I did contact Panasonic, but my warranty on the lumix had expired in January 2013.
They were willing to fix the camera, but it would have been about $180 (including shipping).


Or, for $20 more ($199), I could buy a new TS-4.



I went with the new camera (through amazon. it's down to $191 now, the orange ones are cheaper. )

I used it on the LAB2V. It's about the same as the TS-3, but with an unscratched lens.
Here's a photo from Red Rock that I haven't used...



Eh.

It's a compromise. Tough camera, but not the best photos (not in my hands, at least)
Oh well. I'm okay with it.


Hopefully this one will last longer than the TS-3.
I'm under strict orders to use the lens cleaning brush that came with it...



and NOT my dirty glove.






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Hey Kelly.

Nice Quickie RR for the LAB2V. Too bad you guys didn't get to go all the way through Red Rock. That is the most beautiful section of the trip. Looks like you guys had a blast though. I'm sure there were a lot of riders saying WTF as you passed them. Wish I could have made it this year. Hope to see you out there next year.
Thanks, dabneyr!
It was a blast! Have fun if you do it next year! By the way, Matt and I enjoyed your write up about the LAB2V - was that from 2007?

Matt was wondering if the French guy on the black 990 was named Michel?
He met someone fitting that description back in 2007...wonder what Michel's up to.

Full disclosure - dabneyr used some of the info from this report to do a couple of articles for ADVpulse.
Thanks, dabneyr!






And, this has nothing to do with anything except that my sister hadn't seen it so I just sent it to her.
(They go through her neighborhood)
If you haven't seen this video, it's a fun watch for a sunday afternoon.
For moto content, there's some Travis Pastrana around the 6 min. mark...






OK,
Hope everyone has a Happy New Year!
Have fun and ride safe in 2014.



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Old 01-02-2014, 09:42 PM   #973
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wantastic!

love your RR and routes! I'll read this straight thru!
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Old 01-03-2014, 04:45 PM   #974
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Absolutely epic RR Wans. Thanks for documenting your latest Oso Loco trip...not sure how you could top this one in 2014, but I'm sure you'll find a way
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Old 01-08-2014, 06:01 PM   #975
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Thanks, dabneyr!
It was a blast! Have fun if you do it next year! By the way, Matt and I enjoyed your write up about the LAB2V - was that from 2007?

Matt was wondering if the French guy on the black 990 was named Michel?
He met someone fitting that description back in 2007...wonder what Michel's up to.
Hey Kelly, we met the KTM990 rider in 2008. Maybe he went both years. He was riding with a guy on a triumph. You can see both riders here in this picture...
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