Monday, October 16, 2017


TDC made a mid-October partial Washington Backcountry Discovery Route (WABDR) run, just for fun. With snow at higher elevations, this trek was one to remember for a lifetime! As always, more fun was had camping once the beers and tequilas started flowing freely.

MotoBum Camps

Last Minute Ryan Smiles

Swamp Monster TT-R125s

Righteous1 Packs

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Wenatchee Confluence State Park - Day Use Area - TDC Only

Morning View, Wenatchee Confluence State Park

Overall, it was a good run. This video summarizes and captures a sliver of the fun had.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Tahuya April 2017

Ghostface KLR and MotoBum rode the Tahuya State Forest on Sunday, April 9, 2017. Riding after a series of rainstorms, it was a forgone conclusion that the ride was to be taken in the highlands only. Less than 10 minutes into the ride, MotoBum got stuck in deep water and mud, past both axles, thereby forcing the WR250F to stall* mid-swamp.

Later, MotoBum took a corner too high and let the front end wash out, spilling body directly down the trail with WR250F trapping said body. Luckily, Ghostface KLR was not far behind and saved the day by removing said motorcycle from MotoBum. Days later, the left body ribs and shoulder were still sore from said spill, but nothing seemed to be broken.

The subcrew encountered a stuffed Gorilla bungee corded to a tree. What?

Ghostface KLR decided that larger diameter grips are in order for future rides; his hands were pretty sore from hanging on to his high-powered death machine by the end of the ride.

*Yamaha WR250Fs of a certain era have a poor engine design where the rocker cover breather hose vents to just below the bottom frame rail; if venting is obstructed in any way, the engine will stall.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Pullman Run

MotoBum and Ghostface KLR took an intrastate run to Pullman on a three-night road ride, Saturday April 16 - Tuesday, April 19. Technically, it was an ADVenture ride as eight miles of the trip was on a hard pack dirt road. MotoBum's F4i hooked up so well on it, it was able to pull power wheelies!

The trek was about seeing Pullman, a historic site for MotoBum and Ghostface KLR for various reasons. Shortly before MotoBum was MotoBum, he'd spend two grand years living in Pullman attending Washington State University. And long before Ghostface KLR was Ghostface KLR, he'd spent nearly a decade there growing up. It'd been a decade since MotoBum was there and almost three decades since Ghostface KLR was there. What had changed? Did it still feel the same?

F4i is ready to achieve high speeds with dual-sport luggage affixed.
The Starbuck, WA, KOA is lush and green; best ever KOA.
Ghostface, coffee, bikes, "Tonia" -- wonderful
The Dunes
The River
The Damn Dam
Ghostface KLR -- House 1
Ghostface KLR -- House 2
Ghostface KLR -- House 3
Ghostface KLR -- House 4
Ghostface KLR -- Where to wreck a $160 car in the snow
Ghostface KLR -- Where to learn to swim
MotoBum -- The Pullman skatepark still calls to this day
The MotoBum Alma Matter
Ghostface KLR -- House 5
MotoBum -- The one and only Pullman home
Palouse Cows
This 2
Tasty camp food
Palouse Falls Campground
Palouse Falls and MotoBum
Issiah -- A KLR God

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Deep thoughts

If you ever thought you might want a Ducati, just go ahead and get one.  You won't regret it.

Here's the link to Ducati Seattle

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Sunday, May 1, 2016

LMR and Flats

Last Minute Ryan has become a flat magnet on his 701. That's two in a month!

LMR's tube swap turned into a bit of a party with Ghostface KLR and MotoBum watching the upgrade occur.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Francis Marion NF ride 4/23/16

TDC East headed into the forest today with some fellow ADVers.  More to come... photos on page 4 and 5 of this thread:

This is the link to the ride report

Friday, April 8, 2016

Mount Pilchuck

MotoBum and Last Minute Ryan (LMR) took a dual sport day up to Mt. Pilchuck on Friday, 4/8/16. Mt. Pilhchuck is located up the Mountain Loop Highway, just outside of Granite Falls a bit.

The dirt road up was fun. Half way up, the road was closed to cars. It was only motorbikes and hikers up to the spectacular views.

Higher up the mountain from the views, the snowline was hit. While unphotodocumented, MotoBum rode a section of slushy ice, which ended up in near disaster, but he saved it with outrigger feet, barely.

Later, after much fun was had coming down the mountain , Last Minute Ryans's 701 Enduro ended up with a nail in the rear tire, rendering the bike useless, only to be retrieved near 11pm with his truck near the top of the Mountain Loop Highway.

LMR was able to fix his tire on the weekend... with a large tire iron and shot of tequila.