Sunday, August 28, 2022

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

The Bus at Tahuya

Swamp Monster and MotoBum did it yet again and it was another flawless day at Tahuya. The conditions were perfect with tacky ground, no rain, and spring temperatures to die for.

The only "incidents" (not really worth mentioning) were 1) Swamp Monster initially forgot to pull the muffler plug out upon start up of his Gas Gas EC250 and 2) MotoBum forgot to turn the gas on while out on the trail on the Yamaha WR250F... not once, but twice.

A dude named Jared on a Yamaha YZ250 tagged along with the small crew coming out of the Elfendahl Pass Staging Area. He didn't want to get lost out in the wilds so asked to tag along. It's safe to say that within 30 minutes, he was both worn out and already worried about running out of gas. He peeled off to ride down Sand Hill Road, back to the gravel pit, and back to the main 'lot. That was the last that was seen of Jared.

The Bus. It was both an ideal and a destination. It was a fun target. It was an easy target. Especially considering that Swamp Monster had the location tagged in his GPS unit. MotoBum kept asking Swamp Monster "are we getting closer?" The answer was always "yes." But then when it finally was close, MotoBum didn't take the turn off and kept shredding Overland Trail.

In the end, The Bus was found again and ridden through several times, resulting in various Instagram posts and a GoPro video.

The Bus at Tahuya video:

Monday, December 31, 2018

Twice In One Month!

Swamp Monster and MotoBum actually hit the Tahuya trails twice in one month! On December 31, 2018, they put the year to bed with a good trail shred.

It's worth noting that Swamp Monster actually did shoot quite a bit of GoPro video... and none of it ended up being usable. #nexttime

MotoBum Rides the Ferry

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Swamp Monster, MotoBum, and Tahuya (with vid)

Swamp Monster and MotoBum hit Tahuya on December, 2 2018. How long had it been? Who knows. It'd been way too long. But all the equipment fired up and worked flawlessly. The gear was still comfortable. And one of the best Tahuya dirt bike rides commenced. Just look at the golden pictures below as evidence. As per tradition, it ended with Mexican and Margaritas.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

The One Moto Show -- 2018

"I'd hit that," said Ghostface KLR. And we did. Complete with a fly-in to PDX by Special Guest Star, Righteous1, a designer's home Airbnb, and a mountain bike ride with local crew friend, Ian. Portland was ours for a long weekend, Thursday, February 8 - Saturday, February 11, 2018.

Designer's Home in Rose Garden, complete with large garage for our MTBs
Stunt show at a strip club!
Stunt show flyer


The One Moto Show chillin'
Sandy Ridge

Sandy Ridge MTB & The One Moto Show

Old Dudes and Old Motos

The One Moto Show -- 2018

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