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.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

2016 Husqvarna 701 Enduro - LMR

Last Minute Ryan picked-up a new key to a brand-new bike. Look at the key! That's what the key to a 21st century motorcycle looks like. The motorbike weighs 319lbs and puts out 67bhp. You do the math on LMR's future fun factor.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Last Day of Winter - Ride Video

Ride along with MotoBum chasing Ghostface KLR through the Tahuya State Forest on the last day of winter 2016 (03/19/16).

All video is played at normal speed and was shot with a GoPro Hero and an iPhone 6.

"Doing the Activity Right" music by Muscle Prodigy. Engine music by Yamaha's 5-valve 2002 WR250F.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Pure Bliss

Tahuya brought sun and blue skies with nice cool and damp conditions on a fine winter dirt ride.

Somehow more fun riding was had than even usual. MotoBum was laughing so much and so hard at one point of particularly flowing and twisty trail that he could barely see.

The after-ride had the the crew at Fiesta Mexican Restaurant in Silverdale, the Hood Canal Brewery in a remote light industrial complex, and Downpour Brewing in Kinston. What a party!

Pre-ride, Shotgun Ruthie practically pees her pants while thinking about all the gnar she is going to shed

MotoBum is able to stop laughing long enough to get a snap shot

Ghostface KLR shoots it up the back end

Sunday, January 3, 2016

The Rebel Rides

On a cold winter day, out comes the neighbor's Honda Rebel... to keep the machine alive.

Swamp Monster and MotoBum took these 250s out and wrang them for all they were worth... which is a lot... considering they're 250s and all.

Winter with MotoBum & Swamp Monster

Winter Rebel and The Olympics

Honda Rebel Badness