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.