Washingtonian

Well I guess I should pry get around to this...

 

Started riding in May 2010 at 29 years old on this. 

 

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Rode it looking like this.

 

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The Adventure bug bit. At the end of August 2010 I got this.

 

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Loaded for my first adventure the Wednesday after I got it, waiting for a ferry. How the gear times have changed.

 

Built it into this.

 

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Which looks like this in travel mode.

 

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Got bored with that, although I'm still hanging onto it, and bought this.

 

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And turned it into this.

 

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While it's still a work in progress, that's primarily only because I can't leave anything alone. 

 

I'm 34 years old, a moderate rider, and live in Yelm, Washington. My name is Josh, and I have an XLADV bike problem...

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Welcome! Love that 1190r

Welcome! Love that 1190r

 

 

Me too! At this juncture in time, I can't imagine anything better. It's an absolute beast that take me everywhere i need to go.

 

Thanks for the welcome. Looking forward to contributing when I can.  

I'm 34 years old, a moderate rider, and live in Yelm, Washington. My name is Josh, and I have an XLADV bike problem...

 

Welcome Josh! But, I hope that you didn't come here for help with your problem. We'll be sure to help you step on the gas! :ride:

 

Yelm huh? Had to look it up. Nice and close to Mt. Rainier National Park. Saweeeeet! :thumbsup: You could splor' that place for a while!

 

I grew up in the Pac NW so I know the terrain. A little soggy a decent chunk of year, but hey, that's why God gave us Gortex and heated grips, right? :)

 

Glad to have you and tell your buds!

Welcome Josh! But, I hope that you didn't come here for help with your problem. We'll be sure to help you step on the gas! :ride:

 

Yelm huh? Had to look it up. Nice and close to Mt. Rainier National Park. Saweeeeet! :thumbsup: You could splor' that place for a while!

 

I grew up in the Pac NW so I know the terrain. A little soggy a decent chunk of year, but hey, that's why God gave us Gortex and heated grips, right? :)

 

Glad to have you and tell your buds!

 

 

Certainly not looking for help, more for encouragement and support from those like minded individuals embracing the XLADV struggle! 

 

A couple more pics because, well, I like pics...

 

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Good call keeping the DRZ, will open up some more options for you over time, plus it's fun to hoon on.  Coming from another mid 30s guy with a big ADV bike.

 

I need to drag the wife up to the redwoods this summer, gotta talk her into a 4day minivacation.

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