XR650L takes DethWshBkr riding in Hawaii

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Posted June 03, 2004 - 10:20 AM


Alrighty, before I get started let me just say DethWshBkr is a really great guy. He's as cool as they come and the way he spoke so highly of his wife and family, especially his Dad got him my full respect. :thumbsup: :awww: ;) I even learned a lot about PA. and Hershey chocolate... :mad: Keep this under your hat but it is now known some people in PA. like Nestle chocolate...Shhhhhhh and I'm not giving names! :usa:

Now on to the ride... We rounded up some gear and a DRZ400S. Puinsai_5 DWB and I headed out around 9:30 am to 6:30PM. The entire day we only rode B trails to be nice to the honeymooner and only one short A trail. The rest of the story is told with the pics...

DWB in his first Hawaiian trail. This was moments after his first little how shall we say, "incident" on a hill.
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DWB's first tropical water crossing. By this point which was 1/2 hour into the ride he knew he was in for something really different and challenging. :worthy:
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Scenic stuff...
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DWB going up a little rut...
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According to DWB PA. doesn't have little ruts like this so I rode the bike up it for him...
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Here I am on my super duper lightweight XR650L... :worthy:
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DWB in Bobby's
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After taking a few trails as a warmup, DWB found out real quick Hawaii is everything we said it was. Beautiful and punishing. These were just the B trails too... :worthy:
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Puinsai_5 does a nice slippery rock wheelie...
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DWB was still adjusting to the surroundings and bike then told us he wasn't fond of hieghts. We made sure we took him here to the Cliff Hanger... :worthy:
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DWB likes to keep the stabilizers out...
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Quick scenic stop...
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DWB coming up a juicy, sloppy, section...
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DWB going thru a typical tight section...
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Line selection is crucial otherwise you pay...
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Hawaii dirt and mud is very very slippery. If you are not used to it you pay in energy taxes. DWB pays the tax man again...
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The tax man cometh again... :busted:
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Here I am again with the little wheelie...
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DWB giving the "its all good" sign. He's actually saying give me more... :lol: :lol:
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After lunch we took a break from the mountain trails and headed to the ocean. DWB takes off down the beach... :lol:
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After awhile fooling around I was wondering where did DWB go? I found out he was digging to China... :lol:
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Here I am thinking, "I guess they don't ride sand much in PA..."
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Puisai_5 shows how its done. Wick it up and fly!
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After cruising around the coast and sightseeing we decided to do what Emeril would do..."STEP IT UP A NOTCH!" Here I am sizing up the out of this river...
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P_5 in the slippery rocks...
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DWB looks at a nice cobble stone crossing... :D :lol:
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P_5 gets his bike up... :lol:
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DWB has never, ever, ever, had to deal with a situation like this before.
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This is a nice crossing for my Big Red Feather... :lol:
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Good thing this bike is nice and light! :busted:
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P_5 crosses...
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DWB is probably thinking, "I wish I could do this everyday!" :lol:
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DWB gets ready to push and I'm positioned to document the action... :busted:
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This is my shot...
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DWB was whipped. I got the bike thru the hard part but made him ride the rest. He did good... :D
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As soon as we came out of the river we had to climb this hill. DWB said, "We have to go up that???" :D
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His first attempt had him visiting the tax man again...
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After some serious battling DWB finally makes it up and he was happy about it!
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More slippery rocks at 6:00pm! DWB was happy when it was over but still loved it!
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All in all DWB did good for his first time in the most treachrous place to ride in the U.S.A. I respect him for being a good sport even when the terrain sometimes overwhelmed him. Hats off to DWB!!!!!!! :lol: :worthy: :lol:

  • JohnnyAirtime

Posted June 03, 2004 - 10:28 AM


AWWEESOOOOMMEE Pictures and the terrain is so diverse... LOVE IT! :awww:

However, Open Faced Helmets??? :lol: Nobody cares about their teeth? Jaw? :lol: Just wondering as I have some nice bonding to my front teeth due to 'open faced' helmet syndrome! :thumbsup:

But again... awesome pictures... thanks for the viewing. And most importantly the time to take out the camera, and shoot some shots! I hate that part. :lol:

  • fstrnu

Posted June 03, 2004 - 01:21 PM


Excellent report! Thanks for sharing!!!!

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  • EM_rider

Posted June 03, 2004 - 01:43 PM


As usual, wonderful pics and comments. It is also nice to see the brotherhood of TT and dirtbikes in action. If you ran tours on your trail network, I bet you'd be pretty busy. That would justify a family trip to Hawaii. :thumbsup:

  • jlpskydive

Posted June 03, 2004 - 02:27 PM


That's awsome!! I hope someday to ride well enough to put gas in your bike.

  • Old_Man_Time

Posted June 04, 2004 - 02:10 PM


Shame on you Torture, you lived up to your name. Did it feel good to pluck the wings off the fly? :awww: :lol:

And he was your guest so why did you take the best dual sport torque monster out there and leave him with the pathetic weak kneed marshmellow of a bike. Shame shame shame on you. :thumbsup: :lol:

(just joking around DRZ guys, so cut me some slack :lol:)


Posted June 04, 2004 - 02:19 PM


Shame on you Torture, you lived up to your name. Did it feel good to pluck the wings off the fly? :awww: :lol:

And he was your guest so why did you take the best dual sport torque monster out there and leave him with the pathetic weak kneed marshmellow of a bike. Shame shame shame on you. :thumbsup: :lol:

(just joking around DRZ guys, so cut me some slack :lol:)

Hey, I offered a few times to trade bikes and let him ride the lighter XR650L. :lol: He's a good rider and knew the DRZ was more suited for him...

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