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Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-20-2013, 04:41 PM
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Posted By jgrooms
Ok Bird post something!

Ok Bird post something!
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-20-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 5,128
Views: 320,769
Posted By jgrooms
2 min...

2 min late!http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/06/21/epu6y5am.jpg
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-18-2013, 11:58 AM
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Posted By jgrooms
I'm surprised this brute has never been tagged....

I'm surprised this brute has never been tagged. Pushing the limit also.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-17-2013, 09:54 PM
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Posted By jgrooms
Might as well have put coordinates on it. You...

Might as well have put coordinates on it. You could make out most of the name on the stone. Plus you have a history of NA burial sites for tags. And I believe the local tribes covered the graves...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-17-2013, 11:20 AM
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Posted By jgrooms
Pay the KSHS? That's crazy.

Pay the KSHS? That's crazy.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-06-2013, 10:11 AM
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Posted By jgrooms
http://www.nps.gov/home/index.htm Get your...

http://www.nps.gov/home/index.htm

Get your NP book stamped!
Forum: Ride reports 05-01-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 176
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Posted By jgrooms
Whoa, I see a snowmobile, a sled and a sled. :ear

Whoa, I see a snowmobile, a sled and a sled. :ear
Forum: Ride reports 05-01-2013, 07:59 AM
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Posted By jgrooms
Marty, blackcaps clearly has an ax to...

Marty,

blackcaps clearly has an ax to grind. Not sure why, but since he is clearly implying that a motorcycle didn't go from Barrow to Key West, I don't think I am being "harsh", even a bit so....
Forum: Ride reports 05-01-2013, 04:06 AM
Replies: 176
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Posted By jgrooms
Note that Sjaak just finished the adventure. He's...

Note that Sjaak just finished the adventure. He's on his way home. Once all the footage and photos are reviewed a video(s) of this incredible ride will be forthcoming.

As to the rest, Sjaak has a...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-30-2013, 06:56 PM
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Posted By jgrooms
Great national site?

Great national site?
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2013, 07:33 AM
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Posted By jgrooms
Where would he have slept? The thread has...

Where would he have slept? The thread has covered it in detail. The sled proved to be too heavy and the ice conditions not expected at this time of year. He hired a guide to pull the sled. They...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-12-2013, 03:37 PM
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Posted By jgrooms
2/8

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/02/09/vy9y5aru.jpg[/QUOTE]
Forum: Ride reports 04-12-2013, 11:29 AM
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Posted By jgrooms
Sjaak Interview

Sjaak and yours truly talk about the adventure with all the hard stuff behind him.

http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x404/jgrooms64/Sjaak%20Polar%20Ice%20Ride/PolarIceJamesGrooms_zps8573b31b.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 04-12-2013, 11:25 AM
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Posted By jgrooms
ADV rider shout out

The Polar Ice Ride Trailer (formerly sled) gets its proper christening.

http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x404/jgrooms64/Sjaak%20Polar%20Ice%20Ride/PolarIceADVR_zps8af34b80.jpg
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-08-2013, 06:19 PM
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Posted By jgrooms
Must be one of those weird cyclists!

Must be one of those weird cyclists!
Forum: Ride reports 04-05-2013, 09:16 AM
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Posted By jgrooms
Sjaak in KC

Just off phone with Sjaak. He reports things are going well and has managed to get back on schedule as he gets ready to cross into Montana from the Coos Bay area. Next up is the Black Hills and then...
Forum: Ride reports 03-25-2013, 07:58 AM
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Posted By jgrooms
Fairbanks Press

FAIRBANKS — More than two decades ago, Sjaak Lucassen decided he wasn’t spending enough time on his motorcycle. He’s more than made up for it in the years since.

The tall, lean Dutchman rolled...
Forum: Ride reports 03-21-2013, 05:14 PM
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Posted By jgrooms
Held up in Fairbanks now, but Sjaak is getting...

Held up in Fairbanks now, but Sjaak is getting some great help from the Inmates (thanks Solarmoose) and thinks he'll be heading for Canada in 2-3 days after sorting out some tire problems.

We're...
Forum: Ride reports 03-21-2013, 07:59 AM
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Posted By jgrooms
This!

This!
Forum: Ride reports 03-21-2013, 07:34 AM
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Posted By jgrooms
As a supporter of Sjaak's dream to complete this...

As a supporter of Sjaak's dream to complete this unique route we've made no such demand. Can't speak for all on his team, but I'm guessing they feel the same. Sjaak in fact feels that keeping the R1,...
Forum: Ride reports 03-21-2013, 04:58 AM
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Posted By jgrooms
"At the foot of Attigun Pass on the Dalton...

"At the foot of Attigun Pass on the Dalton Highway. It looks peacefull but is was hell on this side of the pass. Strong wind and minus 27 Celsius (-17 F)....
Forum: Ride reports 03-20-2013, 02:53 PM
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Posted By jgrooms
Sjaak is in Fairbanks now. He will be in touch.

Sjaak is in Fairbanks now. He will be in touch.
Forum: Ride reports 03-19-2013, 10:17 AM
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Posted By jgrooms
Ready to Leave Barrow Video

After overcoming mechanical issues and working through problem in the sled design, Mother Nature shows who's in charge!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMZEJ3hnZU4
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-19-2013, 08:13 AM
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Posted By jgrooms
Sjaak Lucassen near Deadhorse AK Mar 17 2013

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=854295


http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x404/jgrooms64/Sjaak%20Polar%20Ice%20Ride/PolarIceClymerDeadhorsejpg2_zpsb710e906.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-19-2013, 08:11 AM
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Posted By jgrooms
Sjaak Lucassen near Deadhorse AK Mar 17 2013

http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x404/jgrooms64/Sjaak%20Polar%20Ice%20Ride/PolarIceClymerDeadhorsejpg3_zps28ef8892.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-19-2013, 08:09 AM
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Posted By jgrooms
Sjaak Lucassen in Deadhorse Ak Mar 17th

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=854295

http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x404/jgrooms64/Sjaak%20Polar%20Ice%20Ride/PolarIceClymerDeadhorsejpg2_zpsb710e906.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 03-19-2013, 07:57 AM
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Views: 44,579
Posted By jgrooms
Some Photos

http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x404/jgrooms64/Sjaak%20Polar%20Ice%20Ride/PolarIceClymerDeadhorsejpg3_zps28ef8892.jpg


...
Forum: Ride reports 03-18-2013, 07:43 AM
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Posted By jgrooms
Thanks for the update! Here's some perspective -...

Thanks for the update! Here's some perspective - found this on Google Maps - of the road to Prudhoe Bay. The caption read: "Westbound Drill Rig. This is a frozen wasteland for 9 months of the year."...
Forum: Ride reports 03-14-2013, 11:29 AM
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Posted By jgrooms
Oil filter blow out

We are backing up timeline wise on this video, as we wait for Sjaak to send video since he left Barrow.

You'll recall that Sjaak anticipated the cold start oil viscosity (pour point) and had a...
Forum: Ride reports 03-14-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 176
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Posted By jgrooms
Actually it did. Day 1 was mostly ice. On day 2...

Actually it did. Day 1 was mostly ice. On day 2 he crossed the lake ice and overnighted on the frozen lake. Rough ice and an early melt/breakup was more of the cause for change of plans than...
Forum: Ride reports 03-14-2013, 08:13 AM
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Posted By jgrooms
Original Route

Of course the plan to reach Inivuk was abandoned due the ice condition.

Once in Deadhorse, I'm guessing he has to stick to the Dalton to Fairbanks, then maybe over Dawson City, Yukon?? Although...
Forum: Ride reports 03-14-2013, 07:35 AM
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Posted By jgrooms
Once in Nuiqsut, where he arrived last night, he...

Once in Nuiqsut, where he arrived last night, he will go overland to Deadhorse and link up with the Dalton. As a crow flies that is roughly 50 miles. Not sure on actual distance. However, I know he...
Forum: Ride reports 03-14-2013, 07:15 AM
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Posted By jgrooms
Day 4

Sjaak has arrived back in 'civilization' at the town of Nuiqsut (new-WICK-sit) Alaska. "...made it to Nuiqsut!
But it was a struggle, fell twice and I am totally exhausted!
It is -27.4°F / -33°C...
Forum: Ride reports 03-13-2013, 02:36 PM
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Posted By jgrooms
Search & Rescue

Sjaak stopped in to say hello to these guys before leaving for Nuiqsut (new-WICK-sit).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuiqsut,_Alaska
...
Forum: Ride reports 03-13-2013, 07:16 AM
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Posted By jgrooms
Day 3

39 miles covered. Hope to reach Nuiqust via Harrison Bay on day 4.



http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x404/jgrooms64/Sjaak%20Polar%20Ice%20Ride/PolarGPS3_zps8cf2ce08.jpg


Some...
Forum: Ride reports 03-12-2013, 07:34 AM
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Posted By jgrooms
Day 2

From Sjaak: "Had to replace oil filter again.Still rode 24 mi today.
Snow has hardened a bit now, but its a struggle.Fell once today.
Front part of the R1 is now in tent to keep the engine...
Forum: Ride reports 03-11-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 176
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Posted By jgrooms
Underway!

Sjaak has employed a guide who will be in a tracked vehicle.

Day 1 overnight coordinates: N71.01.938 W154.39.281

Here is a clip of some earlier testing with the hookup to the sled.

Video:...
Forum: Ride reports 03-06-2013, 03:43 PM
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Posted By jgrooms
The R1 and Sled in Action

Finally some video of the first tests...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmSui2FnyvU
Forum: Ride reports 02-28-2013, 10:55 AM
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Views: 44,579
Posted By jgrooms
Eskimo Repair

Anyone who's traveled in remote regions, with limited parts, less than ideal condition, etc, will appreciate the need for the unorthodox 'fix' as shown in this video.
...
Forum: Ride reports 02-22-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 176
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Posted By jgrooms
Too Much Weight

The sled is too heavy and the drag (fuel consumption) was greater than expected. Bike is working perfect, but fuel consumption is 4 x expected.

So Sjaak is shortening the route and heading to...
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