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Old 07-08-2012, 08:43 AM   #16
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So I was looking at new posts...

and I see a new one by Crooked Creek. Nuff information for me to subscribe.
I am so bloody jealous right now...

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Old 07-08-2012, 06:46 PM   #17
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So.....

....what the hell happened to your kickstand????? I know out of all of those awesome pics, that's the one I focus on.
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Old 07-09-2012, 05:24 AM   #18
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:28 PM   #19
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Old 07-10-2012, 12:21 AM   #20
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Old 07-10-2012, 05:47 AM   #21
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I rode almost 3000 km of mostly gravel and dirt roads in 3 days to Canada's best kept secret and back.


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Old 07-10-2012, 10:22 AM   #22
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....what the hell happened to your kickstand????? I know out of all of those awesome pics, that's the one I focus on.
Haha, I'm not sure which pic you can even see that in, but on my trip to canoe the Spatsizi/Stikine, I made the genius move of strapping the bike with the kickstand down. The road was ridiculously rough and the bike kept falling down because my buddy's trailer didn't have any good place to strap to (so the straps would break from rubbing.)




So yeah, I learned my lesson.



But anyways, I was too cheap to get a new kickstand, so I asked a friend to see what he could do. He cut out the bent part, stuck a bolt in the two pieces of tube, welded it, and--VIOLA--good as new .
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Old 07-11-2012, 12:30 AM   #23
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Prelude

So I didn't really have time for an adventure ride this year. My holidays were booked in August for a family event and I had resigned myself to some short exploring trips around home. But a week before I left, my lovely wife suggested she could probably survive a few days without me.




You see, we (mostly her) are due to have our 4th child any day here. So if I was going to go, it was now or never. With only a few days, I knew where I wanted to go. I threw up a post on ADV to see if anyone wanted to come with, but no one did. Probably was for the best though, as the pace ended up being a little intense.

Still was the most relaxing thing I've done all year.

The night before, I put some stuff together and the next day I loaded up the bike, kissed the family goodbye and hit the road.




I'm not exactly known for my packing skills, but I am getting better. And like I said, about 60% of what's on the bike was rafting gear. I didn't bring any food or even a sleeping pad.




The setup was a little top heavy, but (as you can see) streamlined, which I prefer with so much high speed riding to get to the destination. My R2 is not exactly a torquemaster, but she eats up the highway miles no problem as long as you don't load her 4 feet wide.




First stop.

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Old 07-11-2012, 09:28 AM   #24
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Come on....lets be fair. More than a few people WANTED to go.....just couldn't get the time off

Ok, Ok....I wanted to go. Stupid work
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Old 07-11-2012, 09:42 AM   #25
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:15 AM   #26
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Come on....lets be fair. More than a few people WANTED to go.....just couldn't get the time off

Ok, Ok....I wanted to go. Stupid work
Sorry, you're right. I guess work has a way of getting in the way of adventuring.
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:49 AM   #27
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Sorry, you're right. I guess work has a way of getting in the way of adventuring.
Same here. Work is seriously affecting my social life

Oh well. I guess it would be worse without a job. Couldn't even afford a bike then.......
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Old 07-11-2012, 11:09 AM   #28
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Wow! Amazing photo essay, and nicely researched.
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Old 07-11-2012, 01:23 PM   #29
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Just like Flinn.......IN!!


I really dug your last RR and will be tagging along on this one for sure.
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Old 07-11-2012, 03:15 PM   #30
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So Ben....do you guys leave the tree up year round???? Are you some sort of guide for employment??? Can I be you when I grow up??? I'm really sick of city life, 2 people gunned down 1/2 mile from my house ...shit. I need to move to the sticks. Sorry to be a downer.....

Back to the RR!!!!
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