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Old 06-14-2012, 02:22 PM   #256
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Interesting trip. What kind of clothes do you use to travel ? Boots, sox, underware, etc
Any electrical devices to warm you up ?
Very curious...
The suits were North49 Arctic suits.
Boots were Sorel Alpha Tracs
The helmet for me was and always has been Bombardier BS2V with electric shield.
Joe used something else and it did not work. Zox Snowmobile helmet. Not good!
No electric gear. I rode at -61C without electric gear. I believe as many do that at anything colder than -35C they do not work.
The fleece is Mil Spec polar teck fleece.
For hands, the Hyppo Handz are the single most important piece of equipment.

Hope this could help.
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:21 AM   #257
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The suits were North49 Arctic suits.
Boots were Sorel Alpha Tracs
The helmet for me was and always has been Bombardier BS2V with electric shield.
Joe used something else and it did not work. Zox Snowmobile helmet. Not good!
No electric gear. I rode at -61C without electric gear. I believe as many do that at anything colder than -35C they do not work.
The fleece is Mil Spec polar teck fleece.
For hands, the Hyppo Handz are the single most important piece of equipment.

Hope this could help.
what a cool trip!!!

interesting that heated gear is not desired on an extreme cold ride
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:56 AM   #258
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I can mostly agree with Paul, except I think the electric handwarmers on the Beemer are a lifesafer!
I also like heated gear, but have to agree with him on the North 49 suits. Once you stop, you better unzip, cause you will cook in those!

I'm not riding much in the winter now, but do love the feeling when I ride by the snowbanks and I'm toasty warm!
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Old 12-09-2012, 03:56 PM   #259
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whoops

My Bad! the electric heated grips with the Hyppo Handz are the most important piece of equipment.
Thanks Ron for pointing out my mistake
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Old 12-09-2012, 04:27 PM   #260
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My Bad! the electric heated grips with the Hyppo Handz are the most important piece of equipment.
Thanks Ron for pointing out my mistake
It was the first time I have ever had heated grips, and I sure am impressed. :)
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:30 PM   #261
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I realize that the thread is over a year old but it was still a good reading! I really enjoyed the RR and sorry how things ended both on the road and with the TV producer. I hope things will work out for you eventually!

Thank for sharing your wonderful experience with us!
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:11 AM   #262
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I realize that the thread is over a year old but it was still a good reading! I really enjoyed the RR and sorry how things ended both on the road and with the TV producer. I hope things will work out for you eventually!

Thank for sharing your wonderful experience with us!
Hi there! Thanks!
Actually I am happy for the experience on the road.. Seeing this part of the country in winter was unreal.. I look at the hundreds of pictures and videos I have and the beauty of the arctic in the winter, still brings tears of awe and wonder to my eyes? Plus, 10,000 of winter land to ride in and 5 weeks to do it for free as it was all paid, is something I am thankful for.
I know I am blessed to have done something like this.

As for the producer? Oh-Well! Chalk it up to experience.. His loss my gain.
I think, we all have at one point or another, chosen our friends (In some cases, big word) poorly. I am working on something myself, but it is slow.. I am working in Fort McMurray for a few years now and it is all I do. Work, sleep, work, sleep.
But when I am done and with the $$$$ I will have saved, I will resume the winter stuff. Hopefully.

And Ron! The grips are skukom aren't they. Could not have done any of my trips without them and the Hyppo Handz.. You GOTTA Have those too..

Looking forward to see you again..
And thanks for everything.. All this would not be what it is without you..
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