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Old 07-19-2014, 11:17 AM   #1
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KTM Adventure 990
 
Joined: Jun 2014
Location: Morrison, Colorado
Oddometer: 17
Trip from Denver to the Arctic Circle

I'm departing now (finally) on a trip to the Arctic Circle and back. I'll be riding my 2010 KTM 990 Adventure. I'll post updates and photos if anyone is interested. My regular blog is here: www.peeniewallie.com, but I'll post daily updates, time permitting.

Keep the bottom side down,
Rob K.
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Old 07-20-2014, 03:41 AM   #2
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KTM Adventure 990
 
Joined: Jun 2014
Location: Morrison, Colorado
Oddometer: 17
Day 1 - Morrison, CO to Craig, CO (321 miles)

Made it from Morrison, Co to Craig, CO on my KTM today. Here's a video of me driving across the continental divide with a Hero 3 Black Edition GoPro. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVz9gEeJk20

Photos at http://www.peeniewallie.com/2014/07/...--morriso.html
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Old 07-20-2014, 11:38 PM   #3
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KTM Adventure 990
 
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Location: Morrison, Colorado
Oddometer: 17
Day 2 - Craig, CO to Diamondville, WY

http://www.peeniewallie.com/2014/07/...--craig-c.html

Day 2 - Craig, CO to Diamondville, WY

I am alive and well and resting peacefully in Diamondville, WY.

Starting Odometer: 14,969.0
Ending Odometer 15,295.0
Miles Driven Today 326.0

Max Speed: 112 mph
Times stopped by police: 0
Injuries: N/A
Near accidents: Drifted across the enter line a few times. Drove 90 mph through a rainstorm outside of Diamondville on a road covered in tar snakes. Going 80 though a 50 mph curve, my additional 2 gallon gas tank slid off the seat, nearly melting against the muffler.

Here's a map of roughly where I drove today. Basically west along US Highway 40 to Vernal Utah, then right in Vernal to the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area. Then north to I-80 on US 191 to I 80. Then West on I-80 to exit 66 to Diamondville, WY. The reason I came this way is that I want to go up the Star Valley tomorrow. Haven't seen it in a long time.
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Old 07-23-2014, 02:01 AM   #4
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Location: Morrison, Colorado
Oddometer: 17
Made it to Great Falls, MT

http://youtu.be/GpswXi3yZpo
http://youtu.be/5Q3ljS443Ps
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Old 07-27-2014, 09:08 PM   #5
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KTM Adventure 990
 
Joined: Jun 2014
Location: Morrison, Colorado
Oddometer: 17
Catching up on Ride to Arctic Circle

Day 5 - Great Falls, MT to Kalispell, MT

Day 6 - Kalispell, MT to Banff, BC

Day 7 - Sick Day - Doug Leaves for Salmon Arm

Day 8 - Great Divide Lodge, Yoho National Forest, B.C., Canada to Prince George, B.C., Canada

Day 9 - Prince George to Fort St John - The ALCAN Highway
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Old 07-29-2014, 08:50 AM   #6
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KTM Adventure 990
 
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Location: Morrison, Colorado
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The Alaska Highway

Day 10 - Fort St John (Mile 40) to Toad River Lodge (Mile 402)
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