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Old 12-17-2006, 09:29 PM   #61
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OK, copious amounts of rum (or local brew) must be the only thing remotely responsible for such cheezy grins. Yikes!

Mark, make sure to stop by when you come through town. We'd love to see you and show you around.
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Old 12-17-2006, 09:38 PM   #62
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Norml, that's nuts!

The stories you must be able to tell. I wind up in Whitehorse from time to time for work...maybe we can make a deal. I'll buy the Artic Red if you tell the stories?
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Old 12-17-2006, 09:39 PM   #63
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...The wind was over 100 kilometers an hour. the snow was blowing horizontally. The day???
July 4th, 2000...
UNBELIEVABLE! My respect and fear of Mother Nature just took on a whole new dimension!
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Old 12-17-2006, 09:43 PM   #64
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It's a done deal.
PM me when you're due there next. I'll even bring some photos to scare the hell outa ya.
And I'll bring some to make you want to ride the road more.
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Old 12-17-2006, 09:50 PM   #65
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Now for the good part of that story.

Just after the wife managed to get into the pickup, a pickup was approaching from the North and slowed down to turn into the pull-out. There was a camper in the back and as he slowed down, a monsterous gust of wind caught him and pushed him sidewards across the road, over the bank and I thought for sure he was going to do a door stand, but luckily, he never had the camper tied in. It flipped out and landed upside down, right on top of the Coleman canoe tied to the top of the camper. The truck never went over. If he would have tied the camper down, he for sure would have ended up on his side. But he and his girl were definitely shook up. The windows of the camper exploded out and everything inside was sucked out and was probably sailing over Old Crow within a couple of hours.
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Old 12-18-2006, 05:06 PM   #66
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Wow!!! What GREAT photos! I'm gonna put a couple on the home page when I get a chance.
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Old 12-19-2006, 08:03 AM   #67
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Wow!!! What GREAT photos! I'm gonna put a couple on the home page when I get a chance.
Well, THAT just made my day, maybe even my week!

Thanks all for your generous compliments!
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Old 01-17-2007, 07:39 AM   #68
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Great report

Great photo's, amazing colors (colours)...whatever.

Did you see any animals that time of year?

Which bike fit the roads best...KLR, 1200 or Dakar650?
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Old 01-17-2007, 08:24 AM   #69
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Thanks Ed,

A few...grizzlies at the artic circle were unforgetable! Maybe half a dozen blacks, caribou, sea life, some moose. I really didn't mind not seeing too many deer, moose etc while riding. There are plenty to see where I live!

The KLR was probably best on the mud of the Dempster, and the 1200 on the paved streches. The Dakar is a great bike on gravel. The 1200 was probably the biggest handful on the mud. For most uses the Dakar sat somewhere between the KLR and the 1200. For this trip tire choice was probably more critical for bikes all designed for adventure style riding. TCK 80's on the 1200 and Mefo 99 Explorers on the Dak and the KLR, and all were good choices, although the TCK rear needed replacing in Anchorage.
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Old 01-17-2007, 09:07 AM   #70
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Your report is fantastic !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Every time I read a great report with amazing photos, I think - WOW !!!! - Can it get much better than this ??

Then, a report like yours comes along and the the answer is YES !!

Thanks, for keeping the ADVENTURE alive in advrider.

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Old 01-19-2007, 04:04 PM   #71
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Thanks for your kind words Ray!

I still kinda think that I am an adventure softie compared to some of these loons here .

A further recommendation is if you like to read and are heading to the Yukon or Alaska, is to pick up a copy of Pierre Burton's Klondike. A great read about adventure a hundred years ago.
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Old 02-04-2007, 03:09 PM   #72
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Great pics there, thanx for sharing will have to show them to the boss see if can persuede her to head north for a trip
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Old 02-04-2007, 06:32 PM   #73
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Great report. Wonderful pictures, unbelievable colours!

I makes me realize that I need to take a ride up there (I've been to Liard River but never further).

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Old 02-04-2007, 07:39 PM   #74
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I Looked

And looked

And looked...

BUt I could not see any Rum in this report.

Oh well, I was an awesome trip you guys had

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Old 02-16-2007, 11:33 AM   #75
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I Looked

And looked

And looked...

BUt I could not see any Rum in this report.

Oh well, I was an awesome trip you guys had

DW
There was lots of rum, trust me. We carried spare fuel and spare Appletons since it was sometimes a long way between fillups!

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