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Old 09-29-2006, 07:36 PM   #1
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Alaska to Tierra del Fuego: Cheap Aussie Style!!

well i guess this is the next leg of my round the world trip, last year i rode around europe on a xtz 660 and have done asia on a 1971 vespa 150 super and around OZ on a mixture of a super tenere750 and my wr400 but they are other stories i went via china as i am a cheap aussie c#*t, the ticket was $700 cheaper than our beloved Qantas or Air Canada ,now this bike has a set of panniers worthy of any junk you could care to throwin there but i think ground clearance may have been an issue as you will see later on in some other pics
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Old 09-29-2006, 07:39 PM   #2
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edmonton indi car race

it was hot and i needed a hat ,this was the cheapest one i could find ,it did draw in some fans and was better than the $25 official indi one, i should have been selling them, this girl here is from columbia ,i am going to columbia next year (i now love coumbia)
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Old 09-29-2006, 07:47 PM   #3
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now it was time to pick up my bike

now someone forgot to tell me that is was a f*ing long way from edmonton to denali national park where my newly betroved KLR was waiting for me, i got it from tuumi and his report on his ride uo there is elsewhere on here ,so being a cheap aussie c*#t i did not want to fork out for a $700 airfare to fairbanks so it was time to hit the road with the thumb out ,about a week or so later i finally got to denali to get the new bike
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Old 09-29-2006, 07:53 PM   #4
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here is the real start to the trip

I picked up my new love here at denali national park where the WOW factor is right up there ,it is a really awsome place to start the trip,not without some trouble as there was some roadworks in progress with a huge line up, so i decide to ride up the inside of the line up and there in the second car from the front was the local sherrif ,he pulls me up and commences to check my passport and papers etc and gives me a smack on the hand ,the old "but you can do that in OZ "did not go well with mr nasty so finally i was off
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Old 09-29-2006, 07:55 PM   #5
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Old 09-29-2006, 07:59 PM   #6
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the sherrif

i thought wow ,only 5 minutes into my trip and i am pulled up already ,am i going to end up in the can in some back woods lock up for 3 months ,it was the first of two experiences with the law on this trip
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Old 09-29-2006, 08:04 PM   #7
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i headed of from fairbanks without doing anything at all to the bike

i met a few guys who where heading north, so off i went ,the weather was great so far ,here we had a guy (sorry forgot your name) who had been on the road on his vulcan from over the east coast, he got as far as coldfoot and decided to head back
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Old 09-29-2006, 08:05 PM   #8
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how fast could you be going on that loaded down KLR? or were they just wanting to see a genuine cheap ass cxxx from down under?
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Old 09-29-2006, 08:11 PM   #9
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oh yeah

forgot about this one ,here is my aussie mate in the pits at indi on mr newmans bike ,he is a slightlly famous actor in your county, i beleive who now likes to play with race cars and salad dressings
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Old 09-29-2006, 08:18 PM   #10
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another arctic circle pic

well a trip to deadhorse would not be complete with out the picture by the arctic circle sign ,now travelling alone tends to have its drawbacks in taking pictures of one self ,you always seem to have a nice pic of your bike here by this sign ,by that lake, by that mountain etc ,when you get home all your normal friends look at your photos and make little comments like "alright we know you were on a bike trip ok" but they just don't really get it ,so this nice german fella was sitting there and snaps one of me
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Old 09-29-2006, 08:23 PM   #11
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its a long and winding road

well not really that windey(is that how you spell it) but long, and so nice ,alaska it's an amazing place and i have been to a few places, and what about that pipeline ,why did they have to put it so close to the road ,spoiling the nice scenery oh yeah did you guys stop on the side of the road and pick the blueberries ,what a treat yum yum
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Old 09-29-2006, 08:29 PM   #12
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how fast do you need to go

slow down enjoy thats what i say ,i usually kept to a nice respectable 60 MPH but i just had to give it a little squirt ,i did not think i would spot a highway patrol on this road
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when you get there

deadhorse is a funny little place ,its all about big arse machinery i think ,so you go in fill up ,go to the the best buffet in the whole of alaska for a mere $15 and turn around and head back to fairbanks
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Old 09-29-2006, 08:35 PM   #14
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brooks range in the wet

i was with ed on his new GS ,and he was having a few slips and slides ,as he did not have real good tyres for the greasy dalton in the wet
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Old 09-29-2006, 08:38 PM   #15
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yum yum

now about those blueberries,i stopped and picked with some nice people i met in coldfoot ,they were off home to make some pie , pie is real good ,i think you guys even have a movie about "American Pie" ,as well as a song saying goodby to your pie ,thats nice
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