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Old 12-20-2007, 08:24 AM   #16
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as mentioned, northern NV, SE oregon, Chilcotin region in BC, are worth a look. Alaska is awesome, nicest people anywhere i've been , not the place to go for twisty roads it has some but lots of broad valleys , well worth going though. for northern BC , tom grenon had some rides posted about the canol road in BC, far more remote then AK, or dempster. his site is down though.
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Old 12-20-2007, 07:50 PM   #17
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Dempster Highway

Anyone considered the Dempster Highway? Runs from Dawson City, Yukon, to Inuvik, N.W.T. 736 kms of gravel (thats 457 miles for you Yanks) and two gas stations, the first at 369 kms (mile 229) I may be in a bit over my head but I'm gonna try and ride my Triumph Scrambler up this road in the next couple of years. Follow link Below for road Map and other route info.

http://www.yukoninfo.com/maps/dempst...e.htm#369%20km
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Old 12-20-2007, 08:00 PM   #18
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How about a little Death Valley?
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Old 12-20-2007, 08:10 PM   #19
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Thumb Dempster for sure.

If it rains while you are on the road, you stop or you turn around.

Great ride report and pics of the dempster..

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...=115966&page=9
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Old 12-21-2007, 03:32 AM   #20
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I rode Maine to Alaska a couple of years ago on my KLR.

Alaska isn't dull, and it's actually pretty cool to encounter other dusty, tired riders in the middle of nowhere. What it's not is a technically difficult ride. The Alcan is a bit of a slog over good roads. Sitting on the bike for hours is the most challenging thing. Hell, even the Haul Road is partly paved. People can and do go to Prudhoe on street bikes all the time.

You can spice things up by doing both sections of the Canol Road (Google is your friend) and riding the Cassiar Highway instead of the Alcan. The Cassiar is my idea of a nice remote northern highway.

The James Bay road is seldom done and would be a good one to bag.

The Dempster is popular but that's not to say its easy.

The Trans-Labrador Highway would be a good one.
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Old 12-21-2007, 03:58 AM   #21
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I rode Maine to Alaska a couple of years ago on my KLR.

Alaska isn't dull, and it's actually pretty cool to encounter other dusty, tired riders in the middle of nowhere. What it's not is a technically difficult ride. The Alcan is a bit of a slog over good roads. Sitting on the bike for hours is the most challenging thing. Hell, even the Haul Road is partly paved. People can and do go to Prudhoe on street bikes all the time.

You can spice things up by doing both sections of the Canol Road (Google is your friend) and riding the Cassiar Highway instead of the Alcan. The Cassiar is my idea of a nice remote northern highway.

The James Bay road is seldom done and would be a good one to bag.

The Dempster is popular but that's not to say its easy.

The Trans-Labrador Highway would be a good one.
I've never done the Trans-Lab, but I've been to northern fringes of populated Quebec. Remote, indeed.
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Old 12-21-2007, 03:31 PM   #22
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Try this http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...t=shefferville
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Old 12-21-2007, 07:19 PM   #23
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Manitoba

For some reason Gilliam, Lynn Lake, and then back down to Flin Flon, Manitoba then over to La Ronge, Saskatchewan (extreme upper Manitoba & Saskatchewan) has always caught my eye. I never been to Canada. I have no idea if this route is do-able on a bike, but I sure would love to find out the hard way. That area definetly looks mighty lonesome on the map.
Any trip reports of this area?
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Old 12-21-2007, 07:38 PM   #24
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Gated area in Maine

Do any of you know how to get through the gated areas in Maine? Do you have to get some kind of pass? I have been looking at the area and want to try a trip there sometime.
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Old 12-21-2007, 08:40 PM   #25
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Most of Nevada away from Elko, Reno or Lost Wages
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Old 12-21-2007, 09:09 PM   #26
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Having said that, there are a number of people on ADV who have snuck in and ridden various sections of the Golden Road. . . .

And just to annoy you, privately owned cars and pick-up trucks ARE allowed on those roads.
I found out AFTER we got off Golden Road that STREET bikes aren't allowed.
I thought the sign meant ORV's and dirt bikes. . . Honest! Right after that we found out that motorcycles(and pets) weren't allowed in Baxter either. . . For Shame!

It was not much of a sign and it looked homemade. . .


Just sayin'. . . .
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Old 12-21-2007, 10:29 PM   #27
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What about that trans-taiga road that runs east from the James Bay road? That seems incredibly remote. It's about 400 miles to the end of it. The end of the road is supposed to be the most remote in North America in terms of road miles to the nearest town.
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Old 12-22-2007, 09:00 AM   #28
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That's intriguing...I read about it at Walter Muma's web site, but have never really looked into it before. That would make an interesting ride next summer.



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There are at least several folks here who have done that road. It is desolate, but they had a blast.

Once you get up into that region you'll be amazed at how alone you are. Obviously being on a road says that other folks have been there, but you can easily ride for quite some time and not see another vehicle or person.

If you're looking for a stark moonscape type ride that region is perfect. But anything you'll need you'd best have with you. Getting additional supplies other than gas is hit or miss, mostly miss.

There are folks on ADV who tout the AmEx method of travelling light. The "ride and buy it as you need it" method doesn't work up there.

When you ride the James Bay Road there's a "ranger station" at the southern end. They stop every car / bike / truck they don't recognize and make you walk inside. They'll carefully explain what lies ahead. When they mention that there are no services what-so-ever available for the next 6-8 hours it strikes home how far from your normal support net you are.

And the Trans-Tiaga Road is at the far end of the James Bay Road.
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Old 12-23-2007, 10:58 PM   #29
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Link for a virtual tour.
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Old 12-25-2007, 07:28 PM   #30
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I can`t really find anything but is there any trip reports of extreme northern Manitoba and Saskatchawan (oops spelling?). If not looks like someone needs to get to it! Chop chop. I would do it but...I have to many excuses not too.
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