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Old 09-21-2010, 04:54 PM   #3481
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Thanks, y'all

Sorry for the delay, but I'm still recovering from this weekend's abuse in the Berkshires with the Terra Mostro.

Now... where was I?



Oh yeah, pulling up to Dempster Corner, where we refueled, split a bowl of soup, and saw a friendly sticker on the door -- hey, I know what that means!

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Old 09-21-2010, 05:00 PM   #3482
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It was all coming together

enough range, enough knobs, good weather... let's hit it:



and off we went, to conquer the Dempster



Finally, after 700 miles of pavement to get here, we're looking at 452 miles of dirt EACH WAY!



In case you're wondering, here's where the dirt starts.
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Old 09-21-2010, 05:08 PM   #3483
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This road has everything...

Birch,



AND spruce:



An example of riding the Dempster in the best of conditions...



while contemplating the implications of losing "bad shit happening" immunity.
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Old 09-21-2010, 05:17 PM   #3484
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Soon, the vistas

opened up...



and revealed their impressive scope.



Here's some insight into the challenges I face in our relationship...



...and some more sampling of riding the Dempster.
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Old 09-21-2010, 05:22 PM   #3485
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We started to gain

some elevation,



and I just had to stop and bust out the M9 for a little HDR action.



(Click the image above for an insanely huge version)
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Old 09-21-2010, 05:28 PM   #3486
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The knobs

were actually holding up pretty well.



Mefo Mofo's... gotta love 'em.

We were really just savoring the moment, and taking it all in.

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Old 09-21-2010, 05:29 PM   #3487
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To understand

this photo:



you have to watch this video:






espresso shacks. They're everywhere.

Even closer:

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Old 09-21-2010, 05:36 PM   #3488
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I couldn't imagine

what the road would be like wet.



we'd eventually find out,



but for the time being,



it was like a



perfectly graded motocross track,





we'd soon find out why.
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Old 09-21-2010, 05:43 PM   #3489
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Don't worry

it didn't look real when we were there either.





Take two steps



off either side of the road,



and you'd be standing in



pristine,



unspoiled



wilderness.
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Old 09-21-2010, 06:13 PM   #3490
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Why the road

seemed like it was just graded:



And what we found on the other side of the grader....



another espresso shack!
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Old 09-21-2010, 06:18 PM   #3491
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Go Team

Jiffy POP!





A 360 degree panorama of the Dempster Highway:



right near a landing strip.
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Old 09-21-2010, 08:55 PM   #3492
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This has to be one of the best RR's on ADV! The pics are fantastic Doc!
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Old 09-22-2010, 04:05 AM   #3493
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Hailstorm in the middle of a grizzly bear attack?!!!
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Old 09-22-2010, 06:51 AM   #3494
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Old 09-22-2010, 08:36 AM   #3495
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Life on the Dempster





We weren't stopping for anything much...



really, this was all top gear stuff...



I would slow down, though, when I saw something really interesting;



especially when I was certain LDF missed it.
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