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Old 06-10-2004, 09:57 AM   #16
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There are some good trip reports here. Use the search feature above and you will have plenty to sort through. Also, if you go to the Mayer Saddles web site there's a link to a ride report made by a guy who rode from Cal. to the Arctic Circle. Oh, what the hell... here's the link http://clarkejohn.com/page1map.htm
This guy didn't actually ride the Dalton Highway. He rode the Dempster and that is one really nice road too.
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Old 06-24-2004, 12:27 AM   #17
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This guy didn't actually ride the Dalton Highway. He rode the Dempster and that is one really nice road too.

Having done both these roads, I have one thing to add.... don't be in a hurry. There is a reason we locals call the road to Inuvik the "Dumpster"

Q: "Would you ride your ____________(insert bike brand/model) to Inuvik?
A: "No.... but I'd ride yours.
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Old 06-24-2004, 09:12 AM   #18
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Having done both these roads, I have one thing to add.... don't be in a hurry. There is a reason we locals call the road to Inuvic the "Dumpster"

Q: "Would you ride your ____________(insert bike brand/model) to Inuvik?
A: "No.... but I'd ride yours.
Which road did you prefer? And why?
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Old 06-24-2004, 10:40 AM   #19
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and don't forget to haul a shit load of bug spray head nets fogger bug light and extra blood becouse the bugs are undisribable.
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Old 06-24-2004, 12:47 PM   #20
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Having done both these roads, I have one thing to add.... don't be in a hurry. There is a reason we locals call the road to Inuvic the "Dumpster"

Q: "Would you ride your ____________(insert bike brand/model) to Inuvik?
A: "No.... but I'd ride yours.
Me and a freind just finished making the trip up to Inuvik on the Dempster.
It was amazing!! The most extreme road trip we have ever been on.
Gravel was horrible, extremely dusty, there was small rocks like marbles about 3 inches thick in some places. Down to first gear for miles. The wind at the summit was about 80mph. It was sliding our bikes off the road. In the end we made it with a smile. There was a few that wasn't that lucky. One guy from California had his bike trucked back to Whitehorse. He fell three times and had to visit the hospital due to injury. One other person on a bike had to get flown out with some serious injuries. My advice take your time.
Watch out for horrible gas. I got a tank of water or a diesel mix. The Adv didn't like it and thought I would have to be trucked home. I'm sure glad I had my Center Stand skid-plate & Front cover protector for my r1150gs Adv that I build. You should see what the skid-plate looks like. I would hate to see what the exhaust and Cat would look like without them.
At the end of it all. We loved the trip. Do it again. No!!
A guy has to try.

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Old 06-27-2004, 02:19 AM   #21
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Which road did you prefer? And why?
No question about it. "DUMPSTER"..... Why? Dawson City on one end, Inuvik on the other.
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