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Old 10-07-2009, 06:23 PM   #61
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Again, I said it before, I am jealous of your skills with a camera, and the fact that you are not silly and take the opportunity for such rides now while you can. Good on ya.

Safe travels, and keep up the great work.

I have to wait on the Newfoundland trip, the ferry costs might be outside the budget (shoestring, with most of the threads broken) which is why I thought I would stay on the interior side of the country.

But who knows. Maybe there is a lottery ticket with winning numbers in my future. In that case, I should probably buy one (ticket that is).
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Old 10-07-2009, 06:54 PM   #62
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Beautiful images and beautiful words. Wonderful.

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Old 10-08-2009, 11:18 AM   #63
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So much for brevity
I figured that would be a short one because of less photos!


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I'll need to get an AfricaTwin in case of 2-up opportunity
But if the situation demands, be prepared to make do with what you got! She = hawtness!

Enjoying the report ALOT man!
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Old 10-08-2009, 11:59 AM   #64
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Hehe you know it!

We ain't seen nothin' yet, can't wait to head south to warmer climates
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Old 10-08-2009, 01:05 PM   #65
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Hehe you know it!

We ain't seen nothin' yet, can't wait to head south to warmer climates
What's the plan? You coming down here to San Diego to meet up with me and head South of the Border?
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Old 10-08-2009, 01:28 PM   #66
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Haha, wouldn't rule it out

I gotta get out of Prince George first! Still waiting for parts
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Old 10-08-2009, 01:30 PM   #67
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Today feels better. Today there will be mountains.

On the way out of town I pick up up some oil and an an inexpensive pair of Oakley goggles.

The bike is thirsty after those long days full-out, and takes the whole litre.



Have I mentioned I was in cowboy country?

Way out West-1230396



An early lunch before heading into the boundries of Jasper/Banff National Park.

I overhear another group of loud Tim Horton's patrons talking football. I think the Roughriders lost to the Roughriders.
Way out West-1230401




Plenty of trees down after the winds from the other day.

Way out West-1230404



There's a police speed-trap up ahead, fortunately I'm on a KLR.
Way out West-1230403




No trucks are alowed on this highway from this point. It's well after Labour Day too, I have the entire road to myself.
Getting closer, pushing the bike to get me there NOW.

Way out West-1230405



You can't put it in a picture...

Way out West-1230408



That feeling of the years of hard work put in to something...
Way out West-0425



Were absolutely WORTH IT.

Way out West-0435



Way out West-0428

Unreal. It's the glaciers grinding away at the limestone that turns the lakes such a surreal blue.

Way out West-1230413



Jawbone from a deer.

Way out West-0438



Way out West-0442



Helpful tip for motorcyclists.

Way out West-1230425



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Just colossal.
Way out West-0475



These beasts are quite used to tourists. The noise of the bike didn't even scare them.

Way out West-1230438



Up at about 2000 meters I beileve.

Way out West-1230439



A shocking and sudden change from the prairies.

Way out West-1230443



I should get one of these...

Way out West-1230445



Ovomaltine in it's natural habitat. Ovo=Egg Maltine=Malt. Sold as Ovaltine here of course.

Consolidated into bars for Swiss mountain climbers. Quite palatable if you've got a glass of milk.

Way out West-1230446



The sun disappears much quicker than usual now that I'm tucked into the deep mountain passes. I rush to get to Jasper for the night.
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Old 10-08-2009, 01:35 PM   #68
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I'll be there in three days. Can you wait on me?! Un-freakin'-believable!!

Keep it coming man! Fantastic...
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Old 10-08-2009, 05:34 PM   #69
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Hope you are escaping the snow out west.

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Old 10-08-2009, 06:16 PM   #70
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Hey Dave, welcome along

Just barely avoiding the snow in Prince George, will be headed south, fast, in several days. It's COLD.
I got an electric vest for my birthday
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Old 10-08-2009, 06:19 PM   #71
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Red Deer to Jasper.
Way out West pt11

Abraham Lake, on the way to Jasper National Park
lake in jasper

Mountain pass in Jasper.
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Old 10-08-2009, 06:24 PM   #72
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Man that is a beautiful route you got there, I am envious.
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Old 10-08-2009, 07:10 PM   #73
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Those are awesome pictures. Keep up the good work.
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Old 10-09-2009, 07:19 AM   #74
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Lookin' good!
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Old 10-09-2009, 08:50 AM   #75
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Oh man the Canadian Rockies are incredibly beautiful, eh? The Icefields Parkway is just relentlessly gorgeous. Very nice photos.

Several years ago my son and I rode from our home in Lander, Wyoming to Jasper and back. On the way back we came over Crowsnest Pass heading East (with the wind!). The wind was so strong it was pushing us around something fierce and the wind turbines were screaming, pumping out the juice. I was on a BMW R1100RT and my son was on a BMW K75, both fully loaded with camping crap and probably double the weight of your KLR. I'll bet that headwind was a tad exciting for you! Good decision to get off the main highway.

And what the others said - if you find the right girl to ride two-up with you she won't be picky about what bike you're on. I do love those Honda Africa Twins though and have never understood why they weren't available in the US. I've owned several KLRs and they are wonderful bikes, so I'm glad you were able to get yours going again with minimal effort. I had a KLR250 that remains one of my favorite motorcycles of all time.

Thanks for the great RR, I'm really enjoying the ride! It sure beats what I'm supposed to be working on sitting here at my desk .

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