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Old 04-22-2010, 03:27 AM   #1
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whitehorse, yukon

anyone else got their bike ready yet?

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Old 04-22-2010, 11:44 AM   #2
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heading north....

.... later this summer, expect to spend a couple of weeks mostly in Yukon and some in Alaska. Any great rides to recommend?
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Old 04-22-2010, 02:31 PM   #3
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I'll be sliding through mid June on my way to the D2D.....lol
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Old 04-22-2010, 10:34 PM   #4
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safe travels to both of you


I was actually just curious if anyone locally has got their bikes out, and if any trail rides are happening soon
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Old 04-22-2010, 10:59 PM   #5
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Jerry Noble has been riding and has already bent his KTM 525. Overachiever!
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Old 04-23-2010, 01:42 AM   #6
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What about a roadtrip to blow the dust off?
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Old 04-24-2010, 12:20 PM   #7
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Been tooling around riverdale, up to porter creek and valley view once each. Trails behind riverdale are almost ice free.
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Old 04-24-2010, 01:39 PM   #8
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Been tooling around riverdale, up to porter creek and valley view once each. Trails behind riverdale are almost ice free.
porter creek ones are still pretty sloppy, but mostly ice free
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What about a roadtrip to blow the dust off?
I haven't done a roadtrip on the XR yet, not sure how well it will do. New gearing seems to have helped the highway speeds a lot, though.
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I haven't done a roadtrip on the XR yet, not sure how well it will do. New gearing seems to have helped the highway speeds a lot, though.
though if there were a roadtrip happening locally, I'd be happy to tag along
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porter creek ones are still pretty sloppy, but mostly ice free
I poked around some trails off the hot springs road and they were drying up nicely, then checked the ibex valley side, but there was snow and ice as soon as you leave the roads

ride to work is in the cards for tomorrow, and hopefully check out more trails on the way home
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Old 04-26-2010, 02:47 PM   #12
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Looking at exploring BC, Yukon, Northwest Territories and Alaska (Prudhoe Bay) this summer. Leaving around late June, early July and starting in Vancouver. Been reading reports and blogs about the Canol Trail and other places.

Wanting some advice if any of you have it (riding BMW 1200 GSA);
-Bears. WTF? Is something I need to be constantly on the look out for or are there certain areas I should be more concerned about? Granted, one must be smart in areas where humans are not the apex predator (food, cooking, terrain, et cetera). Reading up on behavior, species and habits in an attempt to become smarter.
-Tyres: Wanting to be off road as much as possible, but more realistically looking at 60/40, on/off. Have my favorite brands picked out, just wondering where a good spot would be to change out Tourances to knobby to get the most mileage out of them.
-Rides: Where and what are some unique destinations. I'll be riding alone, but willing to push it myself if needed. Once again, what's level of risk acceptance, medical training, ability to deal with emergencies (mechanical and medical) and road/trail difficulty and commitment. WIll any of these require a mid-trip resupply (fuel, food).

Appreciate and comments and feedback. I don't want my trip one of exploring all the paved roads that these areas have to offer.
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Old 04-26-2010, 04:54 PM   #13
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Yukon Gold!

What a great beer on tap.

The Brewery Tour is wonderful.

What a great beer on tap.

Midnight Sun Hotel and Bar - Dawson Yukon.

What a great beer on tap.

July and August seem so far away.

What a great beer on tap.

I'm really very thirsty.

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Old 04-26-2010, 06:48 PM   #14
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Beer, mmmmmm

Mike, I like the way you think. I'll definitely put them on my list. Thanks much...
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