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Old 11-05-2010, 04:37 PM   #16
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All I can say is FANTASTIC. I am envious. I wish I had the balls to try something like that. You will always have something to look back on and share with others. And, as you get older the stories will get better.
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Old 11-05-2010, 04:47 PM   #17
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All I can say is FANTASTIC. I am envious. I wish I had the balls to try something like that. You will always have something to look back on and share with others. And, as you get older the stories will get better.
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+1 ^^^

(It's so true about the stories getting better as you get older!)
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Old 11-05-2010, 05:14 PM   #18
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Amazing RR. Thanks for posting.
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Old 11-05-2010, 07:09 PM   #19
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Unbelievable! Takes all kinds...

Well done, mate.
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Old 11-05-2010, 07:57 PM   #20
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WOW!! You are the real deal....
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Old 11-05-2010, 08:34 PM   #21
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Amazing!!! Thank You for all you have done!!!!
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Old 11-05-2010, 09:03 PM   #22
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Congrats! That just shows that the adventure is not in the bike you choose, but that you choose a bike and just f'ing do it!
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Old 11-06-2010, 10:42 AM   #23
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Hey trackpete, what was the fuel bill for this epic outing ? Well done !
I didn't keep track the entire trip, but the fuel cost was incredibly low. For the ~8,500 miles up to Deadhorse I used just over 100 gallons, and with high fuel costs in Canada and remote areas it was around $400. My most expensive fillup was in Deadhorse which cost me ~$25 for 4.5 gallons.

I met a guy in Dawson City who paid more to fill up his RV in one shot than I had paid for fuel on the entire trip at that point...

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Glad to see ya here. It was a pleasure meeting you on the TOW and to have had to eat dust with you.
RJ! Awesome man! Meeting you guys and hanging out was definitely amongst the highlights, I was kicking myself later for pushing on that evening instead of hitting the bar (er, campfire?) in Tok with you guys. Damn slow scooter!

It was cool to read your ride report, good stuff - awesome photos.

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Not my first choice of steeds but a pretty awesome trip. I think the 45 mph thing would have annoyed the f out of me ;)
The trick is the roads (and how well you spend time in your head). The only time on the entire trip I got bored was going through Wyoming at 35MPH (altitude + belt issues) with nothing but flat emptiness around you for hours. For the rest of the trip, the slower speed just afforded much more time to look around and enjoy the scenery.

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Congrats! That just shows that the adventure is not in the bike you choose, but that you choose a bike and just f'ing do it!
Part of the reason I chose the scooter - adventure is all about your frame of mind, you can find it anywhere, on anything.
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Old 11-06-2010, 06:50 PM   #24
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Well done sir!!!

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Old 11-06-2010, 07:53 PM   #25
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You Sir are totally Nuts... You'll fit right in here. Top speed of 35-45 mph almost like bicycle touring. Wyoming on a bike it's days of flat nothingness.
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Old 11-06-2010, 08:06 PM   #26
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You Sir are totally Nuts... You'll fit right in here. Top speed of 35-45 mph almost like bicycle touring. Wyoming on a bike it's days of flat nothingness.
..."days of flat nothingness"...

Sounds pretty good to me!

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Old 11-06-2010, 10:26 PM   #27
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Excellent adventure !!!

You have a "brother in arms" so to speak. Check this 1970's adventure out as well and you will see:

http://mopedtrip.com/


This story served as a guide for a ride I took a few years ago to these areas, only I was riding a 600cc Honda Transalp. You added much more adventure to the ride.
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Old 11-06-2010, 10:40 PM   #28
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i am not worthy of so much coolnesss!!!! bad as ride!! now i think you just chamge my mind into buying that 100 cc honda scooter that i want to take to Alaska!!!

love the video, and words, thanks for posting!!

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Old 11-07-2010, 02:23 AM   #29
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Cool report! I'd have to wimp-out and take a 4-stroke though Been stranded one two many times on a 2-smoke.
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Old 11-07-2010, 02:42 AM   #30
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Part of the reason I chose the scooter - adventure is all about your frame of mind, you can find it anywhere, on anything.

I like the way your mind thinks, amazing adventure.
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