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Old 02-20-2011, 09:50 AM   #181
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Getting caught up again on your excellent trip and report Questor!

Really enjoyed the inside tour of the dredge. Fascinating. Thanks for sharing so much interesting stuff with us!
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Old 02-20-2011, 12:52 PM   #182
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Just read straight thru to this point of the RR... Great Report !!! Thanks for taking the time to share the story and I can't wait to read more !!!
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Old 02-21-2011, 01:08 AM   #183
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Hello from Greece.
I'm following your story with great interest.
Great report and photos
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Old 02-21-2011, 07:45 AM   #184
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My dad had an Airstream motorhome with an Izzuzu turbo diesel. Anyway once when he came back from a trip out west he told me about seeing a group of German tourists in a big Mercedes coach.
He discribed the seating ,sleeping and kitchen arrangments. Just like the coach in your pics.
He was more impressed by the way the group shared in the work of preparing and cleaning up after the meals.Each person did something to contribute so no one had the burdon of the rest.
My dad was a fighter pilot in WW2 but he felt there'd be no way to get that many Americans to share equally in the work.
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Old 02-21-2011, 07:57 AM   #185
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My dad had an Airstream motorhome with an Izzuzu turbo diesel. Anyway once when he came back from a trip out west he told me about seeing a group of German tourists in a big Mercedes coach.
He discribed the seating ,sleeping and kitchen arrangments. Just like the coach in your pics.
He was more impressed by the way the group shared in the work of preparing and cleaning up after the meals.Each person did something to contribute so no one had the burdon of the rest.
My dad was a fighter pilot in WW2 but he felt there'd be no way to get that many Americans to share equally in the work.
True enough, except possibly ADVriders

I'm pretty sure the group was European.
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Old 02-21-2011, 05:46 PM   #186
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Subscribed... lovin' the trip. Good stuff guys.
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Old 02-21-2011, 08:19 PM   #187
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Big Ass Motor coach Bus Thingy

Homer, AK. August 2007.

They really made a communty effort out of dinner. Some of the folks were decent, some were dicks. Maybe they thought me being on a Vstrom instead of a GS, I was going to hit them up for dinner.
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:29 PM   #188
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Right behind Mags is Will and Amanda. They're on a year long ride on 2 KLRs and their thead is 1 year, 2 KLRs and a whole lot of open road in ride reports.
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Old 02-22-2011, 01:27 PM   #189
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Beautiful trip, amasing nature!
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Old 02-22-2011, 02:59 PM   #190
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Day 16: Monday June 28th, 2010.

We had heavy rain all night long.
Fortunately our trusty Big Agnes tent kept us totally dry.
But when we woke u pin the morning, we knew it was going to be a wet day.
We could see the water pooling up under the fabric floor of the tent.

So we got things organized, and packed from inside the tent as best we could. Our air mattresses and sleeping bags were stuffed into waterproof stuff sacks. We then put on our Gore-Tex KLIM riding gear, and exited the tent. We then did a quick disassembly of the tent and got packed as fast as we could before our gear got soaked.

Here's MAG getting her riding gear, getting her stuff sacks out of the tent.
Not the most flattering picture, but I like it.


We then packed the bikes, and got them warmed up.
In this picture you can see how heavily it is raining.


We then rode into the town of TOK and got some breakfast.
The parking lot was flooded. It had been raining hard all night long.


A hearty ADVenture Riders breakfast.


After breakfast we headed back to the tourist store and used their Wi-Fi to make ferry reservations in Haines for the next day.
More animals were on display.
Look at the size of this Grizzly bear's head.


Then we headed East on Rt 1 to Destruction bay and our destination for the night, Haines Junction.
But after about an hour I noticed that my KTM started running poorly.
It was low on power, and was backfiring. It felt like it was running on one cylinder.
(It turns out that the ignition wire to the front cylinder was missing the little rubber seal where it comes off the ignition, and was shorting out from all the heavy rain, so the front cylinder was not getting any spark. So when it did fire from time to time, it would emit a HUGE backfire. Apparently I scared MAG a few times.)
After about two hours we came to a construction zone and had to wait for the Escort vehicle.
I left Tiger running in the hopes the heat would dry the connection out.


Following the escort vehicle through the construction zone. Here too the slippery clay like dirt, and the nearly bald front tire made for some interesting riding.


Later we stopped for gas.


At this gas station you could also buy Coyote pelts.


Getting back on the bikes we leave Alaska and head back into Yukon Canada again.




The roads were getting very slick from all the rain.


Some of the potholes were big enough to be dangerous if you hit one.


We get to the Canada border station.


Then on to Destruction Bay.












Stopping for gas.


Onwards to Destruction Bay.




There it is.


But unfortunately a huge sandstorm was blowing.




Headed to Haines Junction and Pine Lake provincial park for camping.


Where we were greeted by...


We set up our camp by 8:30pm in a sunny spot and the tent had a chance to dry out a bit before we fell asleep.

Stats for the day:
295 miles Moving Average 52.5 Moving Time 5:37 Stopped 2:13 Total 7:51.

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Old 02-22-2011, 04:00 PM   #191
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Very cool RR. Thanks Q and MAG for taking us along!
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Old 02-22-2011, 04:07 PM   #192
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I really like the big twisted throttle decal on the side of the boxes. Where can you get those?
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Old 02-22-2011, 04:39 PM   #193
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I really like the big twisted throttle decal on the side of the boxes. Where can you get those?
I am going to take a guess at this one.....how about at Twistedthrottle?
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Old 02-22-2011, 05:09 PM   #194
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I really like the big twisted throttle decal on the side of the boxes. Where can you get those?
Give the guys and gals at Twisted Throttle a call and tell them you saw the decals on Questor and MAG's Ride Report on ADVrider, and I'm sure they will get you some stickers.

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Old 02-22-2011, 05:17 PM   #195
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I really like the big twisted throttle decal on the side of the boxes. Where can you get those?






Give the guys and gals at Twisted Throttle a call and tell them you saw the decals on Questor and MAG's Ride Report on ADVrider, and I'm sure they will get you some stickers.

It's good for you, and it helps us too.
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Better yet, if ordering accessories from Twisted Throttle, tell them you found out about their products from us and ask for your free T shirt. They won't send ya one unless you ask for it!

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