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Old 02-23-2011, 09:05 PM   #211
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Really enjoyed your RR - one day...one day....
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These are Rotel busses, German tour company.
You will see them lots around the Rockies in Canada, have german registration and several germans on board. http://www.rotel.de/



Große USA-Reise - Kanada - Alaska
Time on road 50 days Dauer - 50 Tage

Cost $6597.00 Preis - 4790,- EUR
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Old 02-23-2011, 10:41 PM   #212
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The Haines Highway is my all time favorite stretch of highway to ride (so far). The sheer magnitude of the scenic beauty is almost overwhelming.
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Old 02-24-2011, 06:22 AM   #213
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Just caught up. Great to see the two of you on the road together.

I Can't wait to get back out there at the end of May. We will be dropping on your doorstep in mid September when we come back to the lower 48. . I hope you guys will be around then. Looking forward to the visit.

As always, safe riding

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Funny how life works out, eh? Even funnier how when you met us both on separate trips we were adamant solo-travelers, and now here we are...

You and the Doc are still our role models. When I grow up I want to be as lovely and gracious as you are! Can't wait to see you in Sept.
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Old 02-24-2011, 09:17 AM   #214
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What the!... The burrito mad man not eating burrito's I didn't copy and past the pics cuz I hate that. but damn! NO BURRITO? The colors of the new leaf? a changed man? I stand galvanized, yes one in disbelief-turgid and in disrepair. Fuc me.... well shitouski!!!!I'm still catching my breath in bewilderment-... focus, focus,...... crap I still don't believe it! Food.... without a shell????? NOOOOOO!How can a man with such substantiate- go with out a flour shell???
Hey wait. Relax...
I did have a breakfast burrito in Haines Junction.

(Nice rant. I give it an 8.5 out of 10)
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Old 02-24-2011, 01:58 PM   #215
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Day 18: Wednesday June 30th, 2010.

Well, we woke up in the morning and it was raining...
The good news was that we had not been eaten by bears...

So we broke down our wet camp, tried to keep the wet sand off everything.


We rode the slippery dirt road the 10 miles back to Skagway.


Here's a view of Skagway from the overlook outside of town. You can see the huge cruise ships docked.


We stopped in town and had breakfast.


It was about 40 degrees and rainy as we left town and headed up the Klondike highway towards Carcross.
We passed this cool snow blower locomotive in town.

Tiger was again running poorly because of all the rain.
As the highway gained elevation the temperatures dropped and we were enclosed in heavy fog.

In this picture you can see the tall poles on the side of the road... those are there as markers for the snow plows in the wintertime.

On the way out of town, we passed another Welcome to Alaska sign. I stopped to take a picture and sport my ADVrider victory flag.
You should buy one too. Gadget boy sells them in the Vendors forum to help raise money for this website.
(The flag serves other uses as you will see in a few days...)

I think you can see falling snow in the picture above. It was getting very cold.
Also at some time in the past, my heated grips had stopped working.
I remember when we crossed back into Canada, my fingers were too cold and stiff to work the buckle on my helmet chin strap.

After the border crossing into Canada we rode in the rain for hours.






We stopped to get gas and I saw this Sled Dog RV.


We pushed on for a while longer, but it was just a miserable day.
We stopped at the Teslin Lake gas station and restaurant and did internet for 3.5 hours.
After a small dinner, we headed back to the Teslin Lake Provencal Park and called it a day.
We were cold, all out gear was wet, and we were too cheap to stay in a hotel. So we did the next best thing...
We set up camp inside one of the pavilions.


We got the wood stove going, and began to dry out all our gear.


We fell asleep early...

Stats for the day:
172 miles Moving average 50.8 Moving Time 3:24 Stopped 5:04 Total 8:28

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Old 02-24-2011, 02:50 PM   #216
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What a great Ride Report! I NEED to go back there again. Keep the pictures coming.
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Old 02-24-2011, 03:44 PM   #217
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Well, we woke up in the morning and it was raining...
Story of my life in Ketchikan! Great job you guys, really enjoying the report...

Did anybody ever look at you sideways for tenting in the pavilions?
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Old 02-24-2011, 03:56 PM   #218
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Story of my life in Ketchikan! Great job you guys, really enjoying the report...

Did anybody ever look at you sideways for tenting in the pavilions?
Officially you were not supposed to do it, but we were such wet wretched specimens, and the campgrounds were not busy during the week, so nobody gave us a hard time.
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Old 02-24-2011, 04:31 PM   #219
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Story of my life in Ketchikan! Great job you guys, really enjoying the report...

Did anybody ever look at you sideways for tenting in the pavilions?
I think the trick is to always be nice, always be wiling to move out, and leave the place better looking that when you found it. It helps there were only two of us and that we're pretty quiet.

Hey Q, we ran into another ADVrider here and dried him out too. Did you note his name? We'd met him at D2D...
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Old 02-24-2011, 04:46 PM   #220
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Hey Q, we ran into another ADVrider here and dried him out too. Did you note his name? We'd met him at D2D...
I'm sorry. I did not write his name down.
But I remember he was tired and soaked. We helped him dry his gear out and offered him food and a beer.
The next day we met him at breakfast in town. I got a picture of his bike though.
If I remember correctly it was a newer model KLR 650 with a single wheel trailer.
Here I found the picture...

Does anybody recognize the bike?

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Old 02-24-2011, 06:40 PM   #221
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I was riding the backroads in Sedona Az last year and met a man in town that came up to me while I was eating a icecream. He asked me if I was riding the KLR that was parked out front of the shop and I said yes I was, he said he was from Reno NV and had a KLR with a trailor attached to it, he also had a little dog with him that he took everywhere with him. He said he was on a website that had him riding a 4 wheeler all the way from Reno to Sturgis then to Canada and back with that little dog. A very interesting fellow, he also knew alot about the KLR. Im sure if you Google atv, dog, and Sturgis you can see if it was him or not. He was also on ADVrider, he wrote his name and phone number on a piece of paper for me but I ended up losing it I think his name is Nathan Beck he rode 5000 miles on that trip. Good luck, Im enjoying your thread. Thanks

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Old 02-24-2011, 06:47 PM   #222
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will have to read this entire RR....great stuff...we are going this summer...from what I see bringing our Gerbings liner and gloves might be a good thing.....I shall go from page one!

So question....do we need to bring a lot of cash or so most places take CC?

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Old 02-24-2011, 09:27 PM   #223
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I really dig your RR's, Q and MAG! I send positive waves your way so you can keep up the fine work...

Q - Did you get different pegs for Tiger? I've been running the Zipty Racing, grill-sized ones on both my 990 and 525 and love them. I also love the comments...

Just a note for those plagued by the Canadian Royal Airforce, these Thermacell things really work:

http://www.mosquitorepellent.com/pr_...y_redesign.asp



They don't work in when the wind is stronger than a gentle breeze, but if you notice, mosquito's are generally less of a problem when it's windy. Turns out they're terrible flyers...

does this really work? If it does we want one but need to know...a gimmick or for real?
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Old 02-24-2011, 09:40 PM   #224
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Sweet man, this is what we need for chase vehicles
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Old 02-24-2011, 09:45 PM   #225
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does this really work? If it does we want one but need to know...a gimmick or for real?
Better than anything I have Ever Seen, not a gimmick. In Alaska. In Canada. In The Deepest, Dampest, Deer Woods of South Georgia. In Florida, meh.
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