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Old 02-04-2011, 08:01 PM   #91
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+1. I motorcycled and camped the Alcan and Alaska in the summer of 2007. I used the Thermocell all the time. I would be sitting around in shorts and a tee shirt as normal as could be, and people would walk up a swattin' and a cussin' saying " Damn! Don't these bugs bother you!?" Me " "
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Old 02-05-2011, 05:43 AM   #92
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Great RR - last august some fifteen of us did much of that route ending in anchorage. then three of us rode back, while the rest trailered home. 7200 miles in 13 days. i ran fresh mefo explorers on my 950 and they went the distance. i was the only one who didn't have to at least change a rear. the front was pretty thin at the end, though.

no bugs at all on our trip, but we had driving rain for most of it between fort nelson and fairbanks. we only camped one night up on the nwt border on the canol road.

my friends were shocked at how expensive it was to travel through canada. those little yukon gas stations always had the best fresh baked goods, though. the muffins were to die for!

looking forward to more.
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Old 02-05-2011, 05:55 AM   #93
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Hey Edward and Alisa. Caught up with your RR the other day. Can't wait for the D2D coverage. And......what mosquitoes?
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Old 02-05-2011, 06:34 AM   #94
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Whew, I'm here now Q. gotta catch up !!
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Old 02-05-2011, 06:46 AM   #95
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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...
Hello Nevermind.
Near the end of this trip, when I was hunting for a new front tire, to replace the used one I mooched in Dawson, I picked up a set of the Zip-Ty foot peg extensions.
I agree, they are really nice. They make standing up enjoyable, and make it much easier to steer with your legs in rough terrain.

I got a set for the Super Enduro as well.
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Old 02-05-2011, 06:51 AM   #96
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Q, how are you guys liking the Klim gear. It looks cool.

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Hello Bluesjammer.

The Klim Adventure Suits worked really well for us.
On the way back from Alaska, we encountered 11 days of rain.
Coming out of Skagway, we rode in 35 degree temperatures, and heavy rain. With the right layers underneath, electric vests or jackets, and some good gloves, combined with tall Gore-Tex socks, we never noticed how horrible the weather was. We were warm and dry every day. Our camping gear however was a different story. But I'll get to that.
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Old 02-05-2011, 06:53 AM   #97
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Whew, I'm here now Q. gotta catch up !!
Welcome aboard Mr. Pilot.

It just gets better from here...

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Old 02-05-2011, 04:41 PM   #98
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Subscribed. I really need to convince the wife we need to move west.

The Mefo Tires, which model??
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Old 02-05-2011, 07:58 PM   #99
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I am really enjoying your Ride Report. I cant wait to ride to Alaska someday I envy both of you. Keep up the good work thanks. Steve
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Old 02-05-2011, 10:04 PM   #100
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Excellent RR QMan.
Can't wait to read what you thought of our little D2D "get together".
This June with mark the 19th annual.
Your report brings back memories of my trip down the highway after last year's gathering in Dawson.
Keep it coming.
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Old 02-05-2011, 11:38 PM   #101
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I'm in. Great RR so far. I'm looking forward to the rest of it. I want to do Alaska in 2013. This years big trip will be to your neck of the woods. I've got family in Rigby and Rexburg.
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Old 02-06-2011, 08:55 AM   #102
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I'm in. Great RR so far. I'm looking forward to the rest of it. I want to do Alaska in 2013. This years big trip will be to your neck of the woods. I've got family in Rigby and Rexburg.
Hey Mr. Walrus.

Please be sure to stop by and say "Hi" when you are in the area.
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Old 02-06-2011, 09:06 AM   #103
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Following along too.. Great job so far! Subscribed...

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Old 02-06-2011, 09:35 AM   #104
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Those are some amazing pics of the icefields. Nice to see what they look like - my husband and I rode through there last year but we were completely fogged in - ZERO visibility. Thanks so much for sharing!
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Old 02-06-2011, 10:16 AM   #105
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I'm definitely getting one of these. Wish I'd had one in 1972 when I hitchhiked alone to Fairbanks from the San Francisco Bay Area.

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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...
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