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Old 02-07-2011, 12:00 PM   #121
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Great RR! Subscribed.

Questor - gotta love that Rutger Hauer line - one of the best scenes in modern movies methinks!

Keep it coming!

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Old 02-07-2011, 01:40 PM   #122
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Day 10: Monday June 21st, 2010 (Sumer Solstice)

MAG and I both needed some Internet time.
She writes for various magazines, and I had promised my boss(es) that I would stay up to date with my work by checking my E-mail a few times a week.
The map did not show any major towns up ahead, so we had to go back to Whitehorse to try and find some Internet.

Aside from Internet, we needed a new front tire for me, a spare key for MAG's luggage, and a few other small things.

But first we needed some explosives.

Only kidding...

Actually we were stopped at an Auto Pars store getting chain lube, and we met another ADVrider. May I present to you GUCCI.


He's an interesting bloke, and we talked for quite a while. We told him of the Dust To Dawson event, and he said he might meet us there.

Then we went to the Whitehorse Public Library for Internet. It was very slow and unstable. We tried for a couple of hours to get our work done and eventually gave up.

By then it was lunch time, so we stopped for a quick bite at a Tim Hortons.

It took forever, and for some reason we were having severe communication issues.

In short, the day was being difficult. We weren't getting anything done, and I was starting to loose my cool.

It was time to give up, and get back to the open road.
But we got separated leaving town.
Then I couldn't find beer. Could the day get any worse?

We fled Whitehorse...


Heading North, my GPS said there was a Provincial Park up ahead.
We decided to just stop for the day. Nothing was going right. It was time to cut our losses.
We pulled off the main road and headed down the short dirt road towards the Provincial Park. But the 2L of Cola on the back of my bike came loose and exploded behind me nearly taking out MAG. Arrrg!
Frustrated, we pulled into camp.
The weather looked bad, and it had started to rain.
So we set up camp Snuggly inside the pavilion.




and went for a walk down to the lake.


I tried to relax. I had a beer or three and tried to quiet all the voices in my head.


It's not that anything was majorly wrong. It's just that I was letting a lot of small things bother me. I was getting upset easily. Perhaps the perpetual daylight was getting to us. Perhaps we had been traveling for too long. Either way, I think not riding much that day was the right call.

While sitting quietly on the side of the lake, I thought I heard the familiar sound of a KTM V-twin. So I wandered up to the boat ramp and look what I saw.


Three big KTM's!
They were coming back from a trip to the Arctic Circle.

and these were their riders.


I forget their screen names right now, but I did give them my "card" and they did send me some of the pictures from their trip. They were headed home, and did not stay the night.

So after they left, and the rain began again, we retired back to the pavilion and had some dinner.
The menu was limited.

Beef or Boeuf.

So we lit a fire in the stove, and sat quietly with our thoughts and wrote in our journals.


Tomorrow we would make it to Dawson.

Stats for the day:
None. I guess I didn't write them down. We probably rode less than 100 miles.

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Old 02-07-2011, 01:43 PM   #123
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I'm going to be traveling for work for the next few days, so I probably won't be able to update this thread till later in the week.

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Old 02-08-2011, 08:15 AM   #124
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See that stove? The provincial parks in the Yukon offer free wood...so we piled that baby full of fuel and kept ourselves nice and toasty. It was a lot better than hiding in the tent throughout the intermittent rain storm. Plus it enabled us to pack up DRY gear instead of wet gear.



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Old 02-08-2011, 09:35 AM   #125
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It took forever, and for some reason we were having severe communication issues.

In short, the day was being difficult. We weren't getting anything done, and I was starting to loose my cool.


It's not that anything was majorly wrong. It's just that I was letting a lot of small things bother me. I was getting upset easily. Perhaps the perpetual daylight was getting to us. Perhaps we had been traveling for too long. Either way, I think not riding much that day was the right call.Q~
Ya know, I've read your posts for quite awhile now, you have good RRs. Thanks. Like allot of other riders, you guys eat like shit (no Im not a diet nazi) No wonder you feel crappy. Except for Subway its all canned or fried. You guys need to get busy and get a real menu in order. Drink plenty of clear fluids, You'll feel better and have a better time. Now back to the show.
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Old 02-08-2011, 03:24 PM   #126
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Ya know, I've read your posts for quite awhile now, you have good RRs. Thanks. Like allot of other riders, you guys eat like shit (no Im not a diet nazi) No wonder you feel crappy. Except for Subway its all canned or fried. You guys need to get busy and get a real menu in order. Drink plenty of clear fluids, You'll feel better and have a better time. Now back to the show.
Hello Dakardad.

It's probably true. We don't have the best diet when traveling.
We do stop for "restaurant" food from time to time, but for the most part we have to eat what we can carry, and cook in one 2L pot.

I'm a really good cook when we are at home, and I try to cook nutritious foods that are minimally processed. But on the trail, I just can't think of that many options.

What would you suggest?
I'd like to learn more.

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Old 02-08-2011, 03:49 PM   #127
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Hello Dakardad.

It's probably true. We don't have the best diet when traveling.
We do stop for "restaurant" food from time to time, but for the most part we have to eat what we can carry, and cook in one 2L pot.

I'm a really good cook when we are at home, and I try to cook nutritious foods that are minimally processed. But on the trail, I just can't think of that many options.

What would you suggest?
I'd like to learn more.

Thanks.
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Hi Questor
Didnt mean for it to sound like a rant, sorry if it came off that way.
Everyones his own captain, thats one reason we like bikes.
It seems most riders do what you do-and I do-I admit it, eat shit food.
Using the grocery store instead of relying on gas mart 'food tasties' has made a difference in how I feel on the road, when I made it a point.
Just for consideration, thats all.
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Old 02-08-2011, 04:30 PM   #128
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Questor,

I agree with other ADVriders, you're RR is a treat for any rider. Great photos!

My last big ride lasted a month and I have to agree about the diet. When I ate crap, I felt like crap. Money was an issue so I camped and cheaped on food some too. There has to be a better way to dine when out on the road without spending a $100 a day in restaurants.

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Old 02-08-2011, 04:35 PM   #129
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Reason for new thread.

OK, diet is an issue to have more fun.
Sounds like a reason for a new thread.
End hijack.

OK, new thread in Trip Planning.
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Old 02-08-2011, 10:23 PM   #130
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Hi Questor
Didnt mean for it to sound like a rant, sorry if it came off that way.
Everyones his own captain, thats one reason we like bikes.
It seems most riders do what you do-and I do-I admit it, eat shit food.
Using the grocery store instead of relying on gas mart 'food tasties' has made a difference in how I feel on the road, when I made it a point.
Just for consideration, thats all.
You called your shot, don't bunt now.

I agree in not muddying this great report with your ideas, but start a new thread. I would love to hear them. Seriously, I have a ride coming up this summer and I would LOVE to hear your ideas for healthy cooking while on the road.
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Old 02-10-2011, 02:28 PM   #131
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Fishing!

There are many lakes and great fishing to be found along the way...which would supplement your rations... the mosquitos feed them as well!

potatoes don't carry too bad either!

Lots of beautiful country to see!
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Old 02-10-2011, 05:20 PM   #132
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I think I speak for some other subscribers too.....enough about the trip menu and back to the riding and adventure.
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Old 02-11-2011, 09:51 AM   #133
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What provincial park was the pavilion with the stove in? That looks like a great place to camp if the weather is getting rough! Do all the parks have those? Great RR!
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Old 02-11-2011, 10:19 AM   #134
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Way cool stuff guys. Thanks for sharing. A couple of us are going to the Arctic Circle this july...so this really gets me fired up.
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What provincial park was the pavilion with the stove in? That looks like a great place to camp if the weather is getting rough! Do all the parks have those? Great RR!
That was the Lake Laberge Provincial Park, about 30 miles north of Whitehorse off Rt 2.

We found that many of the Provincial Parks in the Yukon and Northwest Territories had these.

On the way back from Alaska, we had 11 days of rain. These Pavilions were a real lifesaver. You could get warm, and dry out your camping gear after camping in the rain for days on end.
But I'm getting ahead of the story...

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