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Old 03-12-2011, 02:53 PM   #196
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Damn after seeing those pics I've gotta ride back up there in the winter...

Looks WAY more Beautiful than in September, very nice!!!!

And Joe.....Nice mask!
Hahaha the mask is one of the highlights of Paul's duct tape creativeness!
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Old 03-12-2011, 02:59 PM   #197
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It's the man in the duct tape mask. Love it.
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Old 03-12-2011, 05:48 PM   #198
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Well! I have been on my back with a bruised kidney and a puled groin. I have been in bed for over 24 hours now with serious drugs going on.
I will just post this for now and will do this another time. Most likely when I am back in Victoria. It will take a long time to recover from this damage and this fall.

Let's just say this.. Tuk Ice road on two wheels at -47C has not been done many times, and there are reasons why it has not, especially when it is at the roughest it has ever been. The locals say this. 4 wheels or more? No issues! 3 wheels? No problems! Two wheels with cracks that are a foot wide at times and sometimes hidden under drifting snow? Your shocks don't work at this temp or barely. So it is like riding on a hard tail. Your back, your kidneys your neck and every joint is screaming for help. But your brain is so high on adrenaline that it tells your body "Shut the hell up you pansies! Do your job and enjoy this!"
Well! Be my guest. I can only say this! And you can quote me on this.

I am finished with doing long winter rides. I am done! I have done the most North eastern road and the most north western as well. Except for the Frozen Butt next year. Iceman is now done!!!!

Here is a few picks
it starts nice for about 20 clicks and then turns to hell in a hurry.






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Old 03-12-2011, 09:07 PM   #199
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Take your time and get well Paul. Hope you continue with this journey as this real life story is better than anything on TV. I've lived in a tent and walked in extreme temperatures for weeks at a time in Northern Canada (army stuff), but not at 80-100 km/h on two wheels. You and Joe are motivators. Ride safe.
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Old 03-12-2011, 10:41 PM   #200
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Thumb Best wishes to you guy's

My best regards to you both, Joe and Paul....

Don't know how banged up you are, but I hope some rest will reveal that you are healing ok.

I know a little time will Deffinately heal your mind and re-charge you with positive energy!

Take a breather and re-group... the pics and journey have been incredible!! And inspiring, especially to those that don't have the confidence that they can do this stuff.

We owe it to them and ourselves to lead the way... A job well done my friend, you've showed them alot.

You've reawakened my winter drive and I thank you for that

Don't completely throw in the towel yet.... Now that you've got me started again I want to ride with you on another future adventure

Hoping that your feeling a 1000 times better today than yesterday!

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Old 03-13-2011, 05:11 AM   #201
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Get well Paul. You have taken us with you where few, if any have gone on 2 wheels. You body and mind are sure taking a beating that I cannot imagine. Whatever you decide you are THE CHAMP of cold riding.

Thanks for the fantastic pictures and ride report of this epic quest.

Best wishes for getting better real soon.
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Old 03-13-2011, 06:20 AM   #202
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Get well Paul. You have taken us with you where few, if any have gone on 2 wheels. You body and mind are sure taking a beating that I cannot imagine. Whatever you decide you are THE CHAMP of cold riding.

Thanks for the fantastic pictures and ride report of this epic quest.

Best wishes for getting better real soon.
+1!! You've done more than most dare dream of,kick back a few days,heal yerself my friend,you don't have to prove a thing,we all know who THE long distance cold weather rider is!
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Old 03-13-2011, 07:21 AM   #203
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Thanks

Hi Guys! Thanks for the great words. It will take a while to heal I am sure. But it will. One thing for sure, I am not done with this RR. I will finish it when I am better. There is so much more I want to write and show, but I am too drugged up and banged up right now to even make sense.

Talk to you soon.
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Old 03-13-2011, 07:56 AM   #204
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Hope you're well soon, those roads are enough fun in the summer (excluding the ice sections). At least you should have lots of ice to put on the bruises
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Old 03-13-2011, 08:19 AM   #205
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Riding in these sort of conditions takes some serious guts... -47... we pull out the heated gear at +47 lol!
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Old 03-13-2011, 08:25 AM   #206
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Heal fast Paul, I hope you feel better soon. Great RR, it's been fun to read and I'm really looking forward to the rest of the report.
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Old 03-13-2011, 09:41 AM   #207
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Way to go Paul, wishing you and the crew fast healing, lots of relaxing in the recovery and safe trip back to Victoria, you have truly deserved all of the rewards.

We can and will wait on the remainder of your RR. Great effort, job well done.
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Old 03-13-2011, 04:47 PM   #208
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Sounds like a good soak in a hot tub and maybe even a beer!!!!
See ya soon
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Old 03-13-2011, 07:02 PM   #209
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Well, reading through this RR from the day it started, I always thought you were fookin' crazy and would be lucky to come out unscathed. But that just makes you a bit more crazy than the rest of us around here. And glad it wasn't any worse. Heal well, and fill us in on the details when you're able.

Mad props to you for having balls the size of watermelons to do something like this in the first place. Fookin' nutcase.
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Old 03-14-2011, 05:34 AM   #210
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Before reading this RR, I wouldn't have thought this was even possible. Heal up, you've done more than most people would even consider.
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