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Old 03-18-2011, 06:57 AM   #226
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Trying to catch up here. We left Inuvik for the Ice road.



So! To hell with this “ I am done with long winter riding trips” I lied! Sue me!!!
Now! Where is that map and where can I find ice???

Iceman Out

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I knew it wasn't the real you talking before.

You can't help riding on the coldest toughest treks in the world. It is in your DNA.

The ICE MAN rides again.....to be continued.

Warm well wishes for your quick healing.

Thanks for a great write up and reflection.
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Old 03-19-2011, 07:12 AM   #227
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Hey Paul, let me try this. "Tabarnac, you're definitely no Criss de fif! That road looks like a Enfant de chienne. Anyone who thinks they can do better can Mange ma bitte!
Hope you're doing better man "Vive le Roi"!
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Old 03-22-2011, 12:57 AM   #228
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Here's the latest episode. Hope y'all enjoy! -Cheers Joe
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Old 03-22-2011, 12:28 PM   #229
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Great video thank you!
Just studded my tires this morning to head off to Idaho tomorrow, winter weather advisory in effect.
As a rider new to the studs Joe, how did they feel to you on the tarmac wet and dry when there was no snow ,compared to all rubber?
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Old 03-22-2011, 08:10 PM   #230
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Absolutely amazing! Thanks for doing such a great job of sharing your adventure
Can't wait for the rest.
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Old 03-23-2011, 03:32 AM   #231
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So hooked!

Keep them coming...this is soooooooooooooooooo good!
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Old 03-23-2011, 10:51 AM   #232
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Old 03-23-2011, 12:17 PM   #233
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Great video, sure looking forward to the videos of the remainder of the trip.

You winter view of Helmcken Falls in Wells Grey Park brought back many memories. I visited the falls many times in the summers while living at Tete Jaune Cache, but never in the winter.

You may have created the planning of a winter trip back to the area.
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Old 03-23-2011, 03:51 PM   #234
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Great video, sure looking forward to the videos of the remainder of the trip.

You winter view of Helmcken Falls in Wells Grey Park brought back many memories. I visited the falls many times in the summers while living at Tete Jaune Cache, but never in the winter.

You may have created the planning of a winter trip back to the area.
+1 ... really great video, and it was a suprise to see Wells Gray in winter; we've been there more than 20 years ago, when Helmcken Falls lodge was the only one...



couldn't wait for more pics and report... were you able to get back on bike?
(riding on packed snow I often wished to have studded also the boot's soles)
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Old 03-29-2011, 05:03 AM   #235
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Old 03-29-2011, 05:44 PM   #236
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+1 ... really great video, and it was a suprise to see Wells Gray in winter; we've been there more than 20 years ago, when Helmcken Falls lodge was the only one...



couldn't wait for more pics and report... were you able to get back on bike?
(riding on packed snow I often wished to have studded also the boot's soles)
Hey! unfortunately I was not able to get back on the bike. By the time we left my back was starting to feel better, my kidney did not feel as much as a a water balloon anymore and my groin after doing this no so ballerina-esque split was feeling more like a stretched piece of rubber string than a guitar string holding a tow truck. looking back, it was obvious that my adrenaline was pumping at 2 gallons per minute through these two brain cells of mine.
It was either try to ride again and screw up my body permanently, or take it easy on my way down home and give myself a chance to do sh... like this again. SO i opted for what made sense, which I am not used to and rode home in the Support vehicle.

Actually it is funny you think about studding your boots. I actually thought I would do it next time. How many times did I stop and watched one of my feet go away from the bike? To many times. Good inner thigh workout, but not good for the groin (Damn this thing)
Yes-Sir-E-Bob! This Wells Gray area is quite remarkable. Damn! I sound like a pipe smoking-tweed jacket wearing-tea sipping intellectual

There is one thing I have to say though. This Dempster Highway tugged on my heart big time. To the point where I want to do it in winter again next winter, but in a Jeep with the top down.
A hitch mounted rack with jerry cans of gas, my cooler with my food, coffee and hot chocolate and a lawn chair. I want to drive with the wind in my hair on four wheels, Stop when I want, put my lawn chair down and stair at this amazing display it is in the winter while I sip on my HC. Drive at night with the rag top down, staring at the gazillion stars and northern lights and just drive. make it to Tuk and back in Victoria in two weeks.
I know! I know! It is not what the iceman does. Four wheels is not what I am about. But I had two Jeeps,(Rag tops) and it is the only thing I would take up there in winter. Anything else would not allow me to feel close and personal with this Godly beauty that the Dempster is in winter.

Know anyone who would like to join me?? I am doing it in the Christmas break. From about the 19 of December to the 4 or 6 of January.

It will be a blast.. I am willing to share accommodation with anyone to cut down on cost, as long as the guy or guys do not take three F%$#@ hours in the can.. Enough said!! I already have a few places lined up for rooms and food of course..

I will post some more pictures of the trip soon! I am coming back to life slowly and settling back into work..

By the way. Joe is running late with the episodes. He will have two more posted within a couple of weeks and then the rest will follow at the rate of one episode per two weeks.

Cheers
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Old 03-31-2011, 08:22 PM   #237
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Paul:

You might want to think about planning your trip a little earlier or later in the winter, since there isn't much sunshine to use to gaze at scenery in the far north in late December and early January...

http://www.climate-charts.com/Locati...7022025700.php

On the other hand, if it's just stars and borealis you're into, your proposed timing should be fine.

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Old 04-01-2011, 06:26 AM   #238
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Paul you are making your next trip tempting for this rider/cager....you say guys....are gals also something you would be interested in as a travel mate? Does this person have to won their own Jeep?
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Old 04-02-2011, 10:11 AM   #239
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Hi There! it is all good! When I say guys, I mean anyone who wants to do something like this. I think it would be phenomenal..
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Old 04-11-2011, 12:01 PM   #240
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Hey everyone. Here's the next installment of the web-series. Hope y'all enjoy

Dempster in a Jeep.... If we get our own Jeep, we'd tag along!

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