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Old 04-07-2011, 10:29 AM   #166
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A few questions that may have been answered already, forgive me.

What fuel were you using for the stove?
Where did y'all shower, and how often?
Where did y'all poop?
Where did y'all do laundry, and how often?
What are the laws on carrying a concealed handgun into Canada?

Thanks, Lucas
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Old 04-07-2011, 01:07 PM   #167
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No handguns in Canada !!

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A few questions that may have been answered already, forgive me.

What fuel were you using for the stove?
Where did y'all shower, and how often?
Where did y'all poop?
Where did y'all do laundry, and how often?
What are the laws on carrying a concealed handgun into Canada?

Thanks, Lucas
I'll answer the last question DO NOT ENTER CANADA WITH A HANDGUN !
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Old 04-07-2011, 02:05 PM   #168
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I'll answer the last question DO NOT ENTER CANADA WITH A HANDGUN !
Especially if your vehicle is sporting Texas plates. When my wife and I went up there, they asked if we had any handguns or weapons, including pepper spray, to which we replied we didn't. They walked around the car, noted the license plate, came back and asked, "So if we were open the trunk and look, we wouldn't find any firearms whatsoever?"
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Old 04-07-2011, 03:35 PM   #169
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A few questions that may have been answered already, forgive me.

What fuel were you using for the stove?
Where did y'all shower, and how often?
Where did y'all poop?
Where did y'all do laundry, and how often?
What are the laws on carrying a concealed handgun into Canada?

Thanks, Lucas
What fuel were you using for the stove?

I have the MSR Dragon Fly stove. It burns anything pretty much. We used regular unleaded fuel in it. The fuel bottles doubled as aux fuel for the bike (which we never needed).

Where did y'all shower, and how often?

Sometimes we camped at Private RV Park/Campgrounds which always had shower facilitates (at an additional fee usually). Some of the really popular state/federal campgrounds also had showers. We typically showered every 3 days or so. I may have gone longer. The climate is dry (except for all the rain) and you really don't need to shower all that much. Unless you are weird about that sorta thing, in which case my opinion on this is worthless to you.

Where did y'all poop?

Seriously? Ok, I'll bite... The options are and were unlimited - Campground, gas station, restaurant, rest stop, dig a hole


Where did y'all do laundry, and how often?

Again, a lot of the rv park/campgrounds or any town along the way. I think we only did laundry 3 times in 35 days. Dry climate, you don't sweat a whole lot.


What are the laws on carrying a concealed handgun into Canada?

This has been answered above, but yeah, no guns in Canada . You can bring bear mace, but only if it is properly labeled as such. But don't trust anything I say about guns beyond this, as I have already displayed my limited/non-existent knowledge of such things .




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Old 04-07-2011, 03:36 PM   #170
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Guns in canada

You can take a shotgun though. I know several guys who did. They were camping all the time and felt it was good bear protection...looks pretty cool strapped to the side of the bike too. You just have to download the application before hand and send in your $50 or $75 (not exactly sure on the $)
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Old 04-07-2011, 08:25 PM   #171
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cost

If you dont mind me asking what was the final total tally on money spent on the trip food/lodging/gas etc....Wife and i would like to start planning a trip and are curious of the cost.
we also ride a wee, how did it handle the trip?
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Old 04-08-2011, 11:22 AM   #172
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Nikki's Gear

Jordan, loving you report, man, what memories you and your wife have made that will bind you guys even closer for the years to come, or at least until your TAT ride!

I'd like to hear Nikki's comments on the gear she wore/used. What kind? Dislikes? What she burned in the campfire cuz it was no good.. etc.

My wife and I will be doing our first trip and finding good reviews for women's gear is very hard to find!!

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Old 04-08-2011, 11:47 AM   #173
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Basher hearing good things about the REV'it Ventura jacket and pants...just fyi... Leslie
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Old 04-08-2011, 07:31 PM   #174
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http://www.canadawelcomesyou.net/faq.html

app can be found here... it appears to be $25.

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You can take a shotgun though. I know several guys who did. They were camping all the time and felt it was good bear protection...looks pretty cool strapped to the side of the bike too. You just have to download the application before hand and send in your $50 or $75 (not exactly sure on the $)
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Old 04-09-2011, 02:43 AM   #175
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this cant' be over...too good of a trip...now there's some where else i need to go!
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Old 04-09-2011, 04:42 AM   #176
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If you dont mind me asking what was the final total tally on money spent on the trip food/lodging/gas etc....Wife and i would like to start planning a trip and are curious of the cost.
we also ride a wee, how did it handle the trip?

I will give a breakdown of cost at the end of the report. And I mentioned earlier, the Wee was excellent.

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Jordan, loving you report, man, what memories you and your wife have made that will bind you guys even closer for the years to come, or at least until your TAT ride!

I'd like to hear Nikki's comments on the gear she wore/used. What kind? Dislikes? What she burned in the campfire cuz it was no good.. etc.

My wife and I will be doing our first trip and finding good reviews for women's gear is very hard to find!!

Thanks!!
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No doubt, finding women's gear that is not pink or bedazzled with rhinestones in the shape of a Harley logo can be tough - especially when searching locally. We had a lot of trial and error on sizing with the stuff we bought from the net. I will see if I cannot get Nikki to write up her opinions on her gear.

Good luck on y'alls first trip together. We definitely made some memories on ours .

And I agree... I think the TAT will certainly be memorable in it's own way .

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this cant' be over...too good of a trip...now there's some where else i need to go!
Far from over... Still not halfway through our trip yet. Work has had me tied up pretty tight this week, but I hope to get some more updates hammered out this weekend!



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Old 04-09-2011, 04:08 PM   #177
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Porcupine(?)

Nope. Canadian Search and Rescue Specialist. If you find yourself lost in the woods, seek one out and follow him/her until they reach a main road and get run over. YOU are then no longer lost. Its a selfless service they provide....
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Old 04-09-2011, 06:13 PM   #178
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Day 17 June 16, 2010
Mileage Today: 262
Total Trip Mileage: 5,789



We got up today, hoping for better weather. But the weather man's forecast was to the contrary. Looked like about 100% chance that we were gonna be wet for some/part/all of the day while heading down to the Kenai. With that knowledge, we decided not to hurry too much, and walked across the Hwy to a Diner for some breakfast. After breakfast we begrudgingly packed up the bike and headed out.



Hold on Honey, I'll help you in a minute. It is very important that I take these pics.



We buzzed right through Anchorage, with potential plans to stop on the way back through. Heading South out of Anchorage, we pick up the Seward Hwy as it follows the Cook Inlet.



We follow the Seward Hwy for about 90 miles. We decided to skip the side trip out to view Portage Glacier. As the weather stayed very cold and drizzly all day, I myself was beginning to freeze, so the thought of going and staring at more ice was not too appealing at the time . We junction-ed with the Sterling Hwy and followed it all the way out to Homer.



Overlooking the Cook Inlet:





Our plans were to camp out on the Homer Spit, but it was so cold and windy out on the spit that we decided against that. We did some iphone searching and located the potential cheapest (very relative) motel.



I sent Nikki in to do the haggling , which yielded us:



...what essentially amounted to a closet with a bathroom and bed. It was however, very warm, clean, and cozy.

We unloaded the bike and got warmed up for a bit. We figured we would head out to the spit and check it out, maybe grab some dinner - you know, just for the halibut . It is raining, so we give it 30mins to die down. I continues strong, so we go out anyways. It was pretty miserable.





So we bailed on that idea and went back into town. We ate some burritos from a Hippy Cafe, and then went back into out closet for a cozy (if not a bit claustrophobic) nights sleep.

Tomorrow we luck out with much better weather, and see most of the stuff we missed out on today.



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Old 04-09-2011, 06:24 PM   #179
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Hold on Honey, I'll help you in a minute. It is very important that I take these pics.
[SNIP]
What a look, good thing she puts up with you right? Hope you tell her how amazing she is!
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Old 04-09-2011, 07:19 PM   #180
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you two remind me of a couple doing that trip 20 years ago.
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