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Old 07-16-2011, 08:58 AM   #346
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Sure am enjoying your report. I like all the details you are including, the pictures of the thing that catch your eye, and showing the road conditions. I knew of the Ice Museum, have read about it and seen pictures but your report on it really brought it to life for me. I'd love to go there one day, guess I better do it before it melts.

You look like you are having a great time so I think I will get off my butt, throw my camping gear on the bike and go for a ride and have a great time too. - - -

Keep the good stuff coming.
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Old 07-16-2011, 11:10 AM   #347
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The very Bestest Report!!

Gotta say that I have never enjoyed a ride report more than yours. The details, both personal and geophysical, are just superb and the huge use of pics is so enlightening. That road does look pretty bad in places. If one carried extra gas, as you have, would you have felt better on a 200-250cc dual purpose bike? Really doesn't sound like you were terrified although the pics themselves do me in!! Those Heidenau tires sound the bees knees. But it is your skill that makes 'em work to their full potential. Wish I could get some for 18" tires back and front. Or 21" front and 18" rear. I think the latter may be possible??

Think the tall violet/purple flowers are the fireweed plants so very common all through the territories and Alaska. Provincial flower of Yukon if I remember correctly. I think Forget-me-not is the State flower of Alaska....a true blue flower and shorter and smaller.

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Old 07-16-2011, 12:08 PM   #348
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Gotta say that I have never enjoyed a ride report more than yours. The details, both personal and geophysical, are just superb and the huge use of pics is so enlightening. That road does look pretty bad in places. If one carried extra gas, as you have, would you have felt better on a 200-2500cc dual purpose bike? Really doesn't sound like you were terrified although the pics themselves do me in!! Those Heidenau tires sound the bees knees. But it is your skill that makes 'em work to their full potential. Wish I could get some for 18" tires back and front. Or 21" front and 18" rear. I think the latter may be possible??

Think the tall violet/purple flowers are the fireweed plants so very common all through the territories and Alaska. Provincial flower of Yukon if I remember correctly. I think Forget-me-not is the State flower of Alaska....a true blue flower and shorter and smaller.

200-2500cc dual purpose bike!!! I gotta see that!
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Old 07-16-2011, 12:46 PM   #349
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She has insider info, it's the real new big trail bike (the original rumored 1200 GS killer is for wimps) This new Triumph is based off the Rocketiii motor. It's been developed using the same formula as with the 675 to the 800, but for the new Tiger only and it's been named the Saber Tooth Tiger



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Old 07-16-2011, 06:31 PM   #350
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We are at Adventure Cycleworks in Fairbanks getting the oil changed and a look over.

If anyone buys a Tiger because of what we may have said about the bikes, let your dealer know u heard it from our RR. ;))
I'm will let my dealer know when I pick up the XC Tuesday. I will gladly send a note off to Triumph direct giving you girls credit for the sale also.

Great RR, Keep having fun.

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Old 07-16-2011, 06:44 PM   #351
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I just had my Tigers 500 mile service done today at the dealer your trip is well known, keep up the great ride report and pictures.
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Old 07-16-2011, 09:17 PM   #352
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You ladies Rock!!!!!!! A great ride report and photos. Great reviews on the bike too. Your review of the Heidenau tires and where you've ridden them seals the deal for me. Thank you for sharing your awesome ride with us. I rode to Chicken last year on a KLR. I just picked up an 800 XC and would love to do the same trip again. I just don't think I'll be as regular on the Triumph. The KLR literally shakes the crap out of you
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Old 07-17-2011, 12:44 AM   #353
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Made it from Deadhorse to Fairbanks 1 day!

800 KM, 12 hours later we are back in Fairbanks. What a Freaking killer of a day riding through rain, slippery snot and then ended in sunshine. Update tomorrow....I am so freaking beat!
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Old 07-17-2011, 01:03 AM   #354
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Word!!!!

Congratulating on a killer push. I've don those and it's always more fun to talk about and remember after the fact have a drink and a good rest. Loving the RR
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Old 07-17-2011, 01:03 AM   #355
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800 KM, 12 hours later we are back in Fairbanks. What a Freaking killer of a day riding through rain, slippery snot and then ended in sunshine. Update tomorrow....I am so freaking beat!

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Old 07-17-2011, 04:44 AM   #356
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Good ride report. No, GREAT RR.

As an aside, I'm planning an Alaskan Odyssey in 3-4 years. There is beaucoup information in the Trip Planning forum that I'm just starting to wade through. Almost too much info, until you apply the BS Filter...

On question, more relevant to this RR: it would help to follow this journey if I has a decent map of the Dempster and Dalton Highways. Are there such maps available online? All I've seen are large-scale, state-/province-wide maps which are useless for details.

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Old 07-17-2011, 06:18 AM   #357
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Good ride report. No, GREAT RR.

As an aside, I'm planning an Alaskan Odyssey in 3-4 years. There is beaucoup information in the Trip Planning forum that I'm just starting to wade through. Almost too much info, until you apply the BS Filter...

On question, more relevant to this RR: it would help to follow this journey if I has a decent map of the Dempster and Dalton Highways. Are there such maps available online? All I've seen are large-scale, state-/province-wide maps which are useless for details.

Thx,
Here are a few web links to Back Road maps.

http://www.mapart.com/

http://www.backroadmapbooks.com/main/index.html

Ibycus Topo
http://www.ibycus.com/ibycustopo/

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Old 07-17-2011, 07:45 AM   #358
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Old 07-17-2011, 07:54 AM   #359
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Old 07-17-2011, 09:51 AM   #360
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Great RR, nice pictures....
Get home safe ladies.


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