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Old 06-26-2013, 01:04 PM   #46
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Wow, amazing trip so far! Safe travels and post frequently


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Old 06-27-2013, 04:29 PM   #47
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WoW! Thanks for the update
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Old 06-27-2013, 04:37 PM   #48
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great ride report

Well dang! Now at close to 70 yrs. old I'm getting the bug to ride on dirt.....never have had a dirt bike after 50+ yrs. of biking! Why do I think these old bones are gonna like this idea I wonder! It comes down to RR's like this one that's totally real bad for me to read. Thanks for doing this great one. (I think!)

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Old 09-03-2013, 10:49 AM   #49
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I've had a sighting!!

Had the pleasure to meet Sam and Clare in Steinbach, Manitoba today
I spotted the KTM's resting, and soon after seen the couple bringing over their gear and prepping to load.

Was great to meet you both! Glad you are enjoying our country so much and best of luck on your travel to Alaska, and beyond! You guys look like your having a fantastic time on your adventure

Hope I didn't scare you folks off with the puddle of drool I left by your rides

Ride safe you two!!

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Old 10-10-2013, 05:50 PM   #50
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Another sighting

Sam & Claire are in Whitehorse, the plan is to head south tomorrow morning and hope to miss any snow .
The morning temps. here are a little chilly, right around the freezing mark, with todays high of +6c.
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Old 10-11-2013, 12:05 AM   #51
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Amazing trip!
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Old 10-15-2013, 06:54 PM   #52
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Todays sighting. Oct 15

Sam & Clare had more bike problems, they left Whitehorse today with the bikes loaded in a U-Haul van. I guess they will truck the bikes to Calgary, and leave them there. The plan is to get the bike(s) fixed over the winter, then come back and continue their travels.
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Old 10-25-2013, 08:48 AM   #53
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Sam & Clare had more bike problems, they left Whitehorse today with the bikes loaded in a U-Haul van. I guess they will truck the bikes to Calgary, and leave them there. The plan is to get the bike(s) fixed over the winter, then come back and continue their travels.
Anyword if they were able to find a place to store the bikes over the winter in Calgary???
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Old 10-25-2013, 09:15 AM   #54
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Anyword if they were able to find a place to store the bikes over the winter in Calgary???
They must have because they posted somewhere, Facebook I think, that they are back in the UK.

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Old 10-25-2013, 09:32 AM   #55
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They must have because they posted somewhere, Facebook I think, that they are back in the UK.

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Old 10-25-2013, 10:02 PM   #56
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Old 07-15-2014, 09:50 AM   #57
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Thought I'd let you all know how it's going! We managed to travel most of the east coast of Canada and then traversed across to Alaska last year where my both bikes had a bit of a hiccup (stupid rocker bearing arm which they've now replaced the part altogether as it's faulty! Doh!). This caused us a few weeks delay so we ended up riding in to Alaska in October where it was an almighty -20 degrees celcius! Riding was BLOODY FREEZING! Hahaha! The border guards laughed at us going in to Alaska but were super nice! Due to the weather (6foot of snow) we didn't make it to Prudhoe Bay and because we exhausted all our cash waiting for parts for bikes (seriously takes FOREVER in the Yukon to get anything!) we had to take the bikes back down to Calgary and return to the UK to work for some more moolah!

We have since returned though and are back on the road! Have enjoyed the Stampede in Calgary (seriously, I may swap my helmet for a cowboy hat and chaps! I've never seen anything quite like it!) then have been marvelling at the sights on the ice road to Jasper through the rockies then up the Cassier highway where our socks and sidi boots have been blown off with how stunningly awesome it all is!

Lots of bears (furry cute and dangerous!), ridiculous amounts of waterfalls, a tonne of glaciers, lakes, mosquitos (no joking here... 40+ bites on my person and itching like a muddy funster), gravel, pot holes, camping, sunshine and rain. It's pretty darn awesome.

We're about to embark on the Robert Campbell Highway North to Dawson City where I am supposedly being pushed in to drinking a Sour Toe drink (someones severed toe in a shot... the toe has to touch your lips). I'm only doing it is we raise 50 for each of our charities - links here if you want to put me through this - Wales Air Ambulance, Riders 4 Health and The World Land Trust.

From there we will go to Prudhoe Bay (fiiiinaallly) on the Dalton Highway (may have seen Charlies Boormans World's Most Dangerous Roads on this... truckers and gravel delight!) Looking forward to finally reaching the Northern most point of Alaska!

Afterwards, we have to return again to the UK to finish off a project but we're planning to be back out again veeeery soon :)

So yeh!

Just thought I'd update! Please like/share/follow us on Facebook and help us raise awareness for our charities! If there's anywhere you see us heading and fancy a ride then hey, come along and join up It's awesome fun (if a little hard work / tiring / stinky from time to time!) ;)

I would post pics in here but the internet is operated by hamsters so it's taking FOREVER to upload anything! Here are a couple but I have uploaded a few more here if you're interested :)

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