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Old 05-01-2012, 10:00 AM   #121
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Remind me to bring my snowboard with me to Argentina in 2 years :)
I might meet you there!
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:54 PM   #122
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When you reach New Zealand and are looking for places to challenge some beautiful NZ brown trout with your fly rod, hit me up, more than happy to point you in the right direction of great rides and great water.

A work in progress but... New Zealand adventure routes and fly fishing locations

Happy riding mate
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:18 PM   #123
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When you reach New Zealand and are looking for places to challenge some beautiful NZ brown trout with your fly rod, hit me up, more than happy to point you in the right direction of great rides and great water.

A work in progress but... New Zealand adventure routes and fly fishing locations

Happy riding mate


Yeah! Thanks bud! I will definitely hit you up! I NEED a locals help to catch fish ..... Seriously.
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:33 PM   #124
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Old 05-02-2012, 06:00 AM   #125
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snowboard on the bike

I love that picture, hardcore, youre awesome !!
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:24 AM   #126
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Hey Noah,

I made my ferry home yesterday with 20 minutes to spare, I hope you got to Lanes OK... It was a great time riding with you despite the weather and thanks for the test ride on your 690, that is one fine machine...

I was looking through your pictures from Baker, what is that above the front of the bus? A UFO?
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Old 05-04-2012, 10:00 AM   #127
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Frisbee that was thrown by the guy by the bus.

Or maybe it is a UFO
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Old 05-04-2012, 10:24 AM   #128
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Frisbee that was thrown by the guy by the bus.

Or maybe it is a UFO
A frisbee is too simple, we need the X-files in on this one... In the next photo I think it dipps back behind the mountain..
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Old 05-04-2012, 10:54 AM   #129
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A frisbee is too simple, we need the X-files in on this one... In the next photo I think it dipps back behind the mountain..
It is in fact a frisbee. The bus was actually the UFO. Later on in the night it started to hover and took off in a blinding light
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Old 05-04-2012, 12:39 PM   #130
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END ot the road still winter up here.

7 F and fresh snow yesterday in Deadhosre and the national weather service summer sea ice outlook shows the Ak coast predicted to be ice free to canada by 29 august... Hummm gotta a heated vest?

Looks like a fun trip and a well set Bike.
you should hit valdez you might get some late season snow boarding in. It sure has been an great snow year for alaska but it is melting fast now.
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Old 05-04-2012, 12:42 PM   #131
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Vancouver and Vancouver island

May 1, 2012
I have not been in Canada for over 10 years even though I technically live within spitting distance of Ontario. At the Border crossing the lady could not figure out why I would quit my job to travel on motorcycle. She kept asking about the guns I own and all that fun stuff. I had to sit and wait about a half hour for them to stamp my passport and thy didn't tear into my luggage.


Just over the boarder



My GPS so far. I decided not to clear the data just yet.

The Map for Canada I have was an .IMG file from openstreetmap.org. Much to my surprise and delight, It is a routeable map so my Garmin 62st gives me turn by turn directions now. I did not have this luxury in the US with my Garmin topo map.

I forgot how bad city drivers are. I was in the left lane going the limit, had a lady pass me on the right in a BMW suv, cut me off then put her blinker on to turn left a half a block later. No left turn lane so she blocked the lane. WTF people.


CordR bought me lunch at "the bridge" restaurant and took me for a quick tour through downtown. Thanks again man for everything including holding my board and flyrod for me!






I met Fastlane on the boat to Vancouver. He got the honors of signing British Columbia on my bike. This biker community is a small one. I would be meeting up with Gunnerbuck the next day for a local's tour of Vancouver island. These two happen to be great friends. The ferry was beautiful and a bit cold so the hot coffee was welcomed.














On the ride up to Cortenay on Vancouver island.


The Kona Hostel where I slept. I highly recommend it. $25 gets you a clean bed, hot shower, cooking space and of course great conversations with other travelers.


The hostel is right on a river and it has private parking. I had no worries about leaving my bike outside over night.

May 2, 2012.
I took a short ride in the rain up to Sayward Junction to meet up with David (Gunnerbuck) around 1:00. It rained off and on but he took me on the locals tour. This guy is amazing and he knows the island like the back of his hand. I wanted to stop every 20 feet to take pictures because Vancouver island is SO EFFING AMAZING! I definitively will return for a couple weeks or a month to explore the whole island. I had no idea the lakes, rivers and mountains were so big. Thanks again David!


Some where on the east side of the island north of Sayward


David and his sweet blacked out 640 adv.


Can you find David? (hint: look just left of the waterfall.. he is very small)










Bear!






An immature eagle on a stump.


What happened to the Road??? Where are you taking me David!??!!?


The road was washed out on the way to the camp site on Vernon lake. We were able to make a ramp down and up and get the bikes to the other side.


On the other side!


The campsite






Just before bed

May 3, 2012
It rained off and on all night and some more in the morning. David was packed up faster then I could fry some burritos and make coffee. I decided to let my tent dry out some before packing it away. The sun came out and we rode to Gold River for lunch at the "Piper Ridge". They had the best salad I have had in years at a restaurant. From Gold river we took "28" past Campbell lake to Campbell River. 28 is an amazing twisty road the whole way. I highly recommend it. We split up in Campbell river and I headed back to Nanaimo to catch the fairy back to the mainland. The sunset on the fairy was amazing and I took 80 pictures of it. I won't bore you with all of them.

Not a bad view for sippin the morning coffee! (I love my backcountry frenchpress http://www.planetarydesign.us/produc...tion=deskpress)










Cala Creek








Such an amazing lunch. With a salad like that, I don't feel bad about the BLT!


Our awesome server.




The west side of Campbell lake









We saw about 5 Black Bear, a couple Grouse, a dozen or so Elk (which I thought were moose because they were HUGE!) and an eagle. I will return to Vancouver island to ride with Gunnerbuck again. He is an amazing tour guide
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Old 05-04-2012, 03:21 PM   #132
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Hey! Some decent weather! Nice territory up there!
I would not discuss guns with Canadian border guards! Guns? Just say "NO". Canadians are super paranoid about gun toting, trigger happy 'Mericun bikers ...( and I don't blame them).

I've crossed into Canada many times ... usually have more trouble upon returning to USA. Sheeesh!

Now that you mentioned "gun" it may be in their data base ... so the US may have that info too? That should be fun!
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Old 05-04-2012, 03:27 PM   #133
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Livin the RTW dream...

Noah just picked up his board and is en route to Whistler. I'm glad it cleared up today so he can enjoy the road up there. It's a beautiful ride.


Have fun, Noah.....

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Old 05-04-2012, 03:36 PM   #134
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Great thread!! You are living the dream and doing it right, not just blowing through places, but taking the time to see the sights and meet the people that live there, nice work. I am in for the remainder of the voyage, be safe.
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:26 PM   #135
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I hate finding really good "live" ride reports. I have to wait to find out what happens next, and can't just scroll down to the next post about the next adventure or discovery. At the same time I can't go away and leave it until it's done and come back and read it then.

Ride on...

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