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Old 09-27-2012, 01:07 PM   #226
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Nice ride report, I just went through the entire thread. How did your Sena's work for you on the trip?
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Old 05-23-2013, 01:22 PM   #227
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it's taken me a long, long time to read all of this fine report. Thanks for writing it. This summer I hope that at least one of my sons and I will go somewhere together besides baseball practice!
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Old 05-24-2013, 08:44 AM   #228
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Thank you! I revisit the ride report periodically to relive the experiences we had. My son will occasionally say something out of the blue like "Dad, remember when..." and it brings it all back into my own thoughts again.

This year my oldest son graduates from high school so I will be staying a bit closer to home. My wife has already said that next year I can do another trip with Dylan.

I think Dylan wants to go back and "finish" what we didn't complete, The Dempster up to Inuvik and ride into the Northwest Territories.

I on the other hand am leaning toward circling all of the Great Lakes with a long side trip to Labrador and New Foundland then coming back along the eastern seaboard.

I spent a lot of time at all kinds of sporting events and practices. Those are very important as well. I would not change one thing of those events. It's the time spent that is most important.

Who knows, 2up to Labrador/New Foundland- A father/son adventure?

Or will it be 2up to Inuvik - A father son adventure?

Or maybe some other destination? My wife was not very open about going south, as in Mexico or Central America.

Thanks again and good luck to you!!

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Old 05-27-2013, 05:09 AM   #229
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I spent a lot of time at all kinds of sporting events and practices. Those are very important as well. I would not change one thing of those events. It's the time spent that is most important.
You sir are an awesome dad! Respect!
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Old 05-31-2013, 01:16 PM   #230
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Thank you! My kids would probably argue that at times!

Actually they also provide me with a great deal of memories as well. I'm hoping that I am showing that I did indeed learn something from my dad and passing that down to my children.

We did decide to do a little shorter trip next summer. We'll be going east through Canada to Labrador/New Foundland, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and then back through the states via Maine. My wife and older son will fly to meet us about halfway through the trip.

Thank you!

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Old 05-31-2013, 11:12 PM   #231
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Father-son ride

Glad to see this bump up again.... Very inspiring.


My 17 year old son and I are leaving for Alaska at the end of June. He will be riding his own bike. We will be covering much of the same ground on 2 bikes. As mentioned before, we've been to the north several times ... But never on bikes.

He is doing a ride for charity and as a summer project for his school. I am unbelievably excited. Never thought I get to ride up there with him. Turns out we got good deal on F650 Dakar w/all the needed touring accessories. His mom is very supportive.

We just got the donation site up... As soon as school is out, I suspect he will make an announcement of his plans and start a ride report.

In any event...
http://www.crowdrise.com/ridetoalask.../johannkrueger

"My name is Johann Krueger (aka, Yukon Johann). This summer I will be going on an Adventure Motorcycle Touring Expedition starting at my home in Seattle, up through British Columbia, through the Yukon Territory and Alaska with my father. I will be riding my own motorcycle, a BMW F650 GS Dakar.

The plan is to ride the remote parts of western British Columbia and then into the Yukon Territory up to the border of the North West Territories and then on into Alaska where we plan to ride above the arctic circle to Prudhoe Bay. Along the way we will visit and observe the effects of global climate changes in the north, interact with indigenous people, witness scenic splendor and observe northern wildlife in its natural habitat.

I will be providing updates as internet connection allows with a full presentation of my trip upon completion. The tentative Departure date is June 29, 2013. I would like to ask for your support by pledging donations for each 100 miles completed. If all goes well, we will have travel in excess of 4,000 miles or more. 100% of your donations will be given to the American Red Cross in support of the people affected by the recent tornado in Oklahoma.
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Old 05-16-2014, 03:47 PM   #232
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Great report! My 11 y.o. son and i are doing the same trip this summer. Packing the fishing rods too.
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Old 05-16-2014, 03:55 PM   #233
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This is so awesome!!!

Good on you sir!!
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Old 05-17-2014, 11:03 AM   #234
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Great report! My 11 y.o. son and i are doing the same trip this summer. Packing the fishing rods too.
Very cool! Dylan and I have a pretty strong bond that we share because of that trip. It's great to be able to share that bond and for him to believe that I will always be there for him.

I am in the process this weekend of getting our route for our trip. We leave for Labrador/Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, etc. on June 7th. Taking at least three weeks with no formal plans other than the route. Camping the entire way again.

I'm hoping the weather cooperates! This has been the winter from hell!

Let us know how your trip goes!

Take your time and enjoy the journey rather than any destination.

Be safe!

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Old 05-17-2014, 11:05 AM   #235
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This is so awesome!!!

Good on you sir!!
Thanks! Stay tuned. Here we go again...

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Old 05-21-2014, 08:03 AM   #236
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Old 05-22-2014, 09:11 AM   #237
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I'm really glad this got bumped up, because I missed it before. This is one of the best ride reports I've read on here. Great pictures too. What a great experience. Enjoy your upcoming trip!
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Old 06-07-2014, 03:31 PM   #238
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I'm really glad this got bumped up, because I missed it before. This is one of the best ride reports I've read on here. Great pictures too. What a great experience. Enjoy your upcoming trip!
Thanks!!!!

We were delayed from leaving today. Woke up to a huge storm system moving through and decided that we did not need to miserable on the first day.

Leaving first thing in the morning though!

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Old 06-07-2014, 08:45 PM   #239
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Thanks!!!!

We were delayed from leaving today. Woke up to a huge storm system moving through and decided that we did not need to miserable on the first day.

Leaving first thing in the morning though!

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