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Old 10-31-2012, 08:22 PM   #16
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Now about the ride. My plan is to leave on Saturday Nov 3rd and ride to Tok, AK. From Tok its off to Whitehorse, Canada along the Alaska Hwy. From Whitehorse I'm going to stay on the ALCAN until I get to Watson Lake. I'm going to get off the ALCAN at Junction 37 and go south to either Smithers or Houston. ......


"Into the Wild" part two????
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Old 10-31-2012, 08:45 PM   #17
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This is going to be one hecka of a trip . I'm surprise you are leaving so late.
Didn't have a choice on my leaving date. I had a job to finish. I would have like to have left 2 weeks ago but I just couldn't make it happen. Hopefully it works out for me to get to this job in Vancouver on time.
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:14 PM   #18
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I have a real close friend that I visited with this last summer. That rode from Whitehorse to Tuktoyaktuk via the ice road this last March. He drove a 1200 GS with studed tires totaly solo. The folks in Tuk said he was the first person to make it up there without a support group.

He didn't have any heated gear because if he broke down he didn't want to depend on anything.

He's planning a ride to north slope this Febuary.

I'll try to call him and see if he can do you any good in Whitehorse

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That would be great if he can hook me up with a place to crash or refer me to a cheap motel. The best I have found in Whitehorse is $85/night. I'm going to take it slow and not get into too big of a rush. I have a window of a few days for the job in Vancouver. Then there is no time limit for the rest of the trip after that.
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Old 10-31-2012, 11:01 PM   #19
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:05 PM   #20
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Meeting at the end !!

Found the thread looking awesome. If you do decide to change your mind and mod the bike with a stronger stator and accessory's for heat they are available and I am sure you could order and send to a hotel or house. It seems as though our raw determination aka "heart" is telling you to do this Journey something I have seen in the past when we were young dumb and full of ...shit. Just remember to keep a good head about you and make conscious deliberate informed decisions. The Cold will creep up on you like a child molester and then you may never recover. Depending on you travel speed I will come up and meet you somewhere in Arkansas or "Miserable" Missouri. How goes the packing list you should post some photos and list the supply so we can see and send much needed pogey bait and widgets to help you along the way. Hell it may turn into an treasure hunt getting you gee whiz stuff. Hell you could probably get a sponsor from a Honda dealership. I will call you in a bit so the good idea fairy can run wild. Later Brother.
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:26 PM   #21
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The Cold will creep up on you like a child molester and then you may never recover. Depending on you travel speed I will come up and meet you somewhere in Arkansas or "Miserable" Missouri.
Wow William, just wow. I'll be coming through Texas on the way back. We could meet in Dallas or something.
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:31 PM   #22
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Stay warm, stay safe! Keep us posted!

Bears don't like loud sounds. But they love peanut butter! I don't know about the moose, but their poo does not taste like the delicious chocolate fluffiness you get in restaurants. Though bear poo smells like sweet potatoes if thats what they been eating!!
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:54 PM   #23
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..... bear poo smells like sweet potatoes if thats what they been eating!!
Will smell like frozen sweet taters this time of year.
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Old 11-01-2012, 11:22 PM   #24
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Bears don't like loud sounds.
Dang, all the many people that told how banging pots & pans together, making all kinds pf loud noises & even firing warning shots with big guns didn’t faze the bears in the least must have been lyin’.
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Old 11-01-2012, 11:52 PM   #25
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For Your updates,,

Jack is more knoledgable than anyone else I know of on the Alcan. Guess thats how he got his name.. Hope you make it. There is a lot of high cold country between you and the south. Cheap motels? The cheapest I've crashed in were more than your number.

Going on the boat, or evin geting to the boat, could be a real ...
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Old 11-02-2012, 09:36 AM   #26
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Well bears do not like air horns. I use them with my black bears and they run as soon as you push the button. It is how we get our stubborn bear to go inside for the night.
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:53 PM   #27
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Maybe you can just go knocking on the houses, just ask nicely if u can stay the night for a few change. Tell em your story of travel.

Might work.
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Old 11-02-2012, 05:01 PM   #28
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Maybe you can just go knocking on the houses, just ask nicely if u can stay the night for a few change. Tell em your story of travel.

Might work.
Great idea !!
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:48 PM   #29
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Maybe you can just go knocking on the houses, just ask nicely if u can stay the night for a few change. Tell em your story of travel.

Might work.
Another fantastic idea ............. be sure to knock on The Dick's door if you get near Dawson.........
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:50 PM   #30
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Crap, don't know if is a good idea to ride this late in the season, but I do have a couch that you can borrow for the nite, Sunday Nov. 4th. You can pm me, or my cell # is 867-335-1003.
I have to work Monday AM, so I will be up early. You can sleep in till it is light out. Noon or so LOL.
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