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Old 07-18-2013, 09:33 AM   #106
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Thanks for taking us along! Love these Ak to Tierra reports and looking to see how that beautiful bike does. Been eyeing one of these for a year now.

Stay safe!

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Old 07-18-2013, 10:30 AM   #107
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Ride of a lifetime brother! Great to see a fellow Canadian and Ottawa inmate get out there in the world. I'll be following your progress. Stay safe and have a blast!

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Old 07-18-2013, 06:33 PM   #108
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Congrats Jeff

Hey Jeff..I am envious...your story and ride pictures give me chills...I'm excited for you and concerned at the same time!! WOW!! what an experience of a lifetime...You are truly a man of conviction... Bravo and enjoy this experience safely, My Friend...
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Old 07-19-2013, 09:05 AM   #109
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finally on board, wishing I was along for the ride

Jeff, way to go. Happy to see you made your first objective (Inuvik). Are you planning any riding on Vancouver Island? I have a good friend in Nanimo. Keep your eyes up and the rubber down. brian2tall
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Old 07-19-2013, 06:04 PM   #110
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Congratulations on making this a reality. You chose the right bike (but mine looks better). Great pictures and a great story.

Good luck on your trip.

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Thanks Doug, for coming along and you probably wondered why I was asking and now you know, although that looks better would only be if you did the Dempster

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Old 07-19-2013, 06:12 PM   #111
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Congratulations Jeff!

You finally did the Demster and made it to the most northerly city in Canada!!! Well done my friend!

I am so glad to see you have reached the first milestone of your trip safely and I know it came with a lot of white knuckles, cussing and sounds like some truly nasty days along the way. Your pics are frigin' amazing and I look forward to more on the second leg of your ride down to Tierra Del Fuego as well.

Now you get to go south to warmer weather (and hopefully fewer bugs) with more places to stop to recharge! Remember to take time for you along the way, It's all about the journey and not the destination that makes an amazing ride.

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Thanks Greg I intend to go a little slower.

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Old 07-19-2013, 06:18 PM   #112
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Thanks for taking us along! Love these Ak to Tierra reports and looking to see how that beautiful bike does. Been eyeing one of these for a year now.

Stay safe!

Tim
Thanks Tim, will post how the bike is doing along the way.

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Ride of a lifetime brother! Great to see a fellow Canadian and Ottawa inmate get out there in the world. I'll be following your progress. Stay safe and have a blast!

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Hey John, another Ottawa guy that's great.

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Old 07-19-2013, 06:30 PM   #113
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Hey Jeff..I am envious...your story and ride pictures give me chills...I'm excited for you and concerned at the same time!! WOW!! what an experience of a lifetime...You are truly a man of conviction... Bravo and enjoy this experience safely, My Friend...
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Thanks Anthony riding is the easy part, getting proper nourishment is harder, and a challenge, but when you look at how beautiful these place is the challenge is well worth it.

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Jeff, way to go. Happy to see you made your first objective (Inuvik). Are you planning any riding on Vancouver Island? I have a good friend in Nanimo. Keep your eyes up and the rubber down. brian2tall
Hey Buddy thanks for coming along, they tell me that the Island is a place I have to see, so I will.

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Old 07-19-2013, 06:35 PM   #114
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Day 16 17

Dawson City is a real gem in the rough, 1898 Klondike Gold Rush era with wooden sidewalks and all, with plenty to do and see, makes this a town not to pass by, including if you want a taste of the SourToe cocktail that I skipped, not my cup of tea.


Did take the Ferry over the Yukon River toward The Top of the World Hwy into Alaska, this road runs along the crown of the mountain range and the views are stunning.





Going to Chicken Alaska you see lots of people along the riverbanks still panning for Gold. I stopped at one outfit that was verily large with some equipment for sale with the signs saying make an offer, walking up I see two guys, brothers by the looks Darrel and Darrel I think and ask if they are making a good living, just barely says one and that was it, I try some other small talk but these guys are not the talkative kind. In Chicken they have lots of old cars and machinery standing around and I just needed to take a shot of this old mean looking truck





Along the way from Tok to Whitehorse I see this white car stopping in the middle of the road, the doors opening up with lots of white smoke coming out, this did not look good so I pulled over to stop, an elderly couple (Al and Marlene from Ontario) come dazed and bewildered out of the car, as I look closer oil is spilling out from under the car and all the air bags are deployed, seeing this I call for there attention to get the car off to the side of the road, we are just past a curve in the middle of the road and oncoming traffic won't be able to stop in time, Al gets back in and moves the car, while I flag some oncoming cars to stop, Al must have dozed off and hit the side of the curve popping his right side tire off the rim and hitting something making a hole in the oil pan, I ask both pulled over cars if the have any phone connection and none have, we are in the middle of nowhere, one guy says he would be able to drop one of them off in Tok so they can get in touch with the rental company (I'm sure they will be happy), Marlene and Al both thanked me and off I went.
Making my day a little longer then expected I camped at Discovery Yukon Lodging and meeting some more other interesting people, but I won't bore you with that, it's time to ride and Whitehorse here I come.

Morning view of the Yukon.



Made it to Whitehorse and finally have a Internet connection, so here it comes for now.

Jeff

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Old 07-19-2013, 07:00 PM   #115
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Doing good as you go.

We had a bitch of a ride to Chicken snow and freezing rain combined with heavy fog. The weather turned nice(ish) when we got to Chicken and the ride out was fairly decent. Chicken is a funky little place we really liked the place. As a group we stopped twice to help motorists with tire problems. These simple acts of kindness go a long way to changing biker stereo types and the public image of riders. Nice work!
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Old 07-19-2013, 07:04 PM   #116
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Old 07-19-2013, 07:44 PM   #117
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Very jealous

Eager to read more. Plan on Tierra Del Fuego trip in 2015
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Old 07-20-2013, 01:04 AM   #118
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Great memory

Great pictures dirtybiker. I made the same trip in 2012. Great ride, traveled through south america since and that was excellent as well.

Reading this makes me want to get on the road again.

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Old 07-20-2013, 08:40 AM   #119
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Great pictures dirtybiker. I made the same trip in 2012. Great ride, traveled through south america since and that was excellent as well.

Reading this makes me want to get on the road again.

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Old 07-20-2013, 08:45 AM   #120
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Day 17+

Made it to Hi Country RV/Camping just outside of Whitehorse and have a good Internet connection, time for a upload and off to Dease Lake and will attempt the Telegraph Creek road again.


One of the things I wanted to share and was not able to upload is a video that I made of the old steam Paddle Wheel in Dawson, the echo's that were coming back from the old steam horn gave me goose bumps and reminded me of a era long past. This is what makes this trip so worth doing and I hope you can enjoy this too.


http://youtu.be/703WAfTh5-A




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