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Old 08-14-2013, 03:26 PM   #61
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I will be watching for him.
I'm still packing. Trying to be the Guru of travelling light but my sidecase with tools and spare tubes is 28lbs. I will likely be 60-70 lbs of gear when packed. Next bike will have tubeless tires.
or in P.G.
weather forecast is looking good this week.
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Old 08-14-2013, 09:33 PM   #62
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Non-Emergency SPOT message from Tropic-of-Canada:

He's on the main road on the edge of Dease Lake.

Is there anybody else in this area that could look in on him and see what kind of trouble he's having?

Boots...No Bike screwed with this post 08-14-2013 at 09:36 PM Reason: typo
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Old 08-14-2013, 09:59 PM   #63
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From Tropic-of-Canada:


philcott
Latitude:58.62622
Longitude:-130.01765
GPS location Date/Time:08/14/2013 20:08:56 PDT

Message:Broken down, out of gas, or un-mobile. Pls send someone my way! check advrider.com for someone who can help.

Click the link below to see where I am located.
http://fms.ws/DPRh_/58.62622N/130.01765W

If the above link does not work, try this link:
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=e...UTF8&z=12&om=1
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Old 08-14-2013, 11:23 PM   #64
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The word is it's a breakdown. We'll see what news the morning brings.
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Old 08-14-2013, 11:35 PM   #65
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Eek

I've been on the Stewart-Cassiar Hwy, although a very long time ago. There is a lot of beautiful scenery but no services for great distances.

There is a fair amount of traffic on the road: mostly logging trucks. This time of year there are probably several bikers a day going up or down.

When we get info on the situation, maybe we can help figure this out.

What kind of bike is he riding?
Sorry - just realized he's on a DRZ.
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Old 08-14-2013, 11:45 PM   #66
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Tough spot for a breakdown. Luckily there are a lot of pickups and traffic on the road if he is on the stewart cassiar and not detoured.
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Old 08-14-2013, 11:56 PM   #67
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I've been on the Stewart-Cassiar Hwy, although a very long time ago. There is a lot of beautiful scenery but no services for great distances.

There is a fair amount of traffic on the road: mostly logging trucks. This time of year there are probably several bikers a day going up or down.

When we get info on the situation, maybe we can help figure this out.

What kind of bike is he riding?
Sorry - just realized he's on a DRZ.
About a vehicle an hour on the road according to Tropic. He's going to see if he can get the bike going himself in the morning. If not, he'll get in touch with me via the SPOT and I'll phone the nearest towing company. As luck would have it, they're only 22 km away.

Thanks for the input Motopsycoman & chris73.
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Old 08-15-2013, 07:48 AM   #68
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About a vehicle an hour on the road according to Tropic. He's going to see if he can get the bike going himself in the morning. If not, he'll get in touch with me via the SPOT and I'll phone the nearest towing company. As luck would have it, they're only 22 km away.

Thanks for the input Motopsycoman & chris73.
22km! That's just a short walk on that road. Glad to hear he's doing okay. If I'll check in later today.
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Old 08-15-2013, 10:29 AM   #69
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Any more news? Is he in the town of Deas lake now? Waiting on parts?

Hope to hear something soon.

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Old 08-15-2013, 10:58 AM   #70
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Looks like he's calling in the cavalry, Boots no Bike will call the towing at Dease Lake.

Not a terrible place to be stuck if the weather is OK!

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Old 08-15-2013, 11:19 AM   #71
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I called Chuck's Tow, he's heading out and he or Tropic will phone me once they get into town. Whew. Ask me how much I love the internet, Google maps & the SPOT thingamajig!
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Old 08-15-2013, 01:31 PM   #72
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Thanks for the update. A few of us at the shop have been following along and seeing 10 or so "breakdown" spot messages had us wondering what was going on.
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Old 08-15-2013, 02:00 PM   #73
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Thanks for the update. A few of us at the shop have been following along and seeing 10 or so "breakdown" spot messages had us wondering what was going on.
Yeah I was wondering too - I found out it's automated: you press the button once and it sends out emails/text every few minutes for an hour:

"Once activated, SPOT acquires your location from the GPS network and routes it along with the HELP message through the SPOT satellite network every five minutes for one hour or until cancelled. Your contacts will receive an SMS text message including coordinates, or an email with a link to Google Maps™ showing your location."

So where's the betting pool on what broke?
Rear shock? Subframe? transmission?

Looking forward to the stories and photos!
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Old 08-15-2013, 02:21 PM   #74
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I just did a smiliar ride a couple months ago. The stretch up the Dempster from Dawson is pretty long with no gas options except for Eagle Plains. It's a little over 408km or 253 miles.
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Old 08-15-2013, 02:45 PM   #75
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Yeah I was wondering too - I found out it's automated: you press the button once and it sends out emails/text every few minutes for an hour:

"Once activated, SPOT acquires your location from the GPS network and routes it along with the HELP message through the SPOT satellite network every five minutes for one hour or until cancelled. Your contacts will receive an SMS text message including coordinates, or an email with a link to Google Maps™ showing your location."

So where's the betting pool on what broke?
Rear shock? Subframe? transmission?

Looking forward to the stories and photos!
How many contacts get the HELP messages? I only get the good stuff apparently.

What's the least expensive on your breakdown list MJ? Counting shipping. : /
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