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Old 07-13-2008, 11:40 AM   #1
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I'm goin over der!

Loaded some crap on the bike and hit the road.

I never took any photos in Ontario or Manitoba really, I wanted to get across the prairies and then throttle back a bit.I pulled in to visit Bernhard and he let me try out his trials bike.This was a lot of fun monkeying around on it.


We also did a nice evening ride in the valley near his home and I was suprised to see such a great riding area considering he is in the prairies.Sorry we both forgot to bring cameras but I rode the 950 for about half the time, and the rest was on the Sherco.
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Old 07-13-2008, 11:53 AM   #2
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These are being preserved as a historic place , as they no longer utilize them much.They are located a short ways from Tnt's place.I was fed a great meal and "camped out" with Bernhard and his family.The next day I stopped at the elevators seen above and then began my long ride across Saskatchewan....

I was hammering along mostly backroads and kicking up the dust.I saw this cool church and pulled over for a break.

Peanut butter on crackers and tea.Eatin cheap,and trying to keep the costs down, and hoping to camp all the way.....
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Old 07-13-2008, 12:03 PM   #3
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Cheap campsite

I rode through Prince Albert northwest and camped out behind some haybales near the highway.I was an hour or 2 from the Alberta border, and this woulda been my 3rd night on the road now



I stopped in at Cold Lake for a short break and motored onwards...

Perfect weather...now up north here the gps was sayin sunset was gonna be at 11:00 pm or so....getting up there...
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Old 07-13-2008, 12:21 PM   #4
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Spare tires for later

I darted up to Ft Mc$misery or Ft Mc money? whichever you choose to call it....and stopped in at some freinds place.Last time they were back home I gave them a couple tires, and said I would swing by and grab them on my way to the Arctic.

Now the bike is loaded in a sad way.It was really difficult to park it and not have it fall over.I stayed one night in the boom town and hit the road.I took the mainroad going down but had arrived there on the backroad 881.

Big stuff going up.They had to stop traffic for this rig to go by.

I pulled into a Provincial Park and did an oil change on the bike.Tried out some fishing in Lesser Slave Lake.


Carrying these tires along was a real pain......but it was cheap.As I already had 5 tires sitting at home why buy more? It worked out ok...
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Old 07-13-2008, 12:26 PM   #5
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Moving right along.....

OK, now when you have never been up here before and you arrive at mile 0 the anticipation for the ride you are about to embark on is quite high....

This was the real beginning of the journey....it just took a few days to get here!
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Old 07-13-2008, 12:32 PM   #6
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Old 07-13-2008, 12:45 PM   #7
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Mile zero


The actual mile zero location.The first couple hundred KM's where not too scenic,at some point I diverted onto the "old roadway" and I crossed this cool curved wooden bridge.After Fort Nelson the landscape began to really deliver, with wildlife and really great riding.

I stopped at Muncho lake.I met a group of 4 KLR riders from California along this section of road.

Now I had arrived at the HotSprings!

All the campsites were full.The guy at the office told me to go over to the overflow area and see if I can find a decent place to set up my tent. I told him I will see what I can do.The rain was about to start and I pulled in under the pole building.A big RV just left and forgot some firewood near where they had been parked.I scrounged up some dry twigs.

I set up my tent under the shelter of the roof.The concrete was hard, but at least I would be dry, and have a nice hot fire going in the stove.Oh, and there was some pools up the trail to go soak in.After riding the 650 trailbike all this way it was time to take a break.I would stay here 2 nights and relax, work on the bike, and get organized and maybe plan the next segment of my journey.
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Old 07-14-2008, 11:20 PM   #8
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:27 PM   #9
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There's lots of info out there for KLR trip prep. Fuel range is good on KLR ! Google KLR Seagull Freeriders my recent coast 2 coast. Same theme: cheap.
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:29 PM   #10
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Not able to make a detailed equipment review at the moment as we are currently traveling & wifi time is spent routing etc. Sorry.
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