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Old 12-15-2012, 06:53 AM   #76
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Day 17, The Ride and the Street Nap

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The Ferry arrived in Prince Rupert at 3:00am; we were all forced to get up at 2:00am in order to get the bikes off the ferry. As last night was the last night on the ferry we had all stayed up too late partying. But so after only a couple of hours sleep we found ourselves back in line to enter Canada. We are down to 6 riders as we watch Jeffrey and the Kawasaki drive away with new buddy Larry.
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So in the dark, in the rain, a bit hung over at 3:00am we start our ride. The plan is to ride to Terrace and find a place for breakfast. At 6:00am we arrive at Denny’s, today right now Denny’s sounds good to us.
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So it’s a full big breakfast for everyone, I had pancakes and lots of Diet Coke, everyone else went for egg, bacon and coffee (except Tracy). Now with caffeine we are all back on the road, today we will need to log 460miles
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After about ˝ hour I am feeling tired so I decide to pull over and check in with everyone. As soon as I stop, Missy gets off her bike and lays down on the pavement and fall asleep. Wow I have never seen such a thing.
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Turns out we are all just beat, so we pull out the chairs and proceed to have a nap at now 8:00am in the morning. (except Steve, he never sleeps)
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Ok, so after an hour group nap we are on the road again. They sure do get a lot of rain up here.
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The destination for the evening was Punchaw Lake, a remote forest camp about 50 south of Prince George. Ok so do you remember day 2, we stayed with GISDood (Kelly) at his tent Space in Prince George, So we had texted Kelly and told him where we would be camping. Kelly packed up his bike and rode out and met us at our camp. Wow great guy and it was good to see him again.
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I love this Tent Site stuff when you meet good people. So we all had dinner and camped together around a beautiful lake.
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Long Day turned out great
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Old 12-15-2012, 07:43 AM   #77
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I've enjoyed following this RR. Especially like to see the pics of the route you've followed.

Appears that most members of the team carried a generous amount of gear. What was the opinion regarding stuff that would be eliminated from the packing list of a similar future journey?
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Old 12-15-2012, 06:12 PM   #78
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Great report so far, I've been following along. I also did a ride to Alaska this past summer from June 19 to July 17.
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Old 12-15-2012, 07:28 PM   #79
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What a terrific ride report. Seeing this makes me want an adventure bike rather the fat old harley I ride....LOL.
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Old 12-15-2012, 11:18 PM   #80
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Great stuff, everyone! Those pictures of the 'street nap' were hilarious! I've got a few photos from the evening at Punchaw Lake as well, so I'll post them up here for you all and try not to get ahead of the timeline...

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So we had texted Kelly and told him where we would be camping. Kelly packed up his bike and rode out and met us at our camp.
I don't need much of a reason to get out... the weather was nice, the wife was working out of town, and I wanted to get out fishing. And it was great to see you all (minus Dave and Jeffrey, of course) on your way south.

Don't need much of a reason to get out and join friends for a ride when the road to meet you looks like this:


Plus a little gravel along the way...


I got to Punchaw Lake a couple hours before the rest of the gang and killed some time fishing. Caught a couple coarse fish (suckers) but no trout for dinner, unfortunately. At least the water was nice!


Soon enough I heard the distinctive sound of adventure twins (and Steve's single, too) so I headed back to shore. By the time I got back everyone had nearly finished setting up their tents.


Missy and a couple of the guys decided the water looked 'good enough' to have bath in... and away they went!


Being that this was to be the last night of camping for the group, there was no reason to hold back - I think at least half the bottle of fire starter was sacrificed to the camp fire gods and Missy had an inferno roaring in no time!


Once the flames died down, it was nice to just put your feet up and stare at the fire, mesmerized...


Great seeing you all again! Looking forward to the rest of the story!
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Old 12-17-2012, 05:33 AM   #81
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Day 18,19 End of the ride

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Not a very eventful riding day for us, we said our good byes to Kelly, and headed for the Sasquatch Inn near the border of the USA. We rode about 420 miles and had planned our final celebration dinner at the Inn. We arrived around 6:00pm and found that there had been a biker celebration here and it was just ending.
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We saw people with clean bikes
We cleaned up and headed for our celebration dinner and found that the place would not let us in for dinner becauce Jeffrey was 18y old. Even with out drinking the place would not serve us dinner. So it was up to our room and we brought some dinner in. We can’t really recommend this place as they were not very helpful. But we had a nice evening reflecting on our adventures anyway. Day 19 in the morning we rode to Seattle and the ride was over. Wow just like that we were done.
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The end of a ride always has mixed feelings, somewhere between happy about the ride and sad it is over.
But now is the time that we begin dreaming of the next ride.
What’s next on this post: I will collect some final thought from all the riders and I will post complete gps files for download in the next several days.
For the most current info you can always visit my web page for this ride.
ARCTIC WOLF RIDE summer 2012
The GPS files and Original ride plan doucment is at the end of the web page
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Old 12-17-2012, 05:50 AM   #82
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Great report so far, I've been following along. I also did a ride to Alaska this past summer from June 19 to July 17.
Gnarly Adventurer, Looks like you have done some great fun adventures, I love the 250 thing too! In 2010 my son and I did the Trans America trail on WR250R and we loved it:

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Old 12-17-2012, 10:08 AM   #83
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Really nice report!!
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:52 AM   #84
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Great report.
Too bad about the celebration supper. Had you ended up in Alberta it wouldn't have been a problem,
our drinking age is 18.
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Old 12-17-2012, 12:04 PM   #85
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Great RR + pics.

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Old 12-17-2012, 01:50 PM   #86
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read every word, great job!!
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:05 PM   #87
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Great Ride Report !!
One more question where did you come up with the short legged chairs ?
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:27 PM   #88
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In on the whole ride. Read every word as well. Father, son, daughter, friend adventure, what else is there to say? Ride of a lifetime with family and friends. Doesn't get any better then that! Thank you all!!!
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:51 PM   #89
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Thanks much, enjoyed.

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Old 12-17-2012, 10:23 PM   #90
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Outstanding report.............I have done the Alaska ride twice and then I watched the TAT video and that looks like a new adventure to check out....................Thanks for taking us all along.............
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