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Old 07-13-2008, 11:43 PM   #31
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Good Report

Kari,

Thanks for the report, great to see the progress and pics. Sander is here in Juneau now. Great riding with you coming back on the Dempster....still cracks me up how I'm hanging on for dear life in the gravel and you frickin pass me.... one handed taking my picture....

Ride on, dude!

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Old 07-13-2008, 11:44 PM   #32
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We pull into Eagle Plains.Its cold, we go into the lounge and meet some other riders heading south.They provide us with great info on the road up ahead.thats Squonker there in the yellow,glad to be here!

Dinner for a buck. Or however much Ichi-Ban noodles cost, plus the 5 Arctic Grayling from earlier in the day.Tent camping of course!

Nice oasis in the middle of nowhere.Good hot showers too.
Hey bud, good to see your report. It was good riding with you, the way we rode alone but still had eachother as backup on the Dempster was great.

And I have to say...we pulled into Eagle Plains at about 11pm, tired and both emotionally and physically beat from our ride that day. The wind was howling and it was cold - we'd gone inside and had a beer (the chap with his feet up on the table was good enough to foot the bill) and all I wanted to do was go to bed. Hektoglider wanted to eat his darned fish and I could see he'd be hurt if I said no, so I put on a brave face and cooked some noodles up. But that meal was one of the best I had throughout my whole trip. In fact it may have been the best because it's still the one that stands out. Nice work with that fishing rod, dude!

Keep this coming - it's good (especially photos of me!)
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Old 07-14-2008, 12:35 AM   #33
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Great story, Kari! Keep it coming, please.

Hope to catch up with you again one of these days.


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Old 07-14-2008, 05:31 AM   #34
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Old 07-14-2008, 02:10 PM   #35
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Old 07-14-2008, 07:20 PM   #36
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Old 07-14-2008, 07:44 PM   #37
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Sure, he hooks us all in, and then takes off fishing or something....
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Old 07-14-2008, 07:51 PM   #38
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Old 07-14-2008, 08:16 PM   #39
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Not only is he probably fishing...if he sticks to the usual pattern, he'll be fishing for the next six weeks!
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Old 07-14-2008, 08:29 PM   #40
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Facinating ride report and great pics. Its good to know that an old KLR is able to complete such a journey. I'm tempted. The living off the land with a fishing rod was a nice touch. I can relate.
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Old 07-14-2008, 08:47 PM   #41
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more in a bit....

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Sure, he hooks us all in, and then takes off fishing or something....
Yea I had to go get some of those Northern Ontario Walleyes today....mmm.

Gaspipe- hope to see you's down at Chabochis, or Hauchinera in Oct.

Sqounker- great riding the Arctic with you...

Dave- great place to meet you....

and now for some more RR.....
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Old 07-14-2008, 09:04 PM   #42
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Inuvik

Ok so we have made it...its way up here in the top end of Canada, Inuvik.It was pretty incredible riding all the way here from just above the Minnesota border on the KLR.The crossing into Yukon, then NWT and riding down into the Beaufort Delta was something I will never forget.The weather was perfect, allowing us to see for miles from the high sections of the Dempster.The first thing on my mind was an accurate forecast, and the report was that there is no rain in sight for many days.Sounds great! I can handle relaxing uo here for a few days.

The campground is walking distance into town and is first rate. Nice clean showerhouse, and wooden tent pads are a nice touch.

In the north, all the sewer and water is above ground.

I went around the community and was looking for a nice souvineer without dropping too much cash.The touristy stuff like the fleece pullovers with the Northwest Territories logo were fetching upwards of $60. I stumbled upon a yard sale and got an authentic G'witchin Tribal Coucil sweater, a t-shirt with a Dene -Inuvik logo for 1$ each, plus they were giving away potato salad and shrimp salads. Sounds good!

I also saw some big tundra equipment that is mostly parked in the summer.

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I checked the little tourist booklet and saw that the town has a nice family complex.This is like a gym, swimming pool with sauna and steam room.I figured I would go there and get a workout in, and hit the sauna.That really hit the spot, felt great. Also during the four day stop, I did some work on the bike, re-filling the battery with water, and cleaning the air filter.

Squonker knew some of the locals, and we had a weiner roast scheduled for the following night at the campground.We invited them, and had a nice fire. Now this midnight sun is cool to experience, it just goes around, and around.After a few days , you say to yourself, ok midnight sun, I kinda am getting out of wack here....what time is it? 3 am? really! And then sleep in heavily the next day.

The McKenzie Inn, a BMW guy was staying at one of these places waiting for a part for his bike.I wonder how he made out? He was still waiting when we left for Dawson.
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Old 07-14-2008, 09:34 PM   #44
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Heading south....

Spending 3 nights in Inuvik was a treat, not having to turn around and rush back. On the second or third day we were there, Dave showed up having rode up solo to Inuvik. So when we headed south there was three of us.We met a few groups of bikes on the return journey.Here we are on one of the ferries.

Now we get to run this spectacular road in the opposite direction, and the forecast is supposed to be sunny.We did a side trip to this small place.It required an extra boat ride to do it.



We stayed long enough to have an ice cream or cola and take in the views of the rivers.Then it was time to roll!



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Old 07-14-2008, 09:49 PM   #45
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Back into the Yukon...


Looks like the grocery truck is up outa the ditch...

We all made it back to EaglePlains and camped out.Fueled up in the morning and rode onwards...

We rode past the Ural, then stopped and turned around and backtracked a few hundred metres to talk.I wanted one of these really bad a few years ago, and somehow did not end up with one.Thats Spicy McHaggis riding it.

I would ride like a maniac way ahead, then stop and fish.I would see the bikes zoom by...Then I would bag my fish, ride like a maniac and get way past them.


I knew the trapper cabin would be a good place to stop and cook the fish up.The roof offered some protection from the light rain that was threatening.

Even had a chair to sit down in...


I caught up again at Hwy 2 at the gas station...what a ride! Time to go see whats happening in Dawson. D2D starts in a few days.
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