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Old 06-18-2009, 09:53 AM   #46
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After that we'll head toward Kamloops some time the end of June or the first week of July.
................Great!....Come ooon Down
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Old 06-18-2009, 05:12 PM   #47
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For your entertainment....

While my tug and tub is in Dauntless stable till the 26th of June. We have gone to see Seattle and it's surroundings, courtesy of inmate Mikepa.

Bulgogi Junghoi; Goyzd; Bulgogi Dupbop; or Bibimbop...anyone??

Uwajimaya is an Asian specialty supermarket providing the widest variety of Asian delicacies.





Sushi to go..









Sushi eaters.....



Our lunches...



Our gas mileage is going to suffer .....???



One of the biggest clams we have ever seen...bigger than my ummmm....??



Whenever you order a Sushi dish you notice the green paste on the plate side, it's a paste called Wasabi. You slab it on your food giving you some enhanced pungent kick. Been told that 99.9% of the Wasabi they put on the plate is a green dyed horseradish product from Germany. The real thing is from Japan which most restaurants cannot afford thus the Deutsches Wasabi.

Look at the price per pound for the real thing....



Stopped by at Touratech, the venerable Motorcycle Adventure store...


Also met Helge Pedersen of Globe riders.

GlobeRiders® is a diversified motorcycle adventure touring and multi-media company founded by him, headquartered in Seattle, Washington. In the elite community of today’s global explorers, Helge stands at the pinnacle of achievement, having journeyed throughout the world for over ten years on his trusted BMW R80GS. Since this initial trek around the world, Helge has continued traveling on two wheels, visiting over 100 countries and covering more miles than he can count. That journey continues today. http://www.globeriders.com/about_pages/about.shtml



Author, Helge Pedersen, Sharon, and Mike Paull, another Globerider partner, guide and webmeister assisting Helge and his team.

Dauntless Motors...

Here we're at Dauntless. This building used to be a cow barn.

Bike's been totally stripped of all gear.



Meeting of the minds...

Dough the master.......author....Jay....Mike Paull....



Ground engineering discussion....



Jay's cow stable show room. Note Mike Paull's Ueberhack #2 being serviced there. It just came back from Tierra del Fuego.



This picture was taken at another BMW store in Takoma. This is going to be my next sidecar.



Or I hang up my bike in a straw basket????


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Old 06-18-2009, 05:18 PM   #48
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post toasties!

Great pics as usual Abe, I have now learned not to open your posts until AFTER dinner....
Looks like yer both havin too much fun man, what an epic trip!!!
Thanks for keeping us all informed and entertained....I know it takes time to photograph and appreciate the time you put into the forum posts.
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Old 06-18-2009, 07:26 PM   #49
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Epic trip??? I agree!!! I am sooo hooked on following their trip!!

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Old 06-18-2009, 09:16 PM   #50
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After that we'll head toward Kamloops some time the end of June or the first week of July.
Hack's in good hands...

On yer way North you folks need to stop by for some Zeke's Burgers, my treat!


I'd like to ride w/ you up to the border!

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Old 06-23-2009, 12:56 PM   #51
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Brian & Ellie in Dawson City

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We made it to Dawson City 1 1/2 days ago for a much needed rest 6700 miles so far ! You have to stop in Dawson and check out the Dome. We are hesding up the Dempster Hwy to Tumbstone Park to view wildlife tonite, then back to the Top of the World Hwy to Chicken. I think when we get to Tok, AK we will have to head south towards home. Sorry not to be in touch but not much chance around these parts to get internet ! Hope you guys are well and maybe we will hook up.
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Old 06-23-2009, 11:18 PM   #52
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Ellmer & Sharron
We made it to Dawson City 1 1/2 days ago for a much needed rest 6700 miles so far ! You have to stop in Dawson and check out the Dome. We are hesding up the Dempster Hwy to Tumbstone Park to view wildlife tonite, then back to the Top of the World Hwy to Chicken. I think when we get to Tok, AK we will have to head south towards home. Sorry not to be in touch but not much chance around these parts to get internet ! Hope you guys are well and maybe we will hook up.
Take good care
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Hola Ellie + Brain,

We're ready to depart either Sunday or Monday toward BC. Bike is currently at Jay's Dauntless stable for modifications. Should be ready this Friday.
God-Speed to AK..
S+E...
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Old 06-24-2009, 10:34 AM   #53
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You have to stop in Dawson and check out the Dome.


Pic from the Dome of the Yukon River and the Top of the World Highway.

Click on it for the really BIG image.
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Old 06-24-2009, 04:38 PM   #54
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Some of us (Dr Jim, Pomme de Terrorist, myself, and other random individuals) do a 11:00 am Saturday breakfast at "Smartypants" in Georgetown (a Seattle neighborhood), just a little south of Touratech if you're still around.

Good greasy breakfasts, excellent Bloody Marys, weird company. ;)

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Old 06-24-2009, 06:31 PM   #55
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Some of us (Dr Jim, Pomme de Terrorist, myself, and other random individuals) do a 11:00 am Saturday breakfast at "Smartypants" in Georgetown (a Seattle neighborhood), just a little south of Touratech if you're still around.

Good greasy breakfasts, excellent Bloody Marys, weird company. ;)

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And WE only go there because it's as close as we can get to Intelligent Underwear...

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Old 06-28-2009, 10:10 PM   #56
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Some of us (Dr Jim, Pomme de Terrorist, myself, and other random individuals) do a 11:00 am Saturday breakfast at "Smartypants" in Georgetown (a Seattle neighborhood), just a little south of Touratech if you're still around.

Good greasy breakfasts, excellent Bloody Marys, weird company. ;)

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Been to Beth's up by Greenlake?
Anyway- You folks done w/ Jay?
Heading North soon? Had a small mishap but the Ural is back on the R1200C.
Offer is still open for a big ol' honkin' burger at Zeke's...

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Old 06-28-2009, 10:58 PM   #57
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Rollin' on the road again....

....we're baaaaaaack!

Finally got back on the road after being away for a week. Was about to produce some narratives and pics yesterday but had poor internet connection while staying with friends in the mountains.....!

Pictures simply does not do justice: this is Mikepa's driveway up to his house and garage. It's a very steep hill, I mean steep..am grateful for the ceramic clutch. Words cannot describe how much we enjoyed meeting Mikepa and his wife. We felt like we've known them a long time and enjoyed our stay immensely. From Mike I learned so much regarding sidecars...mapping... outfitting for long trips...and the art of eating Sushi.



Picked up our rig from Dauntless after leaving it with them for 6 days. Sidecar wheel bearing was changed and aadjusted..swing arm was evaluated and found to be correct. Toe-in and lean to were readjusted and I find the ride much better even though my alignment was ok. I did notice an improvement in straight braking and fuel economy.


Fully overloaded and ready to hit the road. Notice 2 tires loaded on sidecar as they are cheaper to get in lower 48. Predict I'll do tire change somewhere in Alaska.


Inmate Mikepa led us to a "must do" route to Whidbey Island via ferry..


Author admiring Mikepa's UeberHack #3 (Warbird)...notice the car tire wheel..


Mikepa's Warbird...




View from the top


2 happy hackers...


happy hackers......notice Sharon's new jacket. The yellow Olympia jacket she had was not comfortable even though she had it for 3 years...the fabric remained stiff. She found a Rev'iti jacket in Seattle and it fits her like a glove. Having clothes that fit well for long distance riding is important and now I don't have to hear her complaining...we gotta keep our woman happy!


Mikepa's WarBird....looking good!


Ft. Casey State Park...note the 2 guns located on the right side of the fort. Gun on the right is up and ready to be fired and the gun on the left is retracted below the fort walls to remain hidden until ready to be used.





guns retracted



Then we headed for Deception Pass....



the current can go as high as 12 knots....

stopped for great lunch just up the road from Deception Pass


dungeon crab cake sandwich and german potato salad...mmm good!!


Good lookin' War Bird...


what else do 2 guys talk about....their hacks!! Here we bid Mikepa adieu.


We're going to Sedro Woolley to visit Sharon's childhood best friend she hasn't seen in over 20 years.

local attraction...

long road to their house in the mountains...

interesting tree that grew over a fallen log many years ago...

one of many varieties of berries on the property...

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Old 06-29-2009, 12:46 AM   #58
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Been to Beth's up by Greenlake?
Anyway- You folks done w/ Jay?
Heading North soon? Had a small mishap but the Ural is back on the R1200C.
Offer is still open for a big ol' honkin' burger at Zeke's...

~Jim
Would have loved getting together with everyone at Zeke's...but we were quite anxious to get underway after being landlocked for a bit over a week. Sharon had to work a week in Las Vegas while Jay's shop worked on our sidecar so we were itching to move along and get back in the wild. Will let you know when we stop over on way back from Alaska and maybe then we can all hook up at Zeke's. Hope your mishap wasn't serious!!!
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Rolling along route 20; North Cascade National Park

Irene, my best friend since I was 9 years old....we haven't seen each other for over 20+ YEARS. One day visit is not enuff...but it was great to see her! From her house, you can see Mt. Baker.



We took route #20 from Sedro Woolley to route #97(Omak)




















Here we ran into a BMW mountain rallye. Felt proud to among my big brethrens





Route #20, Northern Cascades





Stopped in the lovely western town of Winthrop for gas and lunch...







Indian translation of the same description above..






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Old 06-29-2009, 08:37 AM   #60
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Good Bye USA...Hello Canada

Along route # 97(Okanogan, Omak) we again rode through apple valley and the Indian reservation.



These towns are located in a valley trapping most of the days heat and coolness of the nights. Ideal are for apple growth. Rains are also intermittend. It was quite hot here: 90 degrees and had to shed our mountain layers.



We entered the Canadian border at Oroville, WA. Could not locate NightHawk; a small border crossing on the GPS(didn't carry a Washington State map). It was Sunday and the border crossing at Oroville was empty. Customs admired our rig than asking the customary crossing questions.







Rolling along Canada route 97; 97C; 5a and 5 toward Kamloops, BC












This couple made contact with us back in Washington State and wanted to see the rig when passing through. We called them and gave them a lookee, shared sidecar stuff.



They are in their 60's and still ride ravenously in the dirt. Wife mans the leaning sidecar while he zooms through thick and thin. AMAZING!



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