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Old 06-29-2009, 10:14 AM   #61
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They are in their 60's and still ride ravenously in the dirt. Wife mans the non-leaning sidecar while he zooms through thick and thin. AMAZING!
.....Yes, well thanx, Elmer

However, I wouldn't exactly describe it as "zooming"... More of a plodding motion with the occasional plummet, and definitely leaning more towards the thin, rather than thick. (not all that brave, ye know!)

It was really a pleasure to have met you both, we feel it is a privilege, and wish you a great safe trip. Your posts are amazing.

(signed)...The Anonymous Kamloops Kouple
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Old 06-29-2009, 10:29 AM   #62
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....we're baaaaaaack!

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.
Greetings Sharon and Elmer -

The pleasure was ours. Was great to get to know the two of you, you're good people, and deserve a huge "Good on Ya'" for making the Great Northern Trek, and your continuing posts are both a delight and inspriration. Look forward to more posts, and also to seeing you on your return journey. And thanks for bringing the good weather with you when you came out here!

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Old 06-29-2009, 06:26 PM   #63
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Amazing

Wow! As usual another wonderfully executed ride report of your journey.
You two do a sensational job of documenting the journey, I look forward to each new posting to follow you on the trip.
It is, without a doubt, a trip of a lifetime. Your photography is amazing, comments insightful and even amusing at times, what a great way to document a wonderful trip and amazing people and places you have been.
I've learned to eat before reading your posts.....
I look forward to seeing more of your journey, godspeed to you both!
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Old 06-29-2009, 07:06 PM   #64
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Most enjoyable

Thanks so much for your effort that allows all of us to enjoy your trip. Nice balance of riding, touristing and just enjoying life. Best wishes for a safe trip.
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Old 06-29-2009, 07:43 PM   #65
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Wow! As usual another wonderfully executed ride report of your journey.
You two do a sensational job of documenting the journey, I look forward to each new posting to follow you on the trip.
It is, without a doubt, a trip of a lifetime. Your photography is amazing, comments insightful and even amusing at times, what a great way to document a wonderful trip and amazing people and places you have been.
I've learned to eat before reading your posts.....
I look forward to seeing more of your journey, godspeed to you both!
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Hi Koifarm, Ridenfly & Mikepa....thanks for your comments! Glad to know you enjoy the journey along with us . This IS THE TRIP of a lifetime for us as we are not getting any younger. We think that everyone should do something spectacular for themselves and we have always enjoyed adventures. I also like being with my man! One has got to live, enjoy and have fun. C'est la vie!!

Mikepa...we still have the good weather, except for a bit of drizzle today! You've given us good karma!!

By the way Koifarm...you should have had dinner first before reading tonite as there are no food pictures.
--Sharon (Die Frau)

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Old 06-29-2009, 09:04 PM   #66
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Kamloops >.......>> Prince George, BC

We're still in British Columbia. It's soooo big...that we still have 1,013 miles to go before hitting Whitehorse, Yukon by either taking the Alaska highway or the Campbell Highway (60% paved/40% gravel) then Canol road. The Cambell highway route would be a good prerequisite before tackling the Dempster or Dalton highway.

Currently we're in Prince George after riding 534 km from Kamloops (Indian translation: "where the 2 rivers meet" rivers from the north and from the east). Temps have been in the 70's around Kamloops and are now hovering in the low 60's in Prince George. The further north we go....bbbrrrrr...! Tomorrow it's supposed to be in the high 50's. On goeth the electric vests, thermals, thick gloves.

I remember when I rode the great white eastern North Loop last year...and being a coffee connoisseur--I always hunted for Starbucks coffee shops. It's my road "beer"

I was told that the great institution that Canada offers to counter St'bucks is the contraption called Tim Hortons..eh,

So being here...might as well taste their javas in stride although not much desired>>>>




Believe me Hackers...this rig of mine draws crowds everywhere. It's nice..but often times a pain in the Derriere as I have to start reading lips while my wife is on the WC. Although they all mean well and are curious how this thing works. It is nice meeting peoplefrom all walks of life.



Canada Tire is the equivalent to Pep Boys, Advanced Auto or Auto Zone. Needed another low beam bulb. Used up my previous high beam bulb now the low one. GGrrrr...luckily Canada tire had them. The housing that held the contact prong totally disintegrated in my hands. So just connected the female and male spades together. Presto BMW computer accepted the damn Canadian thing.


On the road to Prince George..via route #97




There was an area where a vast acreage of Pine trees were dead. The area was pretty hot during noon....is global warming slowly creeping further north of this line?




Visitors Center built of small redwood beams...absolutley gorgeous...picture does no justice...



We've been riding so long ....so here's some roads for you to see





Cabin Art...





After so many uneventful road trips we're finally seeing what everyone tells me to avoid and hit the gravel roads...



Mikepa's future experimental Hack truck tire...



Cold front beckons in the distance...




Rain clouds....oh nooooooo...


Doned our Wally-Mart shower suits. Got sprinkled then rained a little...nuthin' extraordinary. No pics due to rain...
Something I learned from Advriders..next time you get caught in a rain storm and you're in town..seek shelter in a car power wash stall. Prefect overhang waiting for the rains to pass. No problemo as it's raining and no one will wash their cars...whoooooo...cheers

It's on to Dawson Creek tomorrow for the beginning of the AK highway

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Old 06-29-2009, 10:29 PM   #67
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Great pics.

I love that neck of the woods. The Yukon even more.

Thanks for taking us along.
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Old 06-30-2009, 04:30 AM   #68
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Thank you Thank you Elmer and Sharon!! You all make me hungry for food and also hungry for a long ride.
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Old 06-30-2009, 05:54 AM   #69
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Hi, my friends the Alaska Thrillseekers!

Look for a piece of my "fossil" from my 1991 trip up there on my 1989 Honda Transalp. Unlikely, because I came home in one piece and so was my bike.
Also, look for Gallaudet and Kendall street names at the milepost town.
Enjoy and no reason to rush cuz no more Gold Rush !?!?!?
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Old 06-30-2009, 03:49 PM   #70
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[quote=Abenteuerfahrer]We're still in British Columbia.
There was an area where a vast acreage of Pine trees were dead. The area was pretty hot
during noon....is global warming slowly creeping further north of this line?


[quote]
................Unfortunately, E&S, what you describe is a tiny part of the devastation to BC's
pine forests by the latest terrible onslaught of the Mountain Pine Beetle.
You will see vast areas of destruction as you travel BC.
Sometimes it seems nearly all the Province's pines are dead or dying. I am particularly upset
about the loss of our magnificent Ponderosa Pines:

(you can see a couple of beetle-killed trees background right).
As a dirt-biker, I have had many wonderful rides through these trees,
they are my all-time favourites.

.....Should the beetle ever take hold on the Colorado Plateau,
it would be a World-class disaster, only EXTREME cold stops the spread.

...........Now, on a lighter note: You didn't enjoy Tim Horton's ??
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Old 06-30-2009, 04:07 PM   #71
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I was told that the great institution that Canada offers to counter St'bucks is the contraption called Tim Hortons..eh,

So being here...might as well taste their javas in stride although not much desired>>>>


Don't mean to offend our fine brothers and sisters Up North, I have always enjoyed our treks through Canada, but I've learned three things about Tim Horton's from the one time we tried one:

- It really isn't coffee at all, I think, as a member of the Commonwealth, we're still being punished for the Boston Tea Party.

- Remember to ask them to "hold the water" when you order a salad. The chopped lettuce is apparently held in tubs of water laced with sulfites to keep them from browning, we had a good 1/4" (or, I guess that should be 7mm?) of water in the bottom of our salad bowl.

- If you order fries, they may ask "yellow or brown". Silly me, I thought they had a choice on the type of potatoe, but no, they were asking if I wanted yellow or brown "gravy". As near as I can tell, the gravy is that nasty instant canned variety that requires no refrigeration, however, it can be used to lubricate your wheel bearings should you have any further problems with them.



Good Eats (not!).

It just ain't right!

And don't even get me started on "Poutines", as I am a firm believer that French (or American) Fries were created solely for the mass consumption of the food group known as "Ketchup".
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Old 06-30-2009, 04:41 PM   #72
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Laugh Canadian food ?

..........Mike, I do hope your comments were
tongue-in-cheek, and not meant to be taken
seriously.

Not that I would want to get into a pissing contest
re quality of fast-food (and coffee!) either side of
the 49th (I'd win!)

If you really are serious, I have to say that
as a "new" Canadian of 40 years standing, I
have never experienced what you have, although
there is good and piss-poor everywhere in the world.
There was, admittedly, a time when Tim Horton's
wasn't up to much,
but they have bought it back from the US chain
(who shall remain nameless)
and it is now just fine. We are, after all talking fast-food
here, not gourmet dining.

As for the gravy on the fries, yes...a quirk of the
North, but I've never been served it
without asking for it (yellow? never).
(..and your picture shows a Pepsi!...Ugh!)

Poutine?......Well they are French!, you have to
make allowances, especially when you've REALLY
eaten-out in Quebec...mmmmm!

(With Apologies for the Hijack)
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Old 06-30-2009, 04:48 PM   #73
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..........Mike, I do hope your comments were
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Yup!

I'm not prone to ranting, really, there's enough noise on the web at it is.

Unless of course, you want to engage in a heated thread about the merits of the oilheads vs. hexheads (I own both!), but that would be another thread, on another forum, for another day.

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Old 06-30-2009, 05:09 PM   #74
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Yup!
I'm not prone to ranting, really, there's enough noise on the web at it is.
Best,
Excellent!.....And, Mike: 3rd Party thanx
for the treatment afforded "Deaf On Wheels"

Kudos, Man!
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Old 06-30-2009, 05:27 PM   #75
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I kinda like gravy on fries myself. But then again i like chicken gizzards too
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