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Old 11-18-2012, 04:52 PM   #3031
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Right then all you yanks, eyes down and look in, it's time to help some crusty old Bits out.

Mr & MRS (i.e. no 'broke back' malarky) Old Git are coming to America next year. We intend to arrive at New York mid April and exit via Mexico to South America around mid September.

As all daft Brits do, we are visiting Prudhoe Bay and I am asking what would be the earliest that 2 oldies could cope with the Dalton, bearing in mind that we will already have traversed the Northern US ?? I just do not want to get there only to find that the snow is still down or so cold that us oldies will die of hypothermia.

I do appreciate that timings are subject to weather fluctuations, I just want some idea if it is feasible.

And yes Pluric, Salt Lake is on the list ! We just do not know when.

Answers on a post card marked "FAO Santa Clause" please.

I need some rolling time so I can post some decent piccys on this thread.

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mid June is no problem for Prudhoe. The Dempster is better but I understand you Brits are daft.
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Old 11-18-2012, 06:10 PM   #3032
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Going to up-date this post as we’ve yet to hear from “The Collective”. (insert pluric hasn’t chimed in on this one)

I’m ready to buy and I’d like a bit of information if available.

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I see that this company also offers a double row of these lights for a bit more $.

It looks like they should fit and as we all know "More is Better".

Has anyone tried the double row LED's? I would think there is plenty of power to run them and a second row of LEDs would fit there. Thoughts from the collective? Would it work? Too much light?






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Old 11-18-2012, 08:03 PM   #3033
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Going to up-date this post as we’ve yet to hear from “The Collective”. (insert pluric hasn’t chimed in on this one)

I’m ready to buy and I’d like a bit of information if available.
That's my bike in the photo. I've no experience with the double row LED lights.
I will say I'm really happy with the 6" light bar shown. Very bright white light.
Highly recommend and fits the Tenere like it was made for it.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...92384&page=185

Forgot, here is the one I ordered.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005V26D4E/...0_M3C_ST1_dp_1

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Old 11-19-2012, 01:01 AM   #3034
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mid June is no problem for Prudhoe. The Dempster is better but I understand you Brits are daft.
Mad dogs and Englishmen...etc

Why is the Dempster better than the Dalton ?

I have a back seat driver that watches Ice Road Truckers (!) hence the romance of the Dalton and Prudhoe.
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:34 AM   #3035
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Right then all you yanks, eyes down and look in, it's time to help some crusty old Bits out.

Mr & MRS (i.e. no 'broke back' malarky) Old Git are coming to America next year. We intend to arrive at New York mid April and exit via Mexico to South America around mid September.

As all daft Brits do, we are visiting Prudhoe Bay and I am asking what would be the earliest that 2 oldies could cope with the Dalton, bearing in mind that we will already have traversed the Northern US ?? I just do not want to get there only to find that the snow is still down or so cold that us oldies will die of hypothermia.

I do appreciate that timings are subject to weather fluctuations, I just want some idea if it is feasible.

And yes Pluric, Salt Lake is on the list ! We just do not know when.

Answers on a post card marked "FAO Santa Clause" please.

I need some rolling time so I can post some decent piccys on this thread.

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You've got a place on the north side of DC if you want. Budget enough "down" days to enjoy the trip. Crossing our Great Plains is an excuse to get an Iron Butt plate and you may consider flying the Mrs ahead to meet you in Denver.

June "should" be fine, but be ready for anything. Denali is seldom seen, due to clouds and weather. This June, we found Glacier National Park's "Road to the Sun" still closed for snow removal, road through it in Yellowstone, and had this near Mt. Rainier in Washington State:
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:24 PM   #3036
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Ray would just see that ^^^^ and say "Look Honey another glorious English day"
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:55 PM   #3037
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Ray would just see that ^^^^ and say "Look Honey another glorious English day"
That's why he needs to bring that bike to Salt Lake. I've got the perfect little snow
trail for him to try out.



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Old 11-19-2012, 01:50 PM   #3038
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Ray would just see that ^^^^ and say "Look Honey another glorious English day"
I showed it to SWMBO and she just said "wow, that's impressive". She is a skier so deep snow does not phase her. Shame she no longer says that about me.

Ahh the good old days
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:59 PM   #3039
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That's why he needs to bring that bike to Salt Lake. I've got the perfect little snow
trail for him to try out.
Shame I wont get down there till mid summer. I like riding in snow.

If my plan works I will have done about 15k miles by the time we get to Salt Lake. I feel a couple of Airhawks and Gerbings clawing at my credit card.
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Old 11-19-2012, 02:18 PM   #3040
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Shame I wont get down there till mid summer. I like riding in snow.

If my plan works I will have done about 15k miles by the time we get to Salt Lake. I feel a couple of Airhawks and Gerbings clawing at my credit card.
If you are coming to Salt Lake you will also need your copy of the Book of Mormon.
No problem, I'll have a couple guys waiting for you.

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Old 11-19-2012, 02:38 PM   #3041
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If you are coming to Salt Lake you will also need your copy of the Book of Mormon.
No problem, I'll have a couple guys waiting for you.
Hey Pluric I heard something about some magic under pants.
Is that the reason you have such a success with the ladies?


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Old 11-19-2012, 02:49 PM   #3042
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Hey Pluric I heard something about some magic under pants.
I that the reason you have such a success with the ladies?
Once they are on the floor, yes.
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Old 11-19-2012, 03:17 PM   #3043
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Mad dogs and Englishmen...etc

Why is the Dempster better than the Dalton ?

I have a back seat driver that watches Ice Road Truckers (!) hence the romance of the Dalton and Prudhoe.

Dempster is my preference. Feels more remote, the route is totally unpaved with far less traffic I like the scenery better, there are two free ferries and the road ends in a town instead of an oil camp. River and air trips are available to remote villages. June 21 is National Aboriginal day a festival with native dancing food and exhibits. Two years ago it was sunny and 28C on June 21.

I've done them both. If you can't do both either one is still a great experience. Does the Mrs also watch Ice Pilots NWT
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Old 11-19-2012, 04:44 PM   #3044
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What in the hell happened to this thread??








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Old 11-19-2012, 04:49 PM   #3045
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What in the hell happened to this thread??

You quit posting those great shots you are known for. It's all your fault!!!
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