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Old 06-06-2011, 02:54 PM   #31
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I'm in. Looking forward to this one.

I've seen on the news that there is lots of flooding going on up in the north central part of the country... do you think any of that is going to impact your route?
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Old 06-06-2011, 03:29 PM   #32
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I'm in. Looking forward to this one.

I've seen on the news that there is lots of flooding going on up in the north central part of the country... do you think any of that is going to impact your route?
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Old 06-06-2011, 07:21 PM   #33
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This will be an awesome trip, we rode up to Deadhorse last July.
Are you coming back on the Cassiar? If so, make sure to check out Telegraph Creek in Dease Lake, B.C. It's a 70 mile, dead end gravel road with some of the best scenery we saw on the entire trip. Definitely worth the half day or so it takes to ride it. Have fun and safe travels!
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Old 06-06-2011, 07:36 PM   #34
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For all inquiring minds, the front tire is a Metzler Tourance, size 130/80 17...
damn, ya absolutely positive that will work? looks dangerous.


nice setup on the bike. safe travels.
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Old 06-07-2011, 06:49 AM   #35
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Today is the day! Vaya Con Dios Brother! Stay safe and can't wait to see your RR.
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Old 06-07-2011, 07:13 AM   #36
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Alright, got a lot of posts to respond to, and I'm doing my final load of laundry this morning before my dad gets in and we have to pack up my truck, so here goes.


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Hey Denis

Been looking forward to reading this report since you told me about it this winter when I met you down in Flamingo camping. I like the changes you made to the bike since then.

We are headed down to the Keys in the next month or so, but you will be long gone by then. I am sure you are ready. You have to be a little stir crazy being a rider and living in the Keys.

Have fun on the trip. It sounds great!!!

Dan
Hiya Dan! How's that Shadow treating you? Too bad we'll be missing each other when you come to the keys. Thanks for the kind words about the bike; it has taken a little transformation since you last saw it!


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Hey Denis!! Glad to see your plans held together and you are starting. Nice job on the bike. If you get a late start on Wednesday give me a shout(pm'd phone number) and I will buy a beer and burger in Homestead as you come through!!!

My adventure starts in 25 days!!! Lots of Florida folks headed to AK this year!!
Thanks for the invite, but I'm more than likely get an early start tomorrow morning; I'm just so damn excited! I don't know if I'll be able to fall asleep tonight! Instead, how 'bout you keep an eye on my RR for when you hit the road at the end of the month. Maybe we can meet up for a brew somewhere up north!?

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I'm in. Looking forward to this one.

I've seen on the news that there is lots of flooding going on up in the north central part of the country... do you think any of that is going to impact your route?
Hmmm.....hadn't heard about flooding. Like Airborndad said though, I'll come up with something. Who knows, sometimes when you have to detour you see the coolest things!


QUOTE=Pflum;16100886]This will be an awesome trip, we rode up to Deadhorse last July.
Are you coming back on the Cassiar? If so, make sure to check out Telegraph Creek in Dease Lake, B.C. It's a 70 mile, dead end gravel road with some of the best scenery we saw on the entire trip. Definitely worth the half day or so it takes to ride it. Have fun and safe travels![/QUOTE]

I will be! Dease lake is right on my return route. I've now put a waypoint there and will be sure to check it out. Thanks for the tip!

PS. Anyone else that has any other tips like this PLEASE let me know! Thank you!


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damn, ya absolutely positive that will work? looks dangerous.


nice setup on the bike. safe travels.

You know, now that you mention it, I am starting to worry a little bit. After all, people have warned me that the guy who told me it would be safe to do this is a bit of a nut job!

Just kiddin'! Thanks a lot for all the advice and tips in my prep work for this trip JD, I greatly appreciate it!


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Today is the day! Vaya Con Dios Brother! Stay safe and can't wait to see your RR.
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Bob my good man!!! Thanks for the well wishes. Hope all is well in VA. We'll have to get together when I get back to VA in late July/early August.


Alright, now back to laundry, and then packing up the truck. Less than 24 hrs 'till take off!!!
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Old 06-07-2011, 11:47 AM   #37
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Dennis the bike looks great, you definitely know how to prep a bike for a long trip, sense looking at your DRZ at Laurel Fork I've been working to get mine ready for a fall trip. Have a safe trip I'll be following your RR.
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Old 06-07-2011, 01:30 PM   #38
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As always, so well thought out and expressed.

May God's hands be on the handlebars along with yours, Denis.
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Old 06-07-2011, 07:36 PM   #39
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Dennis the bike looks great, you definitely know how to prep a bike for a long trip, sense looking at your DRZ at Laurel Fork I've been working to get mine ready for a fall trip. Have a safe trip I'll be following your RR.
Thank you for the kind words; I like to think that I've done my homework.
Where you thinking of going in the fall? I'll be looking forward to a ride report!


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As always, so well thought out and expressed.

May God's hands be on the handlebars along with yours, Denis.
Thank you George. Having the big guy upstairs keeping an eye on me can only help.
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Old 06-07-2011, 07:40 PM   #40
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SPOT Tracker Page

Just wanted to let everyone know that I've gone ahead and added the tracking option to my Spot Tracker at the behest of my dad. So here's the link to my SPOT.


Damn, now I won't be able to hide anymore!
Just kidding. This is always good for when trying to meet up with other riders. This way they can look up and see where you are.

If you open up this page though before tomorrow morning when I get on the road you won't see nothing though as I haven't left Key West yet.

LESS THAN 12 HOURS 'TILL TAKE OFF!!!

Alright, now to try and get to bed.

PS. I've also added my SPOT page into my signature line.
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Old 06-07-2011, 07:57 PM   #41
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The Cassiar Hy has a forest fire going. It has been closed, but according to this link it has re-opened:

http://www.drivebc.ca/#listView&severity=Major

Might want to put that link in your favorites,,

Have a great ride, man.
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Old 06-07-2011, 08:07 PM   #42
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Bon Voyage!

Have a great, fun, & safe trip! May the Versys serve you well!!

Looking forward to the updates...

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Old 06-08-2011, 04:54 AM   #43
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Bon Voyage!

What a ride you have planned! Know that many people (myself included) will be spending countless hours living vicariously with you from their desks at work, and if you look over your shoulder long enough you might even catch the faintest glimmer of the pack running just a heartbeat behind you :)

Bon Voyage, and very much subscribed!
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Old 06-08-2011, 05:06 AM   #44
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Seat Up, Rubber Down!!

Have a good ride and maybe I will catch you up north sometime mid July!!
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Old 06-08-2011, 10:45 AM   #45
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Just wanted to post up a quick note. After a less than organized morning, , I was cruising out of Key West at 9:30 (after swinging by to get a picture of the southern most point and US 1 mile marker 0). In Florida city now, just stopped for lunch at a great taco place I'd found when I went camping in the Everglades a couple months back.

Pictures to follow.

Don't forget that you can see where I am at any given point via my spot tracker! Link is in my signature line.
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