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Old 07-02-2011, 10:47 PM   #181
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Old 07-03-2011, 07:11 AM   #182
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Laugh Leaving for Gort Nelson

Today we enter uncharted territory for us. Never been to where we are going and both of us are getting excited. The Tigers are doing incredibly well and we are actually LOVING them for the road traveling, Soon we will see how it goes off road and at that time I will post my comparisons. As it stands right now, it will be hard for Triumph to get these bikes away from us when we return!
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Old 07-03-2011, 07:18 AM   #183
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I'm in. Love my Tiger, wish I was there. Good luck.
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Old 07-03-2011, 08:44 AM   #184
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Leaving for Gort Nelson

There's a Gort Nelson?

(I know it was a typo, but it's an amusing one)

Hope you're enjoying the ride as much as we're enjoying the report!
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Old 07-03-2011, 01:56 PM   #185
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What a cool trip and a great cause.
Have fun OR ride safe...your choice
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Old 07-03-2011, 06:04 PM   #186
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Old 07-03-2011, 10:41 PM   #187
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Day 5 Dawson Creek to Toad River, BC

Started the day out right with Auntie Marilynne and Uncle Fred who served us an awesome breakfast to send us on our way. Great visit, great food and incredible, gracious hosts.




Next we were off on the Alaska highway, fueled up in Fort St. John and went through a little town named Taylor where we had to stop and take a picture because Cheryl’s cousin’s name is Taylor.


We came across this sign and weren’t sure we should believe it because we had not really seen ANY wildlife up to this point. We discovered a little farther into our travels on this day that the sign was telling the truth! (Don’t worry, there will be pictures to prove it!)


Another fuel stop, this time at a place called Pink Mountain.





The scenery was absolutely breathtaking and every corner we rounded treated us with a beautiful view.




Entering the Northern Rockies was a sight. The roads got more bends and twisties to them and the scenery just even got better.


Before we got to the good stuff we stopped in Fort Nelson. This was where we were supposed to spend the night but Cheryl thought riding to Toad River, another 280 KM would be a better idea. And….it was, you’ll see.


Such a lovely mug eh?


Roadside treats, yummy! Fort Nelson is very small. Just a strip and expensive gas. $1.52 per litre. We got gas for $1.12 in Alberta!


The Northern Rockies are beautiful for sure and at this pull out is where Leslie found her luggage mount on the pipe side was hanging off. Somewhere, somehow, the bolts popped out. Not too much of a surprise. We only had one night to install the luggage and we were not shocked to see things come loose. Probably should have done a better inspection in Dawson Creek.






Such a shame even graffiti in the middle of no where!


Of course a bike shot!


Then Leslie noticed the brackets on her panniers. We do not have extra bolts with us. Learned a lesson today but we found some left under my seat. Go figure. Cheryl rigged up something to hold us over if not be a keeper and after dismantling the entire luggage system on the side of the road we were back on two wheels with nothing hanging off.


See the disconnect?






After being delayed for about an hour we headed out once again towards Toad River. We really had no idea what to expect at Toad River to be honest.
But before we ended for the day we got to see this little guy.




We were wondering where his momma was hiding. Didn’t stay long to find out.




We went over about 3 or 4 of the metal bridges they have up here. Interesting to say the least under a motorcycle tires. Easy on the throttle, relax the grip and it is all good.






LOVE this sign!
We think these were Caribou but who knows for sure. I am sure someone will comment and let us know.




We also saw mountain goats, deer, moose, black bear and a goshawk. Looking forward to see more wildlife and not hitting them.
After our 623 KM day we ended up at Toad River and what a surprise. We had no idea how cute this place would be and has WIFI, great camp site with a little kitchen and “lodge”. Nice place for anyone riding out this way. Only cost $20.16 including tax. What a bargain in this neck of the woods.


Highly recommended!




Inside the lodge there is a little grocery store, restaurant and gifts. A bowl of chilli was $10. We ate out of a bag and had delicious Beef Stroganoff. The ceiling of the lodge us full of caps!


Cheryl hanging out on the old tracker. This place is a keeper for sure!








After we ate diner a storm came flying through. Never saw it coming and it only lasted a few minutes but the winds and rain came down and then disappeared. Now it is very cool and dry and of course very light out.


Off to Watson Lake, YT tomorrow. We have both never been to the YUKON! So, looking forward to it. So, Day 5 has come to an end and it sure is looking better and better each day. We can not wait to see the roads we will be riding and what we will be seeing. Out for now.

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Old 07-03-2011, 10:49 PM   #188
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AWESOME RR !!! Keep it up the good work "ride"... You guys turned off your PM ? What skid plate do you have on your scooters ? Looking forward to reading more tomorrow ! Be safe !
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Old 07-03-2011, 11:23 PM   #189
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Great pics! Thanks for posting.
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Old 07-04-2011, 12:06 AM   #190
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Yup to the caribous..

Please be very careful tomorrow as you get closer to Liard Hot Springs, the buffalo/bison can be on the road. We found those same caribou near Summit Lake.

Stop at the Hot Springs... it's $10 and well worth it, even for just an hour.

Watson Lake is sorta cool, the sign post forest is of course the draw. 71,000+ signs is pretty impressive.

The gas station in Teslin has a great burger (the Teslin Burger) it's just off the bridge on your right. You should be ther just about lunch time... :)

Ride safe.

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Old 07-04-2011, 12:31 AM   #191
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Great report! Keep up the good work and keep riding safe.
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Old 07-04-2011, 05:10 AM   #192
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Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.....it was cold last night in our Mutha Hubba tent and 3 season sleeping bag at 4 degrees C. Made for a rough night to try and sleep!
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Old 07-04-2011, 06:31 AM   #193
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I have just rode from Watson Lake to Fort Nelson yesterday. I must have passed you on the road :)
I would have like to have stopped and met you ladies. I have a "ready to leave home" teenager with Aspergers and would have liked to talk to you about your charity

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Old 07-04-2011, 06:52 AM   #194
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What skid plate do you have on your scooters?
Triumph accessory.
Though IMO the SWmotech one is better as it covers the oil filter.
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Old 07-04-2011, 07:05 AM   #195
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You are on the road again

I remember when you first bought the F650gs! Now two brand new Tigers? Fantastic!

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