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Old 08-11-2011, 07:50 AM   #721
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Heading home

Today we go home for real but not before we ride some of BC's finest back roads. Will take us about 8 hours to get home but we don't mind. The threat of rain seems to have past and now I see the good white fluffy clouds and blue sky. Hopefully we arrive home in the sun rather the way we left, in the pouring rain.

Hope to get some good pictures along the way so many of you can get a feel for our Province, British Columbia which is a very beautiful place to live and explore.
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Old 08-11-2011, 08:02 AM   #722
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Hi ladies, I`ve been following along since the beginning and it looks like you`ve had a great trip. I think I might try those Heindau tires on my GS. How do they look now that you`re at the end of your trip and how much life if any do you think they have left? Too bad you have to give those bikes back, it sounds like you really like them...........cheers, Mike
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Old 08-11-2011, 08:18 AM   #723
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Hi ladies, I`ve been following along since the beginning and it looks like you`ve had a great trip. I think I might try those Heindau tires on my GS. How do they look now that you`re at the end of your trip and how much life if any do you think they have left? Too bad you have to give those bikes back, it sounds like you really like them...........cheers, Mike

The tires have a lot of life left in them...have a look at the rear over 13000 KM on them and hard KM's that is!


And we are going to try to find a way to keep these are get new Tiger's somehow.

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Old 08-11-2011, 09:00 AM   #724
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A Taste of the Dalton HIghway



From July 14th 2011

Made it to Wiseman day one, stayed at Prudhoe Bay Motel day 2 and rode o Fairbanks from Deadhorse, 800 KM day 3. Lot's of rain of course.
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Old 08-11-2011, 11:14 AM   #725
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Enjoy the last day ladies!

Fantastic pics and commentary, thanks for taking the time and effort to help us share the trip and your thoughts on the Tiger.

I miss BC, but one of these days I hope to get to some of those northern roads, probably on a Tigger.

All the best, Chris
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Old 08-11-2011, 11:55 AM   #726
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In 70 Mile House. The Bonaparte Road was a great way to start the day. Taking pics and videos of our last day, day 41 on the road.


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Old 08-11-2011, 08:37 PM   #727
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Finally got caught up on your RR. I see by your Spot you are almost home.

Congrats on the completing your adventure!
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Old 08-11-2011, 10:26 PM   #728
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Home

Not sure what to make of being home....surreal....a bit of a downer?? Not sure yet....but one thing we are arrived safely, no accidents, I can now say no flats, tires look good and most importantly our dogs and cat look great! Mega final update tomorrow and then I will work on expenses as many have asked and how all the gear etc worked out. For now...good night!
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Old 08-11-2011, 10:42 PM   #729
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Thanks for a great thread. My riding buddy and I rode up to Hyder and onto Skagway in June and your ride made us very envious. Well done and wonderfully written. Looking forward to your next adventure.
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Old 08-12-2011, 03:56 AM   #730
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Old 08-12-2011, 05:20 AM   #731
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Not sure what to make of being home....surreal....a bit of a downer??
You may be closet poseurs... One trip is a prelude to the next trip.
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Old 08-12-2011, 05:37 AM   #732
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G'Day,

So, what am I going to do over here in Oz while eating breakfast now?? I've been drooling over your RR every day whilst at the same time thinking about a Tiger XC (might wait on that while they work out the problems). Glad to hear your both home and well........enjoyed all of it.

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Old 08-12-2011, 07:24 AM   #733
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Cheryl & Leslie, This has been a great trip for you and me as I follow you on the thread. Glad you had a safe trip and are home so you can plan your next strip. I for one really enjoyed it and all the pictures. They were greats. I was there in 98 and will never forget it. Ride with Godspeed. Thanks. Bobby95 03 KLR
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Old 08-12-2011, 07:42 AM   #734
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Old 08-12-2011, 12:39 PM   #735
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Cheryl & Leslie:

I have followed your ride from beginning to end (and also your ride East last year). You are truly adventure riders. I love your photography and the ease in which you convey your thoughts. Sorry that I don't post much. I can only imagine the feelings you have now that you are home and soon back to your normal routines.

you made it back safe and sound and luckily uneventful except for the throttle problems. Congrats on a great ride and for letting us ride along through your photos

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