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Old 06-13-2012, 09:10 PM   #556
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Enjoyin the heck out of following your adventure, Brian. Great job! Hey those SoSlow folks aren't too bad themselves, eh? That's the extent of my 'Canadian'! Keep enjoying and be safe.
I am glad you are still enjoying the RR.

Well, Yep, them SoSlow folk sure is gooood people. (I picked up a bit of Texan while I was there.) :)

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Old 06-13-2012, 09:15 PM   #557
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Thanks for the laughs and the stories! It was great to meet you in person finally, and I'm glad that you had time to visit.

Next time - less rain. We didn't plan to show you large hail either.

Safe riding!
Thanks for your Hospitality. I really enjoyed staying with you and SoSlow.

and... if it had been sunny, I couldn't tell people "Yeah, I've been to Winnipeg. You should see the size of the hail there" (which of course will get bigger everytime I tell the story) :)

I hope you guys can make t out to BC sometime so we can return the hospitality
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Old 06-13-2012, 10:13 PM   #558
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Glad to see you're taking your time and still enjoying the trip, looks beautiful up there. I hope to ride to Canada in the next few years.
Stay safe,
Bob
There is lots to see up here, fer sher.

If you do come up here, plan to come up a bit later in the summer, unless of course you have a heated vest, then anytime is good :)
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Old 06-14-2012, 10:30 AM   #559
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its always nice to see a buell getting put to some good hard use! ive got a collection of them, and use them all for many things they were never meant to do!
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Old 06-14-2012, 10:04 PM   #560
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its always nice to see a buell getting put to some good hard use! ive got a collection of them, and use them all for many things they were never meant to do!
Thanks no_rice

Bikes been great and has done everything I asked it to do. It was a great choice for this trip.
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Old 06-14-2012, 10:08 PM   #561
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Day 109 June 14 625 kms Hinton AB to Home

I woke up early and the sun was shining through the hotel window. I went out to load the bike, and the sun was still shining, but there were lots of ominous looking clouds……. and it was cold out.
I was on the road by 6:30 AM, heading West. As I got close to Jasper, it was nice to see the hills that meant I was close to home.





I rode through Jasper National Park and into BC.


It was cloudy, so thanks Google

I stopped at the Mount Robson gas station to top up, but it was closed. I put fuel in from my spare gas can as a young couple from the NWT pulled in. They seemed quite frantic, and he kept on looking at his watch. The sign said they opened at 8, and he said it was 5 after 8. I asked him if he had changed his watch to BC time. I told him Valemount was only half an hour away, and he seemed less than happy about that. Turns out he was out of cigarettes…………

I rode into Prince George and stopped at the Harley Shop to see if they could order me a Throttle Position Sensor (I am getting a bit of surging and very occasional stumbling at low speed. TPS reset cures it for a while) but they were back ordered. About 4 week delivery. Oh well, it’s not a big deal….. yet……

Outside I met a couple of guys on BMW GS type bikes from Sacramento heading for Inuvik. I BS’d with them for a while, and headed the last 140 kms towards home. The Buell seemed to really eat up the last of the miles, but I guess after 25 plus thousand kilometers, distances are relative………..

We hadn’t told the kids I was close to home, and it was shortly after noon, so I stopped at their school hoping to catch them on their lunch break. I just missed them, so I headed to the house.

I pulled in the yard, and the dogs went nuts. My newfoundland dog nearly knocked me and the bike over. Wouldn’t that be great, not one get off the whole trip, and then get knocked over by my dog in my yard. But, I kept it up, got off the bike and played with the dogs for a bit, then hugged my wife for a while.

I was home.
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Old 06-14-2012, 10:09 PM   #562
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I had an awesome journey, and I would like to thank everyone for following along and thank all the people who commented on my Ride Report. Every day I looked forward to reading the comments you made.

I tried to answer all comments, but if I missed any, I apologize. J

I would also like to thank the inmates I met along the way, the ones who gave me a hand, or invited me for a place to stay, or visit. I met a lot of great people on the way, inmates and others. Really, that’s what it’s all about.

I will soon start planning my fall adventure. I am not sure yet what that will look like, or if I will add to this RR or start another. I will post at the time to let you all know.

Again, thank you all
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Old 06-14-2012, 10:35 PM   #563
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Brian, i have followed you through this RR with great interest, partly as a Buell owner, partly as someone who has enjoyed every post with the way you write in a nice easy style. I will miss the daily read.

Glad you are home safe :)

Thanks, Neil
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Old 06-14-2012, 11:26 PM   #564
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Great RR! Thanks for taking us along.
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Old 06-15-2012, 09:32 AM   #565
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Great RR! Thanks for taking us along.
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Agreed. Thanks for the opportunity to ride along.

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Old 06-15-2012, 12:25 PM   #566
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Great pictures

I enjoyed every word and every picture.

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Old 06-15-2012, 03:31 PM   #567
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Congrats on an incredible and successful ride!!!

You've seen stuff that very few others have seen, and you looked like you were having a great time doing it!

As others have said, thanks for taking the time to post and thanks for taking the time to respond to all the comments!

I'm looking forward to your next adventure!
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Old 06-15-2012, 03:34 PM   #568
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Welcome home!

Glad you arrived home safe! Gotta watch out for those crazy dogs!

Like everyone else, I'm looking forward to reading about more of your adventures - this was a great ride report.

Your family gets a lot of cheers for all their work in this adventure too!

Enjoy the summer!
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Old 06-15-2012, 04:28 PM   #569
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Great report Brian, thanks for taking the time.
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Old 06-15-2012, 08:53 PM   #570
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Great RR Brian. I was another inmate enjoying your writing in silence. Looking forward to your next adventure!
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