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Old 08-15-2012, 02:16 PM   #1
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The West Express Tour

"The West Express Tour" is underway!


Ha! Anyone remember this game?

Two friends, one on a GSA and the other on a Bandit have taken off to Thunder Bay via hwy11 in the early hours this morning. The remaining four of us will be leaving Friday morning for Thunder Bay and taking the lower hwy17 route.
The furthest west I've ever been in Canada is Wawa, so everything beyond that will be new to me! I've come close to it, but this first hop of 1240km will be my longest single day at once.
We plan to rejoin as one group in Alberta and head north from there into the North West Territories. We don't have an exact route defined except for going west and maybe the Yukon. We'll see what the weather does.

Stay tuned! I will post pictures as we go.
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:46 PM   #2
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:24 PM   #3
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:53 PM   #4
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Old 08-16-2012, 11:10 AM   #5
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Awesome! I'll let ya know for sure.

Packing and organizing late last night. I have to thin this pile down considerably by tonight.
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Old 08-16-2012, 04:17 PM   #6
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rent "one week" if you havent seen it. true Canadian, and doing the same trip more or less.
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Old 08-16-2012, 06:49 PM   #7
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length of trip?

how many days are you planning to be gone for?
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Old 08-16-2012, 08:17 PM   #8
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how many days are you planning to be gone for?
Returning sometime the first week of September. Hence the "Express"
The Versys is loaded and on the launch pad ready to blast off in the morning!
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Old 08-16-2012, 09:45 PM   #9
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Have a great tripd Dave and drive safe.

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Old 08-24-2012, 09:41 AM   #10
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Looks like the group made it to the Yukon border last night. They are on the road again and steaming toward Whitehorse!

Stay safe, guys.
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Old 08-27-2012, 12:39 PM   #11
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Looks like Dave & his posse are heading East, now. Prince Rupert in the next hour or so. Crazy, pace. Great pics to follow, I'd guess. Previews on FB make me jealous.

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Old 09-03-2012, 12:34 PM   #12
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Picture time!

Okay, finally getting around to putting these up here.


Here we on the starting line in Huntsville. Next stop Thunder Bay!


Wawa of course.


Marathon for Dinner at A&W.


NO PARKING!


Manitoba Welcomes You




Dinner at the Chicken Corral in Neepawa, MB


Saskatchewan Sunset


Saskatchewan


Saskatchewan


Saskatchewan


Saskatchewan
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Old 09-03-2012, 12:51 PM   #13
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Washing off our bug collection in Whitecourt Alberta.




Good lunch in Peace River!




Northern Alberta


Northern Alberta




Woohoo!


Highway 2 Northwest Territories over to Hay River


The bugs were insane so hotel it is...




Checking out Great Slave Lake in the morning in Hay River, NWT


North again to meet everyone else up in Yellowknife.
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Old 09-03-2012, 01:40 PM   #14
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Mackenzie River ferry crossing.








Bugbusters












Ferry crossing number two the next day.


The road to Fort Liard






















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Old 09-03-2012, 07:29 PM   #15
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Absolutely loving your pictures, Dave!

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