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Old 11-29-2012, 07:19 AM   #121
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The highs and lows of adventure travel. Sometimes the road happens, sometimes we do it to ourselves. In the end, it is worth it if you experience life, the kindness of strangers and learn more about yourself.

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Old 11-29-2012, 09:48 AM   #122
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Yes!!!! Been asking Noah when you were going to post. Haven't read it yet, but I'm certain it's a good read!!! Thanks for taking us along!
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:24 AM   #123
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It's just not an adventure without those near panic moments. Lovin' your RR!
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Old 11-29-2012, 02:04 PM   #124
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WOW! Thanks for sharing, and keep it coming!

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Old 11-29-2012, 03:20 PM   #125
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Alright, I just sucked it down, mostly on my phone, but caught the last bit on the computer. Wonderful last are the best companions. Glad the Canadians took care of you. Dan certainly is with you and proud as hell. Can't wait for more!!!
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:50 PM   #126
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I'm hooked! I can't wait to see how the riding in Alaska goes.
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:09 PM   #127
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Nice adventure RnT!

Tuning in for the rest of the story. Winters make a great time to write the story for the adventures you had the previous summer!
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:17 PM   #128
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I read that the Denali Highway is rated the 6th most beautiful road in the World
I hope you got to ride it.
On our trip in 2011 my son and I rode it in a rain then SNOW storm,[Aug. 7th.] ....Never seen any of it.
Keep it coming.
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:07 PM   #129
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So sorry about your loss. What a great way to honor your brother.

This is a great ride report! Don't feel alone about the bike not being in neutral; I somehow knocked the kill switch to the off position on one of my bikes one time and ended up having it towed. It was only the next day in my garage that I figured out that there wasn't anything at all wrong! I thought $60.00 for a tow was a cheap enough lesson!

Can't wait for the rest of the ride report!
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:53 PM   #130
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Fantastic RR, very inspiring!
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:59 PM   #131
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Great RR ruffntuff, I'm really enjoying it and look forward to more. I too was in Glacier Park exactly one year earlier than you and had the exact same type of weather. If fact, Going to the Sun Highway had just recieved 20ft of fresh snow.
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:12 PM   #132
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RuffnTuff, yea Pink Mountain was pretty much a bump in the road. That lady at the gas station tried to talk me into the campsite as well.

I ended up staying here, hmm, that campsite may have been better after all.

Your thread had me cruising though Craigslist looking at Radians. Must resist.

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was going to rebuild but do not have the time $400 firm. does not run

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Old 11-30-2012, 06:46 AM   #133
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"I wanted to feel control of the engine with a gentle flick of the wrist in sync with my body. I wanted to smell the lush pine and cold air hitting me in the face. I wanted to feel the shivers go down my spine when I saw an amazing view. I wanted to feel the weight of the bike lean with my body, hugging the road as one being."


Best line ever written by a adventure rider in my very humble opinion.

I made a trip from Idaho to Inuvik last summer in remembrance of my father. Your thoughts bring tears to this 57 yr old man's eyes. I have forwarded your rr to my 25 yr old SINGLE son, the last of three boys, telling him this is your dads idea of a perfect woman. Grit and determination will get you a long way in this life. Good things happen to good people. Looking forward to the rest of your rr.


I posted a link to your story on my Facebook page. I want all my riding friends to read it and quit whining! I hope that is ok.
"Do today what other's won't, so you can do tomorrow what other's can't." Jody Sears-West Point
It is not enough to want to make the effort. Its in the doing, not just the thinking, that we accomplish our goals."
Just tell her my wife said it's OK-Handy

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Old 11-30-2012, 08:42 AM   #134
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One of the best RR! Yo give a very clear picure of your trip

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Old 11-30-2012, 11:10 AM   #135
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Found my way over here from Noah's rr . This is great thanks for taking us along.
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