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Old 07-06-2005, 02:23 AM   #61
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I'm posting the museum pictures from Alberta that I skipped before. Here's a shot of Edmonton, the waterline is tree tops because it's flooded. They haven't had floods like this in 50 years.



This is Claude from Quebec, I met him at a bike hangout in Edmonton and he wanted to go along to the museum.
He was visiting an uncle in Fort McMurray then riding to somewhere in in the Rockies in BC, then back to Quebec on his 640 Adventure.



The Alberta Reynolds museum ( http://www.machinemuseum.net/ ) is on the edge of Wetaskewin, Alberta, about a 45 minute ride south of Edmonton from the dealership me and Claude were both getting new tires at. It usually has aviation displays (and still had some up), but right now it has about 150 motorcycles taking up most of their space. They had a nice roped off section for parking bikes.















Hesketh. It's a british v-twin from the early 80s that I'd only seen before in Classic Bike magazine.






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Old 07-06-2005, 02:47 AM   #62
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Scott Squirrel and a Nimbus







Chief engine in Scout frame



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My favorite there, 1929 Brough. I can't imagine a motorcycle traveller could've bought a bike more ready to go and well thought out than this in 1929. The leather bags have steel surrounding the top, sides and bottom that's welded to the fender, so it's basically hard luggage.



The riding position is pretty much the modern sport touring position.



The pictures don't do it justice, the details are jewelry.




Elmer Trett H2 drag bike



XR650R Dakar racer, I think it was from 2002







HD factory OHV hillclimber











I love the look of Bultaco Metrallas.











Canadian army bike (Harley/Rotax)
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Old 07-06-2005, 08:04 PM   #63
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Here's a few shots from Anchorage.


This is Cook Inlet just past L street in Anchorage.



One of the parachuters on the third of July a little before midnight.



Fireworks in the low light at 12:00 am July 4.



Benny's food wagon is the place to get tomales in Anchorage.
Also I need to update the animal count. I saw a black bear yesterday right at the shoulder of the highway between Eagle River and Anchorage. The cars didn't seem to scare it, but when we yelled "Look, a bear!" through the open windows of Beej's truck it bolted across the ditch and away from the road.
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Old 07-07-2005, 07:10 PM   #64
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I want to ask you about your music setup. What is it called that you play and how does it work?

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It's just an electric guitar made for travel. http://www.travelerguitar.com/
The model I have is the "speedster". It is a normal scale length (24 3/4" like a Gibson), they just moved things around to make it a lot lighter and more compact. It weighs 4 lbs and the armrest detaches and fits in a pocket on the case. Here's a pic of the case next to my tiny enduro tankbag. I was carrying it on my back most of the trip, but the collar of my jacket was annoying me a little so I just started strapping it into my pack instead.




The amp is a Smokey amp ( http://www.smokeyamps.com/ ), it's a little amplifier and speaker built into a cigarette pack that runs off a 9v battery. It can power a 4 x 12" speaker cabinet amazingly loud for it's size, though through the built in speaker the sound is pretty small. Loud enough for camping, and the whole rig is an almost unnoticeable addition on a dual sport motorcycle.
As you can see, the "case" of the amp hasn't weathered the rain well since I didn't put it in a plastic bag and the tank bag isn't really waterproof, but new cases are easy to find.

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Old 07-07-2005, 08:29 PM   #65
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you kick ass man
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Old 07-08-2005, 12:48 PM   #66
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Looks like a pretty sweet adventure so far, Aaron! Seen any Triumphs in your travels? Ride safe and enjoy every minute! Wish I was along for the ride!

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Hey Mike, yeah I've seen a few. Some tigers and a trophy.



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Looks like a pretty sweet adventure so far, Aaron! Seen any Triumphs in your travels? Ride safe and enjoy every minute! Wish I was along for the ride!

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Passing the guitar on 4th street, Anchorage.




Had to get an airport shot. I'm curious about those buildings on the hill in the background.
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Old 07-08-2005, 01:55 PM   #69
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Awesome report Snowrider. Took me more than 45 minutes going through the first time and wow! Engrossing! And you're right about Dawson City - I might go back there myself :)

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This is getting real good. BTW snowrider, if your near Whitehorse now, lookout for a fellow advrider on a BMW F650, red. He reported not long ago that he's about 200 miles west of Whitehorse and having bike problems. Thanks.
Thanks a bunch for looking out for me Snuffy. Just got back to California thanks to all the advice I got here and also thanks to Julian('GuinnesS' on this forum) who helped me all the way.
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Old 07-08-2005, 05:18 PM   #70
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Another great ride report and pics, god I love this website! A person could spend way too much time here though.......screw it......I'm goin' for a ride. It's supposed to be 100 and windy tomorrow here in North Dakota.

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Awesome report Snowrider. Took me more than 45 minutes going through the first time and wow! Engrossing! And you're right about Dawson City - I might go back there myself :)
Yours too. Your pictures are fantastic!
Glad you got back ok. Was it gas in the oil?
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I was waiting for someone to say that.
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"I'm curious about those buildings on the hill in the background"

That's Legion's house among others. Bear
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