Inuvik or Bust!

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Tropic-Of-Canada, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. Boots...No Bike

    Boots...No Bike Adventurer

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    yep, you bet I do! will get on that asap.

    he arrived @ Mehan Lake around 5pmPST today
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  2. Motojournalism

    Motojournalism motojournalism.com

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    He's makin' good time:

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  3. Boots...No Bike

    Boots...No Bike Adventurer

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    Tropic-of-Canada on a two-day stopover in Prince George, BC. Aug 4 & 5, 2013

    Washing off 872 kilometers of mud & dirt:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/52967665@N02/9462751177/" title="DSC_6765 by o&#627; the road, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5458/9462751177_73f29bf240.jpg" width="399" height="500" alt="DSC_6765"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/52967665@N02/9462751245/" title="DSC_6768 by o&#627; the road, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3720/9462751245_239d41b63d.jpg" width="500" height="344" alt="DSC_6768"></a>

    balancing act: all loaded up

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/52967665@N02/9462751297/" title="P1210051 by o&#627; the road, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2858/9462751297_4f70fa068f.jpg" width="281" height="500" alt="P1210051"></a>

    ready to hit the road

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/52967665@N02/9462751349/" title="P1210085 by o&#627; the road, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7371/9462751349_6ab1ccae5f.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="P1210085"></a>
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  4. Boots...No Bike

    Boots...No Bike Adventurer

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    He made it to the Yukon! :clap

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/52967665@N02/9462846965/" title="Untitled by o&#627; the road, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3748/9462846965_c0653a5c21.jpg" width="500" height="454" alt="Untitled"></a>

    detail map
    Johnson's Crossing, YT

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/52967665@N02/9465644888/" title="map 2 by o&#627; the road, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7374/9465644888_1eaf6cfba7.jpg" width="500" height="308" alt="map 2"></a>

    Hey Tropic, are you stopping at <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cremation_of_Sam_McGee">Lake La Berge</a>?
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  5. Motojournalism

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    Yukon Ho!

    He was camped outside Dawson last night

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  6. Philcott

    Philcott n00b

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    He's made great time on the way up.

    I'm glad I gave him my spot2 to use. It makes it fun to follow the trip. Next time I'll splurge and get the tracking feature hooked up.

    Wonder how the bugs are.
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  7. Boots...No Bike

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    Re: the spot2, so are we! Thanks! Owe you a case of beer for that.

    He checked in at 12:03 am... and sunset was a few minutes later at 12:11 am.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/52967665@N02/9475537311/" title="map by o&#627; the road, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2853/9475537311_3235f42292.jpg" width="500" height="421" alt="map"></a>
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  8. Motojournalism

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    Best Spot check in so far:

    Sleeping under a bridge on the Dempster :ricky

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  9. Boots...No Bike

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    We figured the Spot is accurate to within about 100 feet... so I sure wondered what the heck he was doing in the middle of the Peel River. :D
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  10. Boots...No Bike

    Boots...No Bike Adventurer

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    YOU MADE IT !!! :wings
    Congratulations!


    GPS location received 08/10/2013 10:48:17 PM PDT

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/52967665@N02/9482257159/" title="map2 by o&#627; the road, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5536/9482257159_ceba5c6c6b.jpg" width="500" height="432" alt="map2"></a>
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  11. Motojournalism

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    No, he's half-way :deal :wink:

    Right now he's closer to Russia than home! Nice one TOC :freaky

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    Can't wait to see some photos!
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  12. Tropic-Of-Canada

    Tropic-Of-Canada Guru of Shoe Goo

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    You guys are in for a treat when I get some pics uploaded! Tombstone mts: WOW!!!!!
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  13. Boots...No Bike

    Boots...No Bike Adventurer

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    mere technicality!

    *waves to ancestors and unknown relatives the "homeland"* :wave
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  14. Philcott

    Philcott n00b

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    This is a great pic of the bike loaded and ready to go.

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  15. Philcott

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    Hey G.

    Looking forward to seeing some of the pics and hearing some of your stories. See you when you get back.

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  16. GrizzLee

    GrizzLee RubiKon Adventures

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    I've been trekking in Tombstone.. Definetely a hidden gem of the north.

    I love the Dempster Hwy. I can't think of any other road I'd rather be on in the summer.


    Love this RR.
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  17. Boots...No Bike

    Boots...No Bike Adventurer

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    He's heading south, on his way back.

    Last night:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/52967665@N02/9507112208/" title="map1 by o&#627; the road, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5520/9507112208_b63b3fa14f_z.jpg" width="640" height="529" alt="map1"></a>
    Latitude:65.10997
    Longitude:-138.35036
    GPS location Date/Time:08/12/2013 00:01:11 PDT


    This afternoon:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/52967665@N02/9507115698/" title="map2 by o&#627; the road, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5332/9507115698_3457b9dda1_z.jpg" width="640" height="520" alt="map2"></a>
    Latitude:62.28648
    Longitude:-136.32228
    GPS location Date/Time:08/13/2013 16:10:11 PDT
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  18. biggusbikus

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    I am leaving Thursday morning on same trip. I wonder if i will bump into TOC.
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  19. Philcott

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    It would be cool if you could maybe meet up for a coffee and a bite to eat somewhere around 100 mile house on Friday.
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  20. biggusbikus

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    I will be watching for him.
    I'm still packing. Trying to be the Guru of travelling light but my sidecase with tools and spare tubes is 28lbs. I will likely be 60-70 lbs of gear when packed. Next bike will have tubeless tires.
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