An Idea of North I don't go - let me say this again - I don't go for this northmanship bit at all. I don't knock those people who do claim that they want to go farther and farther north, but I see it as a game, this northmanship bit. - Glen Gould, The Idea of North <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/b5JHjMtH_UAqT2Uzy2clvdMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-pJqHHsQ18jc/T_uRKLdk75I/AAAAAAAACao/hYJ5ofYHBSE/s800/Photo%2520Jul%25207%252C%25202012%252011%253A03%2520AM.jpg" height="477" width="800" /></a> In a few days I will be leaving Los Angeles for Yellowknife. I will meander East to Denver, then north untill I run out of road in Flin Flon, Manitoba. (A town named after Josiah Flintabbatey Flonatin who "piloted a submarine through a bottomless lake where he passed into a strange underground world through a hole lined with gold" is a town woth visiting) From there I will ride west and then north to Yellowknife. After a few days on the Great Slave Lake I will stagger back south to Vancouver and eventually home to Los Angeles. So knock on wood, caress a rabbit paw, throw salt over yor shoulder and turn around 3 times .... Wish me luck. <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/mpWpmXwGiOFI0FGFbgQ7QNMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-pDXr_T5BOmY/T_uROKWnbpI/AAAAAAAACa4/fas99pUNmKA/s800/Photo%2520Jul%25209%252C%25202012%25207%253A14%2520PM.jpg" height="533" width="800" /></a> Top of the World Hwy, 2009 My vehicle is a 1995 BMW R100R, the last and newest of the airheads, but with 80,000 miles it's getting broken in. It's been north 4 times, and broken down along the way 3 times. I am not superstitious and writing this will not affect my luck. I am superstitious and have named the machine Legba, god of the cross roads. O Legba, open the road for me!