Ottawa-Inuvik-Tierra Del Fuego

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Super Tenere, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. Mr.Meaner

    Mr.Meaner n00b

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    Hi Jeff,

    Glad to see you are making headway. Did the Alaska trip from Ottawa in 09 and the premium gas situation got worse as we headed north. The temps cooled off a bit so that helped somewhat...octane knock is not something you want to hear all day, the engine will not thank you for it.
    Keep Smiling!

    Rick
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  2. BTL

    BTL No more snow!!

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    Great ride report so far...if your in Edmonton and in need...send me a pm.
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  3. ReadyFreddy

    ReadyFreddy Adventurer

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    Hi Jeff,
    Sorry I missed you before leaving. I hope that the trip is going well so far (barring the mosquitoes...
    I will be looking forward to seeing your progress. It looks like many peeps will be following your progress.
    Good Luck and Stay Safe!!
    Anthony:super
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  4. Super Tenere

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    Last night a freaky thunder and light show plus some real heavy downpours, I did keep an eye out for any weird shit because you never know on the prairie, luckily every thing stayed dry and this morning the sun is out, so back to riding with a smile.
    Had I stayed on the road for another 50km I would have made it to a rest stop and another just 25km further, whats up with this, two in all of Manitoba and both beside each other, go figure.
    I thought Manitoba was bad with rest spots but Saskatchewan has that beat hands down, they have these way off the road spots and you can stay for a fee, I did stop to look at a few and some you would have had to pay me to stay there, finally fond a spot after riding until it was dark in Gull Lake, run by the city and only $10, very clean and used by a lot of bikers.
    Not much to see out here, just battling strong head winds all day, and that's not very good for the gas mileage, so the reporting on the budget will have to be done some other way, because when you ride some long distances the gas used will throw things off, the budget is for 250 km per day or about $18 and $32 for food and lodging, most likely I will do a quarterly (50 days) update or so.
    The one nice thing about riding on the prairie is you can see what kind of weather is coming so you can wait for it to pass by or gun it.


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    Next stop Lethbridge, Alberta and a stay with inmate albertabob.

    Will do some more updates later, but need to ride for now


    Jeff
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  5. Super Tenere

    Super Tenere Voyager

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    Thanks Patti for coming along, I know you have done some crazy rides yourself, so this may be one to do with Bill.


    That's great Jacques, to bad I did not look until today, so sorry I missed it.

    Jeff
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  6. Super Tenere

    Super Tenere Voyager

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    That makes both of us tvbh40a, so far it's been great, no back pain yet, always have trouble with thin foam stuff and an air mattress is to bulky and heavy.


    Thanks hdawg for the offer, will keep you in mind.


    That's an offer to good to resist Cmnthead, will send PM when in Panama and keep in mind, just may never leave :lol3.

    Jeff
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  7. Super Tenere

    Super Tenere Voyager

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    Thanks sloj0 will bring some booster along and read your blog as soon as I have some down time.

    Jeff
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  8. Super Tenere

    Super Tenere Voyager

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    Nice plane for sure, the engine's look like the ones that are in a DC3, but don't know much about that.


    The town planted it there some 20 years ago, and was a real beauty back then (according to the guy at the coffee shop), to bad it's starting to look weather beaten. Maybe a project in the making?

    Jeff
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  9. LE Trainer

    LE Trainer Bad Buddhist

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    Subscribed. Doing the same trip starting June of 2017 when I retire at the ripe old age of 55 from civil service. If you end up near Rochester, NY (unlikely, I know) shoot me a PM and you won't be camping. :D
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  10. Super Tenere

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    Hey Rick did not know that you had done that ride, would have been good to talk to you about it, and I will bring some booster along.


    Thanks BTL for the offer, just past Edmonton now, but will keep you in mind.


    Thanks Anthony for coming along, to bad your not ready yet to do the ride, but maybe next time, that would have been a blast.

    Jeff
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  11. Super Tenere

    Super Tenere Voyager

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    That's great LE Trainer to have you along, hope that this ride can provide you with some useful information.

    And funny how things in life go but I was at the Wafarer chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes, California for my sons wedding this spring and it is the most spectacular place to go and see.

    Jeff
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  12. Tom48

    Tom48 Been here awhile

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    Jim,

    I signed up. Ride Safe and aware.
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  13. Mr.Meaner

    Mr.Meaner n00b

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    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Hey Jeff

    I assume you are traveling the Alaska highway...if so do yourself a favor and spend a couple of hours soaking...does wonders!!

    Location

    The Liard River Hot Springs are located in Liard River Hotsprings Provincial Park in the Liard River Valley, at kilometer 765 of the Alaska Highway 97, approximately 38 miles (60 km) north of Muncho Lake Provincial Park and 3 hours north of Fort Nelson.

    Ride safe,
    Rick
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  14. Super Tenere

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    Great to have you along Tom48.


    Thanks Rick will look this up and soak for a while.

    Jeff
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  15. Super Tenere

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    More riding through the prairies, so not much to see or do, plus some very strong head winds all day, I know something is a brewing and sure enough around 3pm the weather turned real nasty in Fort MacLeod, I was lucky to make it into a Tim Hortons because a torrential downpour with hail came down with some wind gust that would have blown me off the road.

    When I pulled into Timmies another couple of bikers that I had meet at Gull Lake came in and together we waited for the storm to pass, with all of us trying to get some weather updates one of the ladies was getting mad at her new I-pad, she says I'm on the Internet but nothing works, me being a tech guy explain that she has to open a browser first and agree to the terms before it will work, and now I know why or paths did cross again, she probably would have figured it out at some point in time, but just same.


    Made it to Pincher Creek, Alberta today and I am staying with inmate Albertabob, he has offered a spare room for the night and I won't say no to that. Picture will follow.


    Next stop somewhere along the Rocky Mountains towards Prince George, BC.
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  16. albest

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    Hi Jeff: if you are going to ride the South South America by Chile, very good to do easy 2.000 miles, PM me and I can give you a little push.
    Hope everything turns out well
    Alberto
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  17. Krazycanuc

    Krazycanuc RCAF (rt'd)

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    Jeff,

    Lake Louise Campground in Banff National Park could be good place to camp but it is $27/day

    Mosquito Creek Hostel off Hwy 93 N about 40 km north of Lake Louise. $24/day

    Waterfowl Lake Campground off Hwy 93N about 30 Km north of Mosquito Creek. $21.50/day
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  18. Super Tenere

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    Will PM you albest sounds like a good plan that is if I go to Chile, not sure yet.


    Thanks Jacques, this time I looked on time. In Banff right now and not to far from Lake Louise, think I will try the Mosquito Creek Hostel.

    The scenery is fantastic so far along the Rocky's, and will post more later.

    Jeff
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  19. CourtRand

    CourtRand Been here awhile

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    subscribed! If you need any support (stuff shipped to our office) or some route suggestions if you pass through the middle of the world (Quito) (not sure if your "Amazon" route includes Ecuador) - let me know... With a little advanced notice we can get you some tires and/or brake pads at decent (SA) prices. We buy them wholesale and can help out passers-through...
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  20. Tripper-CMC

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    Jeff,
    Having problems updating the map, as I end up having to rebuild it every night...ARGGGG! So I am going to try another map called Google Lite and I think it will work much better, but it does not show the route, just your stops.

    Here is the new pointer...

    https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?gmp=mpp&mid=zw9ekdTf4I-Y.k9meEa6vG6F4

    Give it a try and let me know if it works. As well make sure you give the location of your stops in your reports so I can be as accurate as possible. Just the name of the park or closest town will do.

    Keep the rubber rolling.... wish I was with you, but supporting you from the sidelines is about the best I can do for now bud!

    Later Voyager!
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