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Discussion in 'Canada' started by MGV8, Jan 22, 2017.
Oops, should say "beat you"
I'm going too,probably late June and then to MOA national.Let me know if and when you go.
Pretty sure i'm going however there is no point going in early June if the road is not finished.I will keep up on how construction is going. I'm leaving from Ontario.
I'm thinking about Victoria to Tuk to arrive on Canada Day 2018. Will be interested in this thread...I'd like to put my foot in the arctic ocean.
Someone needs to start a Tuk in 18 thread.
I was hoping it would be rideable late this summer but I can't find any info really. You could probably ride it now but a long way to go to get turned around. Instead I'm heading for Yellowknife and Wood Buffalo area next week. May or may not make a full loop to Fort Nelson, weather permitting. Leaving the Demster for next summer.
It would appear there are quite a few of us that want to do this trip in 18, I'm in.
Depends how much time you have i suppose,From NL doing 10 hr days with stopping for photos and stuff i think i would give it about 10 to 12 days each way.
A bit of a hike for sure, been a long time since I've had that kind of free time
Well I'm going in 2018. Plan is to leave southern Ontario the 2nd week of June. Will be camping ,unless circumstances dictate otherwise. I have 5 weeks to play with.
I've got the BMW MOA rally on my list partially as a marketing tool for my up coming B&B
Opens in the fall.
A couple people supposedly did it and were fined and had their bikes impounded.
Not a good idea to piss off the locals
I'm planning it for July '18 along with parts of BC, Alaska, Yukon and a bunch more of NWT. I retire next Spring and will have no schedule to keep. Haven't been back to that part of the globe since '86.
Got a "supposed" link to show? And why does riding to Tuk piss off the locals?
I was told this when I was in Inuvik. This pissed off the lcacals in Tuk cause they were not impressed that others were trying to use the road before it was done, when they were not allowed to use the road themselves.
Just from what I was told, and heard from some other sources.
That would make sense, they've been waiting a long time for that road
Beginning of the road to Tuk Aug 20th 2017.
I think this is the beginning of the "ice road" (down to the river) and the start of the new road?
Security dude blasted past me when riding to the "gate" which was open but he had blocked the road with his truck and gave me the evil eye LOL I gestured I was turning around and will take a pic...he took off and left me...I heard of big fines but have no proof of that. I need to return some day for the ride to Tuk
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I did it! On my return from Inuvik on Aug 20th I landed this Grayling. A second one slipped back into the creek and a really nice one got away(probably double this size...seriously LOL). Had a few bites as well...was very memorable, was catch and release only but should have taken the time and cooked this guy up. Lady at the NWT info centre in Dawson said they don't keep well and should be eaten right away...she doesn't like them though.
This was from some holes at Rock Creek, North of Eagle Plains. I only stopped to fish here on the whole trip... You will find three culverts and that's where the Grayling can be found.
Following this thread...
FWIW, might be useful to look at the historical weather data for Inuvik. https://weatherspark.com/y/292/Average-Weather-in-Inuvik-Canada-Year-Round We made a 30 day trip to Deadhorse in late Aug/early Sept '16 and this is the same timeframe I'll do the Tuk. I like that it gets dark at night (Northern Lights), bugs are dead, and rainfall is past its peak. Avg temps on Sept 5th are 53/38 degs and I'll shoot for being there a week or so before that.
Look forward to reading some ride reports from you guys...
I'm going to guess the road will be a challenge to ride after the first winter as the road will certainly take a while to settle.
start saving your money now to pay for tows and/extractions. check your insurance company to be sure that you will be covered while riding the new road. it will NOT be cheap if you run into any problems up there.