Tewster's Traveling Circus 2018 (planning stuff)

Discussion in 'Americas' started by Tewster2, Aug 8, 2017.

  1. Tewster2

    Tewster2 Long timer

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    I use the LD riding shorts with the Merino Wool shirts and socks....for me they're a great combination.
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  2. Tewster2

    Tewster2 Long timer

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    That's my theory too...I always wear long sleeves under my riding jacket for that very reason. Plus, when it gets REALLY hot, I pour distilled water on my riding shirt, cotton head liner, and down my riding pants. Put my jacket and helmet back on, close all my jacket vents so air only goes past my gloves and up my jacket sleeves. The hot air exits out my collar and for about 45 minutes it's just like air conditioning.

    Same way folks in the Sahara keep cooler by covering up to keep the hot air out.
    If you wear a vented jacket in temps over 98.6 degrees (body temp) you're only heating yourself up.

    I only use distilled water as it leaves no residue in my riding gear when it evaporates.

    The LD Comfort site has a great write up about keeping cool.
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  3. Tewster2

    Tewster2 Long timer

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    For those of you traveling between Dawson City and Chicken, please make sure you stop at the "real" Chicken, not the newer gas station/rv park thing. The real place is a block west of the newer place. The lady who runs and bakes at the proper place is a real ADV supporter and appreciates our business (when she's in a good mood) :lol3

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    djroszina Been here awhile

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    Boy ain’t that the truth. If you come off too chummy or cute she will give you a scowl. Be nice, keep a low key and then all of a sudden she will be talking your ear off all while she works non stop. She reminds me of the soup nazi from Seinfeld. Her bakery is awesome and especially her chicken pot pies.
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  5. Tewster2

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    I'll be using a new tent for the ride....I've been using a Eureka Mountain Pass 2XT for the past few years and it's been perfect. Thought I'd give this one a try....supposed to pack up small and only weighs in at 6500 pounds :-) (68vette is gonna carry the poles)

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  6. slimy

    slimy Wanabe Adventurer

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    Did you order the optional Safari Porters to assist in the transport and setup of your camp?
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    Folly1 Been here awhile

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    Great tent. It comes with several well shaped bed warmers ( ladies ) I assume. A bed that big will need at least 2. How to you carry them?


    Ben.
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    Camels.
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    Folly1 Been here awhile

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    To carry the ladies, or instead of?

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  11. Tewster2

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    Hahaha....aint planing a ride fun :lol3
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    worncog YBNormal

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    Great views up on the Lolo, but there may be an occasional traffic issue. Definitely my choice though.
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    ShineySideUp Been here awhile

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    T2 - re: the tent - is that tent considered 'roughing it' because it has a black and white TV? :lol3
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  14. Tewster2

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    I wonder if there's a way to add the Trans Labrador Highway to the ride....would add a few miles :hmmmmm
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    There is that return leg...
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    bobw Harden the phuck up

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    Another sick minds think alike moment! Had this very conversation last night with voices in my head :happay
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  17. Tewster2

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    Yep...I have no schedule or plans after I make a U-turn at Deadhorse other than visiting an AWASC Flight Commander and getting some tires in Anchorage....
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    Modocker Secret Agent ALCAN

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    If you’re going that far East, how about visiting all 10 Canadien provinces...
    Cape Breton Highlands, Bay of Fundy, Montreal’s Old Town, etc all await you.
    But beware, you will be seeing billions and billions and bilions of trees!
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  19. Tewster2

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    From Calgary, across Canada to Quebec, over the Trans Lab, down through NFL, through Nova Scotia, and then back to the house is about 5,000 miles...I think that would put the ride around 18,000 miles this summer....piece of cake :gdog
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  20. Tewster2

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    Haha yep....and I'll film every mile of trees going by and upload a 100 hour video to Youtube :lol3
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