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Discussion in 'Americas' started by Tewster2, Aug 8, 2017.
This cabin fever is making me edgy.
Mr. Tewster 2, could you please post the dates for these particular segments in the post? Thanks, DJR.
I have done the trip to James Bay solo and some other wilderness motorcycle trips. I am doing it again, solo and plan to ride the Trans Taiga and North road and there are some other isolated gravel roads that another inmate told me about that I am seriously looking at as well. Very isolated. Its funny but I think so long, and have to plan and wait so long before I am able to make the trip. When the time comes to leave. I am so excited, but even with that, the hardest part of the trip seems to be the first 100 yards for some reason. I am totally comfortable on the road and alone in very isolated areas. Spent years back-country camping solo in wilderness areas. Also spent years working near the Iron curtain on the Czech boarder in very small units throughout the night. I honestly really only feel alive and happiest in situations like that.
There is nothing more gratifying and exhilarating than putting yourself i n a situation where you manage to scare the crap out of yourself and overcome both the real and unreal dangers either all on your own, or with a friend or small group of comrades. Remindes me of the good old days when myself and a couple other guys would rig up, grab the hose and enter a structure looking for the red devil.
That is right. I remember trying to qualify what is an "adventure ride" in my head? I do think it does cross a line with a higher level of risk. All riding is risky. Getting out of bed has risks. For it to qualify as and adventure ride to me, it has to have a level of risk not associated with day to day activity. Again, this is just in my mind. Any ride could be an adventure ride to someone else.
Here ya go....
May 20 - 24 Home to Boise City OK ( 1396 miles, 279 miles a day average)
May 25 Boise City OK to Trinidad CO (147 miles)
May 26 Trinidad CO to Durango CO (259 miles)
May 27 Durango (ride out to Animas Forks for the day)
May 28 Durango CO to Ridgeway CO (82 miles)
May 29 Ridgeway CO to 3 Step Hideaway UT (127 miles)
May 30 3 Step Hideaway for the day
May 31 3 Step Hideaway for the day
June 01 3 Step Hideaway UT to Monument Valley UT (140 miles)
June 02 Monument Valley for the day
June 03 Monument Valley UT to Escalante UT (261 miles, Mokee Dugway/Burt Trail)
June 04 Escalante UT to Rachel NV (298 miles)
June 05 Rachel NV to Wendover UT (293 miles)
June 06-07 Wendover UT to Lolo Pass West End (530 miles, 265 miles a day average)
June 08-09 Lolo Pass West End to St Mary MT (350 miles, 175 miles/day average)
June 10 St Mary MT to Calgary AB (about 230 miles)
June 11-12 Calgary AB to Prince George (489 miles, 245 miles/day average)
June 13 Prince George BC to Terrace BC (350 miles)
June 14 Terrace BC to Stewart BC (about 200 miles)
June 15 in Stewart ( Salmon Glacier)
June 16 Stewart BC to Deese Lake BC (244 miles)
June 17 Deese Lake (ride out to Telegraph Creek for the day)
June 18 Deese Lake to Watson Lake (145 miles)
June 19 Watson Lake YT to Whitehorse YT (274 miles)
June 20 Whitehorse YT to Dawson City (330 miles)
June 21 in Dawson City (D2D)
June 22 in Dawson City (D2D)
June 23 go somewhere else
Lolo pass west end, what is your entry point for this segment?
The "Lolo Pass West End" is only a waypoint. I'll ride the pass on the way back.
So the night of the 7th you will be overnighting in that Travelers Rest area? Comparing our individual itineraries I could detuor and buy you coffee in the morning and ride towards St Mary's, although I would probably veer off and head to the Roosville border crossing.
The night of the 7th I'll probably stay somewhere near Missoula. Will be good to meet up. The next day I'll probably be heading towards St Mary....or wherever
When it gets closer we should touch base regarding that specific segment in our travels.
Sounds great. My schedule from home to Dawson is tentative and can, and will probably, be adjusted on the fly as I really have nowhere really to be until D2D. Then after that I've got forever to wander around.
65 miles south of Missoula on highway 93 is Darby, MT. Highly recommend this place.........I stayed here last year and was very impressed with the place.
Where did you stay in Darby?
I'm looking at the Travelers Rest RV/Campground/Motel place. It looks like a gem of a place
Will be interesting to see what weather you encounter at Animas Forks. My Colorado friends refer to May as 'Mud Season'.
Yep if there's mud I won't be going out there. And that's what will probably happen as the snow melt will be making things dirty. I'll ride out there on the way back in July if need be.
I have been planning to ride the Burro after the Bullfrog-Notom and cathedral valley loop. Crossing with the ferry, thanks for the heads up on the breakdown.
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A little more planning reference tires.
Instead of trying to make one set last from the house all the way to Deadhorse (where they'll be pretty worn by the time I head up the Dalton) I think I'll head to Anchorage when I leave Dawson City and get a new set on before I head north to Deadhorse.
It's initially only about 7k miles to Anchorage with the route I have plotted from the house so I'll leave with a new set of Shinko 705's. Inexpensive and will last that long for sure on the DR with the slow speeds and light packing.
I plan on staying in the Anchorage area for a couple of days so it'll be easy to get Barb at Alaska Leather get me a set of Mitas E07's and get them installed. Easy...just the way I like it.
With the Mitas on the DR I'll really look like a super adventure rider as I fly up the Dalton at 35 to 46.09 mph
A guy could make a killing opening a tire and maintenance shop in Dawson City...dontcha think?
Yes they could. I contacted the new "Touring Company" located in Dawson and mentioned it...they said they may in the future.