The Mobius Trip

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by DR. Rock, May 23, 2008.

  1. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    thank you... and that last shot is, in fact, the only HDR of the series. :D
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    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    I stole a few photos from Joanna Marracelli that she and Laurant took of the grizzly we passed. I don't think she'll mind since we're Facebook friends now. :wink: And that's what friends do -- they steal from each other. No, wait, that sounds bad. :scratch

    Our crappy photo, shot from a crappy wide-angle point & shoot, taken blindfolded while standing naked on a rough-idling dirtbike, slathered with honey and Doritos: :eek1

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    Same bear, photos taken with a Canon 6DMkiv and a 600mm f1.2 lens from the safety of their Chrysler company's fortified Jeep bunker :D.

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    Thanks, guys! :wave

    Remember, their most excellent book of photos from Patagonia is available here! :thumb
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    So, I finished processing these photos last night, and, I gotta say... looking them over, we had a kick-ass day. The weather was absolutely perfect. Great company riding with Tim, John, and Chi... some funny videos, a long day riding, with some technical sections at the end. Simply magnificent. The day started at Eagle Plains, and ended at the confluence of the Yukon and 40-mile rivers, 13 hours and 320 miles later. Only one minor tiff in Dawson City, but we'll get to that. :brow

    I woke up at 4am to take a leak, and found that the sun still hadn't set:

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    kinda cool. :wink:
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    and got our usual late start... There was a thin dusting of clouds,

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    and that would be pretty much it, for the rest of the day! :thumb

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    just a beautiful day,

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    A taste of the riding:

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    :ricky
  6. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    joy and terror of facing a semi-trailer rig bearing down on you at full speed...

    see it up ahead?

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    for your viewing pleasure:

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    that wasn't so bad, was it?

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    into the Ogilvie River valley,

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    we caught up with Tim & John and Chi. We'd be leap-frogging with them for the next couple of days. :D

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    I don't care what you say... Canadians are OK. :thumb

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    Hey, does anyone recognize John and Tim?

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    I know they're somewhere here on ADV, but I don't know their screen names.

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    Anyway, if you do, tell them we said "hi". :wave
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    I mention in this video that we just got passed by Scary Mary and her parakeets.

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    :lol3
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    at least I did:

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    :norton

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    back to the cliffs;

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    Can you see them?

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    How about now?

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    Regarding the melting plastic smell referred to in the above video... a little more detail:

    Mold-A-Rama!

    It never gets old:

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    in action:

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    :photog
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    a little snack,

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    and Tim caught up with us.

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    so we rode together for a while more.

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    I got to thinking about our experience on the Dempster. I remember reading stuff before we left, and listening to people tell their tales of woe and misery, I sort of had certain expectations. Having run all but a hundred miles or so at this point, I decided to record my impressions and opinions of the Dempster as a Q & A with myself.

    I generally try to keep my video clips short. Not this one. :dunno If you're contemplating riding the Dempster, there may be some useful info, and I recommend listening to the whole 9 minutes... if you're not riding the Dempster, I highly recommend skipping it. :snore
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    to get

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    a little tundra overload.

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    Or what ever it is you would call

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    the opposite of cabin fever.

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    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    had highly recommended that we stop and walk on the tundra. They said it was wild.

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    So we found a suitable location, parked, and frolicked in the tundra. :rilla

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    At the risk of pissing off ecology-minded individuals... I calculated the percentage of tundra we trampled as a fraction of all the tundra up there.

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    I'm not losing any sleep over it. :smooch
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    This is just unbelievably great stuff. One of the jewels of this forum. :thumb

    I've whiled away most of Sunday morning with two big carafes of Technivorm-brewed coffee enjoying your photography and your writing from Mobius 6.

    Knowing how much time it takes to put together even a small ride report from a short week-long journey, I can only express amazement (and gratitude) and this body of work you've assembled here.

    :clap :clap :clap

    dc
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    just trying to capture

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    some of the beautiful landscape,

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    when I shot this video,

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    but I ended up catching some excitement, or what counts for it, along the way.

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    (up ahead)

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    we parted ways with Tim and John & Chi for the day. They went in to check it out, and we just used the bathrooms and peeled off some layers.

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    from the interpretive center at Tombstone mountain camp, it's not far (45mi) to where the gravel ends, or as I like to call it, "the upside down cigarette sign" :cry

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    And the victory circle!

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