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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by thirsty 1, May 18, 2019.
Gracias Amigo!! I'll check it out! I meet with Curtis tomorrow for ride planning and fish and chips.
I’ve had a few good days home. I’ve done some bike prep with an oil change and a new set of Shinko 705 mounted up! The much needed washing and new battery is out of the way. I got my stinky laundry done. Good Lord was that starting to fester into something from a horror movie. I opened my right pannier and the waft of stale sweat and crotch overtook my senses. A direct beeline to the washer was made for sure!
I also got out for a couple rides, with one to the Olympics for a long overdue date with my old work laptop. Sufficient to say I don’t think it’ll ever see a 120 volts again.
Yesterday I met up with some of the crew at Mosko Moto @Sideoff for a day of hanging out! Sarah, one of the crew, posted up that they needed a bike to display their gear so I headed up around noon and chilled out all day. A good day was had and some new friends were made. Excellent! Cheers to all at Mosko Moto. They gave me a set of sweet tie downs and an excellent Jersey! I was really needing a set of tie downs and the jersey is Top Notch! Check out the new apparel if you get a chance! It’s very well put together!
So I’m on a prep day today and meet up with @Curtis76 in the morning for the run to D2D. I have 18-20 days out, depending on how things go. This’ll be the longest bike trip I’ve ever been on and I’m stoked for it. Add in the 9 days I’ve just done and that’s right around a month of living out of a set of panniers ! Nice!
My buddy Chuck The Crow. I have him trained and I can almost get him to eat out of my had. He’s a good crow. lol
The ride out to the Olympic mountains for the much needed date with the laptop. It was a beautiful day in the high 70s. Perfect for redemption!
The ferry out of Seattle.
Lunch ! Mmmm almost chicken corn burritos
Springfield 1911 .45 and a S&W .40
And the return ride back over the Hood Canal Bridge to Whidbey Island.
The ferry ride is always nice and the city looks so peaceful from a mile out. Just a nice breeze and a beer. I also ran into my brother-in-law who works on the water. Cheers Walt!
And tire changing 101.
Me and Walt.
The girl got a new set of boots!
And the crew out from Mosko Moto and Double Take at The Wick in Seattle. Cheers Suckas!
Hey Matt, I bet that big Wet Willie I gave you in Eagle Plains is still making your ear drip.
So you're thirsty 1!
I get it now!
So, what happened? Why this report stop? Is all O. K. .???
All is well Pilot Pete! I had a epic journey to the Yukon and the Arctic Circle! These reports take a lot of time so I stopped when I started north with my riding bud Curtis.
A few from the trip that is forever etched into my thoughts.
Tok Bike camp at The Eagle Claw!! We got loose this night!!
Curtis my riding buddy. hahahhaha
Made up the Cassiar Hwy
had a bowl of chicken soup in Chicken! It was DELICIOUS!! Go to D2D!!!!!
A beautiful lake in the Yukon where we stopped for a beer. Amazing place
It was a trip of a lifetime! I ended up riding about 9500 miles in 32 days. I rented 6-7 night of motel. All of the rest was camping. I'd love to do again, on the same bike, to the same place.... just an unreal experience that I'll never forget and look back on often.
Eagle Plains on the Dempster
Welcome to Dawson City!
Dust2Dawson 2019 Midnight on Solstics
Thanks for the photos. Bring back memories. My wife and I will roll our toy wagon north from Baja summer 21 up to Alaska and of course I’ll have 1-2 bikes on board to explore with. I find motorcycles to be perfect in every way and to lead to the most amazing experiences and memories. It would appear from the photos that you agree. G,night. Merlin
Nice Ride Report, thanks for posting it.
I run the Shinko 705's on my DR650 and Africa Twin and love them, what tire do you have on the front, it looks interesting?
Thats a TKC 80 I picked up in Prince George. I did well and lasted 5500 miles until it cupped out and I replaced it.
What’s up Mat how is the job? Just as FUBAR as the other Company? Next year D2D and
Alaska and the Dalton. All Harley touring this year took a job in the aviation industry but they allow me to ride when ever, so it works for now. How’s Curtis?
Be Thirsty my friend
Yeah, Matt, there's a shortage of skilled craftsmen so you'll always have a job and you can get disgusted and quit in time for my trip next summer. Or something.
Coupla WiseGuys!! Gary my friend all is well! And Dave! I'd love to come with ya but I actually will be working until I can get my house paid off and then its open season!
You 2 Jackasses!!! I'd love to get out with y'all again!!
hm. Lessee .. figuring going wages for a marine obstetrician minus alimony, lawyers fees, hospital bills, and reconstructive surgery that should be about six months. Can you make it any faster?
Hey Matt, hows it going? This is martin on the nc700x. Remember we were drinking in Tok until 3 a.m. i swear it was getting lighter out. Lol. Last i saw of you guys was at the arctic circle sign.