Burrito and a Otter Pop! D2D and the Arctic Circle

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by thirsty 1, May 18, 2019.

  1. thirsty 1

    thirsty 1 Rider Supporter

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    Gracias Amigo!! I'll check it out! I meet with Curtis tomorrow for ride planning and fish and chips. :thumbup
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    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.:puke2 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. :D
    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! :clap:clap:clap

    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
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    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.

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    Olympic mountains
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    Lunch ! Mmmm almost chicken corn burritos
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    Redemption!
    Springfield 1911 .45 and a S&W .40

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    And the return ride back over the Hood Canal Bridge to Whidbey Island.
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    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.
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    Beer!
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    The girl got a new set of boots!
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    Balance
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    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!

    Cheers, Steve
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  6. Pete Pilot

    Pete Pilot Been here awhile

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    So, what happened? Why this report stop? Is all O. K. .???
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    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.
    Tombstone NP
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    Salmon Glacier
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    Tok Bike camp at The Eagle Claw!! We got loose this night!!

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    Arctic Circle
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    Curtis my riding buddy. hahahhaha IMG_0544.JPG

    Made up the Cassiar Hwy
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    had a bowl of chicken soup in Chicken! It was DELICIOUS!! Go to D2D!!!!!
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    A beautiful lake in the Yukon where we stopped for a beer. Amazing place
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    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.
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    Eagle Plains on the Dempster
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    Dempster
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    Welcome to Dawson City!
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    Festivities!
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    Dust2Dawson 2019 Midnight on Solstics

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  12. Pete Pilot

    Pete Pilot Been here awhile

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    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
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