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Discussion in 'Canada' started by Wanderlust, Dec 6, 2004.
Nut bars. ...
Yes, I know you are, but so am I.
Oh, wait, that didn't come out right.
Hey, Hey, I did that trip, Thompson to Churchill, in around 1977, by the train. I had great time, several times the train would slow down so much you could walk beside it.
This trip has now been done by Esteban (2nd post on this thread) and myself. We had an advantage because the rail line is currently closed due to flood damage, so we didn't have to worry about trains, but it was a long, grueling ride Churchill was a blast!
That's great! Any more pics, or a Ride Report?
Here are a few news articles about it, with some photos Esteban shared with them:
Your return trip from Churchill? Ride,fly, ship?
The people in Churchill were fantastic!!
We rode our bikes back down the tracks. It took us about a day and a half to get there, since we got a late start heading up on the 13th (we arrived on the 14th), but only a single full (15 hr) day to get back last Sunday (the 18th) - What a way to spend Father's Day!
@bwokentoof - We spent a couple of nights with a guy in Gillam who couldn't stop talking about you and your adventures - Rodger (who calls himself "Rodger with a D")
your pics of the railway were on the CBC National news yesterday.
Bloody well done.
There have been a number of posts in the past by people who tried but gave up, especially when the rough ride caused parts of the bike to fall off.
I knew one day somebody would do it. Congratulations.
I'm only laughing because the guy was fine. That could have ended so much worse. I'm impressed with how chill the guy is. I'm sure they will be laughing at that for years to come.
A great reminder to be careful out there.
For the record, that was Estaban who fell in - I was running the camera. This just happened on our trip up to Churchill We got pretty lucky that both rider and bike were okay, it just required a bit of work to get things sorted out.
O shoot! Tell me you've laughed since!
Seriously though impressive how calm you remained and got it dealt with safely. Too bad the video cuts out before it shows how much work it was to get the bike out of the hole.
I ride on train tracks often but they are never washed out.
I could see that the mossies and black flies were out in full force. Well done!
Back in the mid nineties I had a plan to ride up with studded tires my Honda XR650L just after the ground froze up there to see the polar bears...since I am writing this, it's obvious I did not do this and am still alive.
Churchill and beyond or bust....