D2D 2017 - an epic motorcycle adventure

Discussion in 'Americas' started by soberjoe, Nov 29, 2016.

  1. Old_Lion

    Old_Lion Crotchety Biker

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    George
  2. theshnizzle

    theshnizzle Long timer

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    From my "how to stay safe in bear country" booklet that I picked up in Tok, I believe in 2012,that i brought with me...."do not approach the bear. Stay in your vehicle".

    Perhaps I should review those instructions ....



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  3. theshnizzle

    theshnizzle Long timer

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    I'm the dumb one standing on the road ,not the smart one already sitting on the bike....
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  4. Old_Lion

    Old_Lion Crotchety Biker

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    Bear looks hungry.

    George
  5. theshnizzle

    theshnizzle Long timer

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    Bear won't eat anything over 55...lol
  6. Old_Lion

    Old_Lion Crotchety Biker

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    For your entertainment.

    Grizzlies speed 30+ mph.

    Keep 1/4 mile distance.

    What does your "Tok" book say?

    George
  7. soberjoe

    soberjoe Been here awhile

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    Absolutely. As a matter of fact if you are walking, or on a bicycle you have to use the pedestrian gate.
    7000 volts, at low amps in the Texas Gate


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  8. Old_Lion

    Old_Lion Crotchety Biker

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  9. theshnizzle

    theshnizzle Long timer

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    George, great video you posted up about wildlife. That's why you are Old Lion! :D

    I will be more careful next time.
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  10. theshnizzle

    theshnizzle Long timer

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    I found my booklet. Put out by the Yukon terr. It's pretty good info I thought.
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  11. soberjoe

    soberjoe Been here awhile

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    theshnizzle and I parted ways again yesterday morning - I think I'm a little to slow in the mornings, hahaha.
    We both rode to Prince Rupert, however I had to change the low beam bulb in Big Ethel before getting on the road, and I stopped frequently to take pictures. We gave eachother a wave as we passed in opposite directions about 50kms out of Prince Rupert.
    I toured the area, trying to get as close as possible to the Pacific Ocean, alas a photo from a distance was the best I could do.
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  12. Old_Lion

    Old_Lion Crotchety Biker

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    Getting closer to Dawson.

    https://ja4ja.wordpress.com/2012/06/20/what-is-the-d2d-in-dawson-city-a-bit-of-history/

    AirHawk

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    A small bungee across the back end of the seat holding down a folded towel stretched along the seat of my DR650 does the job for me.
    On the HD Sportster it takes an AirHawk atop a Saddlemen pad. (lol)


    George
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  13. theshnizzle

    theshnizzle Long timer

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    I went to Canadian tire this am and bought a car gel seat on sale I intend to cannabilize. I DID have my fleece sweater underneath me just tucked in under my bag and then I got onto a section of the cassia that would have been better run standing up but I couldn't since I didn't want to loose my sweater.
  14. theshnizzle

    theshnizzle Long timer

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    Thanks for the info George but I really hesitate to buy a brand new one. ..they are expensive up here....and I have one at home....:becca
  15. Old_Lion

    Old_Lion Crotchety Biker

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    Can you have Mr Shnizzle ship it to a post office "poste restante" on the return route?

    If that is what is called in Canada.
    Consider calling the targeted post office to ascertain if the service is offered and how
    to address the package.

    George
  16. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    The Canadian tire gel pads are popular on many forums. Should help out, good luck and keep us posted how the trek is going.

    Fun to follow along from home.

  17. theshnizzle

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    I have been in Whitehorse for 2 days. Beauty weather,almost too hot! where Joe and I reconnected. He has hooked up with another rider so 3 of us are sharing a site.

    I am in the sun reading and they went off to try and ride the south canola road which is reportedly closed.

    I bought a car gel seat pad from cnd tire,used my sheepie as a bit of a template and constructed a seat pad. I haven't tried it out yet.

    I will leave here tomorrow am. I wanted to leave this am but cold and steady tain all day in to and chicken.

    I prefer to not ride top of the world in the cold and wet. I know my limits and doing it solo I don't want to get in over my head.

    Pics are taking to long to post here. Will post later.
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  18. theshnizzle

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    theshnizzle Long timer

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    That's some touratech s**t right there! The quality...the craftsmanship. ...the the attention to detail.....:D
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