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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    Duct tape to the rescue.


    George
  2. calan818

    calan818 The CarMexican

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    That is hilarious and outstanding at the same time!
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  3. soberjoe

    soberjoe Been here awhile

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    Spent the last 3 days in Whitehorse, 2 nights camping at High Country RV park where we met several other riders on their way to Dawson City.
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    Tom and I went on a wee adventure on Sunday and rode the South Canol Road from Johnsons Crossing to Ross River.
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    Lots of fun until it started to rain about 100 kilometres in
    This is not a road you want to ride in the rain!
    It took over 2.5 hours to ride the last 100kms in slippery-as-snail-snot mud on a steep cliff-edge, high pucker-factor road - but hey, that's another one off the list!
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    All told it took us 13 hours to ride the loop from Whitehorse and we were quite cold and tired when we got back.
    theshnizzle was sleeping soundly, tucked into her sleeping bag.
    Smart rider that one. Paying attention to the weather and all. . .


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  4. MotoMitz

    MotoMitz n00b

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    Good morning inmates!

    I just wanted to thank you all for the valuable info posted on this thread. It's provided the spark to get me going on the trip of a lifetime and become my go to step by step guide. Having said that, I am currently in Dawson Creek making my way north and hoping to meet up with you soon. Look for the black Ninja 650 with Ontario plates and say hello.

    Mitz.
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  5. Mtmedic

    Mtmedic All bleeding stops

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    mtmedic and ttractotgirl black vstrom and blue versus room 104
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  6. soberjoe

    soberjoe Been here awhile

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    Tom and I rode from Whitehorse yesterday, unsure of whether we were going to ride right to Dawson City or maybe make a detour / side trip up to Mayo and Keno City.
    The pictures tell the story,
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    Said to be haunted, we stayed here last night

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    Downtown Keno City

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    At the signpost, feeling groovy

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    An abandoned cabin on top of Sign Post Hill

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    The BEST pizza in the Yukon - Mike's Pizza!

    Tom, theshnizzle and I are all in Dawson City now - at the Bunkhouse.
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  7. Old_Lion

    Old_Lion Crotchety Biker

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  8. Ol Man

    Ol Man Long timer Supporter

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  9. theshnizzle

    theshnizzle Long timer

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    It's very cold in the am here. Getting dressed in my sleeping bag is practically a gynastic workout. Lots of Vsitups to put on various...and several!...garments.

    A hot tea and my down blanket help make it less painful.

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  10. theshnizzle

    theshnizzle Long timer

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    But then .....here! The temp gauge on my bike was flashing 0.05. That seemed bad to me. Lol.

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  11. enduro0125

    enduro0125 Sticks and Stones™..

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  12. soberjoe

    soberjoe Been here awhile

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    Hey Mitz it was great to meet you man - I gotta say I'm thrilled that this thread inspired your adventure- and on a Ninja, no less!
    Awesome brother.


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  13. theshnizzle

    theshnizzle Long timer

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    Mitz was awesome! LOVE LOVE the enthusiasm. He's doing it just right for him. Big props my man!
  14. thepackrat

    thepackrat i can ride that

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  15. soberjoe

    soberjoe Been here awhile

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    Some people have absolutely no class.


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  16. theshnizzle

    theshnizzle Long timer

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    Had a rough time at my campsite in the Prairies. Tent and tarp already gone in this pic. Was hit on the head by a falling tree branch.

    The wind came up QUICK!

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  17. theshnizzle

    theshnizzle Long timer

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    Nutter pic..
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  18. theshnizzle

    theshnizzle Long timer

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    I was very lucky the bike didn't blow over. It was facing in the right direction. I will most likely do a trip report in a bit so I will save for there.

    I'm not home yet. A few more days. I'm tired. Ima gettin'to old for this s**t!
  19. Old_Lion

    Old_Lion Crotchety Biker

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    Trees launching projectiles is downright dangerous.
    Happy you survived the onslaught.

    George
  20. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    When I first looked at the pic I thought, what nice trees to hang a hammock. Then read your post... That could have been a disaster.