Heading To Tuktoyaktuk NWT, It Ain't Nothin But A Ride 2019

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Gordon, Jun 1, 2019.

  1. Cal

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    Looks cold at Stone Mtn.! Bike looks clean from the rain.
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  2. Gordon

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    Temperature dropped down to around 31 degrees Fahrenheit I believe. All the gauges and most everything else was vibrating so bad from near hypothermia. I am not really certain about anything at this point. Except for the fact that my expensive Gerbing jacket liner failed. I am so pissed about that you just wouldn’t believe.
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    I have a heated liner and glove liners from Cycle gear that have been great , touch wood. Going up with just the glove liners as I am used to cold living here in Canada. I think the forecast is better the further north you get, hang in there.
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    Put on your rain gear as it helps block wind and keep in the heat.
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    All I have is my Aerostitch Roadcrafter riding gear. It’s water proof mostly. However I will start carrying my rain gear once again. Because you are correct about them
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    I also have an older Aerostitch which was water proof for about a year, then I started carrying my rain suit, nothing beats a dedicated rain suit!
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    Maybe buy a rain suit in Whitehorse.
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    Agreed
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    Thinking about that already, Thanks
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    Actually I was in Dawson City waiting out the snow storm the same time you were waiting it out in Eagle Plains. I rode halfway down the Tuk Road in 2018 it was too messed up and muddy for me to make it to Tuk so I turned around and went back down the Dempster. Hi-De-Ho went up after I came down and got stuck in the mud for I think two days with some other riders.
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    Thanks Dave I will check it out if I get a chance
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    0A3AF5F5-84B5-48A2-9923-E5B1F1E6EB5F.jpeg Typical Public Cardlock fuel stop. Read the instructions follow them. Get your gas simple.
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    Have the same bike, so i'm definitely in
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    857FD3C5-289D-41D8-9AD1-3DE26A173A19.jpeg Tire problem solved. Got my heated gloves back on line. Jacket liner has a short in it for sure. It almost set me on fire and then blew the fuse
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    Dinner 2C8BF996-676F-4DB8-AD6A-D802A3C2AC37.jpeg
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    Are you in Whitehorse Now?
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    B5295F75-DAF8-48F3-91E7-B728AB7B1683.jpeg Dawson City just put the new tire on the rear. I think it will do the job. Had maybe 2500 miles left in the E-07 + I will take it back home with me I think. Haven’t made up my mind 100% on that.
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    i am leaving on or around july 23 for same trip. maybe i see you on the return. good luck. i have done this trip once before.
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    i bought merino wool sweater in whitehorse. saved me on my last trip
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    Pick your days around the weather on the Dempster. It can be a quagmire one day and dry the next. I was with Hi-De-Ho last year in the mud. We tempted fate and rode on a wet day and had to abandon the bikes 12 miles south of Tuk. The couple days before were a piece of cake for other riders and the road dried out after we left. If you choose wisely you will make it without difficulty. Safe travels.
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