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Road to Tuk.

Discussion in 'Canada' started by MGV8, Jan 22, 2017.

  1. PEIslander

    PEIslander OK then

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    With such a memorable adventure I made these GoPro Quick videos documenting my trip...should have posted last spring/summer when I completed them...anyhow just wanted to share (I have a shit computer and can't afford to upgrade yet, so editing videos is NOT FUN). Day one video of the playlist is all time laps photos.
    Hoping someone out there likes some of them, the play list is from my 19 days on the road


    Yeah I couldn't get onto the road to Tuk on this 2017 trip...so of course an excellent reason to return to the Dempster and Tuk :hmmmmm

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2Z897Jmf6befuDFO4Wpb2zpVnsdT8Xx1
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  2. Scratch n Dent

    Scratch n Dent Adventurer

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    FYI sounds like the Dempster is currently closed. Not sure where. I know they were getting snow. Play safe gang!
  3. 250senuf

    250senuf Long timer

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    Liard Hot Springs closed because of snow
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  4. RockyDS

    RockyDS Lost in the wilderness

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  5. DualSport855

    DualSport855 Been here awhile Super Supporter Supporter

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    The Dempster, where airplanes and motorcycles share the road.
  6. Rollin'

    Rollin' does it come in black? Supporter

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    My video of riding through Tuk on the way to the Arctic Ocean sign. July 2nd, 2019, 50 degrees and very windy.

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  7. Bigbob1

    Bigbob1 Rain Rider Supporter

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  8. Rollin'

    Rollin' does it come in black? Supporter

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    Thanks Bob!
  9. TreasureState

    TreasureState A murse posing as a freelance dirt rider

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    Very inspirational, thanks for sharing - cannot wait to get my own pictures there on my bike this summer!
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  10. Bigbob1

    Bigbob1 Rain Rider Supporter

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    My wife said we have gotten rained out twice on the Dempster. So we are going to give it a shot this June.... third times the charm.
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  11. RockyDS

    RockyDS Lost in the wilderness

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    The secret (if there is one) is to have days in hand so you can wait out the weather. The Dempster turns to a mud bog very quickly but it also dries fairly quickly. Don't push on in poor conditions that take you out of your comfort zone or skill range.

    Fingers crossed for you for good weather in 2020.
  12. Bigbob1

    Bigbob1 Rain Rider Supporter

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    I hear you but I am not one for sitting around waiting.... always have a plan B .... we rode up to Deadhorse and had a great time
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  13. MGV8

    MGV8 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Trouble is, some times there is no where to really wait the road out. You have to be ready to rough camp with water and food. As I found out when the Peel river ferry was stopped for two days. To get back to Eagle Plains was pushing my fuel limit and all the camp grounds filled up quickly. So just be prepared to sit and wait, if your patient it happens.
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  14. RockyDS

    RockyDS Lost in the wilderness

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    My interpretation of 'wait out the weather' included camping at the side of the road. Plan accordingly.
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  15. Phoenix101

    Phoenix101 Long timer

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    Camping on the McKenzie River a few years ago... waiting for the ferry to be operational (we got hung up at the Pelly Ferry too, due to high winds).. we carry enough food for 2-3 days and the ability to purify water... the village in the back ground you can't get to without the ferry running... we were VERY WORRIED at this point as we knew (before we had left Eagle Plains) we were about a day ahead of a major storm... the bugs were horrible!!!! finally the ferry started running, we made it to Inuvik but spent a couple of days waiting out the weather...

    the other fun thing about this campsite... bear tracks everywhere!!

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    this guy did not wait out the weather

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  16. Jamie Z

    Jamie Z I'm serious. Supporter

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    Ha! Ran across this video from the 90s.

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  17. KiLeR650

    KiLeR650 tjoseph is unethical.

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    In the morning?
  18. GotFog

    GotFog Been here awhile Supporter

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    Nice Setup MGV8, and I am curious as to what make of tent that is. Could that be an old Dana Designs tent by chance?
  19. MGV8

    MGV8 Been here awhile Supporter

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    I got the tent years ago from Mountain Equipment Co-op Not sure who made it for them. It has the MEC brand on it. Sadly it is no longer available. Tarn, was that a brand?
    https://www.mec.ca/en/product/5027-698/Tarn-3-Person-Tent
    It has been an awesome tent but I am getting a tad tired of crawling in and out of it. Probably a 100 nights in it over the last bunch of years. Just bought a Redverz Solo but may revertz (sic) back to this one if the Solo is too bulky to carry on the two wheel bike. Not an issue with the Rig. I can pack just about any thing I want with it.
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  20. bkoz

    bkoz Been here awhile

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    Myself and 2 of my brothers have the same tent and they all have been excellent.

    I refuse to support MEC now but the tent has proven to be a good purchase.