RTW the Jamie Z Way: Winter Hiatus in Phoenix

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Jamie Z, Nov 29, 2020.

  1. ShOqUePoT

    ShOqUePoT GS Pot

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    Plus you have this:
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    A Texas company but we have to go to Canada to find it. WTF?
  2. tosaw

    tosaw Adventurer

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    I think I just threw up in my mouth a little.
  3. Hill Climber

    Hill Climber Long timer

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    Hey Jamie Z, I just realized you changed your RR title..
    I'm thinking this is appropriate:


    Curious as to which character you identify with !!!

    EDIT: Oops, looks like Jamie Z couldn't get into Alaska via Hyder, so the title is now changed from Alaska to British Columbia. Crap... so the dream is on hold.
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    DSquared Dilly Dilly! Supporter

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    We had Lay's originating from Saudi Arabia when I was in Afghanistan to include the Ketchup flavor. I resisted them a long time but determined they were actually pretty tasty.
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    steingar higher life form

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    Phooey on Chocolate bars, get yourself some Cuban cigars. Just don't try and bring those back to the States.
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    tlub Long timer Supporter

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    Late to the party on this, I know, but I rode through there in 1976 or so. It was a dump. And creepy. I got there around 9 at night, and just buying gas I felt the hairs standing up on the back of my neck. I went a long ways before I stealth camped somewhere.
  7. ShOqUePoT

    ShOqUePoT GS Pot

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    What kind of a guy doesn't love cold, salty, red clam juice right from the can?


    It even has Vodka! And, artificial pickled bean flavor (flavour)! I'm getting thirsty...
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  8. RhinoVonHawkrider

    RhinoVonHawkrider Long timer

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    Watch Kiwi Rugby - always Top Notch

    Maori culture is pretty cool - a Haka is a challenge to opponent.

    The Kiwi Olympic team was honoring the Kiwi rowers (who kicked ass in Japan)

    a Maori song usually commemorative of some important event a waiata sung at tribal gatherings.
  9. Polebridge

    Polebridge Adventurer

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    Hey @Jamie Z I'm in White Rock, BC, around 5 min north of the Can/US border crossing; if you are in the area send me a message, I'd like to buy you a beer. Been loosely following your thread from the beginning and I'd like to pick your brain. I can give you some cool spots to check out in BC if you decide to go East into the interior.
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  10. jaratr

    jaratr Without a ride

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    I would have at least asked if they were hot before settling for indoor lodging.
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  11. Laromonster

    Laromonster Lean, mean pacifist machine

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  12. kmag

    kmag Average Sedentary Man

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    @Jamie Z Spotwalla shows you in Dease Lake and it looks like a stretch of wet weather. Just wondering what the plan is?
    I lived in BC for 15 years. Made it is as far north as Haines Junction (driving, wasn't on a bike during those years) so I know the geography. I'm also riding a 2019 500x these days so your journey feels very familiar. I'm envious! Continued safe travels.
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  13. MrBob

    MrBob Long timer

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    IIRC, it was a closed lumber mill, and I slept on a floor. No farmer's daughters in sight.
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    NorskieRider Ultracrepidarian

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  15. Animo

    Animo Been n00b awhile Supporter

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  16. Hollyr

    Hollyr Vesterislendingur Supporter

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    Jamie changed the title from "North to Alaska" back to "British Columbia" a while ago. It looks like he was unable to get into Alaska and headed north in BC instead, even getting a bit of the Yukon in. He's heading back south now. There are probably going to be some fantastic pictures and descriptions when he gets an internet connection again. I'm looking forward to them.
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  17. wetwider

    wetwider Been here awhile

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    Thanks Holly.
  18. Jamie Z

    Jamie Z I'm serious. Supporter

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    I'm going to try to get out a couple of updates tonight and tomorrow morning... I got a room in Fort Nelson, BC. Let's home the wifi here is fast enough.

    In the meantime, a question about routes.

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    Which one?
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  19. Kinsman

    Kinsman Ribs....for her pleasure

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    Through Prince George.
  20. bigjohnsd

    bigjohnsd '14 BMW R1200 GS Adv Supporter

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    IMO, If the weather forecast is good go through Grand Cache. The road and scenery from Grand Cache to Jasper is great.
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