Thanks Tuk!

Discussion in 'Americas' started by TravellingTartar, Jan 19, 2018.

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In the next three years, are you going to Tuk?

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  1. Absolutely

    59.6%
  2. Want to

    33.5%
  3. Can't

    1.9%
  4. Nope

    5.0%
  1. tomandreann

    tomandreann Adventurer

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    Stantons was closed when we were there, any chance we could get someone to hook us up with a sticker?

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  2. tomandreann

    tomandreann Adventurer

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    Nobody answered the question as to why the native language is covered up
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  3. TreasureState

    TreasureState A murse posing as a freelance dirt rider

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    I believe all that is known is that it is covered, and not why it is covered.

    Having recently come back from a trip up the AlCan and spending some time with BC and Yukon residents, they seemed to speak, albeit in delicate terms, with equal parts respect and pride in how Canada addresses their first nations. I doubt that it is anything nefarious.
  4. mudtrack

    mudtrack Adventurer

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    Huge congratulations to successful rides!
    A thought about sharks and bears.
    As a surfer, my joke is that I like to surf among slow paddlers.
    The sharks will eat the slow paddlers first before me.

    About bears - - -
    My wife and I rode bicycles through BC, Yukon, and Alaska in 1978. We were continually pestered by a solo bicycle tourer who had a favorite mixture of honey, coconut, granola, instant milk and canned fish always leaking and dripping through his pannier bags. The bear never chased my wife and me. They always seemed to chase the sweet smelling solo rider. So, my wife and I let him ride with us, as bait.
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  5. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity Super Supporter

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    One of the tagged great whites has recently been seen poking around the south coast of Newfoundland, thankfully nowhere near my surf breaks. There certainly are sharks out there but I've never seen any.
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  6. rwebell

    rwebell Been here awhile

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    Wow, now that’s a loaded GS! Nice pic!
  7. BigToad

    BigToad The Bone Destroyer

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    Hey Knight. Excellent that you fixed the hub and made it to Tuk! A hatchet? Make sure to post story! Enjoyed meeting you in Dawson and sharing some stories.[/QUOTE]
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  8. Sinnergy

    Sinnergy Mostly Harmless

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    Congrats to those that made it. I made two tries and failed :muutt

    The first found me short of fuel, and I had to turn back to DC (unmanned station was broken and wouldn't have made the next). On the second, we were informed that the road had completely washed out and it would be at least three days until it opened again :(

    Crossed back into AK and rode some new areas of that state instead.

    What is it they say comparing the worst day riding to the best day working? I'm not sure the woman rider that was airvac'ed off the Dempster with the broken collar bone and pelvis the day of our first attempt would agree, but I'm going to try again.
  9. TravellingTartar

    TravellingTartar Been here awhile

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    It’s done. My very long, boring for some, dizzying for others, time-lapse covering my Spring 2018 ride from D.C. to Tuktoyaktuk.

    Should you choose to watch the whole film, you will subject yourself to a 55-minute ride across America and up to the Arctic Ocean

    The film starts where I started, in Washington D.C. and makes its way across the entire U.S.A., up through Alberta, along the entire mythical Alaska Highway, through Whitehorse where I met up with Anne and Eddie, and finally up the Dempster from Dawson to Tuk, passing through Eagle Plains and Inuvik. If you like long distance riding, I encourage you to watch the whole thing. If, however, you'd like to just watch portions, by all means, no offense taken, I have listed the milestones below.

    • The first 11 minutes take us from Washington D.C. to Dawson Creek, B.C., in Canada.
    • The Alaska Highway portion starts at: 11:40.
    • The Dempster Highway portion starts at: 24:06.

    I list my thank you's in the film, but allow me here to especially thank all those who donated to the Thanks Tuk campaign and to those who bought an 'I Made It To Tuk' sticker once they got to Tuktoyaktuk.

    I hope this film will inspire you to travel up the Dempster. If you do, be respectful of it and thank all those you come into contact with; remember, they live there.

    Enjoy, but I repeat, watch at your own risk and please, don’t tell me it’s too long, I know, I was there!

  10. Trasch

    Trasch Been here awhile

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    Great job Cemil, saw your post on the GoFundMe page, so came here to see if you posted the video as well. After getting defeated by mud, now I know every inch of the remaining road that I need to finish in attempt #2 at Tuk, probably 2020. Hoping to get one of the "retro" decals before they sell out :D
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  11. TravellingTartar

    TravellingTartar Been here awhile

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    You wil will will will will will make it!!!!!!!!

    Let this not be my official announcement, because it's not, but I might also go again in 2020, but in winter with my jeep. To be continued...
  12. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity Super Supporter

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    Don't know if I'll be able to find the time again any time soon
  13. tntmo

    tntmo Oops, I did it again.

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    Made it to Tuk July 19th, rode straight up in one day after they opened the Dempster due to a mudslide. Weather was predicted to be good for three days or so, but it turned the next morning and my riding buddy wasn't too happy to be riding in the loose road as it was before it got rain......so we only spent a few hours in Tuk and headed out. Disappointing, but looking back it was probably the wise move. He slipped in some mud just outside Eagle Plains and broke his hand, if that had happened farther up the road who knows? I would love to go back!

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  14. texas_aggie

    texas_aggie Been here awhile

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    Did anyone ever solve this riddle?
  15. TravellingTartar

    TravellingTartar Been here awhile

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    I didn’t. Let me email them and ask!
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  16. TravellingTartar

    TravellingTartar Been here awhile

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    Just emailed. Awaiting a response ;-)
  17. squiffynimrod

    squiffynimrod maximum shrinkage Supporter

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    I think the answer should only be known by those who have gone to Tuk and found out.

    Kind of like Fight Club.

    The first rule of the Tuktoyaktuk sign having parts covered is you don't talk about the Tuktoyaktuk sign having parts covered.
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  18. TravellingTartar

    TravellingTartar Been here awhile

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    This puts me in a tough position because I now know the answer. Hmmmmmm!!??
  19. Shawnee Bill

    Shawnee Bill Long timer Supporter

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    So anyone that arrives in Tuk will have no problem finding the answer???
  20. Tewster2

    Tewster2 Long timer Supporter

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    Maybe they covered it up because it says "Welcome to TUK...when are you leaving"? and later they thought it wouldn't be nice :lol3
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