The Big Leap! (Circle to Circle)

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Peter640, Jun 18, 2019.

  1. Ryan Carman

    Ryan Carman Been here awhile

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  2. dano619

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    Following along....Good to see you doing another report!! Thanks!!
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  3. Peter640

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    Welcome back aboard!

    It’s wtf hot in Dawson ...

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    Dawson ... what more can I say!

    It’s going to be a slow day today!

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    Outstanding band!

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    Diamond Gerties an institution!

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    2:30 am!

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    George and his horse .... 2:45 am, time for bed!


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  5. Peter640

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    Quick update we’re in Fort Macpherson being eaten by Mossies! Good weather yesterday. Some rain today, overall the road is in pretty good nick! Interesting to see what happens with .75 of and inch of wet (as is predicted!).

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  6. Peter640

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    McKenzie River crossing ...

    Weirdly goood wifi here for a moment!

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    We in Inuvik which is quite exciting apart from rain and temp of 52f or 11c!

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    Like two bad pennies Dan and Len from Edmonton showed up again!

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  9. Ryan Carman

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    Mud?
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  10. Peter640

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    Rain clearing ... everything’s pretty wet at moment. Probs take a look at road to Tuk later this afternoon ... still raining up there now!

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  11. Ryan Carman

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    You'd best not post any photos from what you're doing now
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  12. Peter640

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    Needs must! The laundry ... best room in the camp site!

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    Sleeping really! And hiding from rain!

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    So we lived!

    Reports on how bad the Tuk road do seem to be somewhat overstated! We’re sure it could get nasty but it’s an amazing feat of engineering and road construction.

    It’s a fast gravel road with pretty good “car Track lines” where the gravel is good. Firm base. It rained all yesterday but the road was mostly dry and the earthy sections were fast.

    Mission accomplished! granmar’s burger and whale sample eaten, T-Shirt and stickers purchased!

    Back in Inuvik, going to pub ...

    PS it’s still day light here!

    Yummy gravel time. The first 100kms are fast. Gravel a little fresher on last 50 in.

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    Met Dan again on the road.... we could see his KLR tyre tracks in the dirt as he leaves an impression!
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    Dipping toes!
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    The burger store ...

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    Beluga or “Muk Tuk”.... quite tasty in a calamari/rubber sense!

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    Justin and Kurt, famous Advers/Black Dog Cycle Workers! @KTMforget @TheSeeker
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    The view from Grandmars!
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    Lovely John...
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    Quite some beach! Whales in the bay!
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    On ya marks .... the race home.... don’t get in the soft stuff or fall over the edge!
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    Best advice to the worried: check weather, have proper tyres, ride you own limit, don’t go into edge gravel!
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    South tomorrow to play near Ross River ....

    24 hr daylight playing havoc with my head! It’s 0149 and just left pub!

    It was open!

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    Walking home!

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    My fav spot by laundry heater!

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    Why heat matters!!

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    Weather looks good.

    Sleep well world we got there!!
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    Some pics from the southwards ride out ...

    We picked a nice weather window (as the road was closed the day before with .75” rain).

    The road was dry as we passed thru ... hard to believe the rain had fallen. Lots of quick clay top and gravel.

    Bike needs a wash!

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    Cleared for take off ....
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    Waiting on the ferry ....
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    Bloody taxi pulls up in the middle of f’n nowhere!
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    Who pays the ferry man! No one
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    If I gas, it may be the jumps on!
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    Ryan is losing a little fork oil ...

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    He had “to lay her down” @TUCKERS

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    More road shots ....

    A fork seal inspection party somewhere south of Fort Mac!

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    Keen to get in front of this rig ....
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    Hero dirt ...
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    Some dust ....
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    Sleepy time! Checking the seals ...
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    You could ride this forever ... dirt!
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    Stunning scenery around Eagle Plains .... seas of wildflowers and wide open vistas ....

    For those that have head of deep gravel this USB what the shoulders look like .... best advice don’t go in the shoulder!

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    Whoa!
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    Marius and Erica from NW BC.... going north!
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    We headed back to Eagle Plains to camp out and buy expensive beer!

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    Our nice French neighbours living on a pair of tricked up 1200’s ...

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    Glen from Texas via Darwin ...
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    This place should be called The Wild River as “we spent all or money on whiskey and beer”
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    A rain washed beautiful hero dirt surface awaited us ...
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    Nicer weather meant another photo shoot here ....
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