The Big Leap! (Circle to Circle)

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

  1. Peter640

    Peter640 Peter 640

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    The second half of the road is even faster and cleaner than the top half ... beautiful riding weather at 66 degrees and enough breeze to move worst of dust plus sunshine! Fair bit of smoke haze at bottom end!

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    After riding all that way Ryan misfired coming off the mound and I then fell off as I jumped from my bike for the obligatory sleepy momnent picture! The guy from the road crew watching this circus had to change his under wear!

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    We caught up with Kurt and Justin again at the bottom card lock!
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    That led to a splendid lunch and a few de dusting ales!
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    That’s a hell of a rig!
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  2. Peter640

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    Back at the trailer it was time for midnight beer wrenching on Justin’s old R100....

    The headlight had taken a hit and punched the glass out plus final drive and transmission oil needs attended to!

    I haven’t laughed as much as our combined comedic attempts at serious maintenance!

    We packed him off to Alaska this morning!

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    The glass all glued up then dropped into the gravel!
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    The BMW R100 GIMP is born!
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    “Aussie accent: “That’s not a truck ... mate”
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    Kurt and Ryan try and stretch out some more horsepower!
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  3. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    Looks like good clean fun!
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  4. Peter640

    Peter640 Peter 640

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    Some random fav shots ....

    He’s a lumberjack ..... etc etc
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    Justin’s exciting 5 function multi-tool...
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    And he rides off to Alaska and the girl of his dreams ....
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    Two places at one time .... I get my Matrix on!
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    Bike porn!
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    Bath time ... seems so wrong after all that hard work to make them dirty!

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  7. dano619

    dano619 Been here awhile

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    Great update, keep em coming! Thanks!!
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  8. gunnerbuck

    gunnerbuck Island Hopper

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    The weather gods are with you...
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  9. Peter640

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    Thanks Dano I will do so! See below!
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    Always! Feeling blessed!
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    Ryan Carman Been here awhile

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    Indeed!

    Tonight on the top of the world highway! IMG_1472.jpg
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    Our cultural outing took us to Barge #4

    8 metric tonnes of gold, we worked out this is worth 240,000,000$ in today’s cash!

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    So tonight we decided to do the border run to AK after the border closed!

    103 kms each way of “we have the road mostly to our selves” on The Top of the World HW.

    The road was in near perfect condition (considering they had big rain 2 or 3 days ago) so we set of at 9:30 pm and had a blast!

    3 porcupines, 1 moose and a shit tone of caribou!! Amazing fast run. 206kms of night time fun and joy!!

    Pics below mostly take between 11:00 and midnight .... I was trying to work a Beatles theme here but am wide open to any suggestions!

    The long and winding road!....

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    Here comes the sun!
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    Hey Jude!
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    Rudolf the red nosed reindeer (Beatles version!)
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    The fool on the hill
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    We went looking for Justin’s, side road ... it not sure if this was this one or not, but the views were amazing!
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    Heading out to Ross River to ride the loop back towards Whitehorse today. I suspect there may be a gap in transmission!
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    Got as far as Faro (what a good road from Carmacks!) we were a little fatigued after a late night beer and campfire party.

    The last 178 km after Carmacks was a blast!

    Towns 50 year party weekend so overflow camping on the green tonight!

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    A quiet night at Faro then we shot down to Ross River for a poke about and a look at the North Branch of the Canol ... jumped the ferry but fires at Dragon Lake and it being in the wrong direction stopped any further northwards momentum!

    Spooned around and spent the day on the Smokey as hell South Canol .... nice road good fishing!

    Tent and a few Yukon Golds at Johnson’s Crossing Lodge

    Wifi shit so eye candy tomorrow!
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    Johnnydarock Been here awhile

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    Great report! I'm here for the beer...the BOTD.
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  18. Peter640

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    OK, I’ll put my back into it!
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    The road to Ross river ... nice dirt! Lots of smoke!

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    Lots more smoke after Ross River.

    We poked up the N Canol but rode down the South Canol. Very nice, it would have been even better without the smile in the views ...

    Old trucks at Ross River ....

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    The old RR gas station (there is a new one nowerdays!) ...
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    Fruit for lunch!!
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    Local lad sadly wasted with a beautiful dog he offered to sell us ...
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    Start of the Canol ...
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