TUKTOYAKTUK 2019

Discussion in 'Americas' started by Lizzard323, Jun 27, 2018.

  1. Cal

    Cal Long timer

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    The fires are in Northern Alberta near High Level, almost no one uses this route up into the NWT which is a shame.
  2. MapMaster

    MapMaster Human Compass

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    Went through there on my way back from checking out the MacKenzie river in 2015 (ran out of time to fit a visit to Yellowknife in).
    I understood the Level part, but questioned the 'High' justification. :lol3
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  3. Cal

    Cal Long timer

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    The remoteness is stunning like riding to Fort Smith through Wood Buffalo for 6 hours and seeing only 1 car and 9 bears, and fish caught at every creek crossing!
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  4. AwDang

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    No iisues so far other than weather
  5. RockyDS

    RockyDS Lost in the wilderness

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    FYI, it is unseasonably cold in some areas. For example, on the Icefields Parkway it was -2C (28F) at the summit early this morning. I rode through later in the morning but we were still above the snow line at the summit. YMMV.

    Just a heads up to make sure you factor in the potential for cold weather.
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  6. AwDang

    AwDang Long timer

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    Here's the forecast

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  7. VETJET

    VETJET Saved My Ass in 2018, Pun Fully Intended! Supporter

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    Today it was 48 in Minot ND and 50 when I arrived here at Saskatoon... Crazy windy in North Dakota today, more than normal. I don’t know if it’s true but I heard the winds were 70mph winds.

    About 700 miles today so almost 1800miles between today and yesterday. Will awake in Saskatoon and head to Dawson Creek.
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  8. VETJET

    VETJET Saved My Ass in 2018, Pun Fully Intended! Supporter

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  9. kmev

    kmev Adventurer

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    Made it to Mancho Lake tonight - no visible signs of smoke. The RVers have not arrived in force yet, so had a great ride up with the road mostly to myself in the later afternoon. Sporadic rain with one really bad hail storm with marble-sized hail covering the roadway. I didn't realize how bad it was until I was in it doing 70 mph and my rear wheel starting sliding out - Yamaha's traction control saved myass before I had time to react. If I was still on my K75 I would have crashed.
  10. VETJET

    VETJET Saved My Ass in 2018, Pun Fully Intended! Supporter

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    Crazy quick storm blew in... I was taking a photo of the road sign to Onoway where my Mom was born when a crazy wicked wind gust blew my bike over...

    Broke a mirror and hurt my feelings... if that’s all I break on the trip I’m doing good... I made it to Dawson Creek! 19443DA9-3E3B-4846-AE60-D24A3610D5A6.jpeg C1BF72C3-60F7-48BE-A81D-86DF5A502D19.jpeg
  11. AwDang

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    Oh man!
    Thats a bummer
  12. AwDang

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    Heres some inspiration for ya

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  13. MizzouRider

    MizzouRider Long timer Supporter

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    Just reading a story earlier this morning about someone that pulled their airstream trailer from Key West to Deadhorse. (I don’t know how long it took them, but the pic of their trailer looked pretty trashed from the Dalton.
  14. VETJET

    VETJET Saved My Ass in 2018, Pun Fully Intended! Supporter

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    Thank you! Looking forward to today, scenery started to get prettier last evening.
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  15. Bigbob1

    Bigbob1 Rain Rider Supporter

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    @VETJET Ouch, sorry your nice bike took a nap. We just rode back up the Alcan and encountered some of those prairie winds in that area too.
  16. TripleDubYa

    TripleDubYa Intrepid Explorer

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    Fat Pony, this is Wayne the guy with the Africa Twin in Tok. The dempster was very dry and dusty. Up to Eagle Plains it is pretty fast. Eagle Plains to Inuvik there are sections where the gravel feels a little slippery. The road to Tuk is dry. They did put a lot of gravel down so be ready for some deep stuff, especially the last ten miles into Tuk. Have fun.
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  17. BlackdogADV

    BlackdogADV Long timer

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    I just found this thread. My wife and I made it as far Inuvik last year, that was July 3. We witnessed and epic rain storm that ruined all hopes of making Tuk. But that’s ok, I gives me a reason to do it again! I’m leaving the first of July but this time I’ll be solo and 150 pounds lighter. Last year we were in rain 90% of the time. I’m 70 now and I want to see how many times I can make this trip before I'm dead. I’m taking the Robert Campbell hwy and Conal road on my way back.
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  18. VETJET

    VETJET Saved My Ass in 2018, Pun Fully Intended! Supporter

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    Triple thanks for the report, I’m in Watson Lake now headed up the Dempster on Wednesday. Hopefully the weather will remain the same through the week... Rained off and on from Dawson Creek to Watson Lake today, but nothing too bad. The scenery really started to change on this section and it turned beautiful especially around Muncho Lake...
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  19. rubline

    rubline Coddiwomple

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    Made it to Tuk Monday afternoon. I will say that is the most challenging dirt road I have ever encountered.

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  20. RockyDS

    RockyDS Lost in the wilderness

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    Well done! I'm sure you have a sense of accomplishment you'll never forget.
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