Tuk 2018 Information

Discussion in 'Americas' started by migilito, Nov 28, 2017.

  1. boatpuller

    boatpuller Long timer

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    Your skin is about 93 degrees. If you allow 94+ degree air to blow over your skin, you're actually just heating yourself up. So I basically never wear a mesh jacket anymore, and instead a very good GoreTex jacket with vents as needed. PLUS, practice the wet sleeves evaporated cooling technique to cool my body down while riding. Check out the Iron Butt Assoc websites for quality scientific information on keeping cool during hot temps. You won't need a rainsuit with GoreTex gear. I've been very pleased with the Klim gear. And yes on synthetic wicking shorts and tees, thin fleece sweatshirt, and on the heated liner with a thermostat.
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  2. holckster

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    New Touring Company starting up in Dawson City June 0f 2018 specializing on the TOW Hwy?Denali Hwy and Dempster Hwy to Tuk.
    D.A.R.E.
    Dawson Adventure Riding Expeditions
    www.ridetotuk.com
    !st trip to Tuk June 11, check website for other dates.

    They have moto's and chase truck for those who want to fly in/out and ride with support.
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  3. migilito

    migilito Perpetual NooB

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    I like it!
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  4. jeff96

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    I'm curious what the locals think of this summer invasion? Are we a pain in the a$$? A revenue stream? Someone clogging up the road?
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  5. migilito

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    Yes, yes and probably yes. I read an interview with the Tuk Mayor who expressed a general concern about the inevitable increase in access to drugs and alcohol caused by the road now being open all year. What we are seeing is age old conundrum about trails, roads, rail, electricity, etc to rural communities. At some point all of us lived in Tuk. Ive reached out to the Mayor and invited him to post his concerns here.
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  6. djroszina

    djroszina Long timer

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    Is Tuk dry? I was hoping to open a Hard Rock Cafe when I get there just before D2D. Lol...Truth be told, I just may bring a little nipper for personal, low key consumption. Party will be in Dawson City.
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  7. migilito

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    Dunno. However, I suggest being prepared for a little rain all the same. Therefore, I also shall be bring a wee bit of Lagavulin 16.
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  8. jeff96

    jeff96 Adventurer

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    I'm going to have to drop this plan for this year. I can't get enough vacation. I'm thinking James Bay Route and the North Road in Ontario will give me a trial run to try tires, gas bottles etc for the next year
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  9. migilito

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    Tires: I will be changing out the stock Dunlops and putting on a Mitas E07 rear and a Cont TKC70 front. I have about 3000 miles of various slab before the Dempster. Once I reach Whitehorse or Dawson( depending if I can ship a tire to a location in Dawson) I will be swapping on a TKC80 front for the D, and swapping it back to the TKC 70 for the southbound journey after the D. I'm led to believe the E07 will handle the miles and the D and the TKC80 will not handle the 8000 roundtrip, so.
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  10. migilito

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  12. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    When we rode the Top Of The World Hwy a few years ago...LOTS of gravel....we were told....."DO NOT ride TOTW in the rain" we did. I came off. No damage, no hurts. BUT we saw vehicles over the side and the day after us a motorcycle and sidecar went sideways...helicopter time for the people. Have they paved it now? We had missed the crossing the night before (time change blah blah blah) and camped right there Top of the World summer solstice. After that drunken mid-night motorcycle games on Main Street in Dawson was a breeze.
    Have fun in TUK I got it mixed up with Tok!
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  13. Tewster2

    Tewster2 Long timer

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    TOW from Dawson to the border was still gravel last year.
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  14. migilito

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  15. boatpuller

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  16. Hi-De-Ho

    Hi-De-Ho Mad Scientist

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    @migilito , just FYI, there is a Suzuki dealer in Whitehorse, that came across as very accommodating to us, as we asked if we could park our trailer on their lot, and ride our bikes from there. We deiced to leave it at the Air Force Lodge in Watson Lake, and ride on fresh Mitas e-07 tires from that point.

    You may want to look into shops in Whitehorse, and make plans to change out tires there.....or change them by hand in Dawson City. The Mitas e-07 Dakar tires we will be using are very difficult to change out by hand, given the stiffer sidewall/extra ply in the sidewalls.
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  17. MikefromNL

    MikefromNL Lost among the yuppies

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    I'm planning on heading to Tuk after the D2D.

    (Aso, this is my first post on here. Hi guys!)
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  18. migilito

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    Welcome!
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  19. soberjoe

    soberjoe Been here awhile

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    Hi Mike!



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  20. soberjoe

    soberjoe Been here awhile

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    Any ideas of your route-plan yet?
    Myself and a buddy are heading to HU Ontario on May 23, then heading west and north towards Dawson on May 27


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