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    Homeward Bound

    Saturday morning. IÔÇÖm up early, breakfast is at 7 and then I will be wasting no time leaving town. ItÔÇÖs an interesting hotel. Three of us have rented rooms and the management decides when...
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    North Canol Road

    The rain I expected last night did not arrive. I awake with the sun fighting to break through the high overcast. Quiet Lake is beautiful in the diffuse light but I am anxious to get on the road so I...
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    Riding around the Klondike Gold Fields

    The Klondike Gold rush story has been a fascination of mine for many years.

    My first night in Dawson (before riding up the Dempster), I had camped beside some people who were working a claim...
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    Down the Dempster

    I noticed yesterday that my bike seemed not to start quite as quickly sometimes so I changed the sparkplug before going to bed. I am hoping this will make a difference this morning as I want to make...
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    Arctic Circle to Inuvik

    Only about 60 km up the road I stop again at the border of the Yukon and North West Territories. This is also a point of Continental Divide along the Dempster (only the second of four I have...
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    Ogilvie Bridge to the Arctic Circle

    Contrary to my initial thoughts, the Dempster is not a straight path through a boring prairie tundra. The road winds through gentle sweeping turns, climbing, descending and banking through gentle...
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    The Dempster

    There are a couple of issues to deal with before I tackle the only public road in North America that crosses the Arctic Circle (the Haul Road in Alaska is private). I have to finish swapping tires...
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    Arriving in Dawson

    Back on the road, I head north to Pelly Crossing where I top off the tank for the next leg of the journey and realize I can make it from here to the Dempster Corner without another fuel stop. I...
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    Lake Laberge to Five Finger Rapids

    Back on the highway it is a long run up to Dawson. The pavement is good, the road meanders around mountains, over hills and through gentle valleys. The path of the highway is along the eastern...
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    Lake Laberge

    I meander a bit around town before stopping at a gas station, the bike needs decent time to charge the battery so I ensure about half an hour of riding before reaching the last gas station heading...
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    Whitehorse to Dawson

    The morning sun was perfect and the temperature had just a hint of humidity. I had stayed at the Robert Service campground just inside city limits and was able to get a bunch of work done on blogs, ...
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    Highway 37 to Whitehorse

    Finally on the road about 11 AM and bound for Whitehorse. It was a bit of ÔÇ£slab rideÔÇØ but I did stop at a roadside turnout noting the crossing of the Continental Divide. While I...
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    Smithers to the top of Highway 37

    Just over 100 km west of Smithers is the junction with Highway 37, the Stewart Cassiar Highway. I stopped at Moricetown Canyon for a brief photo. This was once the largest population centre in the...
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    The Cariboo

    The TransCanada follows the Fraser River upstream through the Canyon to Lytton where the Fraser is joined by the Thompson River. At this point the highway follows the Thompson River through the...
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    Getting started...

    Gray clouds threatened as I rolled down the driveway at 9 AM Monday morning ÔÇô a day late on my holiday. I tentatively leaned through the familiar curves of the road into town and was pleased to...
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    A Day Late and a Dollar Short

    Well, not really a dollar short....but definitely a day late. Meant to leave early this morning but family stuff got in the way. 5AM I was up...change the tires, sprockets and chain, cleaned the air...
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    Luggage Prep

    I thought a lot about luggage in planning this trip. Lots of people buy aluminium boxes or go for soft luggage. Being a frugal sort and having purchased a bike with factory bags, I really didn't...
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    Tires

    I think anyone travelling north has a big question about tires. I've been thinkinga alot about this and thought I could "run whatch brung" as far north as possible then change to some new TKCs that...
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    Inuvik Bound: road2blue

    After years of dreaming and planning, delays due to circumstances beyond my control, 2011 is the year of road2blue. On Fathers Day (June 19) I will leave on a journey many have taken before and will...
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    I have both...sort of. 2002 F650GSD and 1985...

    I have both...sort of. 2002 F650GSD and 1985 K100RT.Use the RT for the colder months because the heat is so bad in the summer...the 650 for those days. I've never figured out the daily costs but...
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    glad you solved your problem....me?...not so...

    glad you solved your problem....me?...not so much. Is there a way to test the relay? I went through the bike and cleaned all the contacts (positive and negative) for the left turn (which was always...
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    1985 K100RT with 75,000 km new to me...does the...

    1985 K100RT with 75,000 km new to me...does the same thing except the other way....right signal is good, left signal flashes all four. I do have a four way hazard switch which is intermittent (gonna...
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    Sounds great.....any possibility of seeing some...

    Sounds great.....any possibility of seeing some pictures?
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