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    Arctic Circle

    check out this video of my solo trip this past spring. Rode my 1996 R 1100RT .. it's 24min , so crack a beer and enjoy !!
    http://www.vimeo.com/7780879
    comments welcome, mundo
    Driven-Arctic Circle
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    Driven Down - Yaviza - Darien Gap
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    Great job!

    Kept my interest and it gave the feeling from your narrative and clips of what it was like and the music is great.

    One of the better documentaries I've seen about an alaskan run.

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    Hey Mundo, thanks for taking us along. I hope to make the same trip someday. The beauty of the northwest is amazing. Your film made it look so inviting. Thank you.
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    Excellent, thanks for posting. Damn, now my dinner's cold.
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    Loved it
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    Yessss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I give you a 12 out of 10

    thank yewwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by terham View Post
    Excellent, thanks for posting. Damn, now my dinner's cold.
    thanks, sorry about dinner Terham but it made me remember something ... here's a simple " touring tip" I learned from the club mag and used on this trip. Chinese " to go plate". Chinese restaurants are everywhere across the world really , get lunch and a "to go" plate, wrap well and bungee to the top of the load. Instant dinner in any wilderness camp!
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    http://www.vimeo.com/7780879
    Driven Down - Yaviza - Darien Gap
    https://vimeo.com/42443080

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    Bravo -

    I was either just before you or just after you. I was probably on the Dalton on June 2-4. I travelled many of the same roads - your sound track was first rate.

    The 'wetting' of the road is with calcium chloride - after the slop sets up, it becomes hard and almost dust free. I agree though - riding in fresh slop is not for the faint of heart.

    I would have been the guy with the Yellow 1150GS (a slightly better bike on the gravel/mud regions).

    Cheers, and very well done.

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    most excellent work. thanks!

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    Thanks well done

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beemer01 View Post
    I was either just before you or just after you. I was probably on the Dalton on June 2-4. I travelled many of the same roads - your sound track was first rate.

    The 'wetting' of the road is with calcium chloride - after the slop sets up, it becomes hard and almost dust free. I agree though - riding in fresh slop is not for the faint of heart.

    I would have been the guy with the Yellow 1150GS (a slightly better bike on the gravel/mud regions).

    Cheers, and very well done.
    I spent the night of May 27th out there. It surprised me that I saw almost NO north bound motos until I headed home . Then I started seeing more . Classic ride huh ? you had the right stuff (1150gs) ... did you go north of the circle ? thanks for watching !!!
    Driven-Arctic Circle
    http://www.vimeo.com/7780879
    Driven Down - Yaviza - Darien Gap
    https://vimeo.com/42443080

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    Excellent!!

    I enjoyed your video - great job of capturing the flavor of the ride. I made a similar trip in June/July 2007 - I rode solo from California to Montana where I met up with a buddy and we rode together to Fairbanks via the Cassiar Hwy. We split up for 5 days and I rode solo to Prudhoe Bay. I joined up with my buddy again in Talkeetna, AK and we rode together to TOK where we split up again. My buddy then caught a ferry at Haines and I continued home via Chicken, Dawson City and the Alaskan Hwy. I posted my journey HERE.
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    Congratulations on a ride well done.
    It brought back memories. Thanks!
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    Quickest 24 minutes

    What a great film. That was the fastest 24 minutes in my life. Really enjoyed it

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    Thanks Thanks Thanks



    I want to go!

    A question I have is what equipment did you use to shoot the video and pictures?

    -steve

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