My partner and I are on our first R12R tour together, though we have done other tours on different bikes. This is the longest to date, and maybe the longest ever. We began in Houston, TX on different dates, meeting up in Portland ME a few weeks ago.
We are now on the Canadian border, and debating how and where to explore. Thinking ahead, and wanting as much of this dream to materialize as possible, we would like to consider the Dempster Highway into the Arctic Circle, but may not wend to the west until early to mid-September, which puts the Dempster Highway into possible, but maybe iffy, weather regions.
Has anyone actually travelled the Dempster on an R-bike? What where your experiences? Fuel and lodging issues? Our bikes are standard R-bikes, without fuel cells, or capacity to carry an extra wheel and tire...
Our agenda is loose and adaptable, with considerable influence by what we see and appears attractive. Highway 1 from Acadia National Park was a gas, so later this week is the Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia and after that Newfoundland.
Appreciate all the advise on hte Dempster Highway that can be shared.