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    Prairies on a K1200RS? Why not?!?

    I just released my video of some of my travels across the vast Canadian prairies.
    Despite the distance one is able to see there were no corners to be had. It was hot (for the most part) but the horizon seems endless

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    Thank you for that. Very well done. I rode to Saskatchewan from Bloomsberg, PA during the summer of 2011, entering the prairies from Grand Forks, ND, enroute to Winnipeg. The crosswinds were incredible, but managable. But the biggest challenge was the deteriorated roads, especially in Saskatchewan where many paved roads were reverted back to gravel. More than one local resident thanked the socialist government in place since the 1950s for the deteriorating infrastrurcture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mervingry View Post
    Thank you for that. Very well done. I rode to Saskatchewan from Bloomsberg, PA during the summer of 2011, entering the prairies from Grand Forks, ND, enroute to Winnipeg. The crosswinds were incredible, but managable. But the biggest challenge was the deteriorated roads, especially in Saskatchewan where many paved roads were reverted back to gravel. More than one local resident thanked the socialist government in place since the 1950s for the deteriorating infrastrurcture.
    Yup! You've been there!! When I turned south to avoid that storm it was pulling in stuff for 2 days. You are right about the crosswinds
    Thanks for watching.
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    Very nicely done

    I've ridden some of these roads - Gives new meanings to wide open spaces, Eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mervingry View Post
    More than one local resident thanked the socialist government in place since the 1950s for the deteriorating infrastrurcture.
    I wonder how they would explain Oklahoma?
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    Enjoyed finding your videos as I am Canadian-born (NS) and ride a K1200RS as well.

    Enjoyed your footage and will check out your other episodes.

    Quote Originally Posted by mama1200 View Post
    I just released my video of some of my travels across the vast Canadian prairies.
    Despite the distance one is able to see there were no corners to be had. It was hot (for the most part) but the horizon seems endless

    Video Link

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoldRush View Post
    Enjoyed your footage and will check out your other episodes.

    Thanks GoldRush
    Should have one soon in the new year. Thanks for watching
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