On May 22, three bikes and reasonably skilled riders left Chicago to challenge the gods of weather and terrain in the Great White North. Just two bikes limped home under their own power.
The team consisted of a 2005 R1200GS, a 2013 R1200RT and a 2005 Triumph 1050 Sprint. All riders made provisions to change to knobbies in Watson Lake before we tackled 2250 miles of gravel, dirt, mud, ice, snow, washboarded roads, rain, hail, sneet and snow on the Campbell, Dempster, Dalton and Denali.
Notable elements of this 12,600 mile trip include - earthquakes, drifting pea sized hail, record rainfall storms with tornados tossed in for spice, angry mother moose, Grizzlies gorging themselves on dandilions, herds of moose intent on outrunning us, dead caribou, live caribou, ice fog, Hyderization, random road encounters (RRE), roadhouse bands, beer and dining, Black Bears as numerous as housecats and more....................
The trip report with lavish pictures is being crafted..... anyone care to guess which bike came back via motorfreight?