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    From ohio to the artic

    Quote Originally Posted by easybiker View Post
    I hesitate to post this since the last time I connected with a rider over the net without a person to person meet things did not go well and I had to tell him to go his own way after only 3 days. So if you are interested I will have to meet you first. I live in NE Ohio so you should be from that area or NW PA.
    Iím Looking for a ride partner or partners (max 4 bikes). Prefer old farts like myself. Will be staying in mom and pop motels (no camping except in emergency). This will be my 4th and most likely final ride north. In the past it has always been on a Harley, but this time on a BMW GSA. I have ridden most all the pavement in the north. It is now time to ride the gravel I have missed. Plan to be on the road 4 or 5 weeks give or take. Below is a general over view of the roads I intend to ride. Of course there is the wild life and points of interest (to many to list here). If you are interested I can go over the ride in more detail when we meet.
    NWT--Water Fall HWY (paved) connects to the Mackenzie HWY to Ft. Simpson/ Laird HWY to Ft. Laird/ Dempster HWY to Inuvik and then on to Tuktoyaktuk/ (this section has just opened to the Arctic Ocean).
    Yukon--Campbell HWY/Nahanni Range Road/Canol Road/Top of the World HWY from Dawson/Road to Mayo & Keno.
    BC--Cassiar HWY(paved)/Telegraph Creek Road/Kettle Valley Rail Trail.
    Alaska--Taylor HWY(Eagle & Chicken)/Dalton HWY ďmaybeĒ (Lots of truck traffic/lots of construction)/Steese HWY to Circle/Elliot HWY to Manley Hot Springs/Tanana Road (just opened 2017)/Denali HWY/Hatcher Pass Road/Edgerton HWY to McCarthy/Salmon Glacier Road.
    I plan to leave late May 29, 2018. If you are interested please PM me So we can go over the details. Remember we have to meet person to person to be sure we will be compatible ride partners.
    Did you go on that ride?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1326 View Post
    Did you go on that ride?
    Yes I went on the ride, but totaled my GSA on the Liard Hwy NWT. Lots of rain and mud. The front wheel dove into a deep mud hole and the bike flipped twice and I was air born. My helmet and Helite air vest saved me. Limped the bike into Fairbanks (900 miles 4 days) and that is where it is today waiting for the insurance company to pick it up and put it on line for a salvage auction. With this said I never made it to TUK, but from the road reports I was getting it would have been a bitch getting to TUK at that time. Picking up new bike next week.

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    From ohio to the arctic

    sorry to read of that occurring. great that you were apparently not seriously hurt. what is the new bike?

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    Ouch! I never made it to Tuk either, realized coolant was going into the engine in Dawson so cut my losses and shipped my bike back home. Gonna be an expensive rebuild for screwing up my water pump rebuild.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1326 View Post
    sorry to read of that occurring. great that you were apparently not seriously hurt. what is the new bike?
    I will be picking up a new RT this week.

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    ohio to the artic

    Quote Originally Posted by easybiker View Post
    I will be picking up a new RT this week.
    So it is next week now, did you have it now? On a different subject, have you ever participated in any of the ride events listed under the Events tab? I'm new to the website and am considering going to one in the next month or two.

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