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post #1 of 6 Old 07-13-2014, 10:52 PM Thread Starter
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4 of us just got back from a 2 1/2 week ride from Vancouver Island to Inuvik NT via the Dempster highway. 2 KLRs and 2 KTMs. The trip was phenomenal and the KLrs performed flawlessly. We did stop at the hospital in Inuvik to visit a fellow from Spokane who had dumped his GS and endured a 5 1/2 hr ride in an F350 to Inuvik with numerous rib fractures and lung injury. I am happy to say he is home n Spokane and doing well, but it is certainly a reminder that there can be limited assistance in the far north if you get into trouble.
I will try to post some road reports through the summer but work is going flat out so it will be slow and sporadic.
Bottom line is, if you havent done it, you should put it on the list!

Here is a link to our route and a bit of video I got near Liard Hotsprings.

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post #2 of 6 Old 07-14-2014, 06:06 AM
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Sounds like an awesome ride! Hopefully you'll write up a ride report and share some pics from the adventure with the rest of us.

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Definitely sounds great and the bear video is good.
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I have a number of posts before I can start posting pictures, so will try to kep these short and frequent. Back in 2013, 3 of us who do some mild dualsporting decided it was time to get off our butts and plan a bucket list trip. Greg, Mike and myself all live within 20 minutes of each other and after a quick discussion we added Brad, who lives just outside of Vancouver BC and is a friend of Gregs. Greg has a KTM 990 Adventure, Brad is on a KTM 640 and Mike on an 06 KLR and me on an 09 KLR. Planning took more work than we thought. Coordinating time off, getting enough time off and agreeing on routing etc. Part way through Brad lost his job an we wondered for awhile if he would have to drop out. Mike became the researcher and planner, which was a really good thing! Enuff for this post. I will do my best to be regular and frequent.

There are pics on my google page: https://plus.google.com/117464761282197897299/photos

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Nice pics! I know it's a royal time-consuming pain in the ass, but it would be awesome if you could do a proper ride-report with a write up, with pics interspersed along with commentary about the pics - AFTER you get back.

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