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    Epic North America: pristine wilderness film footage via motorcycle!

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    Nice KJ.
    Author had a memorable adventure and sure made an entertaining video of it.
    "Wilderness" in the title is a bit of a misnomer for US audiences since name was hijacked here to refer to designated wildernesses prohibiting pretty much anything beyond feet and hooves. No BMWs for example. That's OK since we yanks call pork loin "Canadian Bacon".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred View Post
    Nice KJ.
    Author had a memorable adventure and sure made an entertaining video of it.
    "Wilderness" in the title is a bit of a misnomer for US audiences since name was hijacked here to refer to designated wildernesses prohibiting pretty much anything beyond feet and hooves. No BMWs for example. That's OK since we yanks call pork loin "Canadian Bacon".

    Yea I suppose you have a point there. Didn't really think of that. I guess he is riding on public roads, after all.
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    Just couldn't stop watching.. So peaceful. He sure had a rough first day..... OMM.

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    My brother and I used to wander around that country in a '67 VW bus that we converted into a camper, using plans available through the J.C. Whitney catalog. We even took it to Alaska and back in '71 or '72........45 mph top speed, but a total bill of $426 round trip from Nebraska for gas, food & camping. Back then, you could book 'standby' status on the Alaska Marine Highway for about half of a regular fare. We drove the unpaved AK Highway up to Dawson City, YT and then drove every road in AK that was on the map at that time and then took the ferries back. We booked passage from Haines, AK to Prince Rupert, BC and drove back home from there. Two months of travel and the best road trip I ever had for less than $500........I miss the old days!
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    Did you have any tire problems?????? OMM.

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    Not one tire went down on the entire trip......I think the tire problems people had were just from driving to damn fast! We did lose the glass from the passenger side from a hen egg-sized rock that came out of the duals of a log truck on a curve just outside of Chetwynd, BC. Patched the hole with duct tape.

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    Ya back in the good ole' days tires would cut in the shale that the road was made from.........It was harder on cycle tires. I knew two people that completed that ride in the early 70's on cycles.. OMM.

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    Wolfy, those were the days. A decade later I thought the frost heaves made the paved sections often worse than gravel which at least could be graded and repaired. Meet the most diverse bunch on people on those roads, both the locals and fellow journeyers. Everyone's story seems a peek into a world so different from our own. Either that or you run into an old schoolmate.
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    That's funny you should mention that, Fred.......I met a retired guy from Chicago whose wife happened to be my 2nd grade teacher's sister! Small world, huh? There was an amazing amalgam of strange & amazing people heading up to take part in the great pipeline windfall of jobs that weren't there when we traveled the highway.........reminded me of the Trail of '98 to the Klondike! Turned out about the same way for the vast majority of them, I'd think.

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