Whip Posted November 24, 2007 Share Posted November 24, 2007 When we first started planin this part of the trip Mr Olson made it very clear he wanted to ride to the Arctic Circle on the Dempster. These are the events that lead to that faithful day. Leaving Teslin..... This poor bear...we had just seen his friend in the bushes waitin on him. I was beginning to enjoy road construction, let's see what they can throw at us this time. Dawson City The local report. The plan was to get up early the next mornin, ride up to the Arctic Circle and back. Over 500 miles of "fun filled" dirt road. Are you ready Mr Olson. I'm not!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The next set of pix are prolly out of order. I'm gonna do my best, but they have been put together from three cameras sorted and resorted several times. This looks easy enough...where's the dirt????? What a nice dirt road. Time to let some air outa the tires. It changed color. WTF...it can't be that tough, look!! The road changed color again The weather changed as fast as the roads. Somewhere in the first 100 miles I was startin to get nervous the road was getting worse by the mile and after almost dumpin it I needed to take a break. The road had turned to soft deep gravel, two up with 10 gallons of gas, bottles of water gatorade and sammies in the bags. It was gettin to be work. Mrs Whip was startin to wonder what we were doin. The road surface. The sidestand was sinkin... Mr Olson road on ahead to check out the road conditions. I just sat down and rested for a few minutes. I needed to reset the nerves meter... After a while I felt a lot better and Mr Olson came back with a positive report, "I'm goin on with out you, like it or not, ya poser" Okay.....On we went......... One of my Favorites I thought I had seen everything Mrs Whip had to get off the bike....I jumped the mound of gravel....she got back on the bike...we passed the plow and got back in our lane.. This happen twice. Now the water is changin colors. Almost like it was paved. Almost there. We made it to the gas stop....Eagle Plains On to the Arctic Circle. This is what I had been warned about.....when it rains the roads turn to shavin cream on glass. Nothin to it... I'm gonna turn the story over to Mr Olson from here......he had an adventure all his own on the way back. I'll post more pix after lunch. Whip Link to comment
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