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Arctic Ocean - Tuktoyaktuk

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After months of planning and preparing I made it to the Arctic Ocean. It was an adventure!














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This looks like my road out to pavement not more than a month ago in spots. Others spots have big boulders they call gravel. If it isn't like that then I go out in a cloud of dust. Fun stuff. NOT !!!!



Way to go Rollin'. Congratulations on getting another one done.

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Damn Steve that was an important detail you left out. Glad you are healing and the bike survived. This is the first hard fall you have taken on one of these trips isn't it?
Boy, you are right there. Dang Rollin' !!!! I know exactly what you mean by the grader work. They usually leave a road here that I simply can't ride for a few days. It's like riding on marbles in places and then 8 inches of snow in others. I did it once and never again. Have to let the road traffic pack things back down and kick the biggest portion of the loose stuff back off the road.

I'd bet money you saw you would have to cross that loose pile of **** they throw out to get to something more stable. It's nearly impossible but I've done it by duck walking through it. If you tried it at speed which looks possible when you are clipping along, boom, you'll go down and rather fast. You'll get several swivels and down you go. It's just too thick and loose.

But as far as not remembering, I get that too. I wish I could remember what happened in my rain crash. It's still a total blank to this day. One person said it's your body's way of protecting you from additional pain. I'd like to know how close I came to saving it. I know I started to ease off on the throttle and that's where it stops. Nothing after until the pain and trying to figure out where I was.

So, I hope you completely recover Rollin'. At least you didn't break any of your parts. Or you didn't mention that so I assume so. One question. Did you let your wife know soon after because you would be delayed a little or did you wait and surprise her once you got home. Just wondering how many nights in the dog house you were in.:grin: :devil: :surprise:
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Wow, that's super great to hear about your wife rollin'. Hope it continues going well.:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Boy do I know that feeling. Glad you faired better than I did. (y) (y) (y)
Yes, during all your incredible rides your wife has been nervously waiting for your return and with her own story, so how is she doing my man?
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basically its brain damage from cancer treatments that were done years ago.
Oh do I ever know what that is all about. That鈥檚 what took my mom when she was just 34 years old. But this was back in the very late 60鈥檚.
I know what you mean no memory of a crash Rollin'. I want so badly to know what I did wrong or right in mine back in 012. Yet to this day I have zero memory of it. But oh do I remember the pain after and reminded of it daily with current pain. I guess I'll never know and like you I've come around to thinking maybe that's a good thing. I still would like just a few flashbacks. Oh well.:rolleyes::):(
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