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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:
I told her during one of my calls but she didn't seem to understand.
No broken bones and everything hurt the day after but now only a sore elbow. I was very lucky!
 

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Yeah that helmet belongs on your trophy wall. Did you have another visor for it to go home? You were lucky to an extent. Much of your survival can be attributed to your pre-ride preperations.
 

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Yeah that helmet belongs on your trophy wall. Did you have another visor for it to go home? You were lucky to an extent. Much of your survival can be attributed to your pre-ride preperations.
No extra visor but I did try to find one on the way back. After the crash I rode to Dawson City, stayed the night and then rode to Whitehorse. Whitehorse is one of the largest cities in the north and has a few motorcycle dealers but they had no parts for Shoei helmets. I was going to buy a new helmet but almost all the helmets they had were motocross style or didn't fit. My Shoei has an internal sun shield and I used that when it wasn't raining.
I wasn't doing any night riding on the way back because the headlight was still tilted to the left and pointing up. I could still ride later in the far north, I think sunset in Whitehorse was still midnight.
 

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Well I am glad you made it back, more or less in one piece. You going to fix the bike up and then where you going?
 
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Bummer about the crash.
The pic of that road has convinced us we need a tough 3/4 to van with 16 inch wheels. My front wheel drive Dodge Caravan would not be happy in that stuff. My old belch mobile truck is too stiff, and uses too much gas. A diesel powered van would be nice.
I did my share of driving on metal ( gravel ) roads in NZ. Used to break all kinds of stuff. Headlights the most often. Frame and suspension parts.

It is 2,300 miles from Vancouver BC. Looks like you did about a thousand or so more.

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Bummer about the crash.
The pic of that road has convinced us we need a tough 3/4 to van with 16 inch wheels. My front wheel drive Dodge Caravan would not be happy in that stuff. My old belch mobile truck is too stiff, and uses too much gas. A diesel powered van would be nice.
I did my share of driving on metal ( gravel ) roads in NZ. Used to break all kinds of stuff. Headlights the most often. Frame and suspension parts.

It is 2,300 miles from Vancouver BC. Looks like you did about a thousand or so more.

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It was a little over 3700 mile from Wisconsin, I had rain everyday on the way north except for the day I rode to Tuk and that made it all worth it.

I was trapped in Eagle Plains for two days because of rain and mud.


 

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I like the remoteness of that spot. You clearly have reached the end of the road.


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Do they have 'blue nose' certificates? I know on a ship if you cross the Arctic Circle you get the certificate.
 
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