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Derek Q

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Hello all. a suggestion to the wanderers out there. I am trying to get a small group together to ride to Yellowknife in mid to late June 2018. This would be a camping trip primarily with hotels when needed or better, where available.  Yellowknife is a very distinct town, city and the bridge over the Mackenzie River rivals the Mackinaw Straight bridge in Michigan or even the classic Confederation bridge. This  bridge has to seen  and ridden to understand. The Mackenzie River is huge. any one interested? 

this would be at least a week preferably a little longer. we want to smell the flowers, not the diesel fumes! DQ
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Jayne

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Sounds like a great trip. We might be interested.
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I am also interested. Was up to Yellowknife and Fort Smith in my Jeep a couple of years ago; great trip. Note that at the time of the year the bikes will be completely covered with bugs by the time we would get there. My Jeep looked like it had a carpet glued to it.
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Derek Q

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DSCN2660.jpg  bugs are an issue but a thorough clean and quality wax job on the bike and both sides of the windshield work well. good preparation does wonders. I always found I needed to clean my face shield every time I stopped for gas. Ah yes, the roads!  Gas, Coffee, pee break, a smoke and back on the Great Grasshopper Gobbler for another 100 bugs!  Derek Q

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Derek Q

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Ah the open road is beginning to call. the run to Yellowknife requires that we all carry a spare jerry can for extra gas, al least five litres worth. There is a very long stretch between gas stations. I carried a ten litre red plastic jerry can. I stopped and added the extra ten litres a 125 km down the road. easier to carry the extra gas in the fuel tank than on the bike. not a lot of hotels, motels on the way. there is or was an open camp at Indian Cabin but rest of time it is a road side camp site for at least one night each way. there is a great camp site in Yellowknife, just outside of town, down hill from the airport.  all yes the roar of the jet engines, the smell of burnt jet fuel in the morning makes you want to jump up and start the day! there are hotels in town, rates start by weighing your wallet. Then they empty it. wonderful town and am looking forward to going back. I would love some company on the road this summer.
 a set of water falls a short hike off the highway    smell the flowers time. DQ
love and peace to us all.
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Jayne

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Sry Derek,

We have to pass on this trip. Rocky only has 3 wks and we are using most of them for our trip to Europe this fall.

Someday we will get to Yellowknife.

Jayne
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Derek Q

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it looks like Mike, Mike from Edmonton, Edmonton Kentucky, ( yes there is an Edmonton Kentucky) will be joining me on this trip. details are still being made and yes we would love some other riders! All you need is a positive attitude, camping gear and a love for the open road!
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Timmo

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Believe it or not I just moved tO Yellowknife 2 weeks ago.
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Derek Q

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Oh bonus! a free room and board in 'knife for a couple of rough riders for a few nights! what a deal!

okay maybe a meet for a coffee at a nifty club in the old town!

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Derek Q

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this trip is coming together. I will meet up with Mike somewhere near Winnipeg around June 11, 12 road and weather depending. He is coming up from central Florida where he now lives, spending some time in NYC  (New York City) visiting family and then riding west and northerly to the "peg. We'll spend a couple of nights in the city, visiting the Forks and the fantastic Museum of Man in Winnipeg. I spent two days there last January and will be very happy to tour the place again. an immensely powerful story of man' s inhumanity to man and man's amazing love for their fellow mankind. This museum should be a must see by all Canadians.  we sit at the forks having a cold beer and watching the girls go by. tough job but I'm up to it!. honest. 

Then off to the Northwest Territories.  we can always meet other riders along the way.

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