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Postby mapperjay » Thu Sep 17, 2009 11:05 am

Wow. Do you know the warning signs if a bear is getting pi$$ed? That second or third photo shows one them!
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Postby okmac » Thu Sep 17, 2009 1:37 pm

Fantastic journey and commentary . Great pictures , you two will remember this journey forever. Great bear pictures, next time be a little more careful tho, they are wild and unpredictable.
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Postby Tin Man » Thu Sep 17, 2009 8:21 pm

Way to go Matt and Kristan!....Way to go!
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Postby Mud Pie » Thu Sep 17, 2009 8:55 pm

Great write up, excellent pics !! :thumbsup: :headbang:

Now... are you riding back home to S.A., or are you selling the rig and flying ?? :D

If riding, make sure you take a different route and continue the commentary and pics !!
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Postby mbspyder » Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:12 pm

Congratulations!!! :bow: :cheers: WoW...What a great trip! Love the pics! Keep us posted on the return home. Your next trip should be to the Florida Keys.
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Postby pidgey » Fri Sep 18, 2009 12:11 am

Awesome pics guys, great that you made it. :thumbsup:

Looks like you hit a lot of rain. That's down to the time of the year I guess.
We had it dry, dusty and smoky from fires in Alaska on the way up.

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The return trip had intermittent rain, turning the road into a quagmire much like you guys experienced. I even had to w@$# the rig at the campground back in Dawson :wink:

Would I do the trip again? Damn straight! :D
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Postby esh » Fri Sep 18, 2009 1:36 pm

So rad! Your travels are super entertaining! One day...
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Postby berger » Fri Sep 18, 2009 5:24 pm

You guys have seen the only parts of my country that I have not been too, and I am very envious. My wife braved the trip up the Tundra highway on some shitty roads, so I she might be up for this. :D

Great report Matt, and if you ever get to Ontario be sure to drop me a line.
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Postby HondoTX » Sat Sep 19, 2009 1:32 pm

I know some people may think it blasphemous, but w@$# that stuff off earliest. That stuff was on my '98 GS for years.
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Postby Spicy McHaggis » Sat Sep 19, 2009 1:52 pm

KB5UGN wrote:I know some people may think it blasphemous, but w@$# that stuff off earliest. That stuff was on my '98 GS for years.


You guys NEED to w@$# that stuff off. It's not just mud. It's calcium chloride (SALT) and it's now in every single possible place of the Ural that it can be. It'll start rusting that thing quickly.

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Postby mightymatt43 » Sat Sep 19, 2009 9:22 pm

mapperjay wrote:Wow. Do you know the warning signs if a bear is getting pi$$ed? That second or third photo shows one them!
Keep the bike running. :shock:


it was pretty intense and I have to admit I didn't even stop when we saw another bear yesterday! it was so close that kristen didn't even want me to slow down...

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Postby mightymatt43 » Sat Sep 19, 2009 9:24 pm

okmac wrote:Fantastic journey and commentary . Great pictures , you two will remember this journey forever. Great bear pictures, next time be a little more careful tho, they are wild and unpredictable.
Regards
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we definitely are going to be a bit more conservative now - it was a bit more action than kristen was looking for. thanks!

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Postby mightymatt43 » Sat Sep 19, 2009 9:25 pm

Mud Pie wrote:Great write up, excellent pics !! :thumbsup: :headbang:

Now... are you riding back home to S.A., or are you selling the rig and flying ?? :D

If riding, make sure you take a different route and continue the commentary and pics !!


haha - yeah, we finally started heading home and we both came to the realization that we have to come all the way back to texas. wow, that's a long way...

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Postby mightymatt43 » Sat Sep 19, 2009 9:26 pm

mbspyder wrote:Congratulations!!! :bow: :cheers: WoW...What a great trip! Love the pics! Keep us posted on the return home. Your next trip should be to the Florida Keys.


maybe so, maybe so... we have been talking about going to see some family on the east coast so maybe we'll head south a bit...

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Postby mightymatt43 » Sat Sep 19, 2009 9:27 pm

pidgey wrote:Awesome pics guys, great that you made it. :thumbsup:

Looks like you hit a lot of rain. That's down to the time of the year I guess.
We had it dry, dusty and smoky from fires in Alaska on the way up.

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The return trip had intermittent rain, turning the road into a quagmire much like you guys experienced. I even had to w@$# the rig at the campground back in Dawson :wink:

Would I do the trip again? Damn straight! :D


no kidding, man. our return trip was pretty awful, to be honest. horrible weather but snow was coming and we had to brave it. i would do it again for sure, but i think kristen might have some reservations!


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