Last Day of Preparation
Trip Start Jul 15, 2008
56Trip End Sep 15, 2008
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I have a LIST of things to take that I have developed over the years and I find if I stick to the list I only have a few surprises. If I don't use the list I will take too much stuff and often forget important things. This list has evolved over the years as I have added more tech toys that need chargers of all shapes and sizes, and I now have a bike with a chain that needs kerosene and oil to lubricate every 1000 Km.
As of 2:00pm everything is on the bike. All I need is a tank of gas and I will be on my way
This will be a trip without the pressures of returning to work
I have always owned Honda Goldwings; a 1984 GL1200,a 1993 GL1500 and a 2001 GL1800. They are amazing bikes and are the best for long distance comfortable trips on paved roads. I have ridden in all provinces and territories in Canada on Goldwings including several gravel roads in the Yukon and Alaska, but it isn't an easy way to spend a day. The ride to the Arctic Circle in 2006 was the time I decided I needed a different kind of bike to allow me more access to all types of roads. I traded in the 2001 GoldWing for a 2007 Suzuki DL650 Vstrom and actually received some money in return. It has been a year of preparing the bike for this ride and it has been a lot of fun.