Monthly Archives: July 2011

Day 5 – Grand Prairie to Fort Nelson, BC


Great day of riding.  Kind of a late start, which we’d planned because we knew we had a short day today, and we both needed it.  Been having pretty serious internet problems, but finally posting. Twenty-five hundred miles from home, … Continue reading

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Day 4 – Lake Louise to Grande Prairie, Alberta


Here’s the daily map update on our route.  The mileage is shorter up here because we’re going a lot slower each day as the roads are more challenging, and the wildlife is everywhere.  It’s slower going, but the riding is … Continue reading

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Day 3 – Havre, MT to Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada


Route update: An early start out of Havre (Harve), and as we ease out of town, it appears that the roads have gotten a bit twisty, and we’re in for a different kind of riding. Not.  That dream lasted fully … Continue reading

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Day 2 – Grand Forks to Havre


Day 2 was a long day.  A long, flat, straight, wide open day. We left Grand Forks, which was a very pleasant surprise of a town, very early – around 6:30 am – and very crusty after our wine the … Continue reading

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Day 1 – Milwaukee/Madison to Grand Forks


Wow.  Yesterday was a long day.  Brad met me in Madison, and we figured there was no sense in doing anything but GTFOOWAM (getting the fuck out of Wisconsin and Minnesota), so we slabbed it.  HARD.  700 miles later, and … Continue reading

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Day 0 – Intro to The Long Road Up


Hello!!  Welcome to the Long Road Up!  Just a little about the trip.  There are two roads in North America that drive into the Arctic Circle.  One is the Dempster Highway, aka Yukon Highway 5 aka Northwest Territories Highway 8, … Continue reading

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