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going up north from central canada: looking for a partner

Old 03-29-08, 12:59 PM
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going up north from central canada: looking for a partner

in the beginning stages of planning a trip to yukon/alaska. The partner who I had planned on going with has a schedule that conflicts with mine. My intent to travel these parts (my route being, loosely planned that is, from saskabush through grandprairie <hwy 2> to the 97 junction and up) with a partner is, i suppose, for 2 reasons. First is companionship, for one of the great things for me about the tedious and immediate nature of living by bike, while covering vast amounts of space, is incredibly dynamic relationships which are formed with those people involved, and how that involvement, so animal in a way, opens up much more of the world. THe people i;ve ridden with, even for very short parts of previous journeys, seems now, will always be a part of me and how i view things. This i cherish. Secondly and a bit more utilitarian, is the very real safety aspect of this journey. Although I enjoy being a rogue traveller, self sufficient, and my insides echo the romanticism of our cultures lust for those lone adventurers who traveled so far and wide in searc of what ever it was which called them out of the "band". I dont personally feel that "into the wild" fever, and these roads and areas are densly populated with not only black bears but as well grizzly's , Kodiak's, wolves, cougars, and so on. In their eyes the difference between a single traveler and a pair i believe is the difference between a meal, and a consideration. So as my subject suggests; anyone interested? My date of departure is looking at mid june. take care.
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"Saskabush" ??? Do you mean the incredible province of Saskatchewan? Sounds like a great trip. I hope you find a suitable partner. Did you finish that frame you were working on and will a home made frame be your steed?
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is it finished, no, i did start, and ran into a problem, of all my own doing...ok i brazed the bb on backwards, i got so caught up in making the joint as clean and well fluxed as possible, i forgot to notice the frame was upside down for brazing, and when i turned it over...DOH! so ive got more metal on the way to get her done, as well as some racks, and yes she will be the steed indeed. In the mean time, and having metal and a lathe at work at my disposal, i am building a picture frame style jig out of 3in channel. Also talked a few others into letting me make them frames for cost.sooo im pumped about all that. and im also refurbing about 30 bikes for a free bike project im working on...it seems spring comes and life begins again.

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and yes, saskabush, a little ambiguity is always nice...thats what the city migrated farmers here call saskatoon.
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I always take a younger person with me when I bike up to the Yukon and Alaska.
Grizzlies and mountain lions always eat the younger person first.

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well i can't say i didn't think that...horrible.
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