Day 11 – Dawson City!

Mileage today: 219
Total Miles: 5054

Made it to the D2D!  A beautiful day in the Yukon!  By 10 am , the temps were pushing 70 degrees F and the sun was shining!  Warmest day since passing into Canada. Really a great ride from Carmacks to Dawson City – Relaxing 6 hr ride for a change.  cruised along and enjoyed the warmth – no rain – great road.

Big, open country

Speaking of the road – for those riders out there – very rough surface.  Tires that last 8,000-10,000 miles in the US only make it 5,000 – 6,000 up here.  In fact, the tires that I just put on before leaving are pretty well shot – need new ones in Anchorage before leaving for home. This picture is a not so close-up of the road surface.  This, combined with a heavily loaded bike do a number on the tires.  Anyway, needed to change the tires for the off-road portion of the ride – see below…

Took time to smell, or should I say photograph the flowers today.  It is hard to visualize the wide open and sometimes barren landscape peppered with bunches of colorful wild flowers.  I took a bunch of pictures of the various flowers I saw – might be able to go back and identify them as time permits.  Unfortunately, while crawling around taking pictures, my cell phone must have dropped out of my pocket – somewhere in the Yukon…  The most expensive day of the trip so far.  Anyway, here are some pictures:

Arctic Lupine

All of these shots were taken within a couple of hundred yards of each other.

Enough flowers, I also ran into this guy while crawling in the bushes.

FInally, when I got to Dawson City, some new knobby tires were waiting for me – needed to tackle the dirt/gravel of the Haul Rd to Prudhoe Bay on Sunday.  Rides much differently now.  Have to get out on the trail a bit to get used to it.

Sally’s New Shoes

 

 

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One response to “Day 11 – Dawson City!

  1. RIVERTOWNE RON

    Ted’s got a new pair of shoes…….break ’em in easy!! Be careful out there.

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