Sept 19, 2005 - Monday
Whitehorse, YT to Beaver Creek, YT
Well, I'm taking to the
The water pump did not arrive - and it might not for a few
I hope the existing leaky seal holds.... UPS
package tracking leaves a bit to be desired. Their website listed
and Edmonton pickup scan and a Calgary origin scan. Their
based tracking, last Friday, listed it as being "Out for delivery".
Checking the web tracking this AM - no change. A call to
A-1 Delivery in Whitehorse - sorry, no package for ya but we
have a partial shipment last Friday that we are out
getting now -
call back after 10:30. A call to UPS - "where is it" - Hmmm -
last show it in Vancouver (which isn't even mentioned on the web
tracking screen). Wait until after 10:30 and call A-1 again -
sorry, your package isn't in the delivery batch. A call back
UPS - let's start to find out where this is - sorry, we can't do that -
it isn't scheduled to arrive until today (this is on a 2 day delivery
package that started last Tues). I told them that their local
delivery agent, A1, does not have any package to delivery today - it's
lost - start tracking. Sorry, we just can't do that until
past due - sheesh. Here's to riding on a leaking seal.
slow leak is fine - having it blow out would put me on the side of the
Well, now that I'm moving the roads are dry (mostly) and the skies are
cloudy. A large portion of the day was spent with mountains
left and right. Those to the left were tall - they had
amounts of snow above timber / tree line. Those on my right
a bit shorter and did not always have snow - some weren't even tall
enough to have a timber line. The roads were of a poorer
as well near the second half of the trip.
MPG, 4.5 MB, 1 min 5 sec
The first construction zone of the day (there were two). At
second one pilot cars were in use. I pulled up to the rear of
line (3 or 4 vehicles) and they motioned me to come to the front of the
line (just behind the pilot car) - motorcycles first - sweet (less dust
in my face).
I think this is just north of Haines Junction. I met Dirk
believe his Dad - Fr.
We chatted for a bit at the gas station and they gave me some
tips for when I get to Anchorage - thanks! Twelve bucks for
bike to process 99 miles. How's that for cost per mile.
Driving a behemoth RV must hurt.
I like this picture
Hmmm - there's a big lake out there!! Kluane Lake.
approaches from the southeast, bumps under the bottom end of the lake
and snakes up th west side of the lake.
Bumping around the southwest corner of Kluane Lake - low marshy area.
Now to snake up the western shore for a bit
Alaska Hwy realignment zone - removing hills and curves that hardly
exist (at least to a motorcycle).
The pine trees are getting scraggly - small and thin.
Road issues. For miles and miles there were "wrinkles" in the
asphalt along with general heaves & sags. Many of the
/ sags were called out with red flags but certainly not all were.
I'd be running along only to feel the front end drop only to
be compressed and pushed skyward. A couple times I'm certain
front wheel left the ground.
I had to stop and turn round for this one - worth it. Another
advantage or riding up here - so few vehicles - if I want to park on
the wrong side of the road for the picture - so be it.
The old bridge is getting replaced...