& Canada Trip
Bike and Baggage
Loaded up at the 1208
Notice the black box above the headlight and the little nub sitting on
it. The black box is a power converter to power the lower than
12vDC devices. The little nub, seen in several pictures
throughout the trip reports, is the antenna for the XM satellite radio.
"Fire Chick's" fire truck - along for the ride!!
Power box - inside - four voltage reductions
(XM radio wants 6v, Canon PowerShot A40 wants 4.3v, Canon Optura 20 (video cam) wants 8.4v)
Laptop, power adapters, cables, extra tapes
Left to right
Garmin GPS III+, Still camera (not pictured as I'm using it for the pic
- would be positioned in front of the speedometer [I use speed listed
on the GPS and never look at the speedo], XM sat antenna and power
box (out front), XM Roady 2 radio below, video cam right.
Not pictured is the remote camera head (currently mounted on the
front forks - just visible in the top two pictures)
Me - white cords are earbuds - Etymotics ER-6i - I'm listening to the Weather Channel for news on the storm
From 9/9 images
09/20 North Pole Alaska
09/22 the hop up to the Arctic Circle
09/23 Chatanika AK
Old F.E. Gold Camp
Nothing like some Alaska rain to work at the Dalton Highway mud...
Dease Lake, BC
10/06 Seattle WA area
Getting the tail frame and shock mounts repaired
Brian, the welder
10/13 Seattle Wa
When you're on a trip, DO NOT lose your only key to the bike! (the spare fell through the floorboards at the Chatanika Hostel)
Bike disassembly to extract the ignition for a locksmith to impression a new key.
Pinyon Ridge Truck Trail
12/23 Philadelphia PA
Flat tire work
12/27 Bar Harbor ME
rained / snowed last evening and now the starter button is frozen to
the housing. Time for the paper-clip jumper on the starter solenoid.
Water-over-Ice... always fun
Final drive failure (wheel splines)
Mile 13 - how fitting