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Day 8 Canada

It has been a long day for Chris and Gary. They rode in the snow and in the rain. According to a local woman, nights are not so bad this time of the year: 0 to 8 degrees!! I don’t know about you guys but it seems a bit chilly to me. Anyhow, it looks like they’ve taken the wrong turn again, somewhere in Canmore BC and looks like they are spending the night there.

Battle of the little bighorn

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Little_Bighorn

Gary

15 thoughts on “Day 8 Canada”

    1. That’s all the gear Chris has. It is hard to think about cold weather when you are in Atlanta packing and it is over 95F then start from Key West where it is even hoter. Even though Chris has gone from key West to prudhoe bay AK twice, he should know better. Unfortunatly, he is more a spontaneous rider than a planner. He is very tough.

  1. Must have been tired to make that right towards Calgary. Should have gome streight from the looks of a couple other riders. I hope his leathers are insulated. Hes’ going to need it. Ride hard, Ride true Chris. Your doing great.

  2. Looking at the SPOT tracking, I guess now they don’t have any choice to go to the 97 at some point to reach Fairbanks ultimately. Hopefully they’ll find enough gas station along the way, that’s gonna be the biggest problem from then on.

  3. I am a bit confused, I assummed that only Chris shows on this track, the descending numbers being his past positions. How are folks tracking other riders?

  4. I have Spot tracking on HokaHeyCowboy, Bodhi’s Hoka Hey Adventure, Wiskybilt Hoka Hey, Key West to Alaska, and Carls trip. I got all of them from another area of the Hoka Hey. Will try and find it again and post where to go.

  5. Got it, go to Facebook, Hoka Hey Challenge, Discussions, Spot Links and Blog Links. You should be able to find links for some of the riders that have put their links there. Hope this helps.

  6. Thanks for the information Terry, it’s gonna be interesting to follow other competitors from now on. Chris is about to start the Alaskan Highway, the challenge starts right there and he’ll have to follow closely his odometer to find the gas stations at the right time, for those which are open late. Next milestone is Fort Nelson, he’ll probably arrive out there around 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM local time. After Fot Nelson, it’s going to be a real piece of fun with less and less gas station in Yukon. Still a long way from Fairbanks folks!!

    Keep up the average speed Chris, that’ll make the entire difference 🙂

  7. Quick update after checking a few SPOT tracking from the facebook reference given by Terry, it seems that a few people are in good shape on that race and a few hours ahead of Chris on that one. In particular, Bob Zubaugh is way ahead of everybody already passed Fort Nelson. Carl’s SPOT has stopped updating 9 hours ago, but he was in an area that Chris cleared Yesterday around 8:40 AM from what I’ve seen. Carl seems to be quite behind if I haven’t messed up the estimation. Mark is slightly behind Bob, in really good shape as well. The only thing is he didn’t take the same road as the others. He might have got lost out there and came from the West to Dawson Creek instead from the East as the others. Fianlly Zoombaw (whoever it is, sorry I did not quite catch the name 😀 ) is a bit in front of Chris, reaching Fort Saint John right now, probably no more than half an hour in front of Chris. It’ll be really interesting to follow those guys as they all enter Yukon and start the real fun out there!

    Go do your best everyone and ride safe out there! 🙂

  8. As I thought, screwed up the name 😀 Bodhi is riding strong in front of everyone. Bob Zubaugh is actually Zoombaw, just slightly ahead of Chris 🙂

  9. thanks for all the info, We had about 30 entries come through our shop ( we are the southernmost dealer ship in US) so it would be great to track the whole gang. I guess one has to track each person individually, would be cool if you could plot all of them together.

    On a serious note, wondering how Chris is doing, tires, and anything else he may be in need of, just trying to stay heads up on him as we sure are pulling for the factory guy!

    1. Steve. Chris is ok. The tires seem to be fine too. I called Doug Chambers in Fairbanks yesterday to have him hold some tires for Chris just in case. Chris is pushing really hard. I am worry about the cold at night and the gas stations closing early. Thanks for your concern.

  10. Right now he’s just passed Truch 45 min ago, he’s probably about an hour from Fort Nelson. Even though it’s past 9:00 PM for him right now and he’ll probably find the gas stations closed out there, he can at least rest a bit and start again early in the morning. Bodhi seems to be staying in Whitehorse, and Mark is way passed Muncho Lake, approaching Coal River, pretty much in the middle of nowhere. Of the three, Mark will most certainly have the hardest time tonight.

  11. we are working on bringing the Riders Rest Hammock to market. Right now we are designing the brackets for it to fit the 2005 Ultra Classic HD. Our website is under construction as well, it will have a data gathering page that will allow potential customers to let us know what bikes they would like to use it on.

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