Keith By: Keith

Watson Lake, Yukon

I made it to Watson Lake !

This is in the plowed parking lot of the "Historic Air Force Lodge".

The Lodge is an old pilot's barrack from WWII. Super clean, ( you have to remove your shoes at the door ) and cheap at 70.00 Canadian. Showers and bathrooms down the hall.

The owner is a motorcyclist , and he was happy to have the first guy of the year on a bike.

I heard this over and over on this trip. Made me feel like a harbringer of spring, like a robin...

And I was happy to not be riding anymore. I didn't fall down, and I wasn't camping in a snowstorm. I'd have pitched my tent and waited for the storm to subside except:

1 I don't think tent stakes would've been worth having in the frozen ground.

2 I couldn't find a place to pull my bike off the road.

3 I hardly had any food, and I'd drank all my water.

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  • Carol S 6y

    This came out great!
  • ¥∑Ñ$kŸ 6y

    Wow, you're really hard core.
    I admire that!
  • lonniec61 6y

    hey, you were first!!!

    you may have been bear bait, or a happy meal, LOL!!
  • Paul Elden 6y

    Dude, what WERE you thinking! Alaska in April? ; ) And I thought 40 degree rain was a bummer touring the U.P. in June! Seriously, that's a great adventure, wish I could do a trip like that!
  • Mel 6y

    Well done Mr. Spring ....
  • miss cabby's owner 6y

    Your'e not an ice road trucker but an ice road biker! Maybe start your own series on the Discovery channel.........
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