07/17/19 – Watson Lake to Whitehorse, Yukon

The internet in the Yukon Territory SUCKS.  I still can’t upload my pictures.  I’m going to post the dialog now and the pictures when I have a better connection.  Sorry if you are looking forward to seeing more pix.

Today would have been my Mother’s birthday. Love you Mom…

We made it to Whitehorse, and it was a long day. But a day full of meeting new friends and continuing the adventure.

One of the benefits of motorcycle travel is seeing beautiful sights and meeting new people. We started today having breakfast with a couple we met at a road construction stop and wait for the follow-me truck. In Canada motorcycles get to go to the front of the line, and that’s where we met Rocky and Marie, from Calgery, riding a BMW LT1600. We discussed where we were headed. We told them Whitehorse. They said they were going to meet up with a friend who is riding a horse from Fairbanks, Alaska to Calgery, Alberta. His name is Felipe Masetti, and he is from Brazil, and a few miles from Whitehorse, on the highway we would be taking.

The Colonel finished reading Felipe’s book “LONG RIDE HOME” about his ride from the Argentina to Alaska, just a few days prior to leaving on this trip. Rocky and Marie would introduce us to Felipe, if we could find him along the road to Whitehorse. We were both excited about this opportunity.

On the way out of Watson Lake we stopped at the Sign Post Forest. I’ve been calling it the Sign Post Village, but it isn’t. Here’s what it looks like at the front. Something like 80,000 signs.

(Sign Post Forest)

The rest of the ride to Whitehorse was pretty uneventful as far as seeing wildlife. We did pass a crime scene being investigated by the RCMP. Later we learned it was a double murder. No pictures – just keep riding.

About 50 miles from Whitehorse we saw Marie standing next to the highway on a side road waving at us. We stopped and had the pleasure to meet Felipe and his girlfriend Clari. Super nice and friendly folks. Here’s a picture of Clari, Felipe, Marie, and Rocky. I did not get the names of the horses. The big buckskin is the one he rides, and the grey one is the pack horse. Felipe tries to ride about 25 miles a day. When he not riding he is working on his next book. They will be in Calgery in time for next years Stampede.

(Felipe and friends)

After meeting Felipe and Clari we rode on to Whitehorse, pleased with our day of meeting new friends. I’ll let ya’ll know if we meet any more interesting folks.

Later, Bud…

Author: Bud Campbell

I consider myself an Adventure Motorcycle Traveler with over 50 years riding experience. Been to all four corners of North America, and always thinking about my next ride / adventure. I have a stable full of motorcycles and check the adds and forums regularly for another one; however, limited space keeps me in check, so I only have five right now. Just started a new adventure by buying a Sidecar rig. Man, (and ladies) this is totally different. So different I thought it needed a blog all to itself. Might have to change my handle from Lowrider Bud to Sidecar Bud. I'll let ya'll know how it goes. Later, Bud...

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