Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Day 7 - Dawson Creek, BC

Dawson Creek, British Columbia and the first mile marker of the Alaska Highway, also known as the ALCAN Highway.
I planned my route with several milestones along the way and the ALCAN is the first milestone.


A preview of day 8
Giants on the road




More to come....


10 comments:

  1. Nice picture of the bear. Whenever I saw them, I was never inclined to stop, take the bike out of gear, dig out the camera and hope the bear isn't wondering what I'm doing....

    Maybe there is a benefit to these point and shoot cameras.

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    1. This was actually taken with my Canon T3i :-)
      I was far enough that I could run if I had to.

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  2. Oh the teasers!!! I would agree with Richard, unless it was something in my pocket I could pull out quickly. I'm just in awe of it being your big camera. I'm glad you took the time to do that though. I'm reminscing about some shots I didn't stop to take. I have the memories, though it it harder to share with people.

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    1. I had a safe distance plus he wasn't worried about us. You going to love the pictures I took :-)

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  3. I am so impressed by the bear photo (when I encountered a bear on the highway both my hands were so busy with clutch and break that the camera never even entered my mind) Kodos.

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    1. Ha ha, they don't really care about you unless you get in their way, I have a video of a black bear within 30 feet of me and he didn't bother with us until my friend rode his bike to maybe 10 feet from him, then he just ran away :-)

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  4. Gotta agree with the others...last thing on my mind would be the camera. Nice capture! Glad you're here to post it :)

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    1. Thanks. I leave the bike running just to be safe, in any case, most animals will be okay with the noise, it's usually when you switch the engine off that it spooks them, deer are like that, I used to stop and turn the engine off and the deer would bolt, now I leave it running.

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  5. Nice bear shot. And wow does it ever look windy in the video. I am sure you and the bike handled the wind just fine.

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    1. If you look at the pictures on the previous post you can see the flag marking the entry into BC is almost horizontal. Yes, it was the worst riding hour before I arrived in Dawson Creek I had encountered so far but there will be a worse day coming up later ;-)

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