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The Squaw Magnet in Cranbrook, BC


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Cracked year fenders - updated  

  1. 1. Cracked year fenders - updated

    • I used Indian rubber grommet fix, DID crack after 1000 miles
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    • I used Indian rubber grommet fix, DID crack after 3000 miles
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    • I used Indian rubber grommet fix, DID crack after 5000 miles
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    • I used Indian rubber grommet fix, DID crack after 7500 miles
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    • I used Indian rubber grommet fix, DID crack after 10000 miles
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    • I used Indian rubber grommet fix, NO cracks after 1000 miles
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    • I used Indian rubber grommet fix, NO cracks after 3000 miles
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    • I used Indian rubber grommet fix, NO cracks after 5000 miles
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    • I used Indian rubber grommet fix, NO cracks after 7500 miles
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    • I used Indian rubber grommet fix, NO cracks after 10000 miles
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Well, I finally made it back on schedule. After the clutch replacement in Klamath Falls, OR on Saturday, I put in a 500 mile ride on Sunday and managed to make it to Iron Mike's neck of the woods in Washington. It should have been a 400 mile ride but, without my gps to tell me when to turn, I went 50 miles out of my way before I realized it and had to backtrack. Spent a relaxing evening at Iron Mike's house before turning in for some desperately needed sleep. Thanks again, Iron Mike for your hospitality. It was very much appreciated. The clutch held up fine and, knock on wood, no new problems presented themselves. It was a very cold day of riding, however. It was overcast, windy, and in the high 40's when I left Klamath Falls and the sun never showed itself for the entire ride through Oregon. I even got pelted by two thunderstorms around Pendleton, OR. Serves me right as Pendleton was on the stretch where I got lost. I shouldn't have been there in the first place so I wouldn't have gotten rained on at all if I'd taken the right route. Today, the sky was blue and sunny when I left Iron Mike's but that didn't last long. It quickly turned overcast and the temperature dropped to the high 40's and low 50's all day. At least it didn't rain. Stopped for lunch at the Hot Rod Café in Post Falls, ID. A cool place, I'd been there on last year's ride. It's right next door to what used to be the Indian dealership. The dealership is still there but it's back to being an Easyriders. I would have stopped in but I was still making up lost ground and didn't have the time to spare. Took about a half hour to make it through Canadian customs as I was the only one crossing the border at the time and they didn't have anything else to do. Rolled into Cranbrook, BC around 7PM Mountain time. Cranbrook's a cute, old town at the base of the Canadian Rockies and the view from my motel room is beautiful. It was another cold, hard day of riding but the 350 miles I put in today has me finally back on schedule. It's only 200 miles to Banff, which is tomorrow's destination. Plenty of time to stop and take some pictures of what I consider to be the most beautiful mountains in North America. Sure hope it's stopped snowing up there. It's going to be cold in the tent at night but, hopefully, I've got enough cold weather gear to handle it. I plan to spend a couple of days in the Rockies before dropping down to Calgary. After that, it's over to Dawson Creek, BC, the official starting point of the Alaska Highway. Spotted Raven, if you read this, I'll call you when I get to Banff. Sorry the Flames lost the Stanley Cup final tonight but Calgary probably would have been a zoo if they'd won so I'm glad I'll be able to avoid that. Last time I was in Calgary, the Stampede was on and the place was crazy. The less stop and go traffic I ride through, the better I like it. That's it for now. I'll try and post again before I head out for Alaska.

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