GreenDragonRTW Posts for 2012

Introducing the GreenDragon Adventure!

By Carlin Comm posted on 2012-04-7

And so it begins :)

Some of you reading this may have heard me mumbling about some motorcycle trip or what ever.

Its getting closer to reality!

In December, 2011 I found a great deal, a 2003 Kawasaki KLR-650, on sale for around $3500. It wa ... Click to read the rest

GreenDragon Updates April 2012

By Carlin Comm posted on 2012-04-26

I'll probably edit this later, but I just wanted to get some of what's been going on posted so I don't forget!

(had to go read the other post, gee, I've not been keeping up at all!)

Ok, so I have the bike! What I ended up doing was drive the Po ... Click to read the rest

Catching Up Again

By Carlin Comm posted on 2012-06-22

Wow, its been too long since I posted anything, so here's a quick Overview of the last couple of months.

My job has been taking up lots of my time! On the plus side, at least I am making some money, which of course has gone into buying lots of stu ... Click to read the rest

The Online Buying Orgy!

By Carlin Comm posted on 2012-06-22

I'm Lazy... and Busy!

Rather than riding all over town to find stuff I need, I usually just go on Ebay and buy stuff. That way I can do my research and ordering when I have time, usually about 2am!

There is good and bad points though. Most stuf ... Click to read the rest

My Crack Habit.... er... Camera Habit :)

By Carlin Comm posted on 2012-06-22

I am practicing today! Even though I'm planning this big epic round the world trip by motorcycle, I have a bad habit of staying inside too much. I live on the top floor of an apartment building, and have this little deck right out side of my "office" ... Click to read the rest

Motorcycle License, Insurance, Sherpas, Mods and Stuff!

By Carlin Comm posted on 2012-06-22

Lets see if I can make sense of this post...

I'm getting ready to take off on this epic road trip, and I keep buying stuff, but it all has to fit on the motorcycle. If it doesn't fit, it doesn't go. If the bike is too heavy to move... I don't go! ... Click to read the rest

Food, Water, Coffee And NOT Cooking

By Carlin Comm posted on 2012-06-22

I really hate to cook. So, with all the planning, and cool stuff, like making a sleeping bag, and buying ammo cans, and what ever other distractions I can come up with, thinking about food isn't really high on my list of priorities. Which is weird, b ... Click to read the rest

Off Grid Goodness

By Carlin Comm posted on 2012-06-22

I really need to just unplug for a while. Maybe forever.

I will be out in the bush, but I don't want to go back to the stone ages! I like my toys, but I feel like I need some time to decompress.

I will be taking digital pictures, so will need ... Click to read the rest

I Love Metal Work!

By Carlin Comm posted on 2012-07-5

As the title says, I Love Metal Working ;)

One problem I find in my life is that there are too many things I like to do. It makes it very difficult for me to settle down and do just one job.

I keep looking at the calendar on my wall, and freaking o ... Click to read the rest

An Immovable Mountain

By Carlin Comm posted on 2012-08-20

Urg!

Since people will read this, I won't write most of the bad words I want to write here... maybe someday I'll publish my actual memoirs... or not!

At any rate, here it is, the 20th of August, 2012, and I'm STILL not on the road yet.

Part ... Click to read the rest

More Updates

By Carlin Comm posted on 2012-08-21

So, yeah, its been about 6 or 7 weeks since my last post.

Its going to be great to hit the road, get into my own groove, and maybe I'll have time to write!

In the last couple of months, wow, lots has happened.

I went on a trial camping trip. ... Click to read the rest

A Journey of 1000 miles...

By Carlin Comm posted on 2012-08-22

A Journey of 1000 miles....
won't even start if I don't get out of the yard soon!

Wow, who ever knew this would be so difficult. Grrrr. I am so far off in my estimates of how much gear I could carry, it just hurts to think of it.

Until about ... Click to read the rest

Leaving Alberta

By Carlin Comm posted on 2012-09-5

August 23, 2012
Leaving the farm at Ryley, Alberta.

First Tank of gas on the Round The World Trip! - Left home at about 2:30pm

Motorcycle Odometer: 10184.3 KM

Well, lets see, it seems like starting at the beginning is so... linear!

If you've read ... Click to read the rest

Northern BC

By Carlin Comm posted on 2012-09-5

August 25, 2012

The next morning I got rolling, somewhere around 10 to 11am again. Never been an early riser! Made it to Fort St. John, BC in good time, then was onto the Alaska Highway. The actual Mile 0 of the Alaska Highway is in Dawson Creek, ... Click to read the rest

The Yukon - Gold Rush Fever

By Carlin Comm posted on 2012-09-5

August 26 - August 29

I'm just going to roll these days together.

I gassed up at places like Toad River, Contact Creek Lodge, Teslin, Whitehorse, Carmacks, and Dawson City, all in the Yukon.

I camped near Whitehorse, and at Moose Creek, before g ... Click to read the rest

The Dempster Highway - 450 miles of Gravel and Joy

By Carlin Comm posted on 2012-09-5

August 29 - September 2
Demptser Highway, from Dawson City, YT to Inuvik, NWT
Round trip around 1500 km / ~ 1000 miles of gravel "highway"

I started off August 29 at Moose Creek campsite.

It had rained on me most of the day before, but by the time ... Click to read the rest

North... To Alaska

By Carlin Comm posted on 2012-09-18

September 2 - 8, 2012 - Alaska

Ok, let me first say that I'm writing this a couple WEEKS after it happened. Wow, that seems like a lifetime ago.

Just a bit of back tracking, I don't think I really covered this on the earlier Dempster Highway post. ... Click to read the rest

Oh The Stories I will tell

By Carlin Comm posted on 2012-09-4

Ok, this is the quick update post, and I'm planning to write a longer post later today, so hang in there ok?

I'm currently at a RV Park, in Alaska, that has Laundry, Showers, and Internet. Guess what 3 things I have not had since I left home?? Yea ... Click to read the rest

Wind Storm at the Green Acres RV Park

By Carlin Comm posted on 2012-09-5

Ok, I know I promised a better blog post, but sometimes things change, right?

After I did the last post, I got that much needed shower, then I set up camp for the night, just in case the forming black clouds turned into rain.

Then about an hou ... Click to read the rest

Yukon 2 - SnowDragon

By Carlin Comm posted on 2012-09-19

September 8 - 12, 2012

SnowDragon Camping

Yukon again, going south this time.

About another hour on the road, and I was more than ready for a campsite. By now I was getting pretty cold, fumbly, and just not having a fun evening. I pul ... Click to read the rest

The Rest of BC - Heading South

By Carlin Comm posted on 2012-10-9

September 12 - 16, 2012

I again appologize, some of these are not in order. Hopefully soon I'll have time to go fix that!

So, when I last posted, I was leaving Whitehorse, Yukon, I had replaced the worn out chain and sprockets, and I was on my way ... Click to read the rest

Re-Tire-ment in the Okanagan

By Carlin Comm posted on 2012-09-17

So, ok, this will be a special edition post!

I wanted to get this written before I forgot the details, and no sense not posting it now that I wrote it! Don't worry, I'll be posting the Top of the World Highway, and Alaska posts soon. Stay Tuned, a ... Click to read the rest

Washington State - Entering the US... Briefly!

By Carlin Comm posted on 2012-10-20

September 20 - October 10, 2012

Ok, I did an outline for this post a few weeks ago, then didn't have time to post it till now (about a month after it happened!) So I'll just post it as is, sorry about the lack of grammar! And some day I'll post so ... Click to read the rest