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Old 05-27-2016, 12:36 AM   #221
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A couple of videos to put you in the driver's seat (or, out on the running board, as the case may be.)

Alaska Highway: https://youtu.be/sHhDXKKwNes

Cassiar Highway: https://youtu.be/jh1gzmdFRjc

Enjoy. I sure did.
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Old 05-27-2016, 03:57 AM   #222
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Craig thanks have enjoyed ever 1 of your trips your story telling and photos are just wonderful
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Old 05-27-2016, 07:34 AM   #223
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Thank you for a very enjoyable trip ! Sure love your sense of adventure and great spirit ! Please take us along on another "Old Henry" trip into the unknown as soon as possible !!!
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Old 05-27-2016, 08:02 AM   #224
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I'd like to say that there's a documentary on U tube about the construction of the Alaskan Hy way. Very interesting. Yes Thanks again.
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Old 05-27-2016, 08:47 AM   #225
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I'd like to say that there's a documentary on U tube about the construction of the Alaskan Hy way. Very interesting. Yes Thanks again.
This is a very good one on Modern Marvels: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sDHe2qHHw4
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Old 05-27-2016, 09:09 AM   #226
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Yes, yes, thay's the one.
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Whitehorse is where we first ordered poutaine.... in some 50's style diner. The trek from Skagway/Dyea to Whitehorse must have been quite a trek during the gold rush but now it is a smooth drive with little traffic.
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Whitehorse is where we first ordered poutaine.... in some 50's style diner. The trek from Skagway/Dyea to Whitehorse must have been quite a trek during the gold rush but now it is a smooth drive with little traffic.
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Skagway is an interesting town.....in the summer at least three of those huge cruise ships dock every day. The town is swamped with people until supper time and all the cruise people go back to their boat. The ships leave somewhere after dark and another comes in. The people in town had two faces....one for the cruise people (and their money) and another for the non-cruise visitors....we were in the latter group. One storekeeper asked what ship we were on and I said "we don't ride no steenking ships." Their attitude changed immediately and they were really nice people. Of course, the entire town depends upon the $hip$ for their livelihood.
So, did you drive there from Tucson? If so, your drive beats mine by some!
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Old 05-27-2016, 06:47 PM   #229
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I believe a guy would be in trouble if he had to get off the road if he had car trouble !!!
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Old 05-27-2016, 06:59 PM   #230
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Thanks for another Great travelogue...!!!! I don't know how you managed to put up with all that "bumper to bumper" traffic on the Cassiar Hwy....
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Old 05-27-2016, 07:56 PM   #231
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Sheesh, both those highways are smoother than the streets in my neighborhood...
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Old 05-28-2016, 10:52 AM   #232
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Prof, thanks for sharing the videos. I even looked up Toad River on the satellite.

Did you encounter much traffic or trucks?

If you don't mind an off-topic question, what was it about this video that got it over 1.3M views? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wY389S_KUjs
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Old 05-28-2016, 01:09 PM   #233
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Prof, thanks for sharing the videos. I even looked up Toad River on the satellite.

Did you encounter much traffic or trucks?

If you don't mind an off-topic question, what was it about this video that got it over 1.3M views? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wY389S_KUjs
Didn't encounter much of any traffic.

As for the video of starting Old Henry's engine after sitting 31 years, I'm probably biased, but, I think it is one of the best videos of an old engine starting up that I've ever seen. It has a nice long lead in and build up of the very minimal preparations for starting. It has a very emotional reaction to it actually starting, even as Gene Wilder had to bringing his monster to life in "Young Frankenstein", a very suspenseful restart after first start, and it has great close ups of the engine running on half a generator pulley and frayed fan belts slinging threads, amidst the cobwebs and debris from the ages that it sat.



In three months it will be 10 years since starting that engine. In the interim, I've driven it 95,000 miles.
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How fitting. The last words of the video, "We're good to go"
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Old 05-28-2016, 06:28 PM   #235
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For us Canadians, Australians, New Zealander's, all of Europe thats 152,887 Kilometres and I grew up with imperial measurements and I still convert to Fahrenheit.
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Old 05-28-2016, 06:35 PM   #236
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O-H.... Great videos! Great music with them!... But one question.... At the begining of the first one..... Did you go around the little rotary the wrong way??..... Aren't we supposed to keep the center to our left??..... Mark
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Old 05-28-2016, 11:30 PM   #237
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O-H.... Great videos! Great music with them!... But one question.... At the begining of the first one..... Did you go around the little rotary the wrong way??..... Aren't we supposed to keep the center to our left??..... Mark
Good eye. I wondered if anyone would notice. I'm sure the guy stopped at the light did.

I tried it the "right" way around first but the camera was too close to the sign so did it the other way 'round and it worked.
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Old 05-29-2016, 12:03 AM   #238
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Good eye. I wondered if anyone would notice. I'm sure the guy stopped at the light did.

I tried it the "right" way around first but the camera was too close to the sign so did it the other way 'round and it worked.
Looked correct to me
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Haha... You're always aiming to please..... Well focused video and something for the members down under...... Good job!!!.... Mark
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Next month AnnaRae, Lady, Old Henry and I are driving the rest of California Highway 1 north from San Francisco as far north as we want to go, possibly clear to Seattle.
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