RISK IT ALL TOUR

DAY TWO

APRIL 2008

"BAD BUSINESS" AND I LEFT BRIGHT AN EARLY TO MAKE THE 20 MILES TO THE ISLAND RUNWAY WHERE THE FORD TRUCK IS WAITING. WHEN YOU ARE THE SLOWEST MOVING MACHINE, YOU ARE THE FIRST TO LEAVE AND EVERYONE ELSE WILL CATCH UP. OF COURSE EVERYONE ELSE GOT TO SLEEP IN AND ENJOY THE WARM WOOD STOVE.

REINDEER LAKE HAD CHANGED LITTLE IN THE 21 DAYS SINCE I RAN THIS SAME ROUTE WITH "THE HOOD" ON "THE ROCKET TOUR". THE SNOW WAS AS DEEP AND NO WATER ON THE ICE WHICH SURPRISED ME.

THE MORNING SUN HAS SOME HEAT TO IT COMPARED TO THE LAST TIME I WAS OUT HERE FREEZING TO DEATH, LOL.

I STOPPED AT FUEL UP ISLAND JUST BEFORE THE ISLAND RUNWAY JUST LIKE I DID WITH "THE HOOD".

COMING UP TO THE ISLAND RUNWAY, I THOUGHT I WOULD HAVE BROKEN THROUGH THE ICE BECAUSE IT IS ALWAYS BAD NEAR SHORE. BUT IT WAS VERY GOOD CONSIDERING HOW LATE IN THE YEAR IT WAS. "BAD BUSINESS AND I MADE THE 20 MILE TRIP IN 4 HOURS BECAUSE WE HAD THE "SPEED".

I HAD TO TAKE "BAD BUSINESS' TO THE DC-3 FOR A QUICK PHOTO. A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS, LOL. CLICK ON TO SEE MORE ON THE DC-3.

THE FORD TRUCK SURE LOOKED LONELY WITHOUT "THE ROCKET".

"BAD BUSINESS" HAD NO PROBLEM DRAGGING THE FORD TRUCK THROUGH THE DEEP SNOW. I BROUGHT THE RIGHT CAT FOR THE JOB.

RON AND XENA SHOWED UP JUST AS I WAS HEADING ON THE ICE WHICH WAS PERFECT TIMING. RON AND XENA THOUGHT THE FORD TRUCK WAS NEAT AND LETS EAT LUNCH. WHILE THEY ATE LUNCH, I TOPPED UP "BAD BUSINESS" UP WITH FUEL THAT THEY HAD BROUGHT ON THE SKI-DOO. RON TIED THE JERRY CANS ON THE SKI-DOO LIKE SADDLE BAGS INSTEAD OF DRAGGING A SLEIGH BEHIND. HE DID NOT WANT TO RISK GETTING STUCK IN SLUSH OR IN WATER ON THE ICE, THAT IS CALLED THINKING AHEAD.

IT HAS BEEN OVER 50 YEARS SINCE THE FORD TRUCK ARRIVED AT THE ISLAND RUNWAY AND FOR SOME REASON "BAD BUSINESS" HAD NO PROBLEM PULLING HIM.

THE CUSTOMARY PICTURE AT FUEL UP ISLAND. MARKETING AT IT'S FINEST, LOL. (the words on the truck door is THE FLYING SHIT BOX).

AT FUEL UP ISLAND, I GET XENA TO DRIVE "BAD BUSINESS". THIS IS ONE OF THE REASON WHY I LET HER MISS SCHOOL BECAUSE THIS IS MORE EDUCATIONAL IN MY EYES. I RODE ON "TOP" OF THE FORD TRUCK EATING MY LUNCH AS SHE DROVE ALONG IN 4TH GEAR.

RON DROPPED THE JERRY CANS WHERE WE WOULD NEED FUEL FOR "BAD BUSINESS". A GAS STATION IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE. LOL.

FOR THE LAST MILE TO KINOOSAO SK, XENA RODE ON TOP OF THE FORD TRUCK WHILE I DROVE "BAD BUSINESS". IT HAS BEEN A WHILE SINCE I RETURNED TO KINOOSAO SK FROM AN ADVENTURE DURING DAYLIGHT HOURS.

NOT MUCH HAS CHANGED IN 10 HOURS SINCE WE LEFT.

BACK ON SOLID GROUND AND READY TO LOAD IN THE MORNING BECAUSE FLOYD HAS SUPPER WAITING FOR US.

WE TAKE "BAD BUSINESS" BACK TO THE LODGE BECAUSE WE WERE TOO TRIED TO WALK AFTER A HARD DAY OF DRIVING FAST ON THE ICE, LOL.

FLOYD MADE A FISH CHOWDER WHICH WAS VERY TASTEY AFTER A HARD DAY ON THE CAT.

DAY ONE "RISK IT ALL"

DAY THREE "RISK IT ALL"

THE ROCKET TOUR

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