Last night we saw two motorcyclist with street tires and plastic cases went to arctic ocean and back to Inuvik. This morning I went to talk to them to see how did they do it.
It turned out the issue(excuse) is not the bike or tires. It is the riding technique. so I learned the techniques from them and saw a video on how to ride on soft gravel and decided to give it another try again.
So the trick is to always give gas and never let throttle go otherwise the bike will dive into soft sand and then fall, stand up to have more control over the bike and look forward where I want to go and not the road in front of the tire..
We left tent and anything we didn’t need at the campsite to lighten the bike to make it easier.
It worked very well, but it was very tiring for me, after an hour I was exhausted.
Few people were going into the water, we saw an older couple from Ontario that went in the water and encouraged us to go as well, but we didn’t have swimming suite and towel as we left them in the campsite. They offered us towels so we go in!
It was great and we were very happy that we did dip in the arctic ocean, going all the way there we would have regretted it if we wouldn’t go in the water.
Since the road just opened this year, there is really not much development for visitors, so the get the sticker of “I made it to Tuk” we go to the town council which is the only official building for everything here and we made it right on time, because they were closing for the day at 5pm.
Then we start heading back to Inuvik.
It’s good the campsite has hot shower, I will enjoy my sleep tonight.