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post #1 of 9 Old 06-24-2007, 03:35 AM Thread Starter
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A friend is riding from Sacramento to Anchorage, fulfilling a longtime desire to ride the Alcan Highway. He's sending updates along the way.

He met a group of riders from Calgary headed to Alaska while stopped at a construction zone. Check out the diversity of their rides.


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post #2 of 9 Old 06-24-2007, 05:46 AM
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i too would like to ride to alaska. may be a few years though. i would also like to start in maine.
i hope your freind enjoys his ride. oh yea which bike is his.

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post #3 of 9 Old 06-24-2007, 11:51 AM
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My uncle did this ride on a yamaha 1100 when he retired .He thought he could go from San Jose to Anchorage in three days.Nope

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Awesome! Now that's the way it is supposed to be. It doesn't matter what you ride, only that you do.

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Originally Posted by 3dcycle View Post
oh yea which bike is his.
The TA with enough stuff packed on it to ride to Patagonia.

He used to covet the BMW GS that a business neighbor of mine rode. I'm thinking this came along at a price too good to pass up. Apparently it's got 60,000 miles. Not sure of the year but it's got the single front disc and drum rear brakes.

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post #6 of 9 Old 06-26-2007, 12:57 AM
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I wana go too...

That is awesome...
I'll have to make that route mine some year...

Keep posting up his adventure, as you receive them.

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post #7 of 9 Old 06-26-2007, 07:50 AM
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That is definately on my to-do list! Send him our best wishes, and let him know how jealous everyone is.

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post #8 of 9 Old 06-26-2007, 07:53 AM
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That would be a fun trek... long but fun... Have to add that one to my list as well.

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post #9 of 9 Old 06-28-2007, 01:41 AM Thread Starter
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Got an update. Quotes are his.

"Here we are entering Yukon Territory --"

"Three Grizzly cubs. Never did see mom --"

"Caribou maybe the dumbest animals alive, They held up traffic for 5 minutes while they tried to figure out what side of the road they wanted to be on --"

"Our least experienced rider went down on a gravel road. He's OK, but his brand new $20,000 BMW GS 1200 took a beating --"

"1:00AM coming into Tok, Alaska --"

"Just an interesting note: When I entered Canada, it took a half an hour to get cleared, and there weren't any lines. I spoke to 3 different people. They asked about every detail of my trip, and required a passport and Photo ID. When the six of us entered the US (all of them Canadian), we were all through in 5 minutes total. No passports required. We didn't even get off our bikes. So much for Homeland Security."

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