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Old 01-28-2004, 01:50 AM   #1
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14000 miles: Phoenix to Prudhoe Bay...and back

all I can say is an emphatic
Curtis Lloyd's 2003 Prudhoe/Inuvik Trip

69 days
14,000 miles
2406 pictures taken :eek
15 Lbs. (weight loss)
2 ventures into the Arctic Circle

Having recently re-re-read pashnit's "10,000 Miles, One Month, One Man...And One Motorcycle" I was dreaming/contemplating an Alaskan outing of my own (using MS Streets & Trips from the comfort of my living room, of course ), when I came across this most excellent (and well chronicled) adventure on www.advrider.com.

(my butt aches just having read it...and yet...gonnadoitgonnadoitgonnadoit (Alaska that is, not 14,000 miles...I'm not that crazy!)

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Old 01-28-2004, 12:13 PM   #2
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Haven't read it yet...

My butt already aches from just looking at the map

Here is another great read:

http://www.micapeak.com/stories/sanders.html

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Old 01-28-2004, 06:12 PM   #3
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That would be awesome ride. Hard part is getting time to do it. Wonder how much of it can do in a week.
Excellent trip journal, like them pictures
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Re: 14000 miles: Phoenix to Prudhoe Bay...and back

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all I can say is an emphatic
Curtis Lloyd's 2003 Prudhoe/Inuvik Trip

69 days
14,000 miles
2406 pictures taken :eek
15 Lbs. (weight loss)
2 ventures into the Arctic Circle

Having recently re-re-read pashnit's "10,000 Miles, One Month, One Man...And One Motorcycle" I was dreaming/contemplating an Alaskan outing of my own (using MS Streets & Trips from the comfort of my living room, of course ), when I came across this most excellent (and well chronicled) adventure on www.advrider.com.

(my butt aches just having read it...and yet...gonnadoitgonnadoitgonnadoit (Alaska that is, not 14,000 miles...I'm not that crazy!)
Took the time (off work ) to read this today. WOW! Short on text, but the pictures are really something. Mine is very long on text, and short on pictures. I stood in many of the same places and recognized this and that. Anyone, that has the time, read his story. Great stuff! Pics really give you a good idea of what it's like. And that color in Alaska, with the low dark clouds and dark pictures, it was like that everywhere. Fooled the camera. Everything is so vast up there, the camera can't capture it all.
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That would be awesome ride. Hard part is getting time to do it. Wonder how much of it can do in a week.
Excellent trip journal, like them pictures
The time off is always an issue,

I scheduled my AK run right after I finished my graduate school in '99 on my transalp,
left OH, met up w/ my brother in OR, went up(didn't do purdhue bay), took the ferry from haines to bellingham(pithced the tent on the deck), down the CA coast line, cut accross AZ,NM kick north through CO to meet up w/ some riding friends, headed back to OH to serve beer at a Reggea fest.

On my way to NY for my sister's wedding I snapped a chain and put a hole in the crankcase, parked the bike in the backyard of some nice family in Akron,OH. By this time I only had $30 in my pocket, got to NY, enjoyed the wedding.

Hitched a ride back w/ X-GF BF to dayton OH, I was jobless, homeless, moneyless, couch surfed 'till the Sherif Sarah took me in...

There is nothing like being on the road...
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Question for those who have ridden central AK: how realistic to consider on a sport-touring bike - or more specifically: on sport-touring tires (like BT020 or ???) since Trailwings / Tourance / Anakee and the like don't seem to be available outside of dual-purpose rim sizes.

And if the answer is "yes, and/but..." how about Alaska Hwy vs. Cassiar Hwy vs. Dinali Hwy :grin , and, um Dalton Hwy .

(an alternate thought would be to stick to the Alaska Hwy up to probably Anchorage and then rent a KLR or sumthn (found a couple of places that rent KLR's for $120~$150/day)...now I'm just thinkn out loud...just hypothetical-like. . . . . maybe )
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Old 02-05-2004, 12:17 AM   #8
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...bit of web-surfing, and found evidence that its not impossible although yet to hear how sane:


(btw - this yet-to-be-assessed-as-sane guy ran 10,500mi, Austin, TX to Prudhoe Bay, AK and back on his CBR600F2 back Summer '96)
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