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Old 08-29-2007, 04:08 PM   #91
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Excellent. Thanks for posting your trip. This is something I want to do someday. Its great to see others doing it.
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Old 08-29-2007, 07:46 PM   #92
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Old 08-29-2007, 09:23 PM   #93
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Wow. Awesome write up and pics.


Thanks for sharing
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Old 08-30-2007, 11:19 AM   #94
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Thanks for taking the time to share your trip! Would you do it again?
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Old 08-30-2007, 11:49 AM   #95
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Thanks for taking the time to share your trip! Would you do it again?
I would, but add another week onto to it.

Darn job getting in the way.

I would also add heated gear, better waterproof gear, bigger hard bags so that I didn't have to bungee anything on. I am now a believer in hard cases only.

Also, Bear repellent spray guns on the bike.



I was pleased with the ease of each border crossing. I had heard a lot of negative stuff regarding solo motorycle travellers getting harassed. And as you could see from my second photo, I am scruffy, dirty and non too pretty. All the border guards were pleasant. The one in Roosville called me crazy though.

Advrider.com has a lot fo great Alaska trip threads, and a lot of great photos. I am pleased at how well some of my pics turned out as my camera is a cheapie and my photo skills are lacking.
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Old 08-30-2007, 01:35 PM   #96
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Not yet, but GUSGUS a member over there who lives north of Anchorage saw my homemade ADV sticker and we talked for awhile in a Wendys.
GusGus has the exact same real life name as myself. We only met last year, but have heard about each others exploits for years.

Right now, he holds the record for fastest trip IBA from Wassilla to Prudhoe and back- I believe it is 32 hours, non-stop, no sleep, on a BMW GS.

Hey- next time a BARFER heads up here- needs to give me a pm MMKAY?

I will be having a Dalton Hiway record setting trip attempt of my own- I have been up it about 5 times, 3 of them before it was opened to the general public- back then, oil company permission only.
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Old 08-30-2007, 01:53 PM   #97
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GusGus has the exact same real life name as myself. We only met last year, but have heard about each others exploits for years.

Right now, he holds the record for fastest trip IBA from Wassilla to Prudhoe and back- I believe it is 32 hours, non-stop, no sleep, on a BMW GS.

Hey- next time a BARFER heads up here- needs to give me a pm MMKAY?

I will be having a Dalton Hiway record setting trip attempt of my own- I have been up it about 5 times, 3 of them before it was opened to the general public- back then, oil company permission only.
I recalled you being on here about halfway back. GusGus was cool guy, and gave me some great off the beaten path trip ideas.

What rig are you using on the trip up and back? 1,600 miles in 32 hours is hardcore considering the varying condition of the Dalton. Even the chip seal involves avoiding the crater sized potholes.

I would love to try it on a 50cc derbi dirtbike.
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Old 08-31-2007, 11:11 AM   #98
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Sounds like a great ride!

I'll be doing the Dalton Highway next summer as well. I just did a 5,000 mile trip up to Canada last week to try out some new motorcycle friendly camping gear I bought.

How long were you gone for?
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Old 08-31-2007, 12:13 PM   #99
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I recalled you being on here about halfway back. GusGus was cool guy, and gave me some great off the beaten path trip ideas.

What rig are you using on the trip up and back? 1,600 miles in 32 hours is hardcore considering the varying condition of the Dalton. Even the chip seal involves avoiding the crater sized potholes.

I would love to try it on a 50cc derbi dirtbike.
I have never done it on bike. I have done it in an early 80s Shelby turbo Charger (intercooled 2.2) 2 times,and the rest in my turbo cummins truck. All times were for biz, no choice.

GusGus set the official record on his beemer.

I salvaged my spare V65 via Phill at akadventure tours.

Of the 32 H-Ds with noobs on it that tried this summer, only 9 returned under thier own power, and those a took 5 days to fix well enough for the restof the journey to florida. 3 left via helicopter.

That road is to be respected!
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Old 08-31-2007, 12:52 PM   #100
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I have never done it on bike. I have done it in an early 80s Shelby turbo Charger (intercooled 2.2) 2 times,and the rest in my turbo cummins truck. All times were for biz, no choice.

GusGus set the official record on his beemer.

I salvaged my spare V65 via Phill at akadventure tours.

Of the 32 H-Ds with noobs on it that tried this summer, only 9 returned under thier own power, and those a took 5 days to fix well enough for the restof the journey to florida. 3 left via helicopter.

That road is to be respected!
Did they crash? Flat tires?

The road is not that challenging if you take your time. I did 1 day fairbanks to coldfoot. 1 day coldfoot to deadhorse. 1 day deadhorse to coldfoot. 1 day coldfoot to just south of fairbanks, some little town along a river below a bridge.

4 days total. I figure why rush, I rode 3,000 miles to get there, why not enjoy it.
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Old 08-31-2007, 01:57 PM   #101
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Of the 32 H-Ds with noobs on it that tried this summer, only 9 returned under thier own power, and those a took 5 days to fix well enough for the restof the journey to florida. 3 left via helicopter.

That road is to be respected!
That sounds like a typical HD day.
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Old 09-01-2007, 07:56 AM   #102
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That's the shit man...... Definitely the trip of a lifetime.
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Old 09-07-2007, 06:34 PM   #103
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