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Forum: Americas 03-19-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 38,749
Posted By Alcan Rider
If you are counting the pennies, the $30...

If you are counting the pennies, the $30 additional might be important. But for a person planning on a trip that might cost them $5 to 10k it is negligible. Living just 150 miles from the border, I...
Forum: Americas 03-19-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 38,749
Posted By Alcan Rider
Good point. :thumb It's a simple matter to just...

Good point. :thumb It's a simple matter to just get both, then carry the one that you think you'll need, taking into consideration a worst case scenario.
Forum: Americas 03-18-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,866
Posted By Alcan Rider
You may not realize it at this time, but your...

You may not realize it at this time, but your decision could set the tone for the remainder of your life. So consider it very thoughtfully. What is most important to you? Financial security? ...
Forum: Americas 03-15-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 555
Views: 38,749
Posted By Alcan Rider
Right! If this had been summer Wheeldog's arms...

Right! If this had been summer Wheeldog's arms would have been covered with mosquitoes....
Forum: Americas 03-13-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 38,749
Posted By Alcan Rider
Two things to remember: Cabela's is a South 48...

Two things to remember: Cabela's is a South 48 company, and those Nebraska mosquitoes are tiny compared to our Alaskan variety. To truly be able to defend against the Alaska State bird, the...
Forum: Americas 03-13-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 7,402
Posted By Alcan Rider
Yeah, it's been that way for several years now,...

Yeah, it's been that way for several years now, much to the disgust of motorcyclists. They jam us in, sometimes getting three motorcycles into the space that would be occupied by the tiniest car,...
Forum: Americas 03-11-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 7,402
Posted By Alcan Rider
There sure wasn't any traffic where you got your...

There sure wasn't any traffic where you got your avatar photo taken. :lol3
Forum: Americas 03-11-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 7,402
Posted By Alcan Rider
Google is your friend. :wink: Check out: ...

Google is your friend. :wink:

Check out: AMHS Fares (http://www.dot.state.ak.us/amhs/fares.shtml) Click on "Southwest Fares" to get the chart showing Valdez and Whittier (along with a slew of...
Forum: Americas 03-11-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 7,402
Posted By Alcan Rider
Very nice! :thumb Brought back some...

Very nice! :thumb

Brought back some memories. I was at the AFK hatchery on Evans Island when the Exxon Valdez spilled her guts on Bligh Reef. Landed next to the tanker on the mail plane a couple...
Forum: Americas 03-11-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 7,402
Posted By Alcan Rider
As you undoubtedly know, it isn't always the pace...

As you undoubtedly know, it isn't always the pace of traffic that causes displeasure. Most of the time it is merely the fact of traffic. You have to pay much more attention to other vehicles, both...
Forum: Americas 03-11-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 7,402
Posted By Alcan Rider
Just the extra ~140 miles/2 hours. You could...

Just the extra ~140 miles/2 hours. You could stop short of Saskatoon, at Dundurn for instance. Saskatoon is pretty easy to get through at any time of day or night, as long as you don't miss a...
Forum: Americas 03-10-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 38,749
Posted By Alcan Rider
You'll have raingear, won't you? It is usually...

You'll have raingear, won't you? It is usually windproof, and that is most important. My Frogg Toggs are good for about an extra 10 of warmth.

From June 1st until August 31 you probably won't...
Forum: Americas 03-10-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 7,402
Posted By Alcan Rider
Some things to consider. Day 00: You'll be...

Some things to consider.
Day 00: You'll be excited, rarin' to go, and full of adrenaline at finally being on the road. Take advantage of that burst of energy and get through the Twin Cities before...
Forum: Americas 03-10-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 7,402
Posted By Alcan Rider
Maybe I can come up with a new and exciting...

Maybe I can come up with a new and exciting guided tour. :evil
Forum: Americas 03-09-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 7,402
Posted By Alcan Rider
:hmmmmm Three riders can carry a lot of fudge. ...

:hmmmmm Three riders can carry a lot of fudge. :nod

You do remember the location of the Fudge Pot in Fairbanks, don't you Andy?

:lol3
Forum: Americas 03-08-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 38,749
Posted By Alcan Rider
Yep :thumb, and some good advice from my friend...

Yep :thumb, and some good advice from my friend Mark. :nod

Something you really need to watch out for when camping are those darned camp robbers. Gray Jays, Canada Jays, or that %^&*bird that...
Forum: Alaska 03-08-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,389
Posted By Alcan Rider
HayDee learned rather early on that the best way...

HayDee learned rather early on that the best way to ensure having a reliable DR is to have a spare. :nod




:zilla
Forum: Americas 03-07-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 7,402
Posted By Alcan Rider
Well... having traveled through that area quite a...

Well... having traveled through that area quite a few times, but not since the fracking oil production got to be a major industry, if I were concerned as you are, I would stay away from those places...
Forum: Americas 03-05-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 7,402
Posted By Alcan Rider
It hit 43F here in Slana, Alaska this afternoon....

It hit 43F here in Slana, Alaska this afternoon. :lol3

But predicted to hit -20F next Tuesday. :waysad
Forum: Americas 03-05-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 38,749
Posted By Alcan Rider
You actually have a better chance than it might...

You actually have a better chance than it might seem at first blush. Just be prepared to spend a few days at Coldfoot or Wiseman (the latter is recommended) waiting for a break in the weather if...
Forum: Americas 03-04-2015, 11:10 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 7,402
Posted By Alcan Rider
Were it me in your situation, I would take the...

Were it me in your situation, I would take the quickest route to Alaska, then make up your mind about your southbound route based on the amount of time remaining after you've wandered around up here...
Forum: Americas 03-04-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 188
Posted By Alcan Rider
First, welcome to the insanity. For questions...

First, welcome to the insanity. For questions regarding travel within Alaska, your best source of information will be the Alaska sub-forum in Regionals. However, it is advisable to learn the names...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 02-27-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 2,746
Views: 269,736
Posted By Alcan Rider
Way early to start planning, but it pays to be...

Way early to start planning, but it pays to be prepared.

Sometime in the next 12 months I hope to be arriving in Jo'burg for a visit with my fiancee before I throw her over my shoulder and cart...
Forum: Americas 02-27-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 38,749
Posted By Alcan Rider
Stop in. :nod I'm at MP3. You can't miss it -...

Stop in. :nod I'm at MP3. You can't miss it - obviously under construction (as it has been since 1985 :lol3) with four motorcycles parked in the yard. If there are three or fewer, I'm off riding...
Forum: Americas 02-26-2015, 10:55 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 38,749
Posted By Alcan Rider
Replacing the bridge over the Tok River? Was...

Replacing the bridge over the Tok River? Was just over that one last Friday and it doesn't look nearly as bad as some others around the state. My home is just down the road a few miles, on the...
Forum: Americas 02-22-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 38,749
Posted By Alcan Rider
Did someone say "Fudge"? :ear Did you want...

Did someone say "Fudge"? :ear

Did you want the standard Dalton Hwy tour, or the deluxe tour, which only adds 5# of fudge to the already rock bottom price. :wink:

Do you think you could throw...
Forum: Alaska 02-22-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 727
Posted By Alcan Rider
There has been a Fairbanks company that for years...

There has been a Fairbanks company that for years rented Jeep Grand Cherokees set up for driving the Haul Road. Can't recall the name right now though.

A quick Google search showed these two...
Forum: Americas 02-21-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 38,749
Posted By Alcan Rider
Well... if you don't object to working in a...

Well... if you don't object to working in a decidedly humble, rural setting I have pots, pans, several candy/deep frying thermometers and probably all the ingredients. If you can make a really good...
Forum: Americas 02-21-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 588
Posted By Alcan Rider
Given what conditions? Today's... or what they...

Given what conditions? Today's... or what they will be on the day you depart? :D In that part of the country, and much of what you will be traveling through until you get into the far south, it can...
Forum: Alaska 02-20-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 673
Posted By Alcan Rider
The Dalton Hwy is open year 'round and at some...

The Dalton Hwy is open year 'round and at some time in its history has been traveled by motorcycle in nearly every month of the year. Therefore the primary limitation will be your own preparation...
Forum: Americas 02-20-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 555
Views: 38,749
Posted By Alcan Rider
Beer or fudge, I'm easily placated. :rofl

Beer or fudge, I'm easily placated. :rofl
Forum: Americas 02-20-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 555
Views: 38,749
Posted By Alcan Rider
Mother Nature doesn't bother looking at a...

Mother Nature doesn't bother looking at a calendar. :wink:

You may not recall, but in 2005 it never opened to the public all summer, thanks to spring runoff damage.
Forum: Americas 02-19-2015, 10:59 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 38,749
Posted By Alcan Rider
You've obviously done your homework. :thumb ...

You've obviously done your homework. :thumb Looks like a good route. :nod You are probably already aware that Beartooth could be closed when you get there. That early, it's kind of iffy. :dunno Two...
Forum: Americas 02-18-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 38,749
Posted By Alcan Rider
Yes, we do tend to get that way up here, don't...

Yes, we do tend to get that way up here, don't we.

A few years ago a friend rode up from Anchorage and found me working in the early afternoon. He said "Let's go out and do a thousand mile day so...
Forum: Alaska 02-17-2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,578
Posted By Alcan Rider
Nice! :bow Y'all make it look so easy.

Nice! :bow Y'all make it look so easy.
Forum: Alaska 02-17-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,578
Posted By Alcan Rider
Current (14:40 AST) temperature in Slana, AK: ...

Current (14:40 AST) temperature in Slana, AK: 38F.

Current temperature in Atlanta, GA: 33F

:D
Forum: Americas 02-17-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 38,749
Posted By Alcan Rider
It's even worse than that - about a 10% chance. ...

It's even worse than that - about a 10% chance. :(:
Forum: Americas 02-17-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 38,749
Posted By Alcan Rider
That list is missing one very important item...

That list is missing one very important item :deal








A large cardboard box for shipping all the non-essential gear back home on day three of the trip. :lol3
Forum: Alaska 02-17-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,578
Posted By Alcan Rider
Highways have been "ride-able" off and on...

Highways have been "ride-able" off and on throughout the winter, but there's no guarantee they will remain that way for a while. Quite a few years back the Glenn Hwy out of Palmer was closed due to...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-16-2015, 11:54 PM
Replies: 2,522
Views: 630,761
Posted By Alcan Rider
A few from my trip through that country in August...

A few from my trip through that country in August 2012. Sure were a lot of mighty dry places, especially along the Colorado-Kansas border. This one was along US385 north of Cheyenne Wells, CO...
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