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Forum: Americas Yesterday, 11:17 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,913
Posted By Alcan Rider
For some it's the destination; for others it's...

For some it's the destination; for others it's the riding. :ricky

Piece o' cake. :nod
Forum: Americas 01-24-2015, 02:06 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 20,685
Posted By Alcan Rider
+1 Out of all my own trips between Alaska...

+1

Out of all my own trips between Alaska and the South 48 over the Alcan, only one round trip was on Tourances, all the rest on street tires. And the Tourances lasted from Key West to Prudhoe...
Forum: Americas 01-24-2015, 02:00 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 20,685
Posted By Alcan Rider
Top of the World might be in places, although...

Top of the World might be in places, although there was a lot of work being done on the U. S. side between the border and the Taylor Hwy junction (going to Eagle) in 2013. If that is finished,...
Forum: Americas 01-23-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 20,685
Posted By Alcan Rider
Nah. Whenever I get to wondering I just hop on a...

Nah. Whenever I get to wondering I just hop on a bike and do both in a big circle. Takes less than a day. Still haven't made up my mind. :hmmmmm Might have to do it again this summer. :ricky
Forum: Alaska 01-23-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,102
Posted By Alcan Rider
THAT one's gonna cost you, young lady! :ddog

THAT one's gonna cost you, young lady! :ddog
Forum: Americas 01-23-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 20,685
Posted By Alcan Rider
+1 Definitely! :nod

+1 Definitely! :nod
Forum: Americas 01-23-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 20,685
Posted By Alcan Rider
Good question. :nod Let me answer in relative...

Good question. :nod Let me answer in relative terms, i.e. the worst Alaska scenery is usually better than the best thing you'll see going across Kansas on I-70. :lol3

Going south out of Fairbanks...
Forum: Americas 01-22-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 20,685
Posted By Alcan Rider
Considering that "starting out at slow speeds"...

Considering that "starting out at slow speeds" will probably constitute less than .0001% of this trip, and cruising along at highway speeds will occupy over 50% of the remainder, if the bike pulls...
Forum: Americas 01-22-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 20,685
Posted By Alcan Rider
If you find a forum dedicated to your bike, I'd...

If you find a forum dedicated to your bike, I'd bet you'll find that topic has been discussed thoroughly there, and recommendations from riders with plenty of experience on those bikes.
...
Forum: Alaska 01-22-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,102
Posted By Alcan Rider
And several Harleys in Fairbanks also developed...

And several Harleys in Fairbanks also developed oil leaks simply by her being in that city. :huh

:nod
Forum: Alaska 01-22-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,102
Posted By Alcan Rider
Do you have any idea of the potential chaos and...

Do you have any idea of the potential chaos and disaster you are inviting with HayDee and her infamous DR? :eek1
Forum: Alaska 01-22-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,102
Posted By Alcan Rider
It's that karma thing. :nod :rofl 18...

It's that karma thing. :nod

:rofl

18 below this morning, predicted to get 5" - 8" of snow in the next few days. :bluduh
Forum: Americas 01-22-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 20,685
Posted By Alcan Rider
Maybe you don't need to, but you probably should...

Maybe you don't need to, but you probably should want to. If the present chain and sprocket are in pretty good shape put them on a shelf together and wear them out when you're riding closer to home....
Forum: Americas 01-22-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 20,685
Posted By Alcan Rider
Depending on being able to hit the ferry schedule...

Depending on being able to hit the ferry schedule right, you might consider riding from Haines Jct to Haines (nice ride over Chilkat Pass), take the ferry from Haines to Skagway (1 hour, 17 miles),...
Forum: Americas 01-21-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,913
Posted By Alcan Rider
Maybe you should take a look at the RR posted a...

Maybe you should take a look at the RR posted a couple of years ago by DAVE6253 (he posts a lot in the Pics, Pics, Pics sub-forum). He and his wife rode to Alaska from Phoenix, two-up, camping most...
Forum: Alaska 01-21-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,102
Posted By Alcan Rider
Cubdriver just got put on my ignore list! :ddog ...

Cubdriver just got put on my ignore list! :ddog

:lol3
Forum: Americas 01-21-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,913
Posted By Alcan Rider
If your tires still have decent tread and the...

If your tires still have decent tread and the weather is good, virtually no additional prep. Minimum fuel range must be 250 miles or better at ~50 mph average. Recommended 300 or better just in...
Forum: Americas 01-20-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,913
Posted By Alcan Rider
More than likely you'll make that decision as you...

More than likely you'll make that decision as you travel north. If the weather is nice ahead, keep going. :ricky If it's turning sour, pick some place where the sun is shining. :jkam There are a...
Forum: Americas 01-20-2015, 01:31 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,913
Posted By Alcan Rider
You probably missed the part wherein he mentioned...

You probably missed the part wherein he mentioned that he once lived in Alaska, and has visited quite a bit of the state - so he has a pretty good idea of what he can see once here. It's the miles...
Forum: Alaska 01-19-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,102
Posted By Alcan Rider
A week or so ago it was $3.169 in Glennallen, and...

A week or so ago it was $3.169 in Glennallen, and I'd paid $2.699 in Palmer. Should have dropped another dime or two in the interim.

We have to pay more because this is gen-u-wine Grade AA Alaska...
Forum: Americas 01-19-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,913
Posted By Alcan Rider
Bummer! :arg Then take a brief nap before...

Bummer! :arg Then take a brief nap before departure. Leaving at 6 or 7 PM would still put you in the Chicago area while traffic is heavy. When I've been in that situation - leaving Toledo, for...
Forum: Alaska 01-17-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 664
Posted By Alcan Rider
Pray for snow. Or be prepared to bring an...

Pray for snow.

Or be prepared to bring an ATV.
Forum: Americas 01-16-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,913
Posted By Alcan Rider
Yep. :thumb Were it me, I'd pull out of...

Yep. :thumb

Were it me, I'd pull out of Indiana just before noon, after getting a good night's rest (as if I've ever been able to do that before a ride :lol3) and ride straight through to...
Forum: Americas 01-16-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,913
Posted By Alcan Rider
Something you might look into, especially...

Something you might look into, especially concerning ferry schedule between the two cities, is to turn off to Skagway at Jake's Corner (south of Whitehorse on the Alcan), ride over White Pass, take...
Forum: Alaska 01-15-2015, 11:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 821
Posted By Alcan Rider
That will happen to a top-level AGM battery too. ...

That will happen to a top-level AGM battery too. Mine get topped off in the fall, positive or negative disconnected from the bike's wiring, and left out in the cold all winter. They don't sulfate...
Forum: Alaska 01-15-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 821
Posted By Alcan Rider
That is very impressive! Thanks for the review. ...

That is very impressive! Thanks for the review. Gonna have to look up all the specs on it.

Any idea of the life expectancy? Number of charge/discharge cycles predicted?
Forum: Americas 01-15-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,913
Posted By Alcan Rider
Don't fret too much about the date. My first...

Don't fret too much about the date. My first trip over the Alcan on a bike (bringing a new-to-me bike back home) I pulled out of Sioux Falls, SD the day after Labor Day. My only regret was not...
Forum: Americas 01-12-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 20,685
Posted By Alcan Rider
While the Milepost does have a lot of information...

While the Milepost does have a lot of information between its covers, looking through one you will see that approximately 50% of the pages are covered with advertising. The cheap places usually...
Forum: Alaska 01-12-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,416
Posted By Alcan Rider
What?? :huh Is this becoming a confessional...

What?? :huh Is this becoming a confessional thread? There's no statute of limitations for those two transgressions, y'know. :deal

:lol3
Forum: Americas 01-12-2015, 12:53 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 20,685
Posted By Alcan Rider
At Marion Creek CG there are a few platforms for...

At Marion Creek CG there are a few platforms for setting tents up off the ground, definitely making it more comfortable if it happens to rain during your stay....
Forum: Americas 01-11-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 20,685
Posted By Alcan Rider
As ADVBMR advises, continuing to - at least -...

As ADVBMR advises, continuing to - at least - Atigun Pass is well worth the few extra miles. In my opinion it is also worth it to go on up to Galbraith Lake, or at least the turn-off. That will put...
Forum: Alaska 01-09-2015, 12:13 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,571
Posted By Alcan Rider
I'll wait 'til he get's em lined out a little...

I'll wait 'til he get's em lined out a little better, then I'll sneak in and screw it up again... as usual. :evil
Forum: Americas 01-08-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 20,685
Posted By Alcan Rider
Bacon grease. :nod Waterproof; washes off with...

Bacon grease. :nod Waterproof; washes off with Dawn Dish Soap. Only way to go on muddy roads. :thumb

One thing you might want to consider, though - in bear country, park your bike a long way...
Forum: Alaska 01-06-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,694
Posted By Alcan Rider
Guess everyone sees it differently. When I asked...

Guess everyone sees it differently. When I asked Kate about it in Tok, she stated that it wasn't bad at all. :dunno
Forum: Face plant 01-05-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,405
Posted By Alcan Rider
You ride at 75F?? Man, at that temperature...

You ride at 75F?? Man, at that temperature it's time to find a shade tree and some iced tea. Just can't stand to ride in the heat. Give me 0 to 45F and I'm happy. :ricky


:rofl
Forum: Americas 12-30-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 755
Posted By Alcan Rider
No :nono, it only makes you think you're warmed...

No :nono, it only makes you think you're warmed up. In cold weather you want to make sure you remain hydrated and well fed. Best to avoid alcohol or stimulants until you are safely inside a warm...
Forum: Americas 12-29-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,671
Posted By Alcan Rider
I suspect that's a major understatement....

I suspect that's a major understatement. :rolleyes

"Magic Bus"? :fpalm That's a new way to describe a piece of abandoned, rusty trash left to clutter up the landscape. There are spots all over...
Forum: Alaska 12-27-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,949
Posted By Alcan Rider
A guess: If you cross the border at Sumas,...

A guess: If you cross the border at Sumas, WA/Huntingdon, BC then turn east onto 1 toward Hope... as soon as you leave Hope and get into the Fraser River canyon you will realize you're in a...
Forum: Alaska 12-23-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,416
Posted By Alcan Rider
That's not one I would have taken up the Haul Rd....

That's not one I would have taken up the Haul Rd. :nono The suspension wasn't up to today's standards. :wink:
Forum: Alaska 12-23-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 830
Posted By Alcan Rider
Yeah... now I have to set my alarm for 10:00 AM...

Yeah... now I have to set my alarm for 10:00 AM to get up before the sun rises. :bluduh
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