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Old 09-07-2012, 02:00 PM   #373
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Originally Posted by dave6253 View Post
We leave Fairbanks around 6 PM. We have about 500 miles between us and the Arctic Ocean.

We need to be there at 9 AM!

We made it to Deadhorse/Prudhoe Bay at 7:40 AM. Just in time to get fuel and a cup of coffee.

In case anyone else needs to know, it's 725 miles from Tok to Deadhorse.
So you left Fairbanks around 6pm and arrived in Prudhoe at 7:40 am - 13.5 hours straight up the Dalton? After riding 225 miles from TOK to Fairbanks? Is 12 hours pretty typical?

I could compute, but what kinds of general speed did you ride on the Dalton? On the Atigun Pass? How was the road on the far right when you had to move over for trucks? What was the worst road conditions you encountered?

I know you did not ride in the 'daytime', but would you still recommend riding up in the 'evening' (assuming reasonable rest)? Where there any particular downsides?

Re your tires - I take it you liked them. And you never had to air down anywhere?

thanks again,
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My solo trips: 2014 Natl Park triangle, SF-Colorado-SF 2011 and 2013, SF-LA loop, Pinnacles and Carmel Valley loop
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