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Old 11-01-2011, 12:15 AM   #61
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Arlington, WA to Alaska & D2D on an XR650L

Well I wasn't interested in Alaska until I spending the evening going through your RR. Wow. Maybe I'll have to reconsider.
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Old 12-23-2011, 11:20 PM   #62
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Thanks for the great RR and awesome pics. My wife and I were up there from June 17th to July 9th 2011. We did the trip backward from you two. We took the ferry back from Haines to Prince Rupert.
If you like you can read my RR in the link below.
Here is my wife by the Road King. We are north bound in the Yukon.

We took the ferry to Juneau for 1 day. Here is the Mendenhall Glacier.

And here is another pic of the little island.
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Old 12-24-2011, 12:11 AM   #63
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So let me get this straight, you had the trip of a lifetime at only 25, you had no major mechanical problems except for a few tire changes, you saw more wild animals on that trip than most people will ever see in their lifetime and that would even count if they went to a zoo, and the best part, your wife came along for some of the trip, enjoyed herself and of all the pictures I saw of her, she was smiling! I have only one question, can I have her and you can have mine, what do you think?!! Sounds to me like someone is already livin' the dream! Right on!
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Old 12-24-2011, 01:35 PM   #64
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Awesome report! One day soon me and my daughter will get to experience an Alaska trip on bikes.
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Old 12-25-2011, 05:40 AM   #65
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Good job, great pics. I didn't see where you had any bike problems, those BRP's just keep on going. In retrospect, do you regret not having rigged some saddlebags to lower the weight distro instead of carrying all that weight up high? And, did you carry bear spray? That mama grizz with cub would have turned me around quicker than it did you.

PS, many years ago I went to the EAA fly-in at Arlington, the best I've ever been to.
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Old 01-19-2012, 11:30 AM   #66
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Good job, great pics. I didn't see where you had any bike problems, those BRP's just keep on going. In retrospect, do you regret not having rigged some saddlebags to lower the weight distro instead of carrying all that weight up high? And, did you carry bear spray? That mama grizz with cub would have turned me around quicker than it did you.

PS, many years ago I went to the EAA fly-in at Arlington, the best I've ever been to.
thanks... If I went again I wouldnt change a thing... I dont like hard bags on dirt bikes.. still not a problem with the xr... up to 37k mi. no bear spray .




great shots orbiker...
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Old 01-19-2012, 11:35 AM   #67
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So let me get this straight, you had the trip of a lifetime at only 25, you had no major mechanical problems except for a few tire changes, you saw more wild animals on that trip than most people will ever see in their lifetime and that would even count if they went to a zoo, and the best part, your wife came along for some of the trip, enjoyed herself and of all the pictures I saw of her, she was smiling! I have only one question, can I have her and you can have mine, what do you think?!! Sounds to me like someone is already livin' the dream! Right on!
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Old 02-07-2012, 04:19 PM   #68
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Great trip,ride report and pictures. Really enjoyed it,thanks for posting.
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Old 02-28-2012, 02:30 PM   #69
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[QUOTE=n16ht5;16399003]The next morning, we met up with Justin, a friend of Ryan at the cafe. We then departed for Chicken, and the Top of The World Highway. It was raining, and it only came down harder as we continued on...


Way too funny! I think I took this pic for you! That's my GSA w/ the yellow bags! Nice story, bud! Wished I could've found the time to ride my XRL with you when you rode right past my house on the way up to Hatchers! Damn...missed adventure! That's AKMud in the orange jacket and half helmet behind you!
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Old 07-28-2012, 08:59 AM   #70
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Great pictures! I hope one day I can find the time to get up to Alaska!
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Old 07-28-2012, 12:21 PM   #71
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Great pictures!

I like you are travelling as a couple.
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Old 07-28-2012, 04:32 PM   #72
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Good work!
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Old 07-28-2012, 07:13 PM   #73
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Thanks! When my baby daughter gets a few years older I hope to do this trip again 3-up, thinking a Ural or something
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Old 07-31-2012, 07:51 AM   #74
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Nice RR. I've been to AK twice but never D2D so am planning a trip there in 2013 on my Wee. Two quick questions though: one, did you use the 2m/70cm radio? I carried a 2m with me on one of my trips, never could find anyone on any of the repeaters, used it for weather only. And two: $1200 each for the ferry?? I took it from Skagway to Bellingham in 1994 and I know it has gone up but $1200? I just checked and found from Haines to Prince Rupert for $345 (counting my 65+ discount.) Think that's the way I'll come back.

PS, I was 50 when I made my first AK MC ride, just twice your age. I applaud you for doing it while you were young AND taking your wife along. Super photos too, I might have to invest in a digitial SLR!
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Old 07-31-2012, 10:56 PM   #75
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Haines to Prince Rupert on the ferry was great for us last year. A few days off the bike was strange, but was enjoyed it. We get a state room, but the back of the ship under the solarium would have worked. There are lockers to put your stuff in and a bathroom with a shower.



My wife is talking to the captain of the ship on the bridge. We got a special tour.


Enjoy your trip. KEN
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