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Old 01-12-2013, 06:32 AM   #58381
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Morning all. The gimp is feeling good so far. I got to make her breakie to keep her happy.
She can't shower for 2 days, and she is less than impressed about my elaborate preparations and accessories assembled for her sponge bath. ;)
Good on you Tim. Now back to the pampering!
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:06 AM   #58382
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Haha...Tim, yeah it was probably the "accessories" that worried her. Glad she is doing better.
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:06 AM   #58383
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Price fuel, tires, meals, and lodging for the Canadian portion of the AlCan Highway and you might rethink that. 1 day and 13 hours for 662 miles is a bit slow.
A friend of mine made the trip to Prudhoe Bay this summer. Took him 37 days, 10K miles, and $7K, roughly. His only gripe about going through Canada was not being able to bring a sidearm. And lack of cell phone coverage.

I'm not sure what a cabin costs on the ferry, but you can pitch a tent on deck. The downside to that is that you can't peg the tent down. The Milepost, a very informative publication is very helpful for making the trip to AK. Dr. Greg Frazier has also written a very good book about his travels up north. Riding to Alaska is the name of his book.

Steve, my buddy who went this past summer, rode a 1200GSA up there. He mounted Heidenau K60's on the bike. Ran the front one for the entire trip. Had a rear drop shipped to a shop in Anchorage and had it mounted when he got there. Seems like the largest expense per item/service was for lodging. He did camp some but bears kept him just a bit leery about camping very much.

And Cycle World currently has an article about a fella riding a Vespa scooter from FL to AK. That is an adventure for sure!
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:13 AM   #58384
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Remind you of anyone?

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Old 01-12-2013, 07:40 AM   #58385
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:41 AM   #58386
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I have looked at the ferry a couple times. With a suv and a trailer 4 kids and the wife and i it was over $3500.
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:42 AM   #58387
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Alaska Ferry... cabin or deck?

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=463849

Last summer there was a nice article in one of the dual sport rags about a guy who rode thee ferry with his 11 yro boy. The slept on the deck and then rented cabins, in AK. If I find the article, I'll link it.

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Old 01-12-2013, 07:45 AM   #58388
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I have looked at the ferry a couple times. With a suv and a trailer 4 kids and the wife and i it was over $3500.
All the more reason to stay here!
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:45 AM   #58389
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I picked up a 2009 WR250X(shod with knobbies ), last night, from Dogjaw. Him and his boy Zach had picked it up a few months back but prefer their DR650's. I'll post some pics once the weather clears. I have a very good feeling about this bike...

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Old 01-12-2013, 08:30 AM   #58390
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Cliff notes please..cautious of anything Joe post that requires FAP
It's a wonderful article on the benefits of hi-Viz jackets Doc.
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:30 AM   #58391
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I picked up a 2009 WR250X(shod with knobbies ), last night, from Dogjaw. Him and his boy Zach had picked it up a few months back but prefer their DR650's. I'll post some pics once the weather clears. I have a very good feeling about this bike...

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Old 01-12-2013, 09:06 AM   #58392
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It's a wonderful article on the benefits of hi-Viz jackets Doc.
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:08 AM   #58393
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Morning all. The gimp is feeling good so far. I got to make her breakie to keep her happy.
She can't shower for 2 days, and she is less than impressed about my elaborate preparations and accessories assembled for her sponge bath. ;)
Couldn't you just cover her leg to above the knee with a plastic garbage bag and clean her with the garden hose on the driveway? Sounds simple to me, but what do I know, I have only been married three times.
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:10 AM   #58394
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It's a wonderful article on the benefits of hi-Viz jackets Doc.
saw some gear I need..Off to Ebay..THANKS JOE!
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:15 AM   #58395
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The 250 Hunt...
Rocky is finally getting a settlement check.
He wants another bike.
He thinks he wants a 250.
Only thing we can find is an 09 with 1k miles for $2750.
I'm thinking there has to be something cheaper to be found.
Maybe DR350, or something.
He is thinking about a trip this summer when he graduates.
So the hunt is on, anyone else know of a bike from a friend of a friend etc?
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