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View Results: IS IT POSSIBLE?
Yes, Sjaak will make it to Canada 29 76.32%
No, Sjaak will not make it to Canada 3 7.89%
Maybe. 6 15.79%
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Old 03-21-2013, 04:14 PM   #136
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Held up in Fairbanks now, but Sjaak is getting some great help from the Inmates (thanks Solarmoose) and thinks he'll be heading for Canada in 2-3 days after sorting out some tire problems.

We're anxious on his crossing into Montana so we can get a fix on an ETA to KC for an interview/photo shoot with CycleWorld!
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Old 03-21-2013, 04:31 PM   #137
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Held up in Fairbanks now, but Sjaak is getting some great help from the Inmates (thanks Solarmoose) and thinks he'll be heading for Canada in 2-3 days after sorting out some tire problems.

We're anxious on his crossing into Montana so we can get a fix on an ETA to KC for an interview/photo shoot with CycleWorld!
Most of the credit goes to inmate Ak Bob, the Alaska Air Marshall for the Airhead chapter, for helping find a suitable rear tire and someone to do some welding. Hopefully that will get sorted out quick so Sjaak can be on his way. He's been the buzz in several threads on the Alaska regional forum. See here for some pics.

Solarmoose screwed with this post 03-21-2013 at 04:38 PM
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Old 03-24-2013, 02:27 AM   #138
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I have been emailing with Sjaak the last couple of days. He plans to ship some of excess gear to me over the next day or so and once he has tire straightened out he will be heading south. He plans to be at my place in Homestead the last week of April. I will store whatever gear he sends until then and the sled if he chooses to when he heads to KW.

Looking forward to following him across the US and meeting him in April!!!
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:01 AM   #139
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If it fits into his schedule, I am sure Sjaak would be a hit at the MLR (Moonshine Lunch Run) as he is one of the ultimate Long Distance riders. The event is held in Casey, Illinois and the surrounding area.

There will be free camping at the farm, lots of food and even more great people to meet. I'll buy his dinner and get him set up for an award if he makes it to the Friday night dinner and awards ceremony.

More info available at http://moonshine-run.com
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Old 03-25-2013, 06:58 AM   #140
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Fairbanks Press

FAIRBANKS — More than two decades ago, Sjaak Lucassen decided he wasn’t spending enough time on his motorcycle. He’s more than made up for it in the years since.

The tall, lean Dutchman rolled into Fairbanks this week atop his cherry red Yamaha R1, towing a distinctive trailer custom-made out of aluminum and polycarbonate panels. Even odder than seeing a motorcycle cruising down College Road in March, however, is the place Lucassen departed — Barrow.

http://www.newsminer.com/news/alaska...9bb30f31a.html
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Old 03-25-2013, 11:29 AM   #141
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If it fits into his schedule, I am sure Sjaak would be a hit at the MLR (Moonshine Lunch Run) as he is one of the ultimate Long Distance riders. The event is held in Casey, Illinois and the surrounding area.

There will be free camping at the farm, lots of food and even more great people to meet. I'll buy his dinner and get him set up for an award if he makes it to the Friday night dinner and awards ceremony.

More info available at http://moonshine-run.com
+1 I have friends in the area that have gone to this the last several years, fun time and people from all over attend!!
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Old 03-25-2013, 06:14 PM   #142
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Thanks for the updates. I lold at the massive balls joke on the previous page. It is certainly true. Hopefully fair weather is ahead for this traveler.
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:23 PM   #143
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Uh oh, Sjaak is in need of some assistance in Whitehorse, Canada.

The go-cart tires on his trailer have worn out prematurely and he's hoping to find replacements in Whitehorse, even some used ones. He thinks go-cart tire sizing is pretty universal.

He called this evening from Beaver Creek and is hoping to make Haines Jct or maybe even Whitehorse in the next day or two.

His email is r1sjaak@hotmail.com if you can help. Thanks, Mark H.
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Old 03-26-2013, 07:22 PM   #144
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Tires

Not sure what size his tires are, they look a little smaller than we stock here in Whitehorse. If he shows up, we can phone around town for him.
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:00 PM   #145
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Well, he arrived in Whitehorse and no tires to be found. He did manage to get some tubes for the little tires, so looks like he is heading south tomorrow AM.
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:55 PM   #146
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No result on my search for 5 inch tires in Whitehorse. I did find a tube so I can use the ‘winter tire’ again, as long as it lasts. That’s why my sister will send 2 new ones from www.kdpracing.nl to Canada. To spare the ones I’m using right now, I decided to decrease the weight in the trailer. I will leave the spare rear tire (20kilos) of the bike -which I carry for any steep snow-covered slopes t...o come- behind at Yukon Honda owner, Jon. He follows my adventure on the Advrider forum and when necessary he’ll give it to a local bus driver who will take it along.
From Whitehorse to Watson Lake the road will be partly clear of snow.
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Old 03-29-2013, 03:32 AM   #147
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Between Whitehorse and Watson Lake the road-surface would be partly covered with ice of flattened snow. I only came across slush. A few days ago I saw slush too... and thought the temperature had risen above zero. But the strong sunlight melts the snow at a temperature still well below zero. Therefor the rotating parts get iced up at once, creating this beautiful sight.

Today was a trouble-free day! The friendly hotel receptionist in Watson Lake gave me room # 13 ;-)
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Old 04-01-2013, 03:20 AM   #148
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update from Sjaak's website


1 April 2013
"I’m in a tiny town called Beaverlodge, Alberta, Canada.
Today I passed through Dawson Creek
where the Alaska Highway starts and for me ended!
On to the Rocky Mountains…"




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Old 04-01-2013, 04:56 AM   #149
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update from Sjaak's website


1 April 2013
"I’m in a tiny town called Beaverlodge, Alberta, Canada.
Today I passed through Dawson Creek
where the Alaska Highway starts and for me ended!
On to the Rocky Mountains…"
WooHoo!!
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:14 PM   #150
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I am in Grande Prairie, I'df any assistance is needed, also driving to Edmonton tomorrow if help is required.

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