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Old 04-09-2012, 09:00 PM   #1
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Trip from Alaska to USA in 1939,,Video, 3 years before the Alcan was biult

Just saw this posted on the sporttouring board and it should be on this board.......Its a pretty amazing video (9mins)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmJAW...layer_embedded
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Old 04-09-2012, 09:09 PM   #2
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Some pretty amazing things....Like joining the bikes together for stability in the mud and also allow them to carry the dog in the middle was brilliant,,,,,Biulding your own boats to carry your bike accross the river? wow,,,,,,,,MaGyver would approve!
Modern Adventure riding is pretty limp wristed pansy-ass when compared to these guys.
Apparently, the University of Alaska has one of those bikes on display in their museum....
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Old 04-09-2012, 11:35 PM   #3
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Some pretty amazing things....Like joining the bikes together for stability in the mud and also allow them to carry the dog in the middle was brilliant,,,,,Biulding your own boats to carry your bike accross the river? wow,,,,,,,,MaGyver would approve!
Modern Adventure riding is pretty limp wristed pansy-ass when compared to these guys.
Apparently, the University of Alaska has one of those bikes on display in their museum....
I did not see the bikes when I was there last summer, but there is an amazing auto museum in Fairbanks that has some info about them.
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Old 04-09-2012, 11:53 PM   #4
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Awesome stuff! It really makes the modern day adventure ride look like a walk in the park... Looks like they built a boat every time they had to cross a river.
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Old 04-10-2012, 02:01 AM   #5
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Cool. Riding simple machines.

BTW, It hurt to watch when they pulled the quills out of the dog's snout.
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:52 AM   #6
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Cool. Riding simple machines.

BTW, It hurt to watch when they pulled the quills out of the dog's snout.
Even the dog was tougher than today's moto-adventure dogs
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