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Old 08-01-2012, 10:55 AM   #76
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Thanks for this. Riding the bike you did is primitive, personal and well, just old school awesomeness. Riding a Beemer or farkled KTM would be nice, but out and about on the Honda is just priceless.

My bucket list is a solo ride there.

Huba huba!
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Old 08-03-2012, 08:36 AM   #77
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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!
Thanks.. I used the Yaesu for weather, otherwise I didn't bother to check any repeaters. The ferry was $1200 for the two of us, Bellingham to Haines. It was worth it to see all the great coastline.
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Old 08-04-2012, 11:34 AM   #78
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Great report & pics. Never wanted to go to Alaska but after seeing your ride it may make the bucket list. Any pics with both of you and all the gear on the bike, it must have been cozy.
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Old 08-18-2012, 10:27 AM   #79
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I had always wanted to go to AK, but never really had the time to make it happen. I was getting old, 25. I though I better go before I croak.

I need to get on the ball.
I have one foot in the grave, and the other on a banana peel.

Great trip report.
How are the tents anchored while set up on the ferry deck?
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Old 08-18-2012, 01:03 PM   #80
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Alaska on a XR650L

WoW that had to be some of the best pictures I have seen of Alaska. Can you advise on your camera set up?
Special Kudos to your wife for hanging for part of the ride. Very few ladies would have any part of that!
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Old 08-18-2012, 01:12 PM   #81
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Great RR, makes me want to go. Nice pics as well.

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Old 08-19-2012, 08:14 AM   #82
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People were duct taping their tents down.. I suggest not using tents and getting a chair in the solarium.. much less wind and a lot warmer.

I have a Canon 7D DSLR, Tokina 11-16mm F2.8, Canon 24mm F1.4L II, Canon 85mm F1.8, Canon 200mm F2.8 L II

but for cheap, just get a Canon DSLR Rebel, kit lenses, and a 50mm F1.8 "nifty fifty".

I like those lenses a lot.. I want to get a 6.5mm fisheye soon
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