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Old 08-23-2011, 06:21 PM   #1
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Video: Who were the first people to ride motorcycles on the ALCAN?

I made this video about the first two people to ride motorcycles on the ALCAN before there was an Alaska Highway, Clyde "Slim" Williams and John T Logan.

Read more at http://www.johnsalaska.com/2011/08/f...rcycle-on.html


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Old 08-23-2011, 07:00 PM   #2
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Nice job.

Slim lived here in the Copper Basin for quite a few years before he took this little ADV boondocking trek. Kinda changed his life, though.
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Old 08-23-2011, 07:12 PM   #3
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Not too many people know about him. I came across him and logan while I was doing some surfing on the net.....very interesting guy. He did it once before with sled dogs, then put wheels on the sled to finish up in Washington DC.
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Old 08-26-2011, 10:36 AM   #4
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Very cool

I would have guessed post war/post ALCAN but 1937? Damn!
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Old 08-27-2011, 08:08 AM   #5
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Nice! Thanks for posting that. I had never heard of anyone doing that and didnt think it was possible until they cut the highway in.
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Old 08-27-2011, 07:00 PM   #6
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Great story! Thanks for sharing that.
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Old 08-31-2011, 09:51 PM   #7
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Thanks! I tried to make it a bit interesting....not really a professional video/audio guy.......
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Old 09-12-2011, 09:57 AM   #8
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Old 09-12-2011, 01:22 PM   #9
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very cool and we get upset if we have bad cell reception
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Old 09-13-2011, 05:42 AM   #10
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One of those motorcycles are in the 'University of Alaska Fairbanks' museam.
Real adventure seekers, Slim and John.
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Old 09-13-2011, 06:39 PM   #11
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What route did they take? Is there a map that shows where they went?










What? No GPS track?
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Old 09-15-2011, 11:15 AM   #12
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I am not really sure about the route. I think the UofF may have more information on the route. I just know of the general towns they visited. And they did get lost going to Chicken.....
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Loved that! Thanks for posting.
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Old 09-16-2011, 05:52 AM   #14
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Was poking around the internet about Slim and found out the UofF Museum also has his Winchester Model 03 .22 caliber rifle he carried on the trip. It was donated to the museum.....
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Old 09-24-2011, 06:59 AM   #15
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Thanks for taking the time to to make and post this video !
I learned something today !!!
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