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Old 05-10-2012, 11:59 PM   #31
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Jack you really need to publish this stuff. It's all too good to languish here on ADVRIDER only.
Egads, NO! Outsiders who have visited the Great Land have already discovered that, collectively, the Alaskan inmates are a few dogs shy of a full team. Would you really want to broadcast that to the whole world?
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Old 05-11-2012, 03:12 AM   #32
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An excellent write up on preparing to ride a motorcycle not just to Alaska but anywhere, really. If this information sinks in we may never see another 11 page thread on tire selections for Alaska. Basically what you're saying is that if your bike doesn't say the word 'Adventure' somewhere on the gas tank or body work, don't even attempt the trip.

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Au contraire, my friend. The name on the bike is immaterial. It is the rider who makes a bike an "Adventure" bike. The bike does not make the rider an "Adventure" rider. A prime example of that: DaBinChe
I think PP has it right. For example your Adventure Goldwing Jack (insert picture of water crossing here.....).
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Old 05-11-2012, 02:29 PM   #33
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Au contraire, my friend. The name on the bike is immaterial. It is the rider who makes a bike an "Adventure" bike. The bike does not make the rider an "Adventure" rider. A prime example of that: DaBinChe
I had every intention of riding my Hayabusa up but I got talked out of it......
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Old 05-11-2012, 07:49 PM   #34
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...So what's wrong with the answer above? To me it seems quite logical.

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Did you ever learn this equation in school: being female = being logical?
Emm ... no. Not in or out of school. Can you find a male that agrees with that?

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Old 05-11-2012, 08:39 PM   #35
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................. being female = being logical

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Old 05-11-2012, 10:26 PM   #36
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Jack, my 'adventure' remark was just blatant sarcasm. I too agree that it ain't the boat, it's the captain. My initial ride to AK was aboard a bike that said 'Super Sport' on the gas tank. It was a $700 1980 CB750F ridden from NC to AK. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=465713 is a report that exemplifies the right ethic of adventure touring.

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Old 05-11-2012, 11:25 PM   #37
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Jack, my 'adventure' remark was just blatant sarcasm. I too agree that it ain't the boat, it's the captain. My initial ride to AK was aboard a bike that said 'Super Sport' on the gas tank. It was a $700 1980 CB750F ridden from NC to AK. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=465713 is a report that exemplifies the right ethic of adventure touring.

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Gotcha. Although with the home crowd here we're preaching to the choir.
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Old 05-12-2012, 07:05 PM   #38
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Oh, and learn to deal with riding in shrieking gusty unpredictable wind to survive yer Alaska adventure.

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Old 05-13-2012, 09:35 PM   #39
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Lmao

Great thread, you guys are hilarious! Will be heading up that way mid June on my KLR and wouldn't mind meeting a few of you guys. My son lives in Fairbanks and have driven up there 4 times and spent the last couple of summers up there since retiring, towing a 29 ft. 5th wheel. So thought I would do something different this year and ride the trusty steed up and leave the wife behind. Plan on doing the Dalton since I have only been as far as the arctic circle and the wife said she never wanted to do that road again, it was only a little rainy still trying to get all of the mud off the truck. Pretty much have seen everything else except maybe Anchorage, but if I want to see a city I can always go to Seattle.

Hope this summer is a little better up there, last summer sucked with all of the rain. Hope to CU guys up there

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Old 05-16-2012, 09:52 AM   #40
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Great thread, you guys are hilarious! Will be heading up that way mid June on my KLR and wouldn't mind meeting a few of you guys. My son lives in Fairbanks and have driven up there 4 times and spent the last couple of summers up there since retiring, towing a 29 ft. 5th wheel. So thought I would do something different this year and ride the trusty steed up and leave the wife behind. Plan on doing the Dalton since I have only been as far as the arctic circle and the wife said she never wanted to do that road again, it was only a little rainy still trying to get all of the mud off the truck. Pretty much have seen everything else except maybe Anchorage, but if I want to see a city I can always go to Seattle.

Hope this summer is a little better up there, last summer sucked with all of the rain. Hope to CU guys up there

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Sedro-Woolley? Looks like we will be trading places. I leave on Monday to come down and ride around visiting family and friends. My nephew is the brewer at the North Fork in Deming. Of course I'll have to be back in time for D2D.
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Old 05-16-2012, 01:10 PM   #41
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You may be heading back up about the same time I'm heading up. I'm solo to Dawson Creek where I will be meeting another rider I met on the KLR650.net forum. Could use a little company if it works out, if not, we have a rather active group of inmates here in the Skagit Valley, join us for a burger and beer.

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Old 05-19-2012, 04:22 PM   #42
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You may be heading back up about the same time I'm heading up. I'm solo to Dawson Creek where I will be meeting another rider I met on the KLR650.net forum. Could use a little company if it works out, if not, we have a rather active group of inmates here in the Skagit Valley, join us for a burger and beer.

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Belay my last, that is Navy talk, just checked the D2D dates and and you will be atleast a week ahead of me, supposed to meet someone Dawson Creek on June 24th so won't leave until around the 22nd. Anyway, if you have some extra time and want to meet some ADVr's from the lower 48 and share some lies, text me or post on the Northwet regional forum. Cell hr is 360-708-2778, lousy cell service so text is much preferred.
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Old 05-20-2012, 06:28 AM   #43
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Belay my last, that is Navy talk, just checked the D2D dates and and you will be atleast a week ahead of me, supposed to meet someone Dawson Creek on June 24th so won't leave until around the 22nd. Anyway, if you have some extra time and want to meet some ADVr's from the lower 48 and share some lies, text me or post on the Northwet regional forum. Cell hr is 360-708-2778, lousy cell service so text is much preferred.
Bummer! We would miss each other anyway. I'm coming back via the Marine Highway from Prince Rupert. Will contact you when I get down there.
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:33 AM   #44
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Thanks for your post Jack. I'm headed to the shredder now to destroy my June itinerary.

See you in Glenallen June 30th?
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Old 05-22-2012, 05:02 PM   #45
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Jack knows Alaska. His advice is right on.
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