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Old 05-27-2013, 10:22 PM   #31
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Hey Dom
Enjoy the boat ride! Your pics look way better than mine!
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Old 06-03-2013, 10:14 PM   #32
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Hey Dom
Enjoy the boat ride! Your pics look way better than mine!
thanks Brad....where are you posting your pics btw?

now cruising down the pacific coast highway.....not much to report about the scenery in WA but Oregon is doing OK so far.....
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:53 AM   #33
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Not really posting any, no laptop! I did throw a couple iPhone pics up on FB.

The Dalton is done, out to circle today. Gotta drop down and do the Denali hwy, then up to Chicken, then the Dempster and finally homeward bound!!
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Old 06-06-2013, 09:17 PM   #34
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closing out this thread.....

Ferry ride out of Alaska and back to the lower 48 was a great choice IMHO.

Learned many things about my URAL, how tough it is and how supportive the company is. Still got a ways to go but they're sure trying! I can't think of another marque who stand behind their bikes as URAL does.

Alaska is a beautiful state, but there's not that many roads and distances are long in between sites at times.

Beautiful mountains, so many in fact that you can get jaded to their beauty after a while.

Friendly people, who believe in helping out when needed and leaving people alone when not.

The humidity in the state is higher than my home state of Colorado, same temperatures where me and my cold weather gear were "comfortable" in Colorado, felt colder in Alaska.

The roads in the state and in Canada will chew up a sidecar's pusher tire like nowhere else I've ridden!

Everyone recommends the use of HEET or similar fuel additives to deal with moisture accumulation in one's fuel tank.

I stayed with the stock jets on my Keihin Carburetors and didn't have issues once down at sea level. Same jets do fine on Colorado's higher mountain passes and peaks.

Next time I go to Alaska, will take the ferry up from Bellingham to Whittier....I've ridden part of the Alcan and the Cassiar....no need to repeat same in my mind. Atigun Pass is for that next trip....Fairbanks was as far north as I chose to go. Being there in late April this year was a bit too early.

Same thing for the Denali Highway, it was still closed when I left Alaska in late May.

Yep, missed a lot of "must see", "must ride" spots/roads.....but no regrets.

Glad I did the month long riding in Alaska....now heading home.

more on the blog: http://redlegsrides.blogspot.com

thank you to all who commented.
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Old 06-07-2013, 08:30 AM   #35
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Well Done!
Having travelled some of those places(not on motorcycle) I have quietly been following along enjoying your pics and commentary. Thanks for taking the time to post.
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Old 06-07-2013, 09:09 AM   #36
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Glad you made it back down Dom. There was a lot I missed last year when I took the GS rig up there but that just means I have to go back.
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Old 06-07-2013, 05:31 PM   #37
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Thanks for taking the time to post your report from the road. Takes a lot of time when you are tired at the end of the day. Is greatly appreciated to be able to read it "live".

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Old 06-08-2013, 03:25 PM   #38
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Great pics. Could be a great ad for Ural. Thanks for the memories. The wife and I took 2 Urals with 2 dogs up to Alaska, (Arctic Circle), from CA. and back in 2009.
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Old 06-09-2013, 01:17 AM   #39
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My wife and I took a R65 as far as Coldfoot then to Yukon City and California from Tennessee and NH. Brings back memories but your photos do make me a bit jealous. Maybe need to learn more than point and shoot.
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closing out this thread with a youtube video, it's a compilation of photos taken during the trip to alaska and back.

http://youtu.be/5Tw42fC0TZY
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Old 07-09-2013, 06:19 AM   #41
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