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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by jwolff, Sep 9, 2013.
Thanks for posting this Jared!
Thanks for sharing. Nice RR!
You're very welcome! Glad you enjoyed it!
Great report! You guys seems to get along well.
Hope to do this in the next year or two! Love the mountains and wildlife
I live 'down the road' from you all and have been thinking (and semi-planning) such a trip for a number of years. But other life events (e.g. buddy unavailable, wedding, CO river rafting, etc) got in the way. I am still hopeful.
Maybe I could meet one or both of you sometime, buy you some beer, pizza or whatever (subway... ?) and chat about the trip. Send me a PM if that might appeal to you.
Two specific questions:
1. If you had more time would you still have taken the ferry or ridden back (say, on the AlCan)?
2. Ignoring the IBA-ride home, most of your daily mileage was still high by my standards. Is that your normal riding mode? Or what was required for your time frame? Or is it just that there is so much light/time up there and the space is so large that you can just "ride on forever"?
Thanks for the wonderful tale!
excellent! thanks for the report. glad all went well for everyone.
The ferry, IMO, was enjoyable and definitely worth it. If I had to go back and choose to do it again I would hands down. The only big drawback is that it costs $$$$$$. The AlCan isn't a bad way to go either. It just depends on how much you want to fork over.
3 weeks is the bare minimum that you can really spend on the road. We wanted to see and do lots of things during those three weeks. (We were also restricted due to the fact that Gregg had a limited amount of vacation time) The only way to do it? Drive fast and long. The guy we met in Haines on the 2012 Adventure spent almost two months up there. You can pretty much "ride on forever" once you get up there. It practically never gets dark. One thing I do wish is that we took more time. 8 hours in the saddle does take its toll.
Wow! excellent adventure! thanks for sharing and make me not let down my plan to ride up there some time.
I'm not sure which exit you took in Anderson but there is a Subway (lol) if you turn left after you exit I5
I really enjoyed your ride report.