Alaska June 2013

Discussion in 'Americas' started by Loro17, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. Loro17

    Loro17 Adventurer

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    I am currently planning a trip from Denver to the Alaska in June 2013, and was looking for a riding partner. I have done a few long solo trips, but prefer to ride with someone for trips over 5000 miles. If any interest, hit me up!
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  2. Gnik Nus

    Gnik Nus Adventurer

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    PM sent.
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  3. steveWFL

    steveWFL Long timer

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    I'm planning to do Tampa, FL to Alaska in July. And coming through the Rockies is certainly a part of the itinerary.
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  4. beechhunter

    beechhunter Been here awhile

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    We have 4 in our group from Ga leaving July 27.
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  5. norcal1

    norcal1 Cameron Park, CA.

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    Two of us leaving on July 7th, from Sacramento..
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  6. nuttynu

    nuttynu NuttyNu Rider

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    So many wanting to come ti ride to Alaska , while I'm here planning to ride out to Cali!!! Haha
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  7. duckman44

    duckman44 Been here awhile

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    I will be leaving New York for Alaska the second week of June.
    Riding Solo on a 2013 Ducati Multistrada.
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  8. nuttynu

    nuttynu NuttyNu Rider

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    See you soon. How long u planning to stay in Alaska, and specifi destination once you get in the big state ?
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  9. ParaMud

    ParaMud Been here awhile

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    Leaving June 23rd from So Cal. Probably wont be able to meet up, but willing to ride with you if we run into each other.
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  10. duckman44

    duckman44 Been here awhile

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    The best part of this trip is that I have 5 weeks for it! I am planning a few destinations right now but want to leave much of it open so that it is more relaxed. I get a few ideas from each RR I read and have a notebook full of choices.
    I signed up for D2D 2013, so I know I will be there on the 21st. Then on to Alaska!
    Not sure if I will ride all the way to Prudhoe Bay but if the weather is good and my ride behaves, I most likely will try. It has always been a dream ride for me.
    I am definitely open to suggestions from the people that live there or have made the trip previously.
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  11. yurihay

    yurihay Adventurer

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    Leaving Calgary june 1st or so.
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  12. AKDuc

    AKDuc Alaska Born Ducatisti

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    Cool. It'll be good to see another Ducatisti there. :brow Last year a good bud got 1st place in one of the Bike Game events on his Ducati Hyper. And try to be in Dawson Thurs the 20th so you can do the Poker Run Friday before the banquet and bike games that night. :choppa

    And to the OP, I like to remind riders that they'll see/meet a number of other riders north of the border as there's only one road in and out of AK. :wink:

    Good luck and have fun, Mark H.
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  13. duckman44

    duckman44 Been here awhile

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    My goal is to be there on the 20th.

    My hope is to have a few contacts between now and June so that I can meet and ride with some of the ADV people here. Just reading some of the RR's I feel that I am with friends.

    I have been riding since age 5 (now 48), Raced motocross for 15 years, been to the California Superbike School, rode all over the USA but still this ride intimidates me. I am counting the days to the ride of a lifetime!
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  14. Moto Mikey

    Moto Mikey Been here awhile

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    Any inmates that need a place to crash this summer, I have a spare bedroom and garage space available just north of Anchorage :1drink
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  15. bwanajames

    bwanajames RS, GS & BS

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    Wow... First post... And I couldn't think of a better occasion. I&#8217;m in Colorado Springs and planning to launch around the 4th of July weekend 2013. Originally, I was thinking I&#8217;d just do the Tok, Fairbanks, Talkeetna loop. But after reading the ADV ride report &#8220;Lure of the Dalton&#8221; I&#8217;m seriously considering adding that leg.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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    I ride an R1150GS, but may make a questionable riding partner as I&#8217;m also fond of photography &#8211; this of course means frequent stops which may drive others crazy (hey, you can't have a ride report without 'em...). Plus, being a confirmed miser (the cheapest thing on a BMW is the rider, right?) unless I&#8217;m getting pounded by biblical rainstorms, I&#8217;ll probably be camping in the Northface Hilton as much as possible. <o:p></o:p>
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    But as close as we are (60 miles) maybe we can hook up for an afternoon ride, get acquainted and compare notes. I&#8217;ve ridden coast to coast a couple of times, but that was back when I had a lot more hair &#8211; though I did make a solo run up to WA last summer.<o:p></o:p>
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    I&#8217;ve been to Alaska five times on hunting trips. But that was landing in Anchorage, hopping in a floatplane and flying out to the bush. I haven&#8217;t really had a chance to see the various towns and visit with the colorful characters of the Last Frontier. <o:p></o:p>
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    Best of luck to you on your journey!

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  16. mtncrawler

    mtncrawler Long timer

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    No definite plans yet for this year/summer, but it's on my list and I'm contemplating asking permission from the employer for 4 weeks this summer. When I go, I'd like to do the inside passage cruise too - maybe even ship the bike one way or another to maximize time north.

    I'm subscribed...:ear
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  17. AKDuc

    AKDuc Alaska Born Ducatisti

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    From my sig line, here's a thread about riding our Ferry System: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=306558

    Good luck and have fun, Mark H.
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  18. mtncrawler

    mtncrawler Long timer

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    Thanks Mark - t's bookmarked!

    My ex relocated to Anchorage last Feb and she raved about the cruise...even in winter.

    Great info...

    Mike
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  19. bwanajames

    bwanajames RS, GS & BS

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    For the first-timer (like me) this guide book appears to be very helpful for trip planning. Well worth the $24. :thumb
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  20. GR8ADV

    GR8ADV Pow right in the kisser

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    idk, is that a 25c bicycle tire on that thing :1drink
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