Alaska Travelers Emergency Phone Tree

Discussion in 'Alaska' started by BARB, Apr 23, 2010.

  1. BARB

    BARB Long timer

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    AK Charlie had a great idea and I am finally posting it. Let's put together a phone tree for Alaskan riders and travelers who need help (other than financial). Let's say you break down in Homer, you'd call Charlie. Or if you break down in Spenard, you could call me. Kinda like the BMW anonymous book for Alaska. What do you guys think? Locals are already on the road and travelers arriving soon. Thanks, Barb

    And here's the link: Alaska Travelers Emergency Phone Tree

    And thanks to Barb for this awesome Idea and making it happen.
    :clap
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  2. Solarmoose

    Solarmoose electric

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    Great idea. I'm in to provide assistance in/near Fairbanks.
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  3. akkurt

    akkurt Rode hard

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    Break down in Knik at you own risk.:evil

    I have a trailer or two, a couple trucks, and a place to camp. If they have a woman with them, well, she can probably stay in the nice warm house...
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  4. AK Charlie

    AK Charlie Born Again

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    My thoughts are that if you want to be available to help a fellow inmate. You can pm Barb with your number and area you live in. She could make a master list and distribute to those particapating. I plan on traveling the whole state this season. I thought it would be nice to have a list of inmates and the area of coverage just in case of emergency or need of some kind.

    You could also pm me your name, number and area. When the list is compiled it can be pm'd back to you. This way all that info. isn't totally public. Anyone interested in my area and number, pm me.



    Ha Ha Kevin.........surprised you.:poser
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  5. HackyMoto

    HackyMoto TEAMUSAGSTROPHY2012

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    Im In.
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  6. Alcan Rider

    Alcan Rider Frozen Fossil

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    Sounds like a good idea to me. :nod If you break down anywhere in Alaska, call Charlie. He'll get there eventually. :rofl

    Seriously, add my name. Already on a few lists to help in case of need, gotta let others on this list know I'm available as well. Have tools, flatbed trailer, emergency transportation, etc.
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  7. dbarnes180

    dbarnes180 Been here awhile

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    Sounds like a great idea! I for one would really appreciate something like this in an emergency.
    :deal
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  8. Wheeldog

    Wheeldog Long timer

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    I will help out when I can. I have been letting riders camp at my place for years. Let me know what info you want.

    Folks should consider joining the MTF Tourers Assistant. Especially if your gonna visit America. Jack and I are on it. It's free to join and it will give you access people willing to help in the US and Canada. You can check it out as a non-member, but all you will see is names and email information. Once you join you have access to phone numbers and other information. They also have an extensive library where you can borrow motorcycle related books and videos.

    http://jasonjonas.com/mtfta/index.jsp
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  9. RDJEff

    RDJEff Lost in Alaska

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    I'm in!
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  10. ADVBMR

    ADVBMR Polygamotorcyclist

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    Sounds like a great idea. I'm near the airport. Barb, I'll PM you later with contact info.

    It may help if folks note what they can provide: place to stay, haul a bike, pick up/send parts, etc.
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  11. alaskaOE

    alaskaOE Been here awhile

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    I'm in, PM on the way to Barb.
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  12. Spicy McHaggis

    Spicy McHaggis Darth Peach's cracker...

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    I'm in.

    Of course, if you are on Kodiak "by accident", you've probably got other issues...:lol3
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  13. beamertwin

    beamertwin Paul

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    Must have been a long winter in Homer.....

    Info sent.
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  14. AKmud

    AKmud Muddy Gruver

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    You guys thinking a similar format to the BMWMOA Anonymous book? They don't post names, just locations and phone numbers. I wouldn't be too keen on having my name/address out there, but my phone number would be fine. :thumb
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  15. AK Charlie

    AK Charlie Born Again

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    It was..........way to long. But now it's over, time to ride, ride and ride.:thumb
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  16. Cubdriver

    Cubdriver Stampede Swimmer

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    I'm in. Pm sent.
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  17. ColininKodiak

    ColininKodiak (not in Kodiak)

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    I'm in as well. CappyRidesAgain runs a pretty sweet shop and they have a lot of bike tools as well. A coastie needs to be there with you as its a .mil base but don't let that put you off to our island paradise as 90% of us are coasties here, there's one weirdo who rides a KLR but we let him hang out too since he's cool. Of course like Spicy said if you find yourself broken in Kodiak (on our freakin' amazing twisty and recently repaved roads, or off road if you're nuts) We nutty Coasties are willing to help out. PM any of us. If anyone's not willing to help feel free to smack me/push my bikes over. We're a small community but we look after our 2 wheeled friends.
    Edit:
    PM sent to Barb with contact info.
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  18. BARB

    BARB Long timer

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    I've received lots of pm's with locations, numbers and what people have to offer. I was thinking of also putting this on my website-I have a travelers page with bike shops, etc. but don't want to compromise any privacy or security. If I put a button "click here if you are broke down or wanting to meet advriders" type thing and they can leave their cell phone number after hours or call the shop during open hours. Then we can steer them to the most appropriate person/place? That way the list and phone numbers won't be posted on the internet for all the weirdos to see. Okay, time for input. Thanks, Barb
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  19. bug67

    bug67 Hazard Avoidance

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    I'm in.

    Although, I don't know what I can offer other that a pick-up truck or a can of gas. Also, I work week on, week off so, for me, help is subject to me being on my week off. But, Eagle River's in the house!

    :D
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  20. ThatGuy

    ThatGuy Brownie

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    Better than what I can offer! I'm not wrencher nor own a truck. I can your gear or bike and give you a sammich. PM sent to Barb
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