Anyone Riding South the Last Week of June?

Discussion in 'Alaska' started by akjohn, Mar 27, 2005.

  1. akjohn

    akjohn AKjohn

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    Greetings all...I am headed to the July 8-10 Moto GP races at Laguna Seca. After checking the prices for shipping my bike to Seattle from Anchorage, I am considering riding the enitre way down and shipping my bike back.
    Anyone riding the Alcan southbound during the last week of June?
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  2. BARB

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    Looks like everyone is staying close to home. It's more fun to ride by yourself anyway. Have fun. Barb
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  3. keith in alaska

    keith in alaska Valley Gruver

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    What kind of price did you get? I thought it was cheaper to ship Southbound than Northbound, maybe things have changed.

    Should be a great trip!!
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  4. akjohn

    akjohn AKjohn

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    round trip Anchorage to Seattle and return is the best price I have found. That is going through Allied van Lines. I used them when shipping my RT from Chicago to Anchorage.
    Although I would really like to ride to Laguna Seca, I may fly down and save my riding time and $$ to ride Alaska this summer with all of you guys ( and girls :-).
    Let's see...the Dawson run, McCarthy, Denali highway, the Haul Road, the big loop to Fairbanks. Plenty of trips to choose from.
    Speaking of the big loop to Fairbanks, I am thinking about riding it over Memorial day weekend. Know anyone who may be interested?

    regards...jb
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  5. friar mike

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    Have you checked with Carlile thats how some of us ship also may be Sourdough trucking. Are you building you own crate? it makes it cheeper. loop ride? may be interested.
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  6. BARB

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    Alaska Airlines is 67 cents a pound uncrated from Anch to Seattle. Barb
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  7. AKBMW

    AKBMW Been here awhile

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    What dose that mean barb? They will take the bike to seattle uncrated?
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  8. akrider

    akrider mild adventurer

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    I used classic motion to ship my bike to Portland when I rode to dayton.

    They did the crating (in a Harley Crate) and moved it on to the shipper.

    In fact they will pick up the bike at your house, crate it and get it to the shipper.....easy. call them for a quote---272-6863.
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  9. BARB

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    Yep, they just strap it to a pallet and ship on a cargo plane. Only works between Anch and Seattle or the other way. Barb
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  10. KL5A

    KL5A Bugs are the new black

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    Do you have to fly with the bike?
    This has possumbilities.....
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  11. BARB

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  12. northrider

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    I used Classic Motion to ship my KLR down from Anchorage to Seattle last Summer. It was about $200 to crate the bike and another $200 to ship it. They work with a company in Seattle (Kent actually) that will also pick the bike up at the docks take it to Kent and reassemble it for another $80. Their office in Kent is about a 10 minute cab ride from Sea-Tac. I got off the plane, caught a cab, paid my money and rode away. No problems.
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  13. worldrider

    worldrider Adventure & Discovery

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    Hey, I'll be heading North to Alaska leaving SoCal around July 4th. In no hurry but hope to be a the Top of The World by 3rd week of July.
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  14. BARB

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    July will be a good time to ride up. Stop by the shop if you are in Anchorage. I'll be in Lima, Ohio that week for the BMW rally. Barb
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  15. worldrider

    worldrider Adventure & Discovery

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    Thanks for the invite Barb. I look forward to checking in with you and ghe gang in Anchorage!
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  16. akjohn

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    Hi Barb...I remember you telling me about AK Air. When is the last time you know of AK Air shipping via pallet? This would definitely be the way to go. I figured they stopped shipping from individuals after 9/11. I thought cargo had to go via "Known Shippers".
    Joni and the folks at Classic Motion are great. However, Joni gave me an estimate of $1200 round trip (with crating) Ouch! For that price I would rather ride down.
    I will also be stopping by to get advice on Laguna Seca...it will definitely be a zoo. Last I heard they are almost sold out for Moto GP.
    Thanks again for all your help.
    For the rest of you folks who are planning on visiting Anchorage...Make sure and visit Barb's shop (Alaska Leather) and spend some money. She and her crew are the best :-)

    jb
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  17. BARB

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    About 2 months ago. You don't have to be a known shipper for cargo only flights. Barb
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  18. AK Bear

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    I shipped one of my bikes out last fall with a company called Keystone here in Anchorage, and had Jack's Custom Crates make a crate. The whole thing was about $400. They have a wearhouse close to the airport in Seattle and are open by the time you can get there after arriving on , a redeye flight. It was great service but maybe picking it up at the airport would be even better and sounds cheaper. It takes about a week to 10 days to get there and you have to time it with the ship. Bear
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