Guatemala to Alaska and Back

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by GuateRider, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. GuateRider

    GuateRider Long timer

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    Two more days and the long expected day arrives : I will be leaving from Guatemala with the hope to make it to Alaska .
    After years of meeting so many of you guys on your way down south or up north , now finally it's my turn .
    My wife will meet me next month in northern Mexico and from there on we will be two up on our R1200 GsAdv.
    We have no fixed route and a very almost no time limits ; any advise will be greatly appreciated .
    Looking forward to meet some of you guys on the road !
    Julio
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  2. dwiggins

    dwiggins Adventurer

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    Good luck, sounds like a great trip. I work with several Guatemalans and my dream trip would be Oklahoma, home, to Guatemala.
    Don
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  3. EmilianoXR650L

    EmilianoXR650L Been here awhile

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    Saludos Julio, si pasas por esta ruta estaremos pendientes de lo que se ofrezca !!!! buen viaje !!!!
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  4. Porterhouse

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    Sounds like a fantastic trip! Ride safe and look forward to some pics.
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  5. GuateRider

    GuateRider Long timer

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    Thx guys !
    Gracias Emiliano, si paso por allí te aviso
    Julio
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  6. Parcero

    Parcero Mundial

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    He estado en tu país tan lindo el diciembre, y me gustó muchísimas. Necesito más tiempo allí. Estare contigo con advrider. ¡Buen viaje y mucho suerte con tu viaje, amigo! Cuidate.

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  7. jorbar1551

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    Take highway 1 once you get to california. Do not miss big sur
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  8. marior97

    marior97 marior97

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    Enjoy your ride Julio !!!!!!!!!

    Vaya con Dios amigo !!

    :clap:clap:clap
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  9. crashmaster

    crashmaster ow, my balls!

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    Buen viaje Julio!
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  10. GuateRider

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  11. eddie98

    eddie98 Been here awhile

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    Con mucho cuidado Julio. Ojala pasaran por el estado de GA, aqui hay casa para los chapines :D
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  12. GuateRider

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    Gracias !
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  13. cycleman2

    cycleman2 Been here awhile

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    What is your timetable like? Any idea when you plan on being into Canada? The reason I ask is the weather sometimes plays a big part of riding in this part of the world. We can all make some suggestions on routes, what to see etc once we know a little bit more.
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  14. GuateRider

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    I don't have much of a timetable, I know that I should do Canada Alaska between late June and the end of August .
    The plan is entering Canada in Alberta .
    In the US I'll try to avoid big cities and I'm looking forward to National Parks etc.
    Hope this makes it easier to get suggestions
    Julio
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  15. cycleman2

    cycleman2 Been here awhile

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    With the coming into Alberta. I would suggest that you come up through Kalispell Montana, across the Road to the Sun Pass and take the Chief Mountain Border Crossing into Canada. Then up through PIncher Creek, taking the Cowboy Trail up the east side of the Rockies and it comes out west of Calgary on # 1 Hwy. Then west to Banff & up through the Columbia Icefield to Jasper. If you look at a map it will give you an idea of what I'm talking about. A very scenic route and keeps you off the 4 lanes.

    The Road to the Sun is only open 2 or 3 months of the year and in 2011 it didn't open until July 17. I know because my wife and I made a trip into Montana & Idaho from Lethbridge Alberta, where we live. There is an alternate route that goes around this pass. If you are in this part of the world the pass is definitely worth riding once.

    I'm following your trip so if I can help let me know.
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  16. iowarider123

    iowarider123 Wanderluster

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    Hello Chapinazo:
    I hope the trip is going well. Im near Indianapolis, Indiana, if you need a place to stop by, let me know. Lots of cool places to ride here.
    The current temperatures are in the 30 to 50s Farengheit at this time, in the 20s at night. Watch "for black ice" if you are taking secondary roads/older blacktops/in the upper midwest. It can get icy on those roads or just about anywhere in the late winter, early spring (ie now). This is true especially in the late evenings and early mornings, (black ice: its slippery, it takes you by surprise, especially on curves and over bridges). Another concern is deer, they are in abundance in the midwest... usually come out at dusk and dawn.
    Its great to see a compatriota riding north. Try to cover as many national parks as possible, they are all awesome. Each state has wonderful ride worthy places, take the time to explore. The same holds true for Canada.
    Take care and ride safe!:clap
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  17. Vixen

    Vixen Been here awhile

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    subscribed! :clap
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  18. Cyclenaut

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    Howdy...where will you enter US, California or AZ ? There are some great rides in AZ (my home) and if you're interested in a riding partner, I can make time....be safe
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  19. GuateRider

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    Thx cycleman, I will check it out and get back to you, on e I'm further up north.

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  20. GuateRider

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    Hola ,
    Thx for your offer and advise. I'll let you know if I come your way.

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