Kansas City to Somewhere in Alaska and back in 30 days.

Discussion in 'Americas' started by coachchuck, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. coachchuck

    coachchuck Adventurer

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    I have always wanted to visit Alaska.
    9 months ago I started planning the trip.
    I leave tomorrow, Friday June 15th 2012.
    It will be a solo trip, my wife can't get the time off work for that long and doesn't want to "camp out" for 30 days.
    I ride a 08 DL650 (V-Strom) which I have only dropped once at speed.
    I will writing a journal and posting pictures as I find Wi-Fi along the way.

    My journal is at http://AlaskaVStrom.wordpress.com
    It currently lists the Bike and gear I am taking.
    There is a page that has my tentative route on it.
    I will be using a SPOT to map where I am and that will also be on that page.

    I am 50 years old and over weight. But I figure you only get to live once so I better enjoy it.
    I look forward to meeting new people and enjoying the adventure.
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  2. kag

    kag Wander Lust

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    I am just down the rode from you at Fort Riley. I am planning an Alaskan ride next summer on my Harley Ultra, leaving around this time period but planning on riding the ferry back to Bellingham. I have driven the Alcan a couple of times when I was stationed at Fort Greely for about 7 years in the 90's. I hope to find a riding partner before leaving but like you if not then its going to be a solo adventure.

    Best of luck to you and hopefully you can post up some info on your progress when you can.
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  3. mundobravo

    mundobravo Long timer

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    Good luck , ride strong !
    my solo trip
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  4. cardoctor1

    cardoctor1 Been here awhile

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    im hoping to do the same trip next yr when i turn 50. take great notes so ill have a cheat sheet for next yr.
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  5. kag

    kag Wander Lust

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    Thanks for sharing, planning on doing something very similar. Did you use a Go Pro set up?

    Need a place on here for guys that will be headed that way to maybe link up, if not I will be doing it on solo also on my Harley....or maybe a Buell Ulysses

    Been reading the OP reports as he goes, good stuff.......in the end I guess you just have to load up and go
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