Looking for riding partner fo AK trip

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by Dudley, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. Dudley

    Dudley Been here awhile

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    I'm planning a 2014 trip to Deadhorse and other hot locations. I'm looking to meet another rider who would like to make the trip as well. I live in the Twin-cities and am retired so I'm flexable on dates.
    PM if you think it may work for you.
    Dudley
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  2. *Gravy*

    *Gravy* Jedi Loser

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    This ride is on my list of wants. I wish you luck finding someone to go with.

    Maybe you want to post just a little bit about your riding style (speed, distance, etc.), lodging preferences (tent, hotel, etc.), and anything else someone might want to know before committing to spending a week or two together. Good luck, I wish you a wonderful trip.
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  3. Dudley

    Dudley Been here awhile

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    Good point.

    I'm looking at 2014 as 2013 is booked with work (MSF classes) and a trip to the Isle of Man. I am retired so I am flexible on dates to ride but am thinking a time of year to avoid most of the bugs, if thats possible. I ride 200-750 miles a day or what ever ground we need to cover. I like to mix up camping and staying in hotels. I can cook at the campsite or hit cafes. I will ride my trusty 1989 Honda Transalp which is a great 60-65 mph bike so 2 lane roads work best for me.

    One of the bad habits I have is to pound on the trip then wish I had stopped to check things out along the way so I hope to stop and smell the Roses more.

    I look forward to hear from some of you.

    Dudley
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  4. Nordo

    Nordo GS Geezer

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    Dudley,

    May work for me in 2014. I just retired last week and can be somewhat flexible also. I am contemplating AK trip summer '13. Rode to AK July 2007, foul weather prevented trip to DeadHorse, and tight schedule didn't allow waiting around. I still want to do the Dalton....and maybe Dempster..
    I will PM you and talk...

    Nordo
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  5. judjonzz

    judjonzz Beastly

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  6. tbickner

    tbickner tbickner

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    I'm looking at 2013 for AK but I would be interested in additional trips this year. You and I have some things in common. I've owned and raced: 71 250 Yamaha DT1, 71 650 Triumph TR6C, 74 and 75 Bultaco Alpina, 76 Bultaco Frontera, WR450F (not raced). I currently have a 2005 KLR and a 2008 WR250R which I will use for AK. Your a couple of months older than me and I am still capable of some good rides ranging from single track to hiway, I assume you are also.

    Tom Bickner, retired.
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  7. blacktruck

    blacktruck Wanderer

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    Hey Dudley
    I'm interested. I'm still on this project and away from the area for this year but next year I'm really hoping to do this ride too. Keep me posted on developing details if you will. I had the same idea to make it a trip to see some sights and not a mad dash to the north country.
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  8. UFFDA

    UFFDA Adventurer

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    I have been trying to convince some of my riding buddies to do the AK ride. No takers yet. I like your plan as it suits my riding style. I to am retired without time restraints. At present I am planning some rides in the lower 48 for this summer. PM me if interested.

    UFFDA

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  9. oldNbold

    oldNbold Been here awhile

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    Im planning for 2014 as well. I am pretty much locked in to the month of July. I teach, but not for much longer. I am sneaking up on retirement.
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