Uraling to Alaska

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  1. co_g30

    co_g30 Solo Rider

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    My 2011 URAL Patrol and I start riding to Alaska from Flagstaff. AZ second week of next month. Here's the route as of today....

    More details/postings on my personal blog as I go....

    Googlemaps: http://tinyurl.com/cc3k6zg

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  2. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    This will be worth following, your photo journalism is always excellent.thanks.DB
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  3. GSAragazzi

    GSAragazzi Long timer

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    I'm in, you are covering 2 things in my bucket list: Ride to Alaska and owning a Patrol.
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  4. Norms 427

    Norms 427 Been here awhile

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  5. ridenfly

    ridenfly Been here awhile

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    I will be at the Dust to Dawson (Dawson City, Yukon) July 20 with my Patrol. Hope you can make it.
    Walt
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  7. grumpybear

    grumpybear Been here awhile

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    Looking forward to your blog. Wife and I are planning on doing the Yukon/Alaska this summer as well. Not sure what we'll take; the Vstrom or the brand new Yamal.
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  8. Norms 427

    Norms 427 Been here awhile

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    Take the Yamal. This trip is taylor-made for Urals. I see you're already in NE Alberta so I'd definitely go sidecar.

    co_g30, if you decide to go through Spokane rather than Seattle (I-5 ugh!) I have a well equipped shop, spare bedroom, BBQ and beer. :D
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  9. cluedog

    cluedog Adventurer

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    If you pass through Port Townsend you will be welcome to stay in my guest cabin. You can use my shop for maintenance or mods

    Gary
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  10. dholaday

    dholaday Been here awhile

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    Should be a great trip. Let me know if you are interested in alternative - more twisties, less interstate - routes through Oregon and Washington.

    Duncan
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  11. co_g30

    co_g30 Solo Rider

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    thank you for your kind offer! I will be staying with college buddy in Everett, north of Seattle....but thank you anyways.
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  12. co_g30

    co_g30 Solo Rider

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    thanks for the offer.
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  13. Norms 427

    Norms 427 Been here awhile

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    Sounds good, but you're welcome anytime.

    BTW, it seems like mid April might be a little early for heading north ... ? A friend in Anchorage says they got about 15" of snow a few days ago. Heated clothing?
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  14. co_g30

    co_g30 Solo Rider

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    Well, as I am moving at URAL speed, I don't expect to reach Fairbanks till late April so it should be fine. Yes, I have a heated vest and grips. Have ridden in -14F with no issues.
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  15. teamgrizzly

    teamgrizzly Even more advanced n00b!

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    On the way back I would suggest hitting the Top of the World Highway from Tok, AK to Dawson City, YT. It was a blast. Do watch the weather. A friend went up there early in the year and got rained on for 13 of 16 days he was up there.

    You'll love it up there. I did when I went.

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  16. Alaskahack

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    Co_g30
    We're going to have a Memorial day weekend camp out/ get together with some sidecarest in Talkeetna Alaska your more then welcome.

    Right after that I'm plannng a trip to Prince of Wales Island 2500 mile of mixed road and you can jump right on the ferry to get back to Seattle
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  17. co_g30

    co_g30 Solo Rider

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    Thanks again for the hospitality Alaskahack (Bob)....

    I've updated the blog with last two rides....the one you and I did on Wednesday: LINK (I added videos by the way)

    and, today's ride down to Homer, AK: LINK

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  18. gobium

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    Great ride report
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  19. Alaskahack

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    The film clips looked great thanks for adding them

    Ride safe

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  20. Wolfgang55

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    NEAT STUFF
    return safe
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