Video: Who were the first people to ride motorcycles on the ALCAN?

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  1. leonphelps

    leonphelps TAT/Prudhoe Bay

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  2. Alcan Rider

    Alcan Rider Frozen Fossil

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    Nice job. :thumb

    Slim lived here in the Copper Basin for quite a few years before he took this little ADV boondocking trek. Kinda changed his life, though.
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  3. leonphelps

    leonphelps TAT/Prudhoe Bay

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    Not too many people know about him. I came across him and logan while I was doing some surfing on the net.....very interesting guy. He did it once before with sled dogs, then put wheels on the sled to finish up in Washington DC.
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  4. Northwoods Yeti

    Northwoods Yeti Almost house broken

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    Very cool :D

    I would have guessed post war/post ALCAN but 1937? Damn!
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    Nice! Thanks for posting that. I had never heard of anyone doing that and didnt think it was possible until they cut the highway in.
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  6. Dieselboy

    Dieselboy Journey not Destination

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    Great story! Thanks for sharing that.
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  7. leonphelps

    leonphelps TAT/Prudhoe Bay

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    Thanks! I tried to make it a bit interesting....not really a professional video/audio guy.......
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    leonphelps TAT/Prudhoe Bay

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    bump
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    toslow Been here awhile

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    very cool and we get upset if we have bad cell reception:D
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  10. Arctic Orange

    Arctic Orange Been here awhile

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    One of those motorcycles are in the 'University of Alaska Fairbanks' museam.
    Real adventure seekers, Slim and John.
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    250senuf Long timer

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    What route did they take? Is there a map that shows where they went?










    What? No GPS track? :D
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  12. leonphelps

    leonphelps TAT/Prudhoe Bay

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    I am not really sure about the route. I think the UofF may have more information on the route. I just know of the general towns they visited. And they did get lost going to Chicken.....
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  13. Buck McCann

    Buck McCann Been here awhile

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    Loved that! Thanks for posting.
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  14. leonphelps

    leonphelps TAT/Prudhoe Bay

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    Was poking around the internet about Slim and found out the UofF Museum also has his Winchester Model 03 .22 caliber rifle he carried on the trip. It was donated to the museum.....
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    Thanks for taking the time to to make and post this video !
    I learned something today !!!
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  16. leonphelps

    leonphelps TAT/Prudhoe Bay

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    No problem!
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  17. potski

    potski Wiley Wanderer

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    Absolutly brilliant...it took my breath away; loved it. Where would we be without guys like that. I read on line that there is a 28min version, is it possible to see it or download a copy ?

    Thanks Leonphelps for sharing it with us all.:clap:clap:clap

    Cheers
    Potski :freaky
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  18. Fire202

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    Great job on the video:clap:clap:clap Makes you want to go out and explore some uncharted wilderness....
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  19. Alcan Rider

    Alcan Rider Frozen Fossil

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    Well... just come on up. Roads cover less than 1% of the land mass here in Alaska so there's plenty of room to go exploring. Just don't forget the mosquito repellent, headnets, bear spray, and, of course, the hundreds of permits you would need to do a trip like that today. :lol3
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