What are the pros/cons of living/riding in Alaska?

Discussion in 'Alaska' started by Spike Paddy, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. Alaskajeff

    Alaskajeff Long timer

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    :clap:clap:clap:clap:clap
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  2. The Dick

    The Dick The Brick

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    I am a dumb ass Canuck and if you miss the opportunity to go up to Alaska sponsored by the American Army and need to get explainded the advantages of riding up here, OH, did I fail to mention the Yukon right next door, then you need to go back to boot camp and get some nasty seargent slap you aside the head and hopefully you will wake up with some new sense!!!!

    Just Sayin as Fite says
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  3. Beezer

    Beezer Long timer

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    there are no "pros".... well, only minor league. there are plenty of "cons"... mostly our politicians. we put some in jail, but apparently there is a waiting line so we are stuck with them

    better stay home where it's warm
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  4. nuttynu

    nuttynu NuttyNu Rider

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    Pro- ones the best state to ride.
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  5. AKDuc

    AKDuc Alaska Born Ducatisti

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    DANG, and this coming from a young sportbike rider! :brow

    Oh, and I'm trying to restrain myself from commenting about the op's bring a gf. :wink:

    Mark H.
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  6. aklizzard

    aklizzard Adventurer

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    ALASKA LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT:1drink
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  7. K75STER

    K75STER Been here awhile

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    DO IT! You won't regret it, you will however regret not doing it!
    I was at Eielson for 3yrs '86-'89-should've never left.
    As said, if you like the outdoors you'll like it. There's something to do in all of the seasons, you just have to go out and do it!
    My first 3wks in state had 90 deg weather,(never saw that again) All three Thanksgivings were -30, My last winter we had a cold snap-stayed below -50 for 2 or 3 weeks before warming to above -50 the personal low I saw was -72 straight temp-no windchill thank God!

    ^^^^^^That's funny! I seem to remember a bumper sticker saying how "In Alaska you don't lose your Girlfriend-you lose your place in line!"
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