Who has done an IBA run ?

Discussion in 'Alaska' started by nuttynu, Apr 8, 2013.

  1. nuttynu

    nuttynu NuttyNu Rider

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    Alright . Screw it. I'm attempting it this Saturday-Sunday. 5/18-5/19

    Why not, it'll be a good time to load up my bike with my gear and make sure it all goes well for my upcoming ride to Cali.

    I'll be doing te saddle 1000 in 24 hrs. Starting in. Anch clockwise to FB,DJ,TOK,GLENALEN,VALDEZ& back to ANCH.

    Starting time will be around 9pm on Saturday due to work. And hopefully finish by Sunday late evening.
    I been eyeing the weather up north & as long it doesn't snow, I'm cool.
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  2. Alaskahack

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    Have fun


    Hope weather gods work for you
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  3. nuttynu

    nuttynu NuttyNu Rider

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    Thanks.

    Hey I got me some of those hand mittens, so far they install right, but haven't actually rode with it.

    Will be using them for this trip.
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  4. Alaskahack

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    Ride with them so you used to them It's a little different.
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  5. Rabon

    Rabon Been here awhile

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    Great, I'll watch this one. I think the Park will still be a giant block of ice, dress warm.:D
    My run towards the end of June will also be a shake out run for my August trip to the lower 48.
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  6. nuttynu

    nuttynu NuttyNu Rider

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    Ahhh why would you say that ?!

    Haha so your saying the parks hwy is ice ? I doubt it. But I'll report back.
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  7. ADVBMR

    ADVBMR Polygamotorcyclist

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    Skip Tok, if you're going to Valdez. Here's what you need to know:

    Anchorage to Fairbanks via the Parks Hwy, Delta Jct. to Paxson and Glennallen, Valdez, back to Glennallen, Anchorage on the Glenn Hwy. That will give you your miles.

    Get the IBA rules. You need a witness to check you in and out of Anchorage. The rest of the way you can rely on gas receipts so long as the time/date is printed. Get a cup of coffee in Valdez to show you went there to back up the gas receipt.

    The weather is definitely weird this year. I would normally say May is better than July, but this year you're on your own on that one. I'm looking at heading to Homer this weekend but I'm watching conditions.
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  8. nuttynu

    nuttynu NuttyNu Rider

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    ADVMB, the reason I choose Tok instead of heading down from DJ to Paxton, cause it may snow, it the weather looks good on that day, then I'll do the route you suggest .

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    well the bike is ready!!!


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  9. Alcan Rider

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    Nutty,

    You'd better hope the weather up this way improves a whole lot. Winter won't let go. 4 inches of "global warming" along the highways around here this morning, and it snowed most of the day.
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    Where exactly is this ?

    Dang snow !

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    Got myself plan B.

    if weather really gets crappy up north towards Fairbanks,ill be turning back and heading towards kenai and back to Anch to finish the 1k
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  11. ADVBMR

    ADVBMR Polygamotorcyclist

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    Alcan Rider is in Glennallen. I haven't found the stretch from Delta-Paxson-Glennallen to be a problem in shoulder seasons but if it's shitty in Glennallen, I'd worry about getting on the Glenn into Wasilla. I've run into tough conditions about 50 miles east of Wasilla where the Talkeetna Mountains meet the Chugach. And that's if it's good in Glennallen. I hate to say it, but you might want to wait a week or two.
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  12. nuttynu

    nuttynu NuttyNu Rider

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    aweosme, thank for the weather report.
    I'll keep a close eye on the weather, if all looks really bad. i'll postpone it till the 24th.


    Plan B, BUT this wouldnt be as fun of a ride.

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  13. nuttynu

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    Due to the snow scare we had, I postpone the run.
    But will be attempting it this Wednesday(29th)

    Anyone is more than welcome to join. Planning to the maybe around 4 or 5 am Wednesday morning. Route is still the clockwise of up Fairbanks and toward Valdez and back anch.

    So far I have one buddy who is going to tag along (zx-10 ). Hopefully we will brh be able to tackle this down.
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  14. Full Power

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    Well?
    After-Action -Report ?
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    nuttynu NuttyNu Rider

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    Never happened for me,after this last snow fall, then finding out I was able to leave two extra days earlier for my trip to Cali, I decided not to attempt and prep up for my California ride.. Which I'm actually taking off in a few hours !

    Maybe one I get back ill attempt ,or attepmt it sometime along with this ride I'm doing to Cali.
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  16. Full Power

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    You can run sequential, back to back iron-butts on the way to Cal.
    have a great trip.
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  17. Rabon

    Rabon Been here awhile

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    I ran from Kasilof to Fairbanks (Parks Highway) leaving at 6:40 AM on June 20 and returning to Soldotna (Same Route) at 4:17 on June 21. My 1st issue was with my first gas receipt the time was about 2 hours off (mom and pop credit card pump no one there at 6:40 in the morning. Don't do it, learn from my mistake.) 2nd issue road construction, I lost a ton of time and was in trouble before I reached Fairbanks, Things improved on my return with road construction stopped for the night and I was able to make good time coming back until just outside (40 miles) of Soldotna I got stopped in Road construction, I had been stopped right there the previous morning for well over an hour and this whole trip came down to what happened right there this time. I was stopped for maybe 20 minutes and then got to go. :D
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    nuttynu NuttyNu Rider

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    Couple last days on my trip , I ran from fort Nelson BC,CA to Tok,AK..

    Unfortunately I' was a few miles short !!!
    Will have to attempt it agian .
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  19. AK650

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    Did an undocumented one on my R100R. Went Anchorage/Fairbanks/Delta/Dot Lake. We pretty much rode till our odometers went over the 500 mark, turned around, and returned via the same route. Very unscientific!

    Did a real IBA SS1000 and got a cert, a couple years ago on my Road Glide. Went Anchorage/Fairbanks/Delta/Tok/Beaver Creek/Haines Junction/Haines. Really awesome ride! The road from Haines Junction to Haines was fantastic. No traffic, no cops, and the road condition was super.

    Definitely plan to do one on the KLR, once I get in some more time in its saddle, and make sure everything is up to snuff mechanically. When I bought it, the rear tire was on backwards! Will take it from Fairbanks to home in Eagle River next week, when I go home for the 4th and take a break. Should be a good shakedown run. Get a feel for fuel and oil consumption, etc....

    Jeff
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  20. Full Power

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    Wrong direction sir.
    From Fairbanks, one properly steers a KLR NORTH.
    The Dalton highway is calling you.

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