Alaska 2014: Hotel Budget Zero

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by jfman, Jul 18, 2014.

  1. hankhowi

    hankhowi Adventurer

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    Thanks for the killer report. I'm living vicariously through your exploits.
  2. jfman

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    The youtube video link post

    This is just a post with random unedited youtube videos I have uploaded. Video editing isnt part of my skillset but maybe later on I'll learn how to mess with all that. i only have videos of the first 11 days of riding, after that my camera took on water and quit cooperating.

    Beartooth Pass

    Part 1

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    Part 2

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    Part 3

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    Part 4

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    Part 5

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/_9FXZpBPgmk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    Part 6 - With the elks

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/JlYtZqsCE2w" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    Part 7 - Venturing on dirt

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/V7ua80neg6k" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    Part 8 - more dirt
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/W9Q0-PePWwo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    Chief Joseph Highway

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/VYX4h8SRfb8?list=UU9I3oSgrsxOIW_Dsu-Z52og" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    49 near Glacier National Park (hail storm)

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/hAPSYniDkyM?list=UU9I3oSgrsxOIW_Dsu-Z52og" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    Forest Service Trunk Road in Alberta - deer

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/_46eFdul_rE?list=UU9I3oSgrsxOIW_Dsu-Z52og" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    Forest Service Trunk Road in Alberta - bear

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    Cassiar

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    Bridge in Yukon

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/cQXuI4BTOAI?list=UU9I3oSgrsxOIW_Dsu-Z52og" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>


    Nabesna road

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    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/0KptExF491o?list=UU9I3oSgrsxOIW_Dsu-Z52og" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/R6vnH837s9Y?list=UU9I3oSgrsxOIW_Dsu-Z52og" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/OJ5kY5Gobq0?list=UU9I3oSgrsxOIW_Dsu-Z52og" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    High bridge on the way to Kennecott Mine

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    Trail at Kennecott Mine - going up

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    And coming back

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    AK1 on the way to Palmer

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    Chickening out on a steep trail

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    Archangel Road near Hatcher's Pass

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  3. WestEastah

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  4. August West

    August West Wharf Rat Supporter

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    I rode through Idaho with Pol and Lucy a couple of summer's ago, great folks. How cool! Great RR. Thanks!
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  5. NTTF

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    Nice RR. I'm pretty sure I met you in the Chicken free camp area.

    You absolutely flew by me (on dirt no less :eek1) on top of the world highway and again after Dawson City. You weren't kidding when you said you were in a hurry to get to Vancouver. :rofl

    Glad to see it all worked out.
  6. #1Fan

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    Well, .. it's officially late December!! :deal:deal:deal:deal :dj:dj:dj:dj:kumbaya:kumbaya:kumbaya:kumbaya
  7. maverick1715

    maverick1715 Maverick

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  8. Swinefahrt

    Swinefahrt RooteR

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    Excellent report Maverick.
  9. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer Super Supporter

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    This was great story. Thanks.
  10. jfman

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    I cant beleive it took so long for someone to catch that one :)

    They are the best and will be part of my next report.

    You ride a DL650 right? How did the rest of you trip go?

    Yessir (posting from Topolobampo) :D


    Great ! I need to check you video ou when I get get to a real internet connection.
  11. #1Fan

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    Well, get to posting! :D Or are you planning to write the report once you get back home? Have fun, man!! :freaky:freaky:freaky
  12. rinho

    rinho Rinho Féroce

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    Quelle Aventure!
    Definitely one of the best RR I ever read, you're a very good teller.
    I love the pictures also, exactly what I usually try to take... nice wide sceneries but also details of the real life.

    I did not have opportunity to visit this part But now I know what I'll show to family/friends when we'll speak about north-west America!

    :thumb

    PS: I love the harmonica story... not a musician but I have one from a previous life and I always threw it in my luggage
  13. jfman

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    Thank you for the comment. Sadly the Harmonica has been collecting dust and rust in my pannier since that day. I have not tried to use it since.
  14. Sunday Rider

    Sunday Rider Adventurer Wanabe

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    Have you started a ride report for the trip south yet?
  15. jfman

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    Yeah I have been working on it.

    By the end of the week I will put up the first couple of days.
  16. Sunday Rider

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    Great, really looking forward to it. :clap no pressure.:lol3
  17. Pongo

    Pongo Been here awhile

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    fantastic work, thanks for sharing.
  18. #1Fan

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    Awesome!! Please post a link here! :clap
  19. jfman

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  20. sbn

    sbn Been here awhile

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    What a great inspiring RR. I truly enjoyed it. Thank you so much for sharing. I hope one day I can bring my bike to North America and ride there.

    Questions: Where do you keep your camera when riding? If I remember correctly you use a dslr camera right?

    How do you secure your fuel canisters on the inside of your panniers?

    Its great to see a RR like this being done on a bike like this. The Versys 1000 is one heck of a bike. How did you like the bike for this kind of trip?

    Thanks again. Im on to your next RR :deal