Alaska 2019

Discussion in 'Americas' started by Guls, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. Phoenix101

    Phoenix101 Long timer

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    assuming it is not facet stenosis or disk collapse... but you are correct... conservative exercise, an anti-inflammatory around the clock...if not better see a doc for imaging.
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  2. oldgrizz

    oldgrizz Long timer Supporter

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    Individuals always have a different view and memories of a ride.
    It is good to hear how each person remembers the ride and what was important to them.
    So YES please do a road report and I will be reading it.
    My Alaska ride got cancelled this year for several reasons so if I can hitch a ride by reading a ride report I am ALL IN..
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  3. MapMaster

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    YES

    :stupid

    As evidenced in this thread, there are many different ways to approach and do such a trip.
    More examples are always good, and tends to moderate attitudes like "this is the only way to do this trip" that I have seen many times on smaller scoped trip planning threads. This thread has been surprisingly devoid of such pedantic declamations. :D
    And my personal preference is for reports that are written after the fact, to me they are less cluttered then the 'in progress' type and can be crafted for a better story line.
    YRMV :lol3
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  4. outdoorsman

    outdoorsman Lets Ride! Supporter

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    Thanks guys. I'll get my Alaska RR going soon.

    What this I hear that you can post pictures into thread now without hosting sites? True?
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  5. jackalsour

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    Red Flag Warning next 2 days for eastern Alaska

    "A Red Flag Warning means that conditions are occurring or will
    occur which could lead to the development of large and dangerous
    fires. It is directed toward fire agencies, and through them, to
    the public."

    If anyone comes through TOW I'd be interested in the latest smoke situation
  6. ScotsFire

    ScotsFire And then a drifter rode into town...

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  7. outdoorsman

    outdoorsman Lets Ride! Supporter

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    Really? How do I do it?
  8. mcgarrett

    mcgarrett Been here awhile

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    Just FYI, lots of loose gravel construction areas between Fort Nelson and about 10 miles north of Muncho Lake. Not terrible but one should be mindful.
  9. pilot

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    Back on the road today after a series of fortunate events. I rode through a burned area east of the Alaska Canada border. Lots of smoke.

    Saw a fox, a black bear, and a grizzly today.
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  10. MapMaster

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    Just copy the jpg file and paste it into your post.
    You don't need to do anything with the pop-up that appears at the bottom when you do this.
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  11. MapMaster

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    Oh yeah, another very good reason for doing a ride report is that getting the details written down while the trip is fresh in your mind, will let you look back at it later and relive it that much better. MetalJockey called them deposits to his memory account.
    They're available for unlimited withdrawals.
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  12. Alcan Rider

    Alcan Rider Frozen Fossil Supporter

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    All right... where did I put my dictionary?? :confused

    Dang, Greg! Can't you write in plain ol' English for us simple folks??

    :lol3
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  13. MapMaster

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    It was a tactful* way of saying that some folks can be full of shit.

    * The art of telling someone to go to hell and have them looking forward to the trip. :lol3
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  14. mcgarrett

    mcgarrett Been here awhile

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    More stretches of loose gravel today between Watson Lake and Whitehorse.
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    Here's to all of you.

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  18. AllSeasonRider

    AllSeasonRider Wandering, maybe a little lost...

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    Prep goes on for me...

    Big KTMs are known for suffering from fuel pump and/or filter issues, so I proactively replaced the filters yesterday. They never gave me any headache, but didn't want to chance it. I cleaned the old ones as best I could and will bring as spares just in case.

    My hands still smell like gas.
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  19. AllSeasonRider

    AllSeasonRider Wandering, maybe a little lost...

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    What's the consensus, if any, for permethrin? I was planning on applying to my riding gear and some of my outerwear - but should I bother with things like hats, socks, buff, camp chair, tent fly or tent itself? The packaging says not to apply to clothing that;s in close contact with the skin, but then suggest putting it on socks, so I wasn't sure about hats and neck gaiters and what not.
  20. Cal

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    Permethrin? I have been camping and working in Northern Canada my whole life and bugs can be numerous or not. I dont let it bother me unless they are real bad then I use a small amount of Deet. My last 2 week trip to the Yukon I think I sprayed myself very lightly twice, both times in the evening while fishing in dense brush.
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