All good points NBFM. My intent with this post is to solicit feedback from people that have ridden to Alaska and see if, indeed, 2 weeks is sufficient. It doesn't seem that way unless I: a) Fly up and rent a bike b) Ride up and tour Alaska then transport the bike home c) Ride like the wind to get to Alaska and risk major injury to my posterior I'm thinking that a 2 week ride up to the PNW and back would be more fun. Thanks all for the suggestions, tips and encouragement. I look forward to 2 years of happy anticipation.