Banff.......to.....Anchorage starting mid/late August, yes/no..??

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  1. flipflopdog

    flipflopdog Youth & Talent, no match 4 Old Age & Treachary

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    Hi Folks, I'm going to be starting the TCAT next June from far east side and it will put me in Banff around mid to late August, what I am asking for is weather conditions for a further ride NE to Anchorage (approx. 3,000miles) at this time of year please...????

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  2. KHud

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    I do not think there is anything to be concerned about. Like June and July you can have rain, or drought, warm days or cold days and some snow is always possible.

    And Banff to Anchorage is around 2,100 miles.
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    and then what....
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    flipflopdog Youth & Talent, no match 4 Old Age & Treachary

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    flipflopdog Youth & Talent, no match 4 Old Age & Treachary

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    Cheers for that, yeah i was thinking miles and looking at kms...!!!
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    In past years I have headed south from Alaska about the time you are contemplating starting north. After nearly a month of riding around the South 48 states I have then returned to Alaska with dry roads and mild weather almost all the way. That time of year there is always the possibility of an unseasonably early snowfall somewhere - usually at higher elevations - along the way. But that snow is usually gone in a day or two (sometimes three at the most).
    Coming out of Banff you would probably run up through Dawson Creek and on up via the Alaska Hwy. Just check on weather forecasts a few days before you leave Banff to get an idea what to expect. On your southbound leg plan on taking the Cassiar Hwy as it is shorter when going to Vancouver, and does not get into the higher elevations that the Alaska Hwy hits.
    You can find it gets pretty cool at night, but the sun can still warm up the daytime quite well that time of year.
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    flipflopdog Youth & Talent, no match 4 Old Age & Treachary

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    Very encouraging summery there and well noted, thank you Alcan.....
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    Encouraging indeed, until you realize that the ersatz ALCAN Rider is in actuality a twenty something, morbidly obese woman who lives in her mother's basement eating nothing but Cheetos and diet Dr. Pepper. Maggie is her name and she maintains many identities online (one of whom is a current candidate for the Democrat presidential nomination). If you're not careful she will soon be offering you a place “to rest your head” when you pass through her lair in Alaska.
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    Oh... so many errors! First: You forgot the apostrophe in "mother's" to make it possessive.
    Second: I gave up on "diet" Dr. Pepper since it didn't seem to live up to its claims. I only gained 130 pounds drinking it, but expected that to be less than 100.
    Third: (Another grammatical/spelling mistake! It should have been "...if you're not careful..."

    How can anyone take your comments seriously if you continue to mess up so severely?
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    Guilty. Public school education.....
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    Errrrrrrrr........., WTF ..?????
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    Careful or Maggie will send you her picture... :fpalm
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    flipflopdog Youth & Talent, no match 4 Old Age & Treachary

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    ahhhhhhhhhh Maggie.... where ya been honey?
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    Cant help ya for those dates but..I went down the ice field parkway last 4th July and it was 37deg, cold, rain, fog and traffic....fortunatly the only bad day of my three week ride down and around PNW ....I did 750 miles that day trying to get to warmer sunny weather...found it in MT.
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    August is still good North of 60...........

    September can get chilly and snowy.
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    ha ha... I've been snowed on twice around summer solstice on the the D2D run. I'm not the only one...

    85 in the shade... possibly..... 34 and freezing rain.... sure, why not, seen all that in June.... its a roll of the dice mate, even in mid summer. the difference is that in mid summer you are pretty sure that it will warm back up
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