D2D 2014 General Info and Comment Thread

Discussion in 'Alaska' started by KHud, Oct 19, 2013.

  1. akrider

    akrider mild adventurer

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    The Dick, at the last meeting of the counter steering committee meeting, was planning on reserving the ice arena again for 2014. Price will be very close to the same, based on the cost from the fire dept.

    As I remember that decission was made before the drink orders arrived.
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  2. willys

    willys Long timer

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    OK thanks....hope to see you there......got to start the exercise plan.....the hardest part...lol.
    :cry
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  3. wyobohunter

    wyobohunter Been here awhile

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    Ok, a Bush league question but I'll ask anyway.

    I've driven from Anchorage to Tok and vice versa several times but... What kind of fuel range do I need from:
    1-Anchorage to Tok?
    2-Tok to Dawson City?
    3-Dawson City to Dawson Creek BC?

    I'm riding up this summer to visit family and friends... Plus for the fun of it. I figure I could plan around D2D since I never made it when I lived on the Kenai. I'd like to cover some ground I haven't covered as well (hence the question about range requirements from Daws City to Daws Creek.

    Thanks
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  4. KHud

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    Google maps or Map Quest will answer all your questions.

    I doubt you will ever need to go more than 150 miles between fuel stops, and seldom over 50-75 miles on any of the roads you mentioned. The haul road and the road to Inuvik are exceptions, of course.
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  5. wyobohunter

    wyobohunter Been here awhile

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    Thanks. My range is about 200 miles. Of course I'll verify as the date gets closer but it looks like I just need to bring along my 1.5 liter Primus bottle/s for emergency fuel.
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  6. Drunk_Uncle

    Drunk_Uncle Long timer

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    When I drove up here hauling my bikes, 200 was about the range on my little truck. Don't pass a gas station and you should be alright.
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  7. wyobohunter

    wyobohunter Been here awhile

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    Wasn't worried about the AK hwy. I've done that four times now so I know the drill. Just didn't know about Tok to Dawson City and the Klondike Hwy from Dawson City to Watson Lake

    Thanks all, sounds like my 200 mile range is plenty.
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  8. KHud

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    Klondike Hwy (Hwy 2) runs from Dawson City to Whitehorse; fuel is no problem. The Campbell Hwy (Hwy 4) runs from Watson Lake to Carmarcks on the Klondike Hwy. It is unpaved and fuel stops are much less frequent; others can fill in the details of the Campbell.
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  9. wyobohunter

    wyobohunter Been here awhile

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    Ok, thanks. I meant the Klondike from Dawson City to Whitehorse. Thanks again.
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  10. nuttynu

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    My CBR' rocket was getting about 130 on a full tank and I made most of the run fine. Bring an extra 1gal, and fill up as always.
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  11. willys

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    I got my site booked at the Goldrush as of today. Pat emailed me late yesterday saying they were back and confirming reservations......I have my corner lot again......See you there......can't wait!!!!!:clap
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  12. KHud

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    This year's crop of D2D attendees must be particularly smart. Only one person has screwed up the sign-up thread, and he was making his second post ever. Well done. Let's hope there is a similar improvement in the appearance of the men attending; and, the women continue to be as beautiful as in past years.

    Hey, I'm not a complete idiot.
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  13. The Dick

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    Must be a lull in the action before Christmas down south and da man looks to skate on a little thin ice and wake up the peeps.

    Cheers to my Bud who does not miss a beat and Christmas greetings!
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  14. KHud

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    Have a very Merry Christmas up there in Canuckastan, and a Happy New Year too!

    We didn't think we would make it up this year, but we are. Can't pass-up all the fine French wine.
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  15. akrider

    akrider mild adventurer

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    Hay Dick, speaking of thin ice-when does the race season start.

    In other news......Today is the shortest day of the year.....can't wait for the longest.
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  16. Dirty bike

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    On the women, should be no problem. On the men... You have seen these guys, I can't imagine things will improve, (and I certainly won't help the demographic!). :lol3

    Queenb and I have just about all our reservations made, except the few that didn't want to take 'em until Jan. and the South of BC stuff where we aren't worried about finding a room. This will be our first D2D and we're looking forward to it! Not to mention a return to YT and AK, etc. We always enjoy the GWN riding.

    If things go more or less to plan, it's going to kill most of a month for the trip.
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  17. Alaskajeff

    Alaskajeff Long timer

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    On the ride home from Dawson I'm Thinking about heading down to Valdez, spending the night then take the 0700 ferry to Whittier and then up to the Valley.... Has anyone done that route before? Is it worth it? The ferry ride will be around $165:eek1 It has been a decade or more since I've been to either coastal city.
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  18. wyobohunter

    wyobohunter Been here awhile

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    The ride down to Valdez is beautiful and worth doing if you have the time, wife & I went to Valdez looking for work when we first moved to AK. I haven't taken the ferry though.
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  19. Drunk_Uncle

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    Hey Jeff the wife and I are going to Valdez after Dawson too. We are going to ride back unless its REALLY cold and wet.
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  20. Phoenix101

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    any recommendations for hotels? It looks like we may be in Dawson on our hurried trip of Dempster, TOW, and possibly the Dawson...
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