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I think ALCAN, I think ALCAN - 47 Days & 16,300 Miles

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by DataDaddy, Aug 8, 2006.

  1. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do

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    Anyone know if Crankshaft (Aaron) made the start?
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  2. Uncle Larry

    Uncle Larry The most suave of stooges

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    Git to ridin'!!!!!

    If ya make to Inuvik, I actually have friends there... the former mayors, the Hills. They live next to the Dome Home.

    I was up there in 1981.
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  3. GODSPEED

    GODSPEED finger lickin' good

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    Alcan start
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  4. Hair

    Hair no wants or warrants

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    What's the story on this guy? Is this a 525 setup for the road?

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    If it is we need to know all the setup details.

    Good luck guys. I wish I could be riding with you.
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  5. GODSPEED

    GODSPEED finger lickin' good

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    625 SXC with larger tank
    panniers
    Renazco seat
    950 ADV windscreen

    I think that was it.
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  6. freeflow

    freeflow get in or go in Supporter

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    WTF?? :huh :lol3 :lol3 :lol3

    hey you lucky bastards...YFFs...have a safe and fun ride....

    really cool this is...NOW, on with the show !!!!
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  7. R.Markus

    R.Markus Damage Addict

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    I absolutely cannot wait to read everyone's reports and thoughts on this race (rally?).

    To all of you riding I wish you the best of luck...and a geat time.



    I am extremely jealous...next one is in 2008, huh?
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  8. Weekend_warrior

    Weekend_warrior Been here awhile

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    Weren't on 87 through post and Lubbock were you? a couple weeks ago we were on our way to ride near post (no street legal hauling the bikes in the truck) and saw the same thing. :eek1 As a matter of fact I think we saw 2 different trucks. There must have been a sale on them! Either that or they were hunting decoys.
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  9. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do

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    Didn't recognize Crankshaft on the silver bike!! Just a couple weeks ago, it was orange and blue. Looks great! :thumb


    Good luck, all! :beer
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  10. RedneckGirl

    RedneckGirl Cradle Robber

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    Best of luck to our guys :clap Praying for a safe journey for each of you!

    :ricky
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  11. frewhl

    frewhl daily rider

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    you mean this is just starting?
    I waved at every bike for a month in 12,140 miles thinking it was y'all.

    I hope Alaska warms up a bit for you.

    and stay at White River just south of Beaver Creek if you get a chance.

    and eat at 1202 in Beaver Creek if you get a chance.
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  12. DataDaddy

    DataDaddy @ the new dad thing

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    At the hotel... dinner is over, beers consumed... now ADV'ing :deal
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  13. freeflow

    freeflow get in or go in Supporter

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    morning boys...thinking of you all....
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  14. Cauldron

    Cauldron Now in DESMODROMIC!

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    STUNT! STUNT!:D

    Have fun and keep us posted. Some of us are at work you know...:puke1
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  15. Honey

    Honey That's Mrs AceRph to you!

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  16. HTSRocker

    HTSRocker Long timer

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    Jay, you're living the life. :thumb

    carry on:ricky
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  17. KenR

    KenR Long timer Supporter

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    Yup, that and a TT motorized roadbook and relocator bracket (modified).

    Two days before that picture was taken the bike was little more than a frame and engine on the lift in my garage. Lets just say it needed a little work to make it Alcan ready. :D The rider is Tim Pindel from Las Vegas, a good freind of mine.

    It was great meeting you at the start Justin.
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  18. DataDaddy

    DataDaddy @ the new dad thing

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    Sorry we're doing 12-14 hour days, so I am behind... A couple pics...

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  19. DataDaddy

    DataDaddy @ the new dad thing

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  20. Jack Daniel

    Jack Daniel See Ya At The Swamp Supporter

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    It's good to see you're still going :clap

    By the dirt on your glasses and helmet it appears to be a bit dusty :huh