OFFICIAL D2D 2012 20th

Discussion in 'Alaska' started by Fighter, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. Two Moto Kiwis

    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    Coolio. Two Moto Kiwis will be there from the bottom of the world, cheers for the date confirmation as it makes planning easier... ouwh thats right we are on a tight time frame of nothing to do for 18 months :freaky:wings
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  2. willys

    willys Long timer

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  3. dapman

    dapman Graphics Guru

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    Why's everybody always pickin' on Dick... He's a right jolly ol' soul!!!:lol3
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  4. stickman1432

    stickman1432 Crusty Adventurer

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    That will be great since this last one was standing room for having dinner and a few were standing eating their dinner......everyone was great though since a few of us ate in shifts prior to the raffles etc. It was one packed hall.:lol3
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  5. legion

    legion Honking the Horn

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    The latest Edelweiss catalog of tours arrived yesterday. It's got a picture of bikes lined up in front of Dick's hotel during a D2D a year or two back. Looks like it's being touted as part of one of their rides.
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  6. Alaskajeff

    Alaskajeff Long timer

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    Other than the obvious downtown hotel, where is a good place to stay in Dawson City? I figured the hotel is the place where all the FUN festivities happen late into the evening. Nothing against the beverage consuming fun loving crowd (used to be one, part of my past now), I guess I'd rather stay someplace a little quieter......Sorry, but thats just me. Any suggestions/recommendations?
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  7. AKmud

    AKmud Muddy Gruver

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    The Downtown Hotel is a great place to stay. Mrs. Mud and I stayed there last year and our room was just as quiet as it was in the Westmark back in 2010. One big advantage is being so close to all the action. We will be bunking at the DH again next year.
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  8. HouseofBeaver

    HouseofBeaver Dont harsh my mellow

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    I stayed at the WestMark for D2D 2011. Also staying the there were something like 100 Harley "bikers"!!! I thought "that's cool, could be an interesting bunch". Then I found out there were 100 "bikers" and ZERO (0) bikes! That's right, NONE! They came in on a bus and were leaving on a bus. Hahahaha
    So, what's a bunch of bikers without bikes?... Just a bunch of old people in Harley shirts, and hats and jackets and tank tops and boots and bags and wallets and even lots of jeans with "Harley Chick" bedazzeled across the ass. I shit you not! Not one Harley to be found. Hehe... "Bikers". :lol3
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  9. ThatGuy

    ThatGuy Brownie Supporter

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    I camped the last two years and it was great. Just say'n :deal
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  10. old-fart

    old-fart Adventurer

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    Hi

    I found the thread but can't find the sign-up -- can someone send me to it ( I know, if I can't even find the sign -up how can i ever expect to find Dawson -- but it's on the map)
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  11. willys

    willys Long timer

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    It's at the top of this page.....damn...you sure you want to go...?....lol

    What day are you setting out at and are you camping all the way or...... What other plans do you have for the adventure? What bike? How long are you aloting for the trip?:freaky
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  12. KHud

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  13. marbee40

    marbee40 Some Fear is Good Supporter

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    Wife and I stayed at DH second night. No problems getting sleep and the price is very reasonable. You COULD stay at one of the other B&B's, but the price goes up exponentially. Camping seems to be a good option but one my bride will not approve of as she says she did enough camping in the Marines to last a lifetime!
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  14. stickman1432

    stickman1432 Crusty Adventurer

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    I stayed at the El Dorado Hotel just a short block walk from the "Downtowner." They have a annex right next to the main hotel that was great, quiet, great parking etc. Check out the web site and photo of where the snow machines are parked thse are the rooms.:lol3

    Hope that works for you.

    http://www.eldoradohotel.ca/photo-gallery.html
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  15. willys

    willys Long timer

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    OK....Yep, I'm flying Med-Air again....so please be patient.....maybe I should wait to ask when we've landed...but by then I might forget the question.....Doh!!!

    June 21 and 22 are set in stone, a thursday and friday....so far so good. The big day is the 21st correct? I'm trying to plan and book camping dates and don't want to sit too long in one location this time round. Not that I didn't enjoy the stay last summer, but we have much more planned this time round. As it sits, I hope to get there the night before on the 20th the wednesday. Thursday would be the poker run, the banquet and the games correct? Thursday would just be the wind down correct or am I forgetting something? I am thinking that we could leave the GoldRush campsite thursday afternoon to start our climb up the Dempster.

    If this is correct I am pulling the trigger on the reservations, as I'm semi anal about getting those dates etc.

    Am I seeing it correctly? Please advise......yes I know....put the meds down.....sorry can't do that.....lol:cry:freaky
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  16. Cowgirl

    Cowgirl I'll ride anything. Supporter

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    Oooh, two threads to follow about D2D :clap I'll be on my own so if anybody is looking to share a room I'm interested :D
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  17. Fighter

    Fighter Head Gruver

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    Poker Run Friday
    Banquet Friday
    Game Friday
    Fite
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  18. willys

    willys Long timer

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    OK....so what is schedualed for thursday? So I need to plan 3 nights at least, alrighty....:freaky
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  19. Cowgirl

    Cowgirl I'll ride anything. Supporter

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    Read post #11 again after the meds wear off :wink: :D
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  20. Fighter

    Fighter Head Gruver

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    Great time to check out the town.
    Museum
    Robert Service reading
    paddle wheel graveyard
    a run up the Dempster
    gold mine/dredge tour
    bench racing
    etc
    Fite
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