Yes-Another Alaska by bike Epic Ride Report. But is it really like the rest? Who knows until we get to the end. People have asked me why ride a motorcycle that distance and why do it solo? The short answer why not challenge myself physically, emotionally and accomplish this ride when I still have my health. (55 yrs young and not getting any younger!) Kids are out of school and living on their own. Any my wife could use a break from me until we meet in Vancouver! Another reason for the trip was the discussion I had with my sister during her chemotherapy where she insisted I enjoy life as we only have once chance at happiness. She also regretted not fulfilling her “bucket list” when she was healthy. Rather, she was trying to cross items off her “List” while she was beyond sick, fighting an aggressive form of ovarian cancer and the toll of heavy doses of chemo. Regretfully, she passed in 2014 at 52 yrs of age and her words still echo. Enough of the negative mojo and sorrow! Helmet time, is exactly what is needed these days and I expect to return more centered and fully recharged like my new Shorai Lithium battery recently installed in my Tiger 800. In 2009, I traveled the southwest US for 12 days on my KTM 990 mostly off pavement and camping the majority of the time. The routine was...ride, hike, take photos, get gas/food when necessary, find a place to sleep when you get tired...RINSE and then REPEAT for 11 more days! Nothing beats adventure travel and living off your bike for an extended trip. I hope to experience and enjoy this trip to Alaska in a similar fashion! Here are a couple pics from that journey... Sold the KTM a while back and went from Austrian high-performance to British practicality and comfort (Triumph Tiger 800XCX). As the trip commences, I'll upload photos and daily logs as time allows and Wi-Fi is available. ENJOY!