Tiny Bike to Alaska 2016 (Planning and Bike Prep)

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  1. Salsa

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  2. Tom S

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  3. Tewster2

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    That is so cool! I know there are many people who ride REALLY small bikes on long trips. After reading about the folks that ride mopeds, Groms, posties, and scooters to Alaska and around the world, I realize I'm just a pussy on the 250 compared to them hahaha.
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    OH, NO !
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    Don't look like 36 DD to me !
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    Hahaha I knew you guys would buss my balls! After reading the ride report of the guy riding the moped I think I might just shoot myself for being such a pussy with my travel kit and reliable bike :raindance

    Anyway it's my longest trip so far on the WR and I'm looking forward to meeting some of you.....well not really, I just want free beer :freaky
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  9. Tom S

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    Did that look like they were for you ?:nono
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  10. hugemoth

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    A trip to Alaska nowadays is just a long drive, not much adventure involved. I rode a Vespa 200 from SF to Alaska and back the same year as the moped guy (1978) but didn't run into him. Rode my old Honda Gl500 up 2 years ago, 1000 miles of gravel on the Alcan in 78 but now just a wide paved road.
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  11. Tewster2

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    I'm probably going to stay off most the Alcan and take the Cassiar north from what I read about the traffic and stuff. I've got a bunch of time as the ride is an open ended affair. I know it will be much easier these days to ride in the north compared to years ago. I think I may take the ferry from Haines to Price Rupert on the way back for a change of pace...we will see...the only thing I'm planning is to not run out of Snack Well vanilla cookies.
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    I am very envious.
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    I worked everyday from 9 years old when I was a paperboy in 1961 until 2014. It's great to finally be retired. Plenty of time but not a lot of money! If you haven't retired yet you have something great to look forward too.
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    I have another 12 years before retirement . My father also had me working at a very early age in his cheese factory here in Wi.
    Sure makes for a good work ethic though. I have been dreaming of a solo riding trip to Alaska on my KLR for awhile now . Have no interest in riding my goldwing up there.
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    Even though the Alaska highway is paved and all that, the trip is still most definitely an adventure. I believe the adventure is in your mindand in your heart. My 2008 trip to Alaska was and still is a highlight of my life. Getting out on the road and heading somewhere you want to go is an adventure. I've done the trip 4 times and it's an adventure every time.
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    I was in Anchorage, Alaska a couple of years ago and there was a fellow on a WR250 who had ridden from Wisconsin. From there he was heading for Florida. Based on that, it's plenty of bike.

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  17. Tewster2

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    Nice. I have complete trust in the little thing. I rode it out to Utah and Colorado last year from my place in NC and had a blast. Many thousands of miles. It's really comfortable for me and I'm really looking forward to getting back on the road in a few months to see places I've only just read about in the past.
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    You a member of FSSNOC (Four-Stoke Singles National Owners Club, http://www.fssnoc.com)? Those guys ride across the country just to meet for lunch.
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    I've never heard of them. Thanks for the tip...I'll check them out tonight.
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