Travel Journal & Motography...Trip Recovery

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by black 8, Aug 4, 2020.

  1. eaglescan

    eaglescan Borrego rocks

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    Rudy, If you truck a bike to my place, you can leave it parked here. Get on the bike and ride.
    You know we are having bad fire season already, and no sign of let up.
    PM me if interested.
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  2. Bigbob1

    Bigbob1 Rain Rider Supporter

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  3. Bigbob1

    Bigbob1 Rain Rider Supporter

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    Good tip @B10Dave

    I have been checking on all my normal gas stops and they seem to have survived. Most are in the community's so no issues with them.
    The longest run would be Watson Lake to Teslin, 162 miles. Continental Divide Services on this leg may be open but I have not been able to confirm that yet. There are other stops along the Alcan that may be open but these are my stops. Riding a Wing and some times pulling a Roll-A-Home camper with no extra gas other than a 30oz fuel bottle.

    Dawson Creek
    Pink Mountain, 140 mi
    Fort Nelson, 140 mi
    Toad River, 117 mi
    Coal River Lodge, 107 mi New owners that are fixing up the place
    Watson Lake, 94 mi
    Teslin, 162 mi
    Whitehorse, 110 mi
    Haines Junction, 100 mi
    Destruction Bay, 66 mi
    Beaver Creek, 116 mi.
    Tok, 110 mi
    Delta Junction, 107 mi
    Fairbanks, 95 mi
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  4. black 8

    black 8 motography memories...

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  5. black 8

    black 8 motography memories...

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    Thanks for the input everyone...

    A lot of reading the last couple of days like the "Alaska Primer", "Two Bob's Alaska 2016..." (18 Aug-18 Sept 2016), and recently "How late is too late for Canada/Alaska?" threads and the common theme as Bigbob1 stated is getting off the AlCan by Labor Day.

    I want the ability to loiter for a while to catch the autumn colors through Alaska and the Canadian provinces. So I'm heavily leaning towards basecamping and takin' the Monkey with me.

    However, things are still fluid with the US extending the border closure until Aug 21st and fears over a Delta variant wave... until I see published guidance limiting travel into Canada, I'm planning on basecamping to Alaska next month.
  6. black 8

    black 8 motography memories...

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    this happened...
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  7. Bigbob1

    Bigbob1 Rain Rider Supporter

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    Have a good trip!
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  8. Zubb

    Zubb he went that-a-way... Supporter

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  9. B10Dave

    B10Dave Long timer

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    Have a great trip Rudy. Take lots of pics and drone footage for your ride report. Welcome back to Canada.
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  10. StayFrosty

    StayFrosty Mid Life Crisis -Wish it happened 20 yrs ago Supporter

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    Introducing monkey's to canada! Whoot!
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  11. eaglescan

    eaglescan Borrego rocks

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  12. Wierdrider

    Wierdrider Long timer

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  13. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    enjoy the trip Rudy, hammer down.
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  14. Ol Man

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  15. black 8

    black 8 motography memories...

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    Thanks Bigbob, lookin' forward to riding around Alaska... again...

    Feels good to be back on the road Kelly.... :thumb

    Thanks Dave... sure will... I've been flying the drone in the mornings, by the afternoon the winds kick up too much...

    It had to be done!

    I blew past that area Steve due to the fires... heavy with smoke and some road closures...
    Thanks Jim... I'll be testing my Holy Trinity of lenses on this trip...

    Thanks Colby, will be savoring this ride on a wee bike... :ricky

    Got some unfinished business Ol Man... thanks BTW...
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  16. eaglescan

    eaglescan Borrego rocks

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    It is a bad year for the fires, hope it clears up as you head north.
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  17. black 8

    black 8 motography memories...

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    went here today... riding on the ALCAN with the Monkey will be an unforgettable experience...

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  18. Bigbob1

    Bigbob1 Rain Rider Supporter

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    Wow the curved bridge is closed?
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  19. black 8

    black 8 motography memories...

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    I spoke to the survey crew when I asked to take some photos. They told me there was a slide that occurred and impacted one of the pillars..
  20. sealsam

    sealsam Sam...I am. Supporter

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    All the best on this one Rudy!

    Can't wait for the full write up.

    :beer
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