Wandering Around Alaska and Northern Canada in June 2007

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by H-Jay, Jul 21, 2007.

  1. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer Super Supporter

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    Excellent!!! That's it I'm going back. Your ride reminded me of
    my 06 Alaska ride. Great memories. Thank you so much for taking
    the time to document your ride and all the fantastic photos.:clap
  2. H-Jay

    H-Jay Mo 2 C

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    HLYNDYR, Thanks. This picture was taken along Bear Tooth Pass (North of Yellow Stone National Park). Looks like a golf fairway in the sky!

    Sorry bout the delay response -- been out riding.

    H-Jay
  3. BMWBUD

    BMWBUD I couldn't hack it. Back on two wheels.

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    Just when I think I won't ride that far, I read your report and have to rethink the whole thing.

    Have to say your report was inspiring, inspirational and the photos were fantastic.

    Thanks for taking the many hours you spent in putting this together so we could enjoy your trip.
  4. mrudy

    mrudy "Let's Ride"

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    +1 to what BMWBUD said!!!

    Your story serves as an inspiration.
  5. El Solo Lobo

    El Solo Lobo Adventurer

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    I don't know how I missed this report before but it MUST be the queen mother of all Alaska ride reports! Thanks for sharing! :clap
  6. H-Jay

    H-Jay Mo 2 C

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    Glade to hear you guys enjoyed the report. As anyone who has done a report will agree, its good to get the feedback/reaction.

    I plan to continue the mother of all trips, at least for me, this fall and head south till the road ends.
  7. dwj - Donnie

    dwj - Donnie Long timer

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    Hi!

    Super Report!!!:clap Looking forward to your report on the ride down south!
  8. Displaced Mike

    Displaced Mike L84AD8

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    What a great report!

    Thank you!
  9. Oldrice

    Oldrice oldrice.com

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    Inspirational, but $100 a day? I need to do this. And I need to do this on like, $5 a day plus gas. Possible?

    Oldrice-
    www.oldrice.com/KLR650.htm
  10. no

    no dreaming adventurer Supporter

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    I just finished your ride report, H-Jay, and it's up to your usual top standards! What an odyssey! Thanks for taking so many pictures. You've fired the wanderlust in me again. Those moutains and lonely roads...
  11. Old Codger

    Old Codger Been here awhile Supporter

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    Wow
    What a GREAT REPORT my son and I are riding to Alaska this next June .We will be using some of your ideas on our trip.:clap ........Thanks Norm
  12. H-Jay

    H-Jay Mo 2 C

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  13. timk519

    timk519 Long timer

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    My fuel costs were around $50 - $60 / day running around North America last summer....
  14. Wyomingrider

    Wyomingrider WyoRider

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    HI H-jay

    Did you actually get to Inuvik and upt the Dempster hwy?
  15. H-Jay

    H-Jay Mo 2 C

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    Yep. Up one day and back to DC the next.

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  16. locorider

    locorider Loco, pero no estúpido!

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    Hey!

    I had your RR on My Favorites, but didn't read it until yesterday. Awesome report, great pictures and details!

    I'm on the planning stages for 2010, when I turn 50!!! It will be a long run for me!

    Thanks for sharing:clap
  17. Northstar Beemer

    Northstar Beemer Face Plant

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    I'm belatedly reading your excellent report - valuable and realistic tips, they will come in handy on my Alaska trip this summer!:clap :clap :clap
  18. H-Jay

    H-Jay Mo 2 C

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    Thanks. You will enjoy all of alaska. Promise. I may be returning to Alaska this summer once I finish my current trip to South America.