none of the roads are that bad... It was way worse back in the day and look at the bikes available in the late forties.... I'm with the fellow with the K75. That was one of the best bikes I ever had. I have a pair of R100PD's myself but I ride them because their easy to repair and parts aren't too expensive. heck, If people ride that road every summer on bicycles, you don't need to blow a wad of cash on a new bike, just take something you won't worry about all the time. The only other advice is to stop by Alaska Leather for your New tires before you head back home. Best prices in AK.