Yukon & AK 2013

Discussion in 'Americas' started by Tractor570, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. Tractor570

    Tractor570 4 Strokes Only

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    Hi there,
    42 years old, a lot of time off work and need to enjoy wildlife, people, bikers, make pictures, write, reading books and taste food... : Simply live.

    I'm almost ready to flight into Minneapolis and my Africa Twin too....
    Crossing US border and start my life's journey from Winnipeg;
    Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, NWT, Yukon, Alaska, BC, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, South Dakota and back to Minnesota.
    Approximately 6/8.000 miles in 30/40 days (?).

    Here's my bike :

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  2. Tropic-Of-Canada

    Tropic-Of-Canada Guru of Shoe Goo

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    Very Cool! Can't wait to hear about it! I'm real excited about my trip through BC and the Yukon, hopefully making it to Inuvik! I'll be out that way in mid-august, maybe I'll see you out there!!
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  3. Tractor570

    Tractor570 4 Strokes Only

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    I'm waiting good news from the forwarding company but I guess I'll be there in middle August too and back to Minnesota within end of September; Hope no snow and, first of all, icy roads, but probably winter is coming in october/november.... Not before.

    Let's keep in touch.

    T
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  4. yamalama

    yamalama wet coaster

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    Did you make it to B C ?
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  5. Tractor570

    Tractor570 4 Strokes Only

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    I didn't.
    Still waiting the forwarding company..... I'll start my trip within 10 and 15 sept.
    I hope no icy roads.
    T570
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  6. dochstader

    dochstader Adventurer

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    There has already been frost in Dawson!
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  7. Sjoerd Bakker

    Sjoerd Bakker Long timer

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    Too late to be going up north :huh that far to the Yukon ,
    Turn it onto a fall colour tour maybe as far as BC.
    and hightail it down south to warmer climes!:clap
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  8. Tractor570

    Tractor570 4 Strokes Only

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    Too late to change my plans....
    Winter jacket and tire nails.
    Start my journey next 12 sept from Otter Tail, Minnesota.
    Hope to meet many bikers on the road.
    Phil
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  9. oldNbold

    oldNbold Been here awhile

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    I would really like to see your ride report as you go. Have a safe trip.
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  10. Alcan Rider

    Alcan Rider Frozen Fossil Supporter

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    No need to. Just be prepared... for anything. :eek1

    Add heated grips, winter gloves, heavy-duty raingear, etc.

    That's not really too late, as I've had nice trips over the Alcan at the end of September. You might encounter some snow along the way, but just wait it out - it will melt off... eventually.

    You will. And they'll all be headed south. :lol3
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  11. Tractor570

    Tractor570 4 Strokes Only

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    101% agree
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