QUESTIONS ON AN ALASKA TRIP?

Discussion in 'Americas' started by stacyj, Oct 31, 2017.

  1. Nanuq

    Nanuq Aventurer by Trade

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    Well, if your on one of the ferries headed south, more than likely you will stop for a few hours in Sitka. Contact me, pm me and I can show you the ropes.
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  2. mutt550

    mutt550 restless soul

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    I'm also on the bigger tent band wagon. Thought I needed to save space/pounds on my Sept trip and took a 1 man tent....... Was like sleeping in a body bag and even with two vestibules there was not room for my crap. Should have taken my old ugly beat up eureka 2+........ Just my 2 cents worth.....

    I hope to do Alaska soon!! Ride safe and enjoy!!
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  3. stacyj

    stacyj Adventurer

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    will do Nanuq Sitka has always been a place i wanted to go , and mutt550 lets go!
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  4. theshnizzle

    theshnizzle Long timer

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    I took a one man hubba. I was fine. And a small tarp that I didnt use everytime. At the Alaska border the guaRd and I chatted about the hot sign boy in the construction zone. Lol.
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  5. stacyj

    stacyj Adventurer

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    Got the 2 person hubba haven't set it up yet packed pretty small think it's 4 # ish
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  6. mutt550

    mutt550 restless soul

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    Don't tempt me Stacyj....... I have dreamed of going to Alaska for a long time. Hmmmmmmm
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  7. stacyj

    stacyj Adventurer

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    It would be fun I'm pretty easy to get along with 57 years old and don't worry about much . can ride all day if I need to or find a place I like stay a day or 2
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  8. Tailing Loop

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    Stacy, do you have plans for fishing on your travels?
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  9. wilsonjw42

    wilsonjw42 Long rider

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    I lived in Alaska years ago, so I thought I was pretty experienced on mosquitos. That was until I went to Eagle -- worst mosquito experience of my life. I must have hit it just at the right time. Great place to visit; it would have been even better without the mosquitos. Ugh.
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  10. stacyj

    stacyj Adventurer

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    hope to do some fishing along the way got a really good rod that folds up pretty small use it quite a bit in colorado nothing better than trout on a stick
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  11. wingnut11

    wingnut11 generally strange

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    I'm going to second going through the Revelstoke area as mentioned on a previous page. I went through there on my way home in 2015. I camped in a pretty nice provincial park on Canada day. There's some really nice paved riding in the area and a little motorcycle museum and cafe I stopped at. Here's a link.
    http://www.dreamcycle.ca/
    The food was fine, neat little place. My time in the area was really enjoyable.
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  12. RedRover_CO

    RedRover_CO Adventurer

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    Hi StacyJ I am in CO, and member of the BMW Motorcycle Club of Colorado. I am not a GS expert but if you need GS support or have questions about your trip let me know, maybe I can plug you into one of the human encyclopedias that I occasionally ride with. Where in CO are you headed out from, if I may ask?
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  13. stacyj

    stacyj Adventurer

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    Hi red rover will be headed out from pitkin co not to far from guinnison i have been riding my gs quite a bit lately been pretty nice weather in ok so far but the cold will come eventually really like this bike fits me great i've had 2 GS 1200 and a gs 800 which i really liked just to tall for me, this one is the premium package one lots of electronics i usually go for the basics but got a pretty good deal on this one , if i have any i will keep you in mind ,THANKS AGAIN
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  14. Elad

    Elad What oil is best in my motorbike?

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    They do seem to have really attractive young ladies working road construction in Canada. I wanted to ask if they were on work release or something.
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