Category Archives: Alaska 2017

AK -> MN Day 1 Top of the World Highway

Dateline July 12, 2017 Day 1 of the return trip from Alaska.  Near Ivory Jacks, Goldstream Road, Fairbanks.  Kickstands up at 06:20.  The forecast the night before was for mostly sunny skies, but this morning we were riding under heavy … Continue reading

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Day 5 Prince George BC to Hyder AK (Stewart BC)

Rise and Shine.  We’ve got a lot of miles ahead of us today, so we were up at 5am for a quick shower, and on the road at 6am.  Our AirBNB host was not awake, so we never did get … Continue reading

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Day 4 Golden BC to Prince George BC

Dateline: Thursday, June 29, 2017 We got up at 5am today, and packed up for the day’s ride.  It was 41°F, and partly to mostly cloudy.  Our bikes were parked under the carport, so they were dry, and we saddled … Continue reading

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Day 3 Whitefish MT to Golden BC

North to Alaska! Dateline: June 26, 2017 Kickstands up at 6:15 am and we rolled out of Whitefish on our way to Lake Louise and Golden BC.  We thought we’d be able to get gas on the North end of … Continue reading

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Day 2 Wolf Point, MT to Whitefish MT

We awoke at 5:10 AM to another nice sunny day.  Our bicycling friend Chris left the place at about 6 AM, headed the same direction we would be going. We packed up, and rode into town to gas up and … Continue reading

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Day 1 Home to Wolf Point, MT

Jack and I departed this morning at 5:30 am from the gas station in Cohasset where we met to top off our tanks before heading out.  The sun had just risen, the sky was clear, and it was a brisk … Continue reading

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North 2 Alaska Route Defined

I pretty much have the route defined, and reservations made, for our trip to the last frontier. Day 1 – Home to Wolf Point MT Day 2  Whitefish MT Day 3  Golden BC via Lake Louise Day 4  Prince George … Continue reading

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R3 Arrives

Back in mid-April I got fitted for, and ordered a new Roadcrafter R3 one-piece riding suit from Aerostich (made right in Duluth, just 80 miles from home).  I got a call a couple of days ago that it was ready, … Continue reading

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The Wee Gets Prepped for Alaska

This weekend, my good friend Dan invited me to his place to do some prep work on my Suzuki V Strom DL650 (a.k.a. “the Wee”) to get ready for my trip to Alaska this summer. He invited other members of … Continue reading

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Getting the Driving Lights Ready

I purchased a set of LED driving lights last fall, and now that Spring is not too far away, it’s time for installation. I also got an EB  3CS fuse/circuit solution with relay for the VStrom. This made the job … Continue reading

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