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Forum: Americas 05-31-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 265
Posted By Alcan Rider
Yes on all counts. In past years I've done all...

Yes on all counts. In past years I've done all those roads many times on my old '82 Suzuki GS1100G, '94 Concours, and Gold Wing - street tires and all. If you were in a hurry you could manage the...
Forum: Alaska 05-27-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 635
Posted By Alcan Rider
The destruction/reconstruction on the Tok Cut-Off...

The destruction/reconstruction on the Tok Cut-Off is from MP 48 to MP 60 (Nabesna Rd). So far, except for the short stretch of gravel around 52 Mile, they've just been stockpiling aggregate. But if...
Forum: Alaska 05-25-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 635
Posted By Alcan Rider
Bluhduh Alaska Weather: Variable. Extremely Variable

When one gives out what is, to one's own thinking good advice, one would be wise to follow it one's self. However, if that one is a stubborn old geezer, his best advice might be Do as I say, not as...
Forum: Americas 05-19-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By Alcan Rider
A good camera. Early September usually means...

A good camera. Early September usually means leaves turning color, all the way up through the Yukon and in higher elevations in Alaska. While it can be really wet that time of year, when the clouds...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-19-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,139
Posted By Alcan Rider
Your CB500 will do just fine. For the SS1K you...

Your CB500 will do just fine. For the SS1K you don't need to average much in the way of mph to get it done well within the 24 hr clock. I've done several on my KLR up and down the Haul Road and...
Forum: Alaska 05-08-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,811
Posted By Alcan Rider
Someone listens to Legion? :ear :confused ...

Someone listens to Legion? :ear :confused



:lol3
Forum: Americas 05-07-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Posted By Alcan Rider
You're new to the forum, so you can be forgiven....

You're new to the forum, so you can be forgiven. But if you were to go to the Alaska sub-forum you would probably have a better chance of getting a prompt answer.

Good luck. :thumb
Forum: Americas 05-04-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,777
Posted By Alcan Rider
Cry Lesson Learned

Chalk it up to the cost of education and continue with your prime objective - the journey. As others have pointed out, five years or so down the road you won't even think of it, but the trip itself...
Forum: Americas 04-27-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By Alcan Rider
Short answer: Yes. :nod Qualifiers: If...

Short answer: Yes. :nod

Qualifiers: If you have some common sense. :huh
If you are prepared to stay over at a hotel/motel/lodge for a day or two if a nasty storm (i.e. heavy snowfall) hits...
Forum: Americas 04-26-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By Alcan Rider
That's the Yellowhead Hwy, one of Canada's major...

That's the Yellowhead Hwy, one of Canada's major cross-country routes. It's almost like asking the same questions of I-94. Even if you drop down on the Cassiar, so you are beginning near the west...
Forum: Americas 04-22-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 797
Posted By Alcan Rider
But the windows open wide. :D

But the windows open wide. :D
Forum: Alaska 04-14-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,333
Posted By Alcan Rider
I'm not XXMe but since I took the photo I have a...

I'm not XXMe but since I took the photo I have a pretty good idea where it was. You guessed it - at the end of the bay. Brian, Ricardo, and I (me in my van) rode down and got some photos. Really...
Forum: Americas 04-13-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,848
Posted By Alcan Rider
Oh, my, do you have a lot to experience yet!...

Oh, my, do you have a lot to experience yet! :eek1

First of all, it's a Honda. At 20k on the odo you've barely broken it in. My KLR650 has 3 times that and I wouldn't hesitate to take it on a...
Forum: Americas 04-09-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 866
Views: 60,549
Posted By Alcan Rider
Not aimed at anyone in particular... but when I...

Not aimed at anyone in particular... but when I read what everyone does to prepare for a trip to Alaska I have to chuckle. From being the first motorcycle in the season to being one of the last, as...
Forum: Americas 04-08-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 797
Posted By Alcan Rider
As FLARider1 suggested, the best place to get...

As FLARider1 suggested, the best place to get Alaska information would probably be the Alaska forum. Sorta makes sense, doesn't it?

Regardless, take a look at Google Earth: 64.858132...
Forum: Alaska 04-05-2015, 11:14 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,333
Posted By Alcan Rider
HayDee + Photoshop = :uhoh

HayDee + Photoshop = :uhoh
Forum: Alaska 04-05-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,333
Posted By Alcan Rider
How does the Tourance wear for you? It can...

How does the Tourance wear for you? It can handle the Dalton Hwy/Haul Road just fine, as long as you can ride within its capabilities. Eleven years ago (when the Haul Road wasn't as good as it is...
Forum: Alaska 04-05-2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,333
Posted By Alcan Rider
Y'mean like this little road? ...

Y'mean like this little road?
http://alaskajack.smugmug.com/Alaska-NW-Canada/Alaskan/Kenai-Peninsula/i-VHzxVv5/0/XL/P1010574-XL.jpg
...
Forum: Americas 04-04-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By Alcan Rider
as billy_037 stated, plenty of services and all...

as billy_037 stated, plenty of services and all good, paved roads. The only place where you might be a bit of a walk between gas stations will be after you leave Radium Hot Springs. Fill up there...
Forum: Alaska 04-03-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 1,223
Views: 187,459
Posted By Alcan Rider
FSBO - '96 HD Super Glide in Glennallen

Not mine - a friend in Glennallen is selling this.

1996 HD Super Glide (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=26506446#post26506446)
...
Forum: Americas 04-03-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,279
Posted By Alcan Rider
It is funny. Especially since the Dalton...

It is funny. Especially since the Dalton Hwy/Haul Road hasn't existed for 50 years. :lol3
Forum: Americas 03-19-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 866
Views: 60,549
Posted By Alcan Rider
If you are counting the pennies, the $30...

If you are counting the pennies, the $30 additional might be important. But for a person planning on a trip that might cost them $5 to 10k it is negligible. Living just 150 miles from the border, I...
Forum: Americas 03-19-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 866
Views: 60,549
Posted By Alcan Rider
Good point. :thumb It's a simple matter to just...

Good point. :thumb It's a simple matter to just get both, then carry the one that you think you'll need, taking into consideration a worst case scenario.
Forum: Americas 03-18-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,977
Posted By Alcan Rider
You may not realize it at this time, but your...

You may not realize it at this time, but your decision could set the tone for the remainder of your life. So consider it very thoughtfully. What is most important to you? Financial security? ...
Forum: Americas 03-15-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 866
Views: 60,549
Posted By Alcan Rider
Right! If this had been summer Wheeldog's arms...

Right! If this had been summer Wheeldog's arms would have been covered with mosquitoes....
Forum: Americas 03-13-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 866
Views: 60,549
Posted By Alcan Rider
Two things to remember: Cabela's is a South 48...

Two things to remember: Cabela's is a South 48 company, and those Nebraska mosquitoes are tiny compared to our Alaskan variety. To truly be able to defend against the Alaska State bird, the...
Forum: Americas 03-13-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 12,255
Posted By Alcan Rider
Yeah, it's been that way for several years now,...

Yeah, it's been that way for several years now, much to the disgust of motorcyclists. They jam us in, sometimes getting three motorcycles into the space that would be occupied by the tiniest car,...
Forum: Americas 03-11-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 12,255
Posted By Alcan Rider
There sure wasn't any traffic where you got your...

There sure wasn't any traffic where you got your avatar photo taken. :lol3
Forum: Americas 03-11-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 12,255
Posted By Alcan Rider
Google is your friend. :wink: Check out: ...

Google is your friend. :wink:

Check out: AMHS Fares (http://www.dot.state.ak.us/amhs/fares.shtml) Click on "Southwest Fares" to get the chart showing Valdez and Whittier (along with a slew of...
Forum: Americas 03-11-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 12,255
Posted By Alcan Rider
Very nice! :thumb Brought back some...

Very nice! :thumb

Brought back some memories. I was at the AFK hatchery on Evans Island when the Exxon Valdez spilled her guts on Bligh Reef. Landed next to the tanker on the mail plane a couple...
Forum: Americas 03-11-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 12,255
Posted By Alcan Rider
As you undoubtedly know, it isn't always the pace...

As you undoubtedly know, it isn't always the pace of traffic that causes displeasure. Most of the time it is merely the fact of traffic. You have to pay much more attention to other vehicles, both...
Forum: Americas 03-11-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 12,255
Posted By Alcan Rider
Just the extra ~140 miles/2 hours. You could...

Just the extra ~140 miles/2 hours. You could stop short of Saskatoon, at Dundurn for instance. Saskatoon is pretty easy to get through at any time of day or night, as long as you don't miss a...
Forum: Americas 03-10-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 866
Views: 60,549
Posted By Alcan Rider
You'll have raingear, won't you? It is usually...

You'll have raingear, won't you? It is usually windproof, and that is most important. My Frogg Toggs are good for about an extra 10 of warmth.

From June 1st until August 31 you probably won't...
Forum: Americas 03-10-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 12,255
Posted By Alcan Rider
Some things to consider. Day 00: You'll be...

Some things to consider.
Day 00: You'll be excited, rarin' to go, and full of adrenaline at finally being on the road. Take advantage of that burst of energy and get through the Twin Cities before...
Forum: Americas 03-10-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 12,255
Posted By Alcan Rider
Maybe I can come up with a new and exciting...

Maybe I can come up with a new and exciting guided tour. :evil
Forum: Americas 03-09-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 12,255
Posted By Alcan Rider
:hmmmmm Three riders can carry a lot of fudge. ...

:hmmmmm Three riders can carry a lot of fudge. :nod

You do remember the location of the Fudge Pot in Fairbanks, don't you Andy?

:lol3
Forum: Americas 03-08-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 866
Views: 60,549
Posted By Alcan Rider
Yep :thumb, and some good advice from my friend...

Yep :thumb, and some good advice from my friend Mark. :nod

Something you really need to watch out for when camping are those darned camp robbers. Gray Jays, Canada Jays, or that %^&*bird that...
Forum: Alaska 03-08-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,179
Posted By Alcan Rider
HayDee learned rather early on that the best way...

HayDee learned rather early on that the best way to ensure having a reliable DR is to have a spare. :nod




:zilla
Forum: Americas 03-07-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 12,255
Posted By Alcan Rider
Well... having traveled through that area quite a...

Well... having traveled through that area quite a few times, but not since the fracking oil production got to be a major industry, if I were concerned as you are, I would stay away from those places...
Forum: Americas 03-05-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 12,255
Posted By Alcan Rider
It hit 43F here in Slana, Alaska this afternoon....

It hit 43F here in Slana, Alaska this afternoon. :lol3

But predicted to hit -20F next Tuesday. :waysad
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