Is he here in Anchorage now and if so, where's he staying?
The first time I met him here in Anchorage was years ago on his first round the world trip on an R1. He pulled into one of our Sportbike Nights on our local cruising strip on a Fri or Sat night. We were all pretty impressed and took turns sitting on his bike while asking many questions. A few of us bought his postcards to help finance his way further. I'll never forget how ratty his gloves were on that trip. Still wish I'd given him a pair of mine back then. I did offer him a place to stay but he'd already pitched his tent out of town and wanted to get an early start.
Almost forgot to mention that it was -41f in Barrow last night. Oh, and -40 is the same in f or c.
Good luck and have fun, Mark H.