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Old 07-26-2007, 12:29 PM   #1
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Laugh Bug Murderers Assault Alaska! (with some time-lapse)



Here lies a tale of assorted scooter trash on their assault to Alaska. My personal goal was to put a boot in the Arctic Ocean, but I got a little more than that




The tale starts in Portland, Oregon with an invitation by Biermeister brauhausbier to tag along with him on his 2nd attempt at Prudoe Bay; his first attempt being thwarted by snow at Atigan Pass a few years ago.




Joining us for part of the trip would be Wild Man Forrest, doing his last leg on a multi-month 4-corners trip, with AK being the 5th corner.




Intersecting our departure was the fascinating Ms. Chiff, who was heading down California way and on to West Fest, despite my best efforts to convince her that riding to Alaska with us would be far more exciting.




Another one of my goals was to film the entire trip with time-lapse. Between 3 cameras I managed to take over 9,200 pictures (and because of that, this trip report will be painfully slow to compose). One picture taken every 10 seconds. The time-lapse was only partially successful however. One problem was bugs:




And another was vibration (ferchrissakes, I mounted the camera on the handlebars of a KTM 640, what did I expect?)




And finally the Rube-Goldberg mount, eh, she assploded.




Ok, I really have to get back to work now but I am going to put so many pictures up that you will want to vomit, and some other details about the trip perhaps not found in other AK trip reports. Hang in there, I'll be back!

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Old 07-26-2007, 12:37 PM   #2
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...can't wait, bring on the bug-crusted time lapse.
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Old 07-26-2007, 12:40 PM   #3
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Stihrigg told me to watch for this one!
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Old 07-26-2007, 01:22 PM   #4
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looking forward to the report!!
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Old 07-26-2007, 01:28 PM   #5
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Laugh

Awwww sheeite.

I've been looking forward to this..... started chuckling at photo #2, and figure I only have 9,198 to go. And between the three of you - this will be a good one.

Subscription - check.
Popcorn - - check.

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Old 07-26-2007, 01:41 PM   #6
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Anything to discourage me from writing up a report on the lame by comparison trip I just got back from, eh?

Glad you all made it back in one piece.

Brauhausbier - First batches of brewed in UT all grain beer are kegged. Your expert advice and ingredient help are much appreciated. My best ever.

Now make with the entertainment.
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Old 08-03-2007, 03:37 PM   #7
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New pics!

I just got some new pics from Wyatt, and I'll be integrating these as the trip progresses. Here is their view of crossing the border and down into Chicken.

Remember when I said they were late for the border crossing? This is what they saw (notice the time-stamps ):


What I want to know is, who are the cones and that gate going to stop if you're determined to get through, and what are they going to do about it if you do?




But they got through!


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Old 08-03-2007, 03:55 PM   #8
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More from Wyatt and Dennis's point of view









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Old 08-03-2007, 04:05 PM   #9
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Ok, I think I'm starting to crack

Now I have 3 sources of photos to coordinate so I think forward progress is going to be even slower!

Ok now, where was I? Oh yeah, I'm hungry; where's the PopTarts (tm)?
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Old 08-03-2007, 04:33 PM   #10
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"May the sun never blind your eye,
Let me sleep so my teeth don't grind,
Hear the sound of the voice inside...."
-Alice in Chains

Do enough of this:






And you will eventually get this:




But the road construction is most always good; you get to talk to people and hear their stories and take a break. It's all good!
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Old 08-03-2007, 04:42 PM   #11
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Better get crackin' on finishing this up....only a couple weeks before you head out to BFE on the KTM to avoid visiting w/ me when I hit Oregon

Great job, btw...
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Old 08-03-2007, 04:45 PM   #12
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Old 08-03-2007, 08:33 PM   #13
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Now I have 3 sources of photos to coordinate so I think forward progress is going to be even slower!
Yep, this is how I felt about our Mexico trip report. I was being hassled to post pics and two others were already posting. Everyones on a diff schedule, makes for some disjointed reading. Needs a disclaimer to your readers, go drink 5 or 6 beers, then sit down and read, It'll all make more sense then
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Old 08-03-2007, 08:59 PM   #14
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Old 09-30-2007, 12:37 PM   #15
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Wow, look what I found!

Or, more accurately, a link that was passed to me
Remember the tough looking RV (for lack of a better word) that I took pics of on the road to Haines?
http://www.steelwheels4x4.com/
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