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Joined: Jun 2006
Location: 101 and 246, CA
Great Ride North - Alaska/Yukon 2009
Set to begin Aug 15, 2009 (holy crap that's this Saturday! )
We're going to Alaska. It's the usual Alaska pilgrimage, but for us it's The Great Ride North.
Dyvking just retired and needed something to do.
I just have this obsession about Alaska, the Alcan, and the Yukon.
Alaska has held me in its grips for the last 15 years or so starting with an ill-timed drive up there one March/April with a co-worker (who knew there would be this much snow in April?) up to and including the Great Ride North. Dyvking has never been to Canada. This will be my sixth trip up there one way or another, but my first on a motorcycle.
This ride almost happened
and having horded sufficient vacation time (and personal favor) at work, the Great Ride North is set for take off August 15 (2009).
Riding a 2005 R1200GS, a retired School Teacher, originally from
On a 2006 R1150GS Adv SE, a
1200 GS sporting stock side cases, a Rev Pack excursion pack, Mtn. Sun Tank Panniers, and wearing a set of new Tourances,
1150 GS Adv, wearing S
Both bikes have approximately 24,000 miles and had their appropriate check-ups (PSA’s were both clean) at Bits and Pieces in
Spotty: Dyvking has a spot goin’ on and if you’d like to see “Where Are They Now” this is the link:
Personal Locator Beacon: idea man through the largesse of ericb67 (Thanks E!) will be toting a PLB for when the really bad stuff happens. Hopefully it will go unused throughout.
Analog Directional Indicators (Maps): idea man
HP Mini: idea man
RR: idea man
More to come. Feet up Saturday. First light.
"You know sir, there is a fine line between Badass and Dumbass." Medical Records Lady
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idea man screwed with this post 08-11-2009 at 12:21 AM
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