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Old 05-27-2011, 01:08 PM   #1
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Where Are You Going?

Where Are You Going???

This is the question I was often asked when I tried to explain my plans for a 3 month 11,000 mile trip up to Arctic Circle in both Alaska and Canada.

It is just a week & a day until I set out for my trip so I wanted to get this thread started so I can share the link with family & friends prior to departure on June 4th. My intention is to do this ride report as “live” as possible on a daily basis when internet access is available.

I want to start by expressing my gratitude to all those who have gone before me & taken the time to do ride reports to share their experience. I have used the ride reports here on ADV rider as my reference library for planning my trip.

Update April 2013: I have just realized that the host/server where I posted my photos was bought out by another company & the result is that the links to my photos are no longer working. I am going to attempt to re post the photos for this thread as time allows.

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Old 05-27-2011, 01:18 PM   #2
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Just beautiful. Your route is similar to the one I'm planning for 2012. I'll be following your progress and look forward to your RR and photos.

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Where Are You Going???

This is the question I was often asked when I tried to explain my plans for a 3 month 10,000 mile trip up to Arctic Circle in both Alaska and Canada.

It is just a week & a day until I set out for my trip so I wanted to get this thread started so I can share the link with family & friends prior to departure on June 4th. My intention is to do this ride report as “live” as possible on a daily basis when internet access is available.

I want to start by expressing my gratitude to all those who gone before me & taken the time to do ride reports to share their experience. I have used the ride reports here on ADV rider as my reference library for planning my trip.

Here is the general route:

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Old 05-27-2011, 01:21 PM   #3
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Old 05-27-2011, 05:44 PM   #4
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I hear the call of Alaska! I can't wait 'till my turn, so I'll be following along...
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Old 05-27-2011, 06:34 PM   #5
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Thanks for following along Dan...

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Just beautiful. Your route is similar to the one I'm planning for 2012. I'll be following your progress and look forward to your RR and photos.
Thanks for following along...
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Old 05-27-2011, 06:36 PM   #6
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I hear the call of Alaska! I can't wait 'till my turn, so I'll be following along...
Thanks for coming along. FYI used to live in Tucson... spent 3 years at the UofA; a very nice part of the world.
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Old 05-27-2011, 07:42 PM   #7
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So What Are the Raods to the Arctic Circle Like?

Some of my non-motorcycle riding friends have asked what all this riding to the Arctic Circle thing is all about... what are the roads like ...... so
here are some videos from others that have made the trip:

Here is a You Tube of the Dalton Hwy:
http://youtu.be/cvLlOZKpwDA
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Old 05-27-2011, 08:11 PM   #8
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Old 05-28-2011, 03:50 PM   #9
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Real Time Tracking for my Entire Trip

Just added a SpotWalla link for my spot tracker to my signature line so that there will be a track of my trip from beginning to end.
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Old 05-28-2011, 06:55 PM   #10
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I am leaving for Prudhoe Bay on June 10th, hope to see you on the road!
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Old 05-30-2011, 02:00 PM   #11
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The First Segment of the Trip

My wife Leslie will be joining me on her 2005 BMW GS for the first segment of the trip, up though the San Juan Islands and over to Vancouver Island.
Here is a picture of the two of us from last year’s trip in Glacier National Park.

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And later at an espresso break on our way to Yellowstone NP

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She does really well on her bike and is not afraid of taking it on some back roads:

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This is a back road we found pretty close to Yellowstone NP

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After our visit to Vancouver Island Leslie will catch the ferry to Port Angles and head south back to home while I will continue north to Port Hardy and get the ferry to Prince Rupert.
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Old 05-30-2011, 05:53 PM   #12
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Thanks for the follow...

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I am leaving for Prudhoe Bay on June 10th, hope to see you on the road!
It also good to connect with you on Twitter... I hope our paths cross & we can share a campsite or a meal...
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Old 05-30-2011, 05:58 PM   #13
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Pass the pop corn!

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Please pass the popcorn

These last few days just before a long trip are....... well... interesting, some times I am busy & times flies by & at other times I feel like I am just waiting for the trip to start... so please get me a beer too will you!
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And thanks kindly for the mention.
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Old 06-02-2011, 12:19 PM   #15
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T- 2 Days

I am down to my final selection of what to bring for my trip & making sure it will all fit on the bike. I know there are different points of view about how much to bring... as little as possible to everything you might even need, I am bringing about the same as I brought last year on my cross the US & Canada trip; I am a little on the "bring as much as you want" side especially with my plans to camp as often as I have decent weather. Also just gotta have my kermit chair

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