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Old 03-01-2007, 12:57 AM   #16
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Now I have to figure out how to see everything I want to see in 2 weeks but I guess thats a whole nother thread
Come around summer solstice...Almost 24 hrs. of light...Survive on coffee and Red Bull...RIDE, RIDE, RIDE...Remember, sleep is out of the question...
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Old 03-01-2007, 10:22 AM   #17
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Come around summer solstice...Almost 24 hrs. of light...Survive on coffee and Red Bull...RIDE, RIDE, RIDE...Remember, sleep is out of the question...
i think there will be plenty of that already. I just hope I'm not getting in over my head. I don't like having tight schedules and my wife will be flying in to meet me. I want to see as much as possible but I don't want to just fly by everything or be too exhasted to enjoy myself.

Over what dates is the most sunlight? July? or is its earlier/later?
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Old 03-01-2007, 11:44 AM   #18
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Longest days are mid to late June through early July...The longest day is June 21....When in Anchorage stop in at the House of Harley and say hi...

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Old 03-01-2007, 12:42 PM   #19
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Longest days are mid to late June through early July...The longest day is June 21....When in Anchorage stop in at the House of Harley and say hi...

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Old 03-03-2007, 07:22 AM   #20
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Carlisle Trucking will ship from Anchorage to Forest Lake, MN for $282 (in a crate) Shipping time is about 4 days. They will also pick up the crated bike from Classic Motion or Internation Wood.

Internation Wood gave me a quote of $275 to crate the bike

I got a quote from Clasic Motion yesterday: If I remember right the cost of shipping and crating together from them was about double, or $1100 to $1200. There cost for just crating was closer to $300 also.

Southern Alaska Forwarding said they don't ship out of AK

Forward Air only ships in the contenental US and a few points in Canada

Thanks for the help!
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Old 03-03-2007, 07:48 AM   #21
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riding to alaska and shipping

i am riding from florida to alaska in june and then shipping my bike back like you as well. i am even flying my wife up like you too. Classic motion is who everyone is telling me to use, i have talked to her and she seems very nice. still waiting to get a quote b/c she had some family probs last week. i'll be going from tallahassee fl to mount rushmore to yellowstone to glacier national park, up to jasper np, then up the alcan. tryin to do it in two weeks, then my wife will join me in alaska. good luck.
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Old 03-19-2007, 02:11 AM   #22
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I am looking for a solution to ship my bike from San Francisco to Anchorage this summer. Any suggestions or previous experience? Also my buddy might want to do the same out of Toronto.

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Old 03-19-2007, 08:31 AM   #23
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I am looking for a solution to ship my bike from San Francisco to Anchorage this summer. Any suggestions or previous experience? Also my buddy might want to do the same out of Toronto.

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I would check out the companies listed in this thread. The 2 that gave me the best options were:
Carlisle: 800-478-1853 ANC - you will need to have the bike crated to use these guys but they work closely with 2 companies and will even pick the bike up from them after its in a crate.
Classic Motion at 907-272-6863
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Old 03-25-2007, 12:44 AM   #24
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Carlisle Trucking will ship from Anchorage to Forest Lake, MN for $282 (in a crate) Shipping time is about 4 days. They will also pick up the crated bike from Classic Motion or Internation Wood.

Internation Wood gave me a quote of $275 to crate the bike

I got a quote from Clasic Motion yesterday: If I remember right the cost of shipping and crating together from them was about double, or $1100 to $1200. There cost for just crating was closer to $300 also.

Southern Alaska Forwarding said they don't ship out of AK

Forward Air only ships in the contenental US and a few points in Canada

Thanks for the help!
I am also thinkinking of shipping to Forest Lake area( actually Hugo ). Was there someone special you spoke to at Carlile? I don't have time for the round trip, so I will ride home after BMW Rally in West Bend, Wisconsin. I will make my own crate.
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Old 03-25-2007, 02:04 PM   #25
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Forward Air only ships in the contenental US
So what "continent" are we on? GGRRRRRRRRRRRRR!
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Old 03-25-2007, 05:05 PM   #26
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So what "continent" are we on? GGRRRRRRRRRRRRR!
Well it dose take a passport to get in and out of here.
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Old 03-26-2007, 08:35 AM   #27
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Old 03-26-2007, 08:36 AM   #28
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I am also thinkinking of shipping to Forest Lake area( actually Hugo ). Was there someone special you spoke to at Carlile? I don't have time for the round trip, so I will ride home after BMW Rally in West Bend, Wisconsin. I will make my own crate.
I think I was given a contact when I got the number but I just called and spoke to who answered the phone. They were easy to work with.
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Old 03-26-2007, 08:20 PM   #29
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There is a trucking/bus company that runs between Minnesota and Alaska on a weekly (or maybe bi-weekly) basis that I have used to ship china and furniture. The pallet was in the $120 range and took several days depending on the trip schedual. Do not remember the company name, but they have been written up in the local fish wrapper (paper) for the bus trip they do during the summer.
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Old 03-26-2007, 08:34 PM   #30
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There is a trucking/bus company that runs between Minnesota and Alaska on a weekly (or maybe bi-weekly) basis that I have used to ship china and furniture. The pallet was in the $120 range and took several days depending on the trip schedual. Do not remember the company name, but they have been written up in the local fish wrapper (paper) for the bus trip they do during the summer.
Sounds like you are talking about Alaska Direct Bus/Trucking.
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