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Old 09-02-2009, 01:14 AM   #1
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30 days of leave...Alaska to Oklahoma on the Sportster

Yes, thats right, on a Harley Sportster. The beginning of summer my boss came up to me and told me I had some use or lose vacation time. Well with 80 days of leave saved up from deployments and TDYs I said what the hell I'll take 30! I'm stationed in Anchorage Alaska and having rode everywhere in Alaska on my 1200 Sporty and KLX 250 I decided it was time to get out of this state. I've never attempted a longer ride that a 1000 miles or so north I thought I would love to ride down to home and visit my parents. Well as everyone knows Sportster are not your ideal adventure/touring bike. I guess I'm your typical harley rider as I hate windshields and saddlebags and such. As time went along I finally realized I need some way to strap some bags to the bike. My buddy and i decided to fab up a sissy bar to strap a ruck sack to. Having chopped fenders makes it hard to strap any gear to your bike. well here is what we made...

My bike how I usually ride her...


with the sissy bar we fabbed painted and on



did a test run with my gear...



and i headed out August 1



more to come...
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Old 09-02-2009, 01:32 AM   #2
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Started the first day by sitting an hour in traffic and construction on the Glenn highwaynorth of anchorage. Stopped in a local deli and had the most delicous sandwich (name is In and Out deli in Palmer. I recommend it!)



headed north from Palmer heading towards Glennallen. ran into a fellow ADVenture rider but can not remember his name. i know he rode from Minnesota or Michigan. He was a really great guy to ride with and sit in good ol Alaskan highway construction.



Can not remember the name of this Glacier but i did pull some cool rocks out of it...


when I reached Glennallen me and Minnesota rider dude split ways and I did run into Alcan Rider who took the most horrid pic of me. after that headed north and ran into some really sweet frost heaves. i never knew Harley Davidsons could catch air untill that day...



later that day I made it to Tok




more really crappy pics to come...
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Old 09-02-2009, 05:10 AM   #3
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Allrighty then-- a bobbed sporty and a young GI running cross country-- how well will this go? Good on you for going to see your parents and involving an adventure to boot.

I'm in for following you on this one.. Are you from Elmo?

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Old 09-02-2009, 05:11 AM   #4
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this looks good - thanks for sharing!
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Old 09-02-2009, 05:50 AM   #5
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Well with 80 days of leave saved up from deployments and TDYs I said what the hell I'll take 30!
SEVERE memories. I rode my '60 Sporty from Oklahoma City to New Port Richey, Florida back in '68 between duty stations (Oklahoma and Italy).

With a side trip to Maine tossed in.

I still remember the trip very well.

Enjoy the ride and thanks for triggering the 'Wayback Machine.
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Old 09-02-2009, 06:00 AM   #6
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I agree, this looks good! Have a safe fun trip!!That bike looks cool too!
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Old 09-02-2009, 06:03 AM   #7
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This should be good.....Looking forward to the ride...

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Old 09-02-2009, 06:36 AM   #8
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Old 09-02-2009, 07:26 AM   #9
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I not really a Harley fan but this should be an andventure. Goodluck and safe travels to Oklahoma, I always love riding back to Oklahoma myself. Be sure and homested Lariad Hot Springs, its the best stop on the way down and should be getting close to free camping time.
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Old 09-02-2009, 09:40 PM   #10
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Traveling on a sportster how can it not be a American Adventure!
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Old 09-02-2009, 09:42 PM   #11
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Old 09-02-2009, 10:03 PM   #12
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Old 09-02-2009, 11:25 PM   #13
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Can not remember the name of this Glacier but i did pull some cool rocks out of it...

That's the Matanuska Glacier - photo taken from the Matanuska Glacier Wayside at Mile 101 on the Glenn Hwy.


when I reached Glennallen me and Minnesota rider dude split ways and I did run into Alcan Rider who took the most horrid pic of me..
Just for that, everyone gets to look at it again!


Now - get busy with some more crappy pictures.

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Old 09-03-2009, 12:07 AM   #14
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here are some pics of Alaska and going over the border to the Yukon. I got air on 3 different frost heaves.





over the border













the most stolen signs i've ever seen...


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Old 09-03-2009, 12:29 AM   #15
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Very cool stuff thanks for sharing & keep it comin'!

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