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Old 02-15-2011, 08:54 PM   #166
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There's also a cool riverboat in Whitehorse that is open for tours.

Originally Posted by Dblarrow View Post
Looking forward to this ride next year with the daughter.

Nice set of pics on the old river boats. With as many Alaska trips as I have read about that is the first I have heard of those. That is definitely on the list to see.

Thanks for sharing the trip.
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Old 02-15-2011, 11:02 PM   #167
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Old 02-16-2011, 01:24 AM   #168
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Old 02-16-2011, 05:57 AM   #169
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I've finally figured out what this thing is. It's a lunch truck for cannibals. First you choose the person you want to eat from the automat...

...and then they cook him/her for you!

Ingenious, but I'd rather just have a slice of pizza.

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Old 02-16-2011, 06:00 AM   #170
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Q: What happened to the wiener afterwards!

A: She threw it at us, as we were making the most comments!

You're a good sport MAG
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Old 02-16-2011, 06:08 AM   #171
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Awesome picture Packrat.

Dawson was a hoot!

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Old 02-16-2011, 06:31 AM   #172
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I love this RR....
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Old 02-16-2011, 06:34 AM   #173
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But first we had to do a valve adjustment on MAG's bike.
The night before we had met a nice guy who was a Suzuki mechanic, and he offered to help with the adjustment.

It only took about an hour.
Hay Packrat! Thanks for diagnosing (and FIXING!) my DR650's running issues. amazing what a little love can do to a motorcycle!

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Old 02-16-2011, 07:58 AM   #174
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Subscribed. Great RR. It may even motivate me enough to do a RR from our Alaska trip last August...
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Old 02-16-2011, 09:25 AM   #175
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Questor ; thanks for another great ride report . I always enjoy any report by you or MAG . In your shots of D2D festivities I was surprised to see Will (job3-14) doing the water balloon thing with Amanda at the controls . Then in the next picture of MAG consuming the hot dog , they are right behind her . They are quite the couple , here is their report . Hope to do a run up to Deadhorse this summer myself , so paying attention to your ride . Thanks again !
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Old 02-16-2011, 09:56 AM   #176
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Nice report

Nice report as usual Questor, Glad you made it up to the big state.
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Old 02-16-2011, 10:41 AM   #177
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Great report...

Great ride report you two, I am very much enjoying your pictures and the story telling aspect. Love the history around Dawson.

I also appreciate your "glorp" concoctions, ..I have for many years made similar styled meals, one dish and simple, but I called mine.. "gorp", ..too funny,!

I look forward to reading/seeing more.


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Old 02-16-2011, 01:44 PM   #178
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Day 15: Sunday June 27th, 2010

We had been in Dawson for five days, and while it was everything I was expecting, and more, it was time to move on.

But first I had to get the wild animal out of my tent.

Look at those fierce teeth!

Once the wild animal was evicted from the tent, and fed, we packed up camp and hit the road. Today we would cross into Alaska!

We took the ferry across the river.

And started on the Top of the World Highway to Chicken and Tok.

MAG is right behind me.

The Top of the World Highway lives up to it's name. Once you climb up on the ridge, it's a 79 mile long section of road so named because, along much of its length, it skirts the crest of the hills, giving looks down on the valleys below.

Alpine Tiger country.

See the rainbow?

Finally after two weeks of being in the road, we crossed into Alaska.

Alaskan Tiger.

Passing a gas station.

We hit some rain and the road became very slippery.
I had a nearly bald street tire on the front of the KTM, and steering was 'exciting'.

Turn left to Chicken.

MAG took the lead for a while.

You don't see this kind of community every day.

We stopped to get some gas.

As I mentioned before, some vehicles have big fuel bills up here.

A little further down the road we stopped for lunch.

We're in Chicken now.

I fed the "attack Chicken".

And then ordered...

Chicken of course!!!

After a relaxing lunch, we decided to head on down the road.
On the way out of town we saw another large dredge.

Headed to Tok.

We rode through a very recent forest fire.

I later found out that it was less than a week ago.

In Tok, we stopped here to get more supplies.

In Tok we stopped at a store to get postcards and stickers.
I took pictures of the animals they had on display.

It had been raining for hours now, and we went to the Tundra campground because they had free hot showers.

Here I gave Tiger his Alaska sticker. He had always wanted to go to Alaska, and now he had. Good Tiger.

and yes, there are big mosquitoes here too.

This actually became a game for us. We took pictures to see who could find the biggest mosquito...
In a few days we would find bigger ones.

Stats for the day:
189 miles Moving average 39.9 Moving Time 4:49 Stopped 3:47 Total 8:32


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Old 02-20-2011, 06:14 AM   #179
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OK, just spent my Sat and Sun am catching up here. Huge trip Q !
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Old 02-20-2011, 09:19 AM   #180
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I'm following your story with great interest, as I will be traveling much of the same route this summer during our family's 2 1/2 month journey from California to Alaska and back (not on bikes, however, as the kids are dynamos on their dirt bikes but still too young--8 and 11--for street licenses). It's great to see photos of the places that are just pushpins or dots on my Canada/Alaska wall map right now. I've heard a lot about the mosquitoes . . . looks like we might invest in some ThermaCell devices!

Anyway, thanks for taking the time to post about your adventure. I'm eagerly waiting for more!
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