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Old 09-24-2014, 09:18 PM   #1
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Christmas on the super slab and Alaska in summer

This ride plan happened rather abruptly. My father requested my presence in San Fran to move his boat north. My bride had a significant birthday coming up. A plan was hatched. In would ride the bike from sc to Cali and park it for a while. The two of us would fly back out and ride it to Alaska.

Christmas Eve at 1:30 pm eastern time, I left charleston sc for San Francisco. It was a Tuesday.

I arrived in San Fran on Thursday night. Other than the cold, it was pretty uneventful. My GPS for the 3 days.:

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Old 09-24-2014, 09:23 PM   #2
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In San Fran I met a famous surfer guy and he showed me his surfboard signed by some sailing celebs. Mavericks...

We took my fathers 19 seventy something Catalina straight into the ocean for a nice ride up the coast.



Crazy ass boat in the last pic had suspension.
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Old 09-24-2014, 09:25 PM   #3
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More San Fran
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Old 09-24-2014, 09:26 PM   #4
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So several miserable months passed and we made it back to San Fran and headed north,2 up.
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Old 09-24-2014, 09:27 PM   #5
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Not much to say about it until we hit canada.
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Old 09-24-2014, 09:30 PM   #6
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Christmas on the super slab and Alaska in summer

The scenery just improved day after day. Since this ride report is a bit past tense, I don't recall how many days and stuff but we were making pretty good tracks for 2 up. 650 miles or so a day. Northern Cali sucked. It was hot. Like 4 hours over 100. Sucked.

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Old 09-24-2014, 09:32 PM   #7
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Immediately inside bc the scenery and the weather improved.
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Old 09-24-2014, 09:34 PM   #8
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The people in bc were very kind and quick to guide us to their favorite spots. Everything was expensive and one local told us that bc meant "bring cash".

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Old 09-24-2014, 09:36 PM   #9
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We did some moto laundry and spent a metric shit ton of money.
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Old 09-24-2014, 09:37 PM   #10
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and then?
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Old 09-24-2014, 09:39 PM   #11
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Our first if many:
And some scenery

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Old 09-24-2014, 09:43 PM   #12
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Northern bc and the Yukon were in many ways better than Alaska, to us.
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Old 09-24-2014, 09:44 PM   #13
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Many of you will recognize this detour:

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Old 09-24-2014, 09:47 PM   #14
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Stewart/Hyder is a must see. Our first glacier there.

Heading on north was tons of bear. Stuff just keeps getting bigger.

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Old 09-24-2014, 09:48 PM   #15
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The road gets crappy, yet awesome. At one point, we were both standing and riding in the ditch because it was much better than the road.
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