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Old 07-26-2012, 01:46 AM   #1
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My 2012 biggest tour !

hello all,

this season has been a very very wonderful year riding with my bike, but starting next week. i will be on my 7 day touring the northern of alaska.
so here is my plan and some advice might be needed cause i am doing this on a sportbike!

plan: depart Anchorage - Valdez(camp) via Richardson hwy- Fairbanks(camp)--Arctic circle/Coldfoot(camp here)----back to Fairbanks..deciding to head to Tok or ride down to Denali N. park




so now here are the needed advice, amy recommended place to tent out on those camp?

while heading to Coldfoot, my biggest concern is...RIDING in dirt,gravel. my bike has never ridden gravel for more than a 1/4 mile,... i have great michy roads 3 tires on.. shall i lower psi...set suspension?? and tips. i know about the being aware.slowing and taking it easy on dirt, but again im on a sprotbike.. i think i should be fine right ??

so this is the plan.
i will be doing this the first of Aug, any tips, or whatever is welcome.

this will be the highlight on my 2012 riding season !

Here's the lady,



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Old 07-26-2012, 02:11 AM   #2
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okay, plan is changing.
after arctic circle to Fairbankds. instead of heading to tok.
im thinking about heading from FB to Denali N. parks and coming back home from the parks highway..
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Old 07-26-2012, 04:08 PM   #3
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Well your bike is not exactly a dual sport, but with the proper tires and rider skill anything is possible. Gravel/dirt roads can get pretty crazy sometimes, even with properly equipped bikes/tires and rider. Most years D2D's are testament to that.
With that said you SHOULD be fine unless the weather turns to crap. Sounda like quite an adventure.
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Old 07-26-2012, 04:34 PM   #4
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Yes, I'll be taking extra cautions on the haul road... What's is D2d ?
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Old 07-26-2012, 06:00 PM   #5
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Yes, I'll be taking extra cautions on the haul road... What's is D2d ?
Really?
THIS:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=735844

And the pics to prove it...
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=802880

This one you will enjoy
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Old 07-26-2012, 06:08 PM   #6
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Sweet thanks for the info
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:36 PM   #7
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From Valdez you could go to Glennallen, then keep going north to Paxson, then Delta, to Fairbanks. More interesting ride and scenery, I think.
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:43 PM   #8
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From Valdez you could go to Glennallen, then keep going north to Paxson, then Delta, to Fairbanks. More interesting ride and scenery, I think.
That's why I'm doing, on the way back I'll take the Parks highway passing Denali parks,camp there a night and head on back to Anch. Excited !
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If you get to TOK, DO NOT MISS "Jen's Thai" Food. She's located in a roach coach next to the visitor center parking lot, and I ate there three times a month ago and found it among the best Thai food we'd ever had, and certainly the top meals we'd had on our 8200 mile run to D2D from CO. If raining, you can go inside the visitors center to eat it even!
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Old 07-28-2012, 08:16 AM   #10
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will do mate, thank you
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Old 07-28-2012, 08:57 PM   #11
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photo of route is on my first post
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Old 07-28-2012, 09:33 PM   #12
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If you spend the night in Tok, here's a motorcycle campground: http://www.thompsonseaglesclaw.com/

And my favorite restaurant in the area is Fast Eddie's. Good food with a great salad bar and awesome Berries of the Forest pie!

Good luck and have fun, Mark H.

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Old 07-28-2012, 09:38 PM   #13
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thanks AKDUC for the camo info, and ive been to fast eddies twice , indeed a great place to grub down
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Well your bike is not exactly a dual sport, but with the proper tires and rider skill anything is possible. Gravel/dirt roads can get pretty crazy sometimes, even with properly equipped bikes/tires and rider. Most years D2D's are testament to that.
With that said you SHOULD be fine unless the weather turns to crap. Sounda like quite an adventure.
+1 ran into two sporbikes the other day on the Taylor(CDN side) and saw a couple of Harley's as well coming back.
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Old 07-30-2012, 12:18 AM   #15
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HEHEHE,... i dont know but man i am excited for Valdez (thompson pass) and exiceted but a bit scare to ride up to arctic circle. argg hopfully them gravel wont be to...wet
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