ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Regional forums > Alaska
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-03-2012, 07:58 AM   #1
Dazzer OP
Studly Adventurer
 
Dazzer's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2005
Location: Yorkshire
Oddometer: 586
Best roads to ride in Alaska

Hi

Leigh and I will be arriving in Canada on the 24th August. our bike is being shipped from Korea and should arrive in Seattle just after we arrive in Vancouver. When we get confirmation the bike as arrived we will get the bus down to Seattle and collect our bike.

We will be riding north to Alaska and would like any tips on best route to ride and sights to see on route north and on our return route south.

Any info at all will helpful

Thanks . Dazzer and Leigh

photos and write up of our trip so far here

http://www.bmwgs.co.uk/viewforum.php?f=10
__________________
UK
Dazzer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2012, 01:08 PM   #2
friar mike
IronButtGruver
 
friar mike's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2004
Location: Wasilla Alaska
Oddometer: 4,909
bring your snow shoes
__________________
We,re on a mission from God. "blues brothers"
Don't go up there someone's going to die. "Walter"
A world without string is chaos
Good-Bad-Iam the guy with the gun "evil dead"
God's speed Rommel run free my dog
friar mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2012, 03:00 PM   #3
USBYGS
Riding the World
 
USBYGS's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2004
Location: 1st igloo on the left
Oddometer: 877
We saw a dozen bears riding up the Cassiar last week...
__________________
Combat Touring Division
Two up Pterrorists

Take no prisoners - Leave no witnesses
USBYGS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2012, 03:06 PM   #4
windypoint
Gnarly Adventurer
 
windypoint's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2012
Location: Walla Walla
Oddometer: 212
Bring your rain gear for Southeast Alaska. It has been a wet and cold Summer. The Haines Highway from Haines to Haines Junction in the Yukon is one of the top rides in Alaska. I am curious why you waited until so late in the season?
windypoint is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2012, 05:10 PM   #5
ThatGuy
Brownie
 
ThatGuy's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2006
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Oddometer: 4,806
I'd say Hathers Pass and the Denali Hwy but you may need to heed Friars suggestion. Weather has been "interesting".
__________________
Disclaimer: The writer does not represent any organization, employer, entity or other individual. The views expressed are those only of the writer. In the case of a sarcastic, facetious, nonsensical, stirring-the-pot, controversial or devil's advocate-type post, the views expressed may not even reflect those of the writer.
ThatGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2012, 05:32 PM   #6
Dazzer OP
Studly Adventurer
 
Dazzer's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2005
Location: Yorkshire
Oddometer: 586
Quote:
Originally Posted by windypoint View Post
Bring your rain gear for Southeast Alaska. It has been a wet and cold Summer. The Haines Highway from Haines to Haines Junction in the Yukon is one of the top rides in Alaska. I am curious why you waited until so late in the season?
we left the UK at the Start of May. Its been a long ride through Europe Russia and Mongolia. Now were in Korea and covered 14,000 miles .

Were from Yorkshire in the UK ,so used to wet cold weather and after the 40 plus c and high humidity here it may come as some relief to ride in a cool climate. were still looking forward to it.

ps get your bike's ready we will try and bring a late summer with us

Thanks

Dazzer and Leigh
__________________
UK
Dazzer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2012, 09:17 PM   #7
Alaskajeff
Beastly Adventurer
 
Alaskajeff's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: Palmer, ALASKA
Oddometer: 1,109
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dazzer View Post
we left the UK at the Start of May. Its been a long ride through Europe Russia and Mongolia. Now were in Korea and covered 14,000 miles .

Were from Yorkshire in the UK ,so used to wet cold weather and after the 40 plus c and high humidity here it may come as some relief to ride in a cool climate. were still looking forward to it.

ps get your bike's ready we will try and bring a late summer with us

Thanks

Dazzer and Leigh
+1 for the Denali Highway. Just made our first trip through. Paxson to Cantwell is the most scenic from what I've been told, and I must agree. If you two are in Palmer and need a place to crash PM me.
__________________
Palmer, ALASKA
1 Tim 6:11-12 "FIGHT the GOOD Fight"
2011 Verys ADV
92 FATBOY (in rebuild status)
Alaskajeff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2012, 09:59 PM   #8
Dazzer OP
Studly Adventurer
 
Dazzer's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2005
Location: Yorkshire
Oddometer: 586
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alaskajeff View Post
+1 for the Denali Highway. Just made our first trip through. Paxson to Cantwell is the most scenic from what I've been told, and I must agree. If you two are in Palmer and need a place to crash PM me.
Excellent Thank You.
__________________
UK
Dazzer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2012, 08:47 AM   #9
windypoint
Gnarly Adventurer
 
windypoint's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2012
Location: Walla Walla
Oddometer: 212
If you do find yourselves in Haines, send me a note on PM. I can't offer a bed but I would be happy to buy you guys a drink.
Ken
windypoint is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2012, 09:40 AM   #10
NorthernStar
Work in Progress
 
NorthernStar's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2006
Location: Warming up in Washington
Oddometer: 240
On your way out - you may want to try the Tok cut off from Gakona to Tok thru Slana with a side trip to Devils Mountain Lodge / Nabesna.
__________________
"There are those that make things happen, those that watch things happen, and those that wonder what the heck happened." Libby
NorthernStar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2012, 10:47 AM   #11
Solarmoose
electric
 
Solarmoose's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Fairbanks
Oddometer: 688
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dazzer View Post
ps get your bike's ready we will try and bring a late summer with us

Thanks

Dazzer and Leigh
Its not unheard of to have great weather in Sep, cool nights but nice days.
Solarmoose is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2012, 05:42 PM   #12
crash!!!
Adventurer
 
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Fairbanks, Ak and Lewisville, Tx
Oddometer: 39
It's gonna be cold,

But still awesome. Do Fairbanks to circle city. That was my best ride this past summer. Also tok to eagle and then back to Dawson is a awesome ride as well! No matter what riding you do in Alaska, it is all phenomenal! Just hit the dirt!

Crash!!!
crash!!! is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2012, 09:29 PM   #13
nuttynu
Studly Adventurer
 
nuttynu's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2012
Location: ANCHORAGE,ALASKA
Oddometer: 922
cold and wet
nuttynu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2012, 06:36 AM   #14
Dazzer OP
Studly Adventurer
 
Dazzer's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2005
Location: Yorkshire
Oddometer: 586
ThanAll
I will post again once we have collected our bike from Seattle and we have a better idea of dates that we will be in your area. a Cold Beers sounds great

Dazzer and Leigh
__________________
UK
Dazzer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2012, 01:54 PM   #15
crashmaster
ow, my balls!
 
crashmaster's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2007
Location: Alaska
Oddometer: 5,191
Quote:
Originally Posted by USBYGS View Post
We saw a dozen bears riding up the Cassiar last week...
That must have been quite a sight. What kind of bikes were they riding?


__________________
Riding the Americas: No Fumar Español
_____________________________________________

crashmaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 06:19 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014