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Old 10-09-2012, 10:12 PM   #16
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sorry Jeff, was on mobile , just hop onto my laptop and now i see the sigh up thread with all the INFO . ahahah sorry for the noobs news. im just really excited about this event and would love to do it new year. yeeehaa
No worries, I remember my first D2D like it was last year...........Sure hope you get to go, it was and will continue to be a BLAST. Would you be going on your current bike? You would be quite popular if you did.
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:13 PM   #17
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i know there is a strech of dirt/gravel road.
how bad is it? better or worse than the Dalton highway?
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:20 PM   #18
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No worries, I remember my first D2D like it was last year...........Sure hope you get to go, it was and will continue to be a BLAST. Would you be going on your current bike? You would be quite popular if you did.
i will soon be requesting those days off ! and yes, i will be saddle baggin my CBR 600rr and touring with it, done it plenty and am confident it do fine. oh man i am super excited now, on the Milepost get route alreadyand watching youtubes of other riders experience. truly looking forward to this ride now!!
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:22 PM   #19
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i know there is a strech of dirt/gravel road.
how bad is it? better or worse than the Dalton highway?
That my friend is FUNNY!! There are MANY stretches of less than paved roads. The section from Chicken to the Canadian border is probably, or has the potential to be pretty sketchy at times. I would say the Coldfoot to Deadhorse stretch is the nastiest section of the haul road. I've yet to be on that so I have no way to compare. I'm sure someone will chime in.
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:29 PM   #20
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i have ridden from Fairbanks all the way up to Coldfoot and then back to Fairbanks in one day... so that stretch there the dirt wasnt so bad for my bike and I. its just those sluggish muds stretch that i have to slow down for.

for all Anchorage,wasila,Palme area going to D2D, how do ya route yourself

i can see myself taking off from Anchorage up the old glen to Tok, camp a night and then from Tok ...where do u guys camp next ...? OR do ya just take Tok ALLL the way to Dawson. ? or stop a night in between Tok to Dawson .?
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:39 PM   #21
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That is exactly what we (the group I rode with) did. There is a motorcycle friendly campground in Tok (Thompson's Eagle Claw) And then the run from Tok to Dawason is not too long. With the obligitory stop in Chicken

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i have ridden from Fairbanks all the way up to Coldfoot and then back to Fairbanks in one day... so that stretch there the dirt wasnt so bad for my bike and I. its just those sluggish muds stretch that i have to slow down for.

for all Anchorage,wasila,Palme area going to D2D, how do ya route yourself

i can see myself taking off from Anchorage up the old glen to Tok, camp a night and then from Tok ...where do u guys camp next ...? OR do ya just take Tok ALLL the way to Dawson. ? or stop a night in between Tok to Dawson .?
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:00 PM   #22
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Sounds good thanks for the info will look for for next year
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Old 10-10-2012, 01:47 AM   #23
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i know there is a strech of dirt/gravel road.
how bad is it? better or worse than the Dalton highway?
The worst part of the ride to Dawson for me was the 200 odd flat, straight, boring as fuck miles between Fairbanks and Tok each way. Better or worse than the Dalton? I was blessed with good weather when I rode it, but can't help but think of at least a few major roads back home in Baltimore that were in worst condition and certainly less maintained than the Dalton except for how far you are from someone to change your tire for you if you get a flat or take you to the hospital (let alone getting to the hospital) when you have an off. Watch out for the Princess/HollandAmerica tour buses and RV's on the Top of the World highway and you should be fine.

Hope I can make it in 2013, especially if I can manage to bring money and have knobby tires on the lil old WR250R this time.
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Old 10-10-2012, 03:37 AM   #24
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Isn't that the rally in Canada??
That is correct. As you know the organized Rally is in Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada.
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:34 AM   #25
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i can see myself taking off from Anchorage up the old glen to Tok, camp a night and then from Tok ...where do u guys camp next ...? OR do ya just take Tok ALLL the way to Dawson. ? or stop a night in between Tok to Dawson .?

I've ridden straight through from Anchorage to Dawson for the last several years. Hoping to do it differently this year and the loose plan is to overnight at the campground in Tok, or maybe Fast Edward's. Large time either way. You'll have a gas.

There are a couple choices for tires that were sort of ushered in with the Buell Ulyses that might make your bike a little more stable on the longer dirt and gravel sections.
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:54 AM   #26
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That is correct. As you know the organized Rally is in Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada.
They said its not a rally, but a gathering
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Old 10-10-2012, 01:01 PM   #27
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They said its not a rally, but a gathering
It once was, but not any more. “They” are in denial.
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:41 PM   #28
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I've ridden straight through from Anchorage to Dawson for the last several years. Hoping to do it differently this year and the loose plan is to overnight at the campground in Tok, or maybe Fast Edward's
It'd be great to hang around the campfire with you at Eagle's Claw in Tok.

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It once was, but not any more. “They” are in denial.
Since Tom S has been THE MOST INSISTENT that it be called a rally maybe, just maybe, it should be known henceforth as not only the D2D gathering, but also as Tom's Rally. Tom, will we EVER see you in Dawson City again?!? Hope so.

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Old 10-10-2012, 05:20 PM   #29
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Huhh?

Don't you have to go more than twice to have it named for U? and anyone riding there on a Buell doesn't count, so has he ever really been there? You'd think with all his BMW bashing and Rally Crying he'd be an ornery ol' cuss... not some loveable 90 year old ex-hippie in skin tight leathers stradling a HyperRetard...
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:43 PM   #30
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Since Tom S has been THE MOST INSISTENT that it be called a rally maybe, just maybe, it should be known henceforth as not only the D2D gathering, but also as Tom's Rally. Tom, will we EVER see you in Dawson City again?!?
I don’t care what ‘they’ call it, it has become a rally. I’m not alone in this thinking, the others just don’t say it.

Tom's Rally?! Oh, hell no. Run that one by the organizing committee & see how far that gets.
If i go back to Dawson for this I wonder if you would even be able to find me in the crowd.
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