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Old 02-20-2013, 07:53 AM   #16
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I see a few of you have made trips up to Prudhoe Bay, I've taken business trips to Anchorage, Fairbanks and Barrow and really don't see the draw of riding for days up in that mosquito - black fly infested state. All you see outside civilization is trees, tundra, a few bears and a moose or two.

Not knocking it - just wanting to know why?


Mosquito, black fly infested, trees, tundra, bear and moose.....sounds scary-I am never leaving the house again. Thanks, Barb
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:58 AM   #17
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I see a few of you have made trips up to Prudhoe Bay, I've taken business trips to Anchorage, Fairbanks and Barrow and really don't see the draw of riding for days up in that mosquito - black fly infested state. All you see outside civilization is trees, tundra, a few bears and a moose or two.

Not knocking it - just wanting to know why?
If you don't know why then I doubt any explanations could possibly help you understand. I think you answered your own question anyway.

"All you see outside civilization is trees, tundra, a few bears and a moose or two."

As far as the black flies and mosquitoes go, they help keep our states' population enjoyably low!
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:11 AM   #18
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this is adventure sailing around Nova Scotia

It's a good thing we you to define what is and is not an adventure.
Why sail, when you can fly? The answer is as stated by another, the adventure isn't the destination. It's getting to that destination, whether by bicycle,motorcycle,car, plane, or boat.
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:19 AM   #19
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It's not "not a GS topic". The original question is akin to asking, "Why ride a motorcycle?".

It sounds a bit silly having to explain this, but...

I think the destination, for most, is coincidental.

The experience is the journey, and what one discovers along the way.

You gotta do what you gotta do, to have a good time.

Cheers, all!
I don't know these discussions provide so much entertainment for me, kinda like having to stare at an accident as you drive by.

I completely agree with the notion that sometimes, if not all the time, the destination is coincidental!

I love riding through the Mohave Desert, many people look at me like I have a third eye.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And so far, almost every picture of the Brooks range looked pretty nice to me. My biggest thought, is do I take the scheduling hit and stay up there for the Tour or not.

For that matter, does anyone know for sure if it is going to be running this summer?

Anyway, while we can in this world, I intend to enjoy the freedom we have. My preference is riding and enjoying new scenery from sun up to sun down (or about 16hrs/day, which ever is less ), camp sites, hotels and restaurants are a means to an end.

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Old 02-20-2013, 01:35 PM   #20
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I see a few of you have made trips up to Prudhoe Bay, I've taken business trips to Anchorage, Fairbanks and Barrow and really don't see the draw of riding for days up in that mosquito - black fly infested state. All you see outside civilization is trees, tundra, a few bears and a moose or two.

Not knocking it - just wanting to know why?
Because I haven't been there yet, and that's why I bought a motorcycle in the first place -- to go places I haven't been and see things I haven't seen before. YMMV, but I rather enjoy seeing the tundra, bears and moose. Also because my cell phone doesn't work in the more remote parts of my home state Finally, because it is (reportedly -- again, I haven't been there yet) difficult to get there by motorcycle, which means that successfully riding to Deadhorse is an accomplishment. YMMV, and if that's not your cup of tea, that's cool. That's why God made cruisers and cafe racers and supersports and enduros and big ADV bikes and...and...and...

By the way, in addition to "mosquito and black-fly infested," you forgot to mention the cold, wet, miserable weather, lol.
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:37 PM   #21
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:54 PM   #22
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Somewhere it's too hot, it's too cold, too buggy, too wet, too dry, too bright, too dark, too desolate, too crowded, too boring ... well, you get the point. For me, there's something about the beauty of the Brooks Range that keeps me going back. The inconveniences are simply incidental, which could be said of many places throughout the world.
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:16 PM   #23
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I see a few of you have made trips up to Prudhoe Bay, I've taken business trips to Anchorage, Fairbanks and Barrow and really don't see the draw of riding for days up in that mosquito - black fly infested state. All you see outside civilization is trees, tundra, a few bears and a moose or two.

Not knocking it - just wanting to know why?
This isn't a question someone asks because they really want an answer; this is a question that someone asks when they're diing to tell you how much cooler they are then you.

You're cool, Bro, you're cool.

This dead hourse is well beaten.
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:37 AM   #24
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Somewhere it's too hot, it's too cold, too buggy, too wet, too dry, too bright, too dark, too desolate, too crowded, too boring ... well, you get the point. For me, there's something about the beauty of the Brooks Range that keeps me going back. The inconveniences are simply incidental, which could be said of many places throughout the world.
Very well said. Awesome picture.

If I may ask, what is on the back of your bike? It looks like a shovel??
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:47 AM   #25
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I dunno - after awhile it all starts looking the same depending where you live and how many roads travelled - I have much of the same secenery in my WA 'back yard'

Like I said - I'm not knocking it at all just wondering if it was all that fun of a trip, bragging rights, etc.... A lot of times the planning is just as interesting as the trip. Not trying to rain on anyone parade, I always thought I'd like to ride to Alaska but my friends that live up there say it's pretty boring and to take the Alaska Marine Highway. They also say Alaska's not a: 'it's ok' place to live , either you love it and stay or hate it and leave.

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Old 02-21-2013, 08:20 AM   #26
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I dunno - after awhile it all starts looking the same depending where you live and how many roads travelled - I have much of the same secenery in my WA 'back yard'
This kinda makes me wonder whether you get the ADVENTURE concept at all. It aint about the pictures. If you find the same attraction in your back yard as some find in slogging up the Dalton, by all means stay there and enjoy it. It sounds very comfortable.
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:52 AM   #27
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WTF - some of you are pretty snarky - need more sun or something!
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:06 AM   #28
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WTF - some of you are pretty snarky - need more sun or something!
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Sounds like this iscpart of his burn-out

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Sounds like this is part of his burn-out

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