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Old 08-10-2013, 06:52 PM   #136
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Old 08-10-2013, 09:27 PM   #137
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Old 08-11-2013, 07:27 AM   #138
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Old 08-13-2013, 07:32 AM   #139
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Day 14

Day 14 July4, 2013
Fairbanks, AK to Tok
208 Miles

Pretty much the same as day 9 only reverse direction. We got a late start but we had to get our money's worth out of an expensive room.

When we went through the Air Force base there is a sign that said no photos. So of course I imediately pulled out my camera and broke the law.

Here's my accomplice.

More Alcan

We had another good meal at Fast Eddies in TOK and decided to call it a day and found a nice campground that had laundry to get rid of all the haul road grime. We camped next to a couple on a Harley towing this neat little pop up camp trailer.

Ruby and Guya our other other neighbors from Canada came by wondering why no one was celebrating the 4th. Dean and I were the only ones celebrating it and we didn't even know what the date was.

Happy 4th of July!!!!
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Old 08-13-2013, 11:55 AM   #140
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Well have a look at that handsome (cheap) devil...

Glad you guys made it home!
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Old 08-14-2013, 07:40 AM   #141
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Day 15

Day 15 July 5, 2013
Tok, AK to Haines Junction, YT
294 Miles

Another day on the Alcan. This is where the little bikes start to show their weakness. Be nice to crank it up to 80 and fly.

After we cross back into the Yukon we pull into an old gas station in Burwash. I ask the lady who's at the pumps how many kilometers it is until Haines Junction. She says she doesn't know how many kilometers but that its about 70 miles.

After I pay I notice this sign out front.
"Dean, what country are we in?"
"Just checking"

If you remember Day 2, we stayed with my folks back in Washington and they would be leaving for Alaska the week after us. Well the stars aligned and our paths crossed at Haines Jnct. They had ridden the ferry from Prince Ruepert to Haines. A couple emails and a cell phone call and we ride right to them. Isn't technology great.

And they treat us to another steak dinner.

I had to do the grilling again because as my Dad puts it,"We don't know how to cook steak."

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Old 08-14-2013, 11:32 PM   #142
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A little late to the party... but this is a hell of a ride report! Thank you.
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Old 08-20-2013, 08:28 AM   #143
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Day 16

Day 16 July 6,2013
Haines Junction to Boya Lake
408 Miles

We woke to a nice breakfast. Just like staying at the Hampton Inn.

Dean bought a replacement Big Agnes matress in Fairbanks and is happy to have it.

I put on an Impromptu slide show on my dads lap top. I told them they could just go on home now that they've seen everything there is to see in Alaska.

Last day on the Alcan. I wrote in my notes for for today "Alcan is boring, 65MPH all day".

Next year we do it again on one of these. Probably not 2 up though.

The scenery on the Alcan get nicer as you go east.

Back on the Cassier Hyway through a burned up area.

We end up camping in Boya Lake again. A guy name Lars strolled into our camp and had some beers with us. He was from Denmark and had bought a used 650GS in Fairbanks and was going to ride it to South America. Realy nice guy who gave me his email and said If I ever wanted to ride in Europe to let him know and he would hook us up with bikes.

Dean quote of the day RE: Mountain House Seafood Chowder, "IT'S THE SHIT"
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Old 08-20-2013, 09:41 AM   #144
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Old 08-20-2013, 04:45 PM   #145
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Chowder was good;but you need a camo tarp my friend! Blue is good until you cover your bike with it
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Old 08-20-2013, 06:51 PM   #146
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Awesome report! What kinda speeds did y'all average with the WRs?
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Old 08-20-2013, 10:54 PM   #147
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Great story, I just can't get enough of these ride reports. I ride a WR250X but have the same Wolfman gear and Rotopax setup. My brother-in-law and sister-in-law just made a similar trip. They picked up two Burgman scooters in Fairbanks and took off for Fresno Ca.. The amazing thing is his wife just got her motorcycle license before the trip. She did great and they took their time and didn't push it.

It would be cool if you outlined all your equipment and bike setup. What you would not bring again and what you wish you had. (Sorry if I missed it)
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Old 08-21-2013, 07:28 AM   #148
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Wonderful report, I felt like I was there.... well almost thanks for taking the time. I just bought a 2006 KLX250, I wonder how it would stack up against the WR on a trip like this. I did an exhaust mod and rejet next is the soft suspension needs adressing and a bigger tank.
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Old 08-21-2013, 08:57 AM   #149
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Look what you made me do:

Fun bike, looking forward to putting some real miles on it.
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:09 AM   #150
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just stumbled across this one----read all 10 pages----oops late for work again, great report and pics, gets me thinkin more and more bout the mighty yamaha 250----hear nothin but good things bout em......
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