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Old 09-09-2005, 12:24 PM   #46
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Day 11

And guess who I ran into.........Kevin and Pat, who I had met in "The Sluice Box" on the Denali Hwy. a few days earlier. They had already turned in their rental KLR's to Alaska Rider and were down visiting a friend from Homer, then going on a wildlife plane flight to photograph Grizzlies.

Me, Kevin, Pat........
Kevin just sent me a couple photos from their ride. Here's one from the Petersville Road, big water crossing !!



I guess they got to see some bears on their photography trip...........



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Old 09-09-2005, 07:52 PM   #47
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Randy,

Thanks for the great write up! I really felt like I was on the road with you, come to think of it - it's been way too long since we've ridden together. Just tell me where & when to load up the KTM and I'll be there ( I think I've actually got enough honey do points to pull this off).

Thanks again for taking the time to put together a great report.
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Old 09-10-2005, 09:05 AM   #48
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Great trip report - thanks for sharing. The photos got me very psyched up for my trip to Alaska next year!!
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Old 09-10-2005, 08:53 PM   #49
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Very good pictures, my friend.
Great experience you had. Yes I wish I could have ridden the entire way with you.
Isn't returning home, bitter sweet? Glad to see the pup, sleep in your own bed, yet the wild adventure has stopped. That part always sucks.
Stay in touch and let us know when you are coming back.
Thanks for the report, and all of the fine pics.
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Old 09-10-2005, 11:46 PM   #50
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Looks like big fun. Fantastic pictures, especially of that sunset...breathtaking!
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Old 09-11-2005, 11:27 AM   #51
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Stay in touch and let us know when you are coming back.
Thanks for the report, and all of the fine pics.
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GusGus, I certainly will stay in touch. Since I saw a lot of the primary sites this time, next time I want to spend more time exploring the trails. Hopefully get some advice from some locals on good, backcountry trail riding. FriarMike said he knows of some good trails. I may not make it up there for awhile.

If you guys are ever down around San Diego, make sure you call me.

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Old 09-11-2005, 06:19 PM   #52
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Absolutely BEAUTIFUL pics and a great write up!! Thanks for sharing as the entire post had me feeling like I was riding right there along side.
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Old 09-11-2005, 07:03 PM   #53
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Hey Rad, from an Alaskan ex-patriate, great report!
One of the best from a tourista. Glad you did both the Dalton and the Denali Highways. I was kinda suprised that you had to stop to put on your rainsuit. Any Alaskan motorcyclist will tell you that if you ride any significant distance in any direction, you'll prolly hit rain sometime during the day.

This pic from the Salty Dog could be from the interior of just about any bar in Alaska, like Skinny Dick's or the old Birdhouse.

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Old 09-11-2005, 07:41 PM   #54
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Awesome!

Incredible ride report. God, I hope I get to do some of that ride one day.

Great photo's! What camera were you using?
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Old 09-13-2005, 03:58 PM   #55
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Incredible ride report. God, I hope I get to do some of that ride one day.

Great photo's! What camera were you using?
Yep, Alaska is a must do ride !!

I use a Kodak DX6490 camera, with 10 power optical zoom, 4.0 megapixels. It has one of the best high quality German lenses for an inexpensive digital camera and the best buy around, you can get them for about $300 on the internet. It is a Schneider - Krausnach Variagon lense (not sure if that name is exactly correct). The lense is what makes a digital camera, not the megapixels.

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Old 09-16-2005, 08:09 AM   #56
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Rad,

Great ride report. The pics are amazing. Thanks for directing me over here. Great to see the Wee Strom out in the Alaska wilderness. That's what I was curious about and to know the only problem you had was clearance helps a lot in my decision making on a next bike. What knobby tires did you have? Yes, the blue one looks really good. hehe. Again, just awesome.
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Old 09-18-2005, 05:22 PM   #57
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Great report & photo's .
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Old 09-20-2005, 06:58 AM   #58
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Man, this is a helluva job you did and thanks for sharing it. When I saw that picture of the mud on the Dalton Highway it sent chills down my back again just like it did on July 17th when I nearly busted my ass on my GL1800 Goldwing there (right trip,wrong bike). Any report I would attempt or photos to share would be diminished by what you just gave us.

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Old 09-20-2005, 08:29 AM   #59
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Wow! Ya big dope now I really want to go to Alaska.
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Old 09-20-2005, 05:42 PM   #60
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Great pictures, story & trip

You have a way of meeting and making friends quickly.

I was traveling about 1 month ahead of you..and covered pretty much exactly the same territory....but add Georgia to Montana, Jasper Alberta, Dawson Creek and the Alaskan Highway.

Your accompanying write up was great but as those who have been there in July/August know those roads can at times be pretty rough. I almost got stuck on the road from Tok to Glennallen. With your rain you really had to rough it at times.

Again Great report :)
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