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Old 07-10-2014, 05:15 PM   #61
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Love reading this thread.
Thank you, It makes the effort worth it.
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Old 07-10-2014, 05:21 PM   #62
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Is this going to be a new "Ride to Eat" location? Also someone forgot to take their booties off before they walked outside.

That's a great idea, we would probably need to make it an overnighter. That works because the cafeteria (all you can eat 24 hours a day) is included in the room rate. Do you think many of the PA riders would show up?

The whole bootie was thing was confusing to us country boys.

How is the little one, keeping you awake at night?
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Old 07-10-2014, 05:33 PM   #63
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I just heard from dannyleo, the guy we met at Adventure Cycle Works with the 800 GS Adventure. He made it to Deadhorse also, started looking at his schedule and decided he had time to leave Deadhorse and ride to Key West and then return to North Carolina. He did 13,500 miles in 30 days!



I also heard from Steve (2wheelfun.com) and he arrived back home yesterday.
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Old 07-10-2014, 06:21 PM   #64
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And I'm still adding up the bills! Not a cheap trip by any means. Motel rooms $199/night in Coldfoot and Deadhorse (split between roommates). Most we paid for gas was $7/gallon in Deadhorse and Canada probably averaged $5+. Throw in a minimum 3 sets of tires and the next thing you know, you're talking about some real money.
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Old 07-10-2014, 06:24 PM   #65
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Old 07-10-2014, 06:58 PM   #66
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Day 13-----June 19

We leave Wiseman with the help of the mosquitoes, they carried one of my bags out to my bike for me.

We stop at Coldfoot for gas, not dusty here today.







We had heard stories about some riders being medevaced out due to crashes in the past week. At Coldfoot there was a Motoquest Tour group and we met the tour guide who told us he had heard the same thing and that one of them us part of his group. He saw it happen, an 18 wheeler purposely moved over and forced a rider into the soft mud at the edge of the road and down he went. Broken vertebrae. The others lifted out had broken legs. We were glad to make it back safely.

The road, as you can see, is best if you stay in the packed tire groves, get over in that soft stuff and hang on.



We made it to Yukon Camp and stopped for gas. I guess if you break a window you just put plywood over it.



Here we met some bicyclist who had left Deadhorse, two of them were headed to Mexico and the other guy was going to Argentina!! I'm impressed.
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Old 07-10-2014, 07:12 PM   #67
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Offical Certificate

Right across the road is the Information Center.



Where you can get a Certificate showing that you have crossed the Arctic Circle. See, Steve we told you they gave out certificates. I'll let you touch mine





And you can ride under the Pipeline,, I like this photo.
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Old 07-10-2014, 07:24 PM   #68
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Old 07-10-2014, 07:31 PM   #69
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And I'm still adding up the bills! Not a cheap trip by any means. Motel rooms $199/night in Coldfoot and Deadhorse (split between roommates). Most we paid for gas was $7/gallon in Deadhorse and Canada probably averaged $5+. Throw in a minimum 3 sets of tires and the next thing you know, you're talking about some real money.

Yes it was costly but I look at it this way, I will forget about how much it cost long before I forget about the great time I had.
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Old 07-11-2014, 06:05 AM   #70
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Yes it was costly but I look at it this way, I will forget about how much it cost long before I forget about the great time I had.
So True! Very insightful. I'm impressed.

You asked me a few weeks before you left about how much it cost me to do this trip in 2012. It took me awhile to come up with this answer.
" I think it cost me about ....., something like that." Really not sure of the cost and really don't care.

The memories of the trip are what remains.
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Old 07-11-2014, 07:21 AM   #71
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He and his Concours have now done the Top of the World Highway three times (gravel), The Denali Highway twice (gravel), Dalton Highway to the Arctic Circle (gravel), Dalton Highway to Deadhorse (gravel) and the road to Labrador City (gravel). --

He don't need no stinkin adventure bike!
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Old 07-11-2014, 07:42 AM   #72
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Great Report

Love the ride report! Great Job guys! To Deadhorse from PA on 2 wheels is an accomplishment no one can take away from you! Glad I was able to meet you and be a small part of your grand adventure! I thoroghly enjoyed our travel together. Take care and look forward to seeing you again.

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Old 07-11-2014, 08:13 AM   #73
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From a transplanted PA boy, great RR guys! It's quite obvious, that you truly appreciate what you're experiencing. Nice job!

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Old 07-11-2014, 09:04 AM   #74
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And I'm still adding up the bills! Not a cheap trip by any means. Motel rooms $199/night in Coldfoot and Deadhorse (split between roommates). Most we paid for gas was $7/gallon in Deadhorse and Canada probably averaged $5+. Throw in a minimum 3 sets of tires and the next thing you know, you're talking about some real money.
You never want to compute what fun costs.
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Old 07-11-2014, 06:21 PM   #75
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That's a great idea, we would probably need to make it an overnighter. That works because the cafeteria (all you can eat 24 hours a day) is included in the room rate. Do you think many of the PA riders would show up?

How is the little one, keeping you awake at night?
That would be a several days ride to eat!

And the little boy does keep us up some nights still. Still not used to the fact that I can't always just go hop on the bike yet. Maybe I need to get a sidecar?
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