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post #1 of 14 Old 05-07-2011, 12:42 PM Thread Starter
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looks like I caught the Alaska bug

Well it's official, I'm off to Alaska. Iv'e been planing this for awhile, but now I'm past all of the things that would have held me back.
My plan is to leave 7/10, and yes I know that is later than most, but that's when I can get away. I set a very easy pace going north. I'll head up the west coast of Florida and bang a left, work my way into the west of Texas and then turn North ish. I gave my self 25 days to make it to Deadhorse. the trip back will be, head east through Canada and then south somewhere around Lake Superior.
On the way up I'll make a real effort to stay off big roads, enjoy the view, stop and take part in local events, but on the way home if it's going my direction I'm gone.
I've started a blog that i think will be easier to up date with photos and such as I go. I've practiced some already and it seams fine, I'll be using a Galaxy tab for my updates and a memory card to get pictures from my camera to the g-tab for uploading. After I'm back and rested I'll try to pull everything together and do a ride report.
Thanks for all the inspiration this winter, reading ride reports, getting tips, and all the mechanical stuff has been a huge help. Any off the wall tips, things I may have overlooked, or spots I just shouldn't miss would be appreciated.
Happy trails and i hope to see some of you all the path.


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Looks like an AWESOME Trip
Looking forward to watching your progress.
You running a spot tracker?
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Sweet! 7/10 should be a good time to leave. We're heading up in mid-June, should get to AK by late June, prime bug season!
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I'm not running a spot tracker, but will have Google tracks running on my phone

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rconti Sweet! 7/10 should be a good time to leave. We're heading up in mid-June, should get to AK by late June, prime bug season!
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Please make sure you swat as many as you can (less for me)
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Have a safe adventure. I have it on the list to do probably in 2012. There are some great folks who live there that I am planning on stopping to see when in that region. Are you camping or moteling it when you can?
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My budget requires camping most of the time. I do plan on a few hotels here and there.
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post #7 of 14 Old 05-08-2011, 08:25 AM
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Hey Capt. David over in Tampa is also going to Alaska this summer. Are you two going together?

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I was planning on a solo run. Do to know when Dave is leaving?
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Greatest of Luck & Enjoyment, Zeek........I hope to go in the near future. My bike is ready, time-off and $$$ are not. What are your plans concerning changing tires along the way?? Your flashlight-tube is a good idea....never seen that one. Once you get to Alaska, you won't need it much tho (18 hrs of daylight). Keep us updated here prior to your departure.

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I was planning on a solo run. Do to know when Dave is leaving?
Sorry, I'm not sure.

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