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post #1 of 18 Old 07-21-2016, 04:11 AM Thread Starter
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ALASKA: Summer 2016 No Reports?

Starting the PREPS for next months 6000 miler to Alaska from Southern BC. I'd have thought there would be some recent 2016 AK Ride threads somewhere here but don't see any. I guess nothing much has changed up there anyway since the BIG informative AK ride report on here from a year or two back.
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Toronto rider has a good report and some "adventures".

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Check out ADV Rider forum. Some nice ones posted there.

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A friend just flew to Ak, rented a BMW and did the big tour. A very civilized way of ADV riding.
His riding gear was properly soiled upon his return.
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Yes, that is a good ak. Ride/trip report

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Toronto rider has a good report and some "adventures".

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I'll try and leave out the 50MPH road departure into the ditch though.
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"I'll try and leave out the 50MPH road departure into the ditch though."

I hate when that happens! Been there, done that.
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ALASKA: 4" deep ungraded soft gravel will DO IT..

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"I'll try and leave out the 50MPH road departure into the ditch though."
I hate when that happens! Been there, done that.
My only 'offie" so far was at ZERO MPH..dont try to climb soft sandy ramp covered with cantaloupe shaped granite bowling balls
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Hardcore Alaska rider got hung up in Steward waiting for a tire for his old airhead AGAIN ....second year in a row and he's getting drenched as he did last year when he had 22 of 28 days in rain.

8 out 12 days of rain I think this year.


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Record heat..record rain!

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Hardcore Alaska rider got hung up in Steward waiting for a tire for his old airhead AGAIN ....second year in a row and he's getting drenched as he did last year when he had 22 of 28 days in rain.
8 out 12 days of rain I think this year.
Anchorage just experienced its hottest month on record - Alaska Dispatch News

"Hottest Month EVER" and 230% of normal rain...!!!!!

I hope it runs out of rain soon, just TWO WEEKS to go til our ride off date (3 weeks, 6000 miles).
The HEAT I can handle but I guess the BUGS won't be dying off anytime soon..
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Toronto rider has a good report and some "adventures".

Vacation time
That was an excellent read!! I've started preparing for my AK trip next summer. It'll take a lot of bike and rider prep. I'm not sure if I want to do the Dawson. I might take a ferry up from Seattle, then ride back.

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