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Old 11-23-2009, 06:47 PM
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Alaska 2011.

I will ride to Prudhoe Bay, AK in June, 2011.

Anybody been there?
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Old 11-24-2009, 07:34 AM
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I think that may be one of the last big North American adventures. No, I haven't gone, nor do I think I will for a while - the time commitment alone is a big obstacle for me.

If you havn't checked it out already, check out Advrider for a lot of lessons learned and ride reports. Keep us posted as you plan the trip!
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Not on two wheels. I've been up to the slope ( Kuparuk and Alpine ) numerous times. I've seen snow at the Deadhorse airport in July. Bring your cold weather gear.
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I will ride to Prudhoe Bay, AK in June, 2011.
Ok, I will bite.

Why?

Starting from where? Fairbanks?
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Old 11-24-2009, 01:25 PM
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Bring your cold weather gear.
Well... duh .



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Ok, I will bite.

Why?

Starting from where? Fairbanks?

Why not?

Starting from San Jose, CA.


My current route idea:
http://tinyurl.com/ya3fw5q
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Your proposed route will be very scenic.
I would propably add on night in between Prince George BC and Whitehorse YT. I can make that kind of time in the winter, but in the summer you'll have half the motorhomes in North America cruising about 45 mph. ( I exaggerate a little, but after a couple of hundred miles you'll agree )
If you don't have one already, pick up a copy of the "Milepost". Covers all the roads in Alaska and the AlCan.

When it gets closer shoot me a PM, I'll ride up to Tok,meet up, and ride with you to Fairbanks.
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Your proposed route will be very scenic.
I would propably add on night in between Prince George BC and Whitehorse YT. I can make that kind of time in the winter, but in the summer you'll have half the motorhomes in North America cruising about 45 mph. ( I exaggerate a little, but after a couple of hundred miles you'll agree )
If you don't have one already, pick up a copy of the "Milepost". Covers all the roads in Alaska and the AlCan.

When it gets closer shoot me a PM, I'll ride up to Tok,meet up, and ride with you to Fairbanks.
The "stops" you see on the Google Maps route aren't stops, they're just entries I put in there to get Google Maps to follow the route I want. We plan on only riding 400ish miles a day.

"Milepost" is already on its way to me .
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On what bike?

If you're going to use your VFR, I highly suggest that you reconsider.

Iirc, the road from Fairbanks to Prudhoe Bay is dirt/gravel. You'd be far better off with something like a dual-sport BMW, imo.
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On what bike?

If you're going to use your VFR, I highly suggest that you reconsider.

Iirc, the road from Fairbanks to Prudhoe Bay is dirt/gravel. You'd be far better off with something like a dual-sport BMW, imo.
Yep, the VFR. Yep, I know it's dirt/gravel. Nope, not reconsidering.
Probably put some Pirelli Scorpion Trail tires on, though. They just came out with a 190 rear (OEM tire on the new Multistrada 1200).
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