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Alaska Summary

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Due to my trip start date changes my journey direction went from Alaska to Argentina (original plan), to Argentina to Alaska (needed to learn how to ride first plan), back to Alaska to Argentina (need to save money plan). But I chose well. Alaska was a magical place to start my trip. I often thought […]

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Alaskan Highway

Sunday, August 17th, 2008

Couple of notes about the highway. Beautiful scenery : Once you are out of Alaska it is spruce covered mountains and the road follows a series of lakes and rivers. A lot of times you have the road and the views to yourself. Frequency of gas: The high petrol prices must be effecting the areas […]

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Wild Wildebeests

Saturday, August 16th, 2008

When we stopped to look at the Muskoxen on the Dalton Highway I had been told that the animals think that the noise of a single cylinder bike is a threatening growl. Riding from Haines Junction to Liard Hot Springs I hadn’t seen any animals even though I had been told by Jack to constantly […]

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Alaskan Canadian Highway

Friday, August 15th, 2008

It was sad to leave Alaska today as I have had such a great time there. My entry into Canada wasn’t the greatest as it had been sunny in Alaska and with the crossing of the border it started to rain and the first 200 miles so far has been incredibly windy and it is […]

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Humpback Whale and Heaves

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

The drive down to Valdez was spectacular. Once I got there I decided to go out on a glacier tour as apparently there is a pod of killer whales that you can see but unfortunately I didn’t get to see them but we did have a humpback whale pass under the boat which was hard […]

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Find Me Spot

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

It has been so great to get a good sleep (which I think I needed to help digest all the huge burger meals I have been eating ;-)) that I am going to take it easy today – pop the 100 miles down to Valdez and then back to stay another night in Copper Creek […]

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Copper Creek

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

Didn’t make it to Valdez as meet up with Jack (riding companion from Dalton Highway) as he lives along the way and he recommended that I stop and rest as I seemed pretty tired. I didn’t take much convincing. So I have phoned my grandmother in NZ through Skype (it is great for making phone […]

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Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

Well I am packed, tyres checked and chain oiled ready to go. Today I am going to go 500 miles out of my way to see Valdez which someone told me is more beautiful than New Zealand. So I have taken it as a personal challenge and I will let you know. So the write […]

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Magic Mud

Monday, August 11th, 2008

Thanks to a recommendation of a fellow ADVrider we stayed at the Alaskan University student accommodation which included free laundry facilities and a big tub with scrub brush. Most of Monday morning was spent trying to get the mud of my bike and riding gear. It seems that no matter how many times I scrub […]

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Fellowship and Hardship

Sunday, August 10th, 2008

I have been really lucky so far to meet up with people to travel with. Going up the Dalton Highway I rode with four others. Russell a Texan on a GS, Estefan, a US/Hungarian on a GS, Craig a Florida(n) on a Goldwing (btw it is a picture of him getting a speeding ticket in […]

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