Archives for : August 2012

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Prudhoe Bay or bust

    The sun didn’t shine and the there was a little rain, but that didn’t dampen our enthusiasm for the journey head of us. The six of us – John, David on their GSs, Nicole and Christian in the Land Rover Defender and us – were like kids going on a school camp – just so excited.  Even the news the night before we left that it was snowing on the Atigan Pass wasn’t going to stop us heading north on the Dalton Highway – the road to the …

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Alaska – the last frontier

Alaska is made for motorcycles. During the summer they come from Canada, the lower 48 states and overseas to enjoy the roads and the scenery.  It is awesome and tests man and machine.     Crossing from Canada we hit the tiny town of Tok and stayed at Thompson’s Eagle Claw Motorcycle Campground. It’s a bikers’ only campground with very basic facilities nestled in the woods on the edge of town. It was party time for us – catching up with our buddies Ken & Carol Duval and meeting up …

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On the road again

    After nine long days and nights in Smithers, British Columbia the shocker finally arrived. It didn’t take long before we waved the town goodbye and headed north – again!               This time we made it all the way through to Hyder, a small town on the finger of Alaska that runs down the Canadian coast. Here we encountered our first bears. This black bear was walking down the road as we rode up to where we were told there were a mother …