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    OP Alaska 2011

    Hi everyone my wife and I are leaving for our trip this weekend to Alaska and then some, here are a few photos before the ride of all the prep getting the route and bikes ready.


    The route 7500Km


    Our route will take us thought Dawson Creek BC, Watson Lake, Dawson City, Chicken, Fairbanks, Coldfoot and Prince George then back home Edmonton.


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    Must get, all the information you will ever need


    The works


    Our stuff only kit missing in the photo is the tent and personel stuff


    The Wife bike F650GS 2002


    My F800GS 2009

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    Looks like you're ready for a great ride. See you in Fairbanks!
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    Day 1

    Thanks Kevin, here are a few photos of our first day (lots of rain)







    Total km for today 580

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    High 80's and sunny in Fairbanks today; something to look forward to. We just returned from a four day ride to Dawson City. The ride over had mud, lots of mud, rain, hail, fog, cold temperatures, washed out roads and plague, famine and pestilence. The ride back was warm and sunny. Hope you get the later.
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    Enjoy the ride! Someday, I hope to make this trip but from the east coast, I think I'll need to retire before having that long of a vacation.

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    Day 2

    Mile 0 to Ft Nelson, camping at the triple G. Had supper at the campground's resturant with beer. During the evening 4 more rides showed up, two riding north and two south. Here are a few photos

    The triple G campground


    The start




    Hey Mom remember??

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    Day 3

    27 June traveled 500km today from ft Nelson to Watson Lake. *Stayed at the air force lodge 80$. *Saw Denis again.

    Helped Denis with his tire change, I provide the 1/2 ratchet, LOL.

    Toad river


    Yukon sign


    Denis and Nick

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    Day 4

    28 June, Watson Lake to Carmacks 582 km, we traveled a total of 350km on gravel doing on average 80 kpm. *The gravel to Ross River was very hard and smooth, only where they were doing repairs was the road loose and rough. *

    The day started with rain but when we got to the gravel it had stop. *After lunch we were hit with the worst hail rain I have ever since. * Denis caught up with us at the lake.*

    Just before Ross River I Help a old man with a blown tire, good thing he told me about a 10 km short cut to Ross.

    After a long day we make it to Carmarks and set home at the coal mine campground and meet Denis again.

    While putting up the tent the rain started and would last until the middle of the night.

    On the Campbell


    Nick, again, LOL


    Our campsite

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    Day 5

    29 June, Dawson city here we come, 350 km.

    Well it's still raining, hard breakfast and then broke camp. *Not much to see on the way because of the rain but after Pelly crossing the rain dies down and the sun comes out.

    Got a room at the Downtown hotel, 180$, well worth the money

    Had supper at the hotel restaurant, it was very good once the chef found out we were from Quebec he came out to speck with us. *Gaetan was the chef name and he made sure we had more then enough on our plates.

    Our hotel

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    Day 6

    30 June, Tok Alaska, 315 km via the the top the world highway. *Had a good breakfast at the hotel, would of been better but the crowd was noisy. *Took the dome road to the top of the mountain to see Dawson from the top, very cool. *Before getting back on the ferry we see Denis again and wish him a safe trip.

    Link to The best campground in Tok
    http://www.thompsonseaglesclaw.com

    The top of the world highway, from Dawson to the US border way to much pavement but the view is worth a million bucks. *No issues at the border just the normal questions and were back on the road. *Night and day is the difference between Can and US road conditions rough only starts to describe *how bad the road is, no gravel. *Chicken, AK had to stop and visit and get the *" got laid in chicken " sticker.*

    Near Tok the rain starts again but we find Thompson eagle claw motorcycle campground, the best! *Vanessa our host is the best, get the steam house ready for us, and shows us around. *For $20us this is the best campground we have had so far. *For $20us we get the tent house, very cool, considering that it rained during the night and when we got up. *




    Chicken, AK


    Tok,AK





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    In Fairbanks?
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    In Fairbanks

    Hi Kevin, we are in Fairbanks and going to Coldfoot tomorrow.

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    I'm following you with my airhead... I left Montreal on Monday, I'll be in Watson Lake on tomorrow and in Fairbanks on Monday the 4th (Kevin, maybe I'll see you at the Adventure Cycleworks BBQ? I have ordered my TKC to go to Prudhoe Bay).

    BTW, thank you for the information about about lodging. I'm on a travel budget too.

    If you see a yellow airhead loaded like a train, it's me








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    Great to see an airhead make the trip. They are becoming less and less common.
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    Day 7

    1 July, day 7, 300km. *We leave Tok for Fairbanks nice ease ride with not much to see because of the cloud cover, hopefully when we come back the weather will be better.

    The end of the ALCAN, almost miss it! *Good thing the wife wanted to see the big mosquito otherwise we would of miss it. *All the huge RV's may have something to do with us not seeing the end of the highway?

    We carry on towards Fairbanks stoping for lunch on the side of the road, yum hotdogs.

    At the knotty shop we catch up with the RV's, while Josee is shopping I am watching the RV show. *One of the RV didn't park in the right place and now is trying to leave. *While the driver is backing up his RV with tow car hook up he jack knife the car, damage to the car. *The RV's front suspension is fully cycled and with the wheels turned to the max damages the front fender/bodywork of the RV, what a show.

    In Fairbanks we get a room so we can do our laundry and restock on food at Walmart and also upload photos to the net.







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