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    Alaska 2012

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    I'm planning another tosser tour to the US for 2012 but this time up to Alaska. The basic details are below:

    Depart San Francisco on 8th July 2012 and return 3rd August 2012. This is the best time to get up tp Prudhoe Bay with the weather being pretty good generally in July.

    Start and Finish in San Francisco and the route will include, Pacific Coast Hwy, Vancouver, Whistler, Hyder (Salmon Tail Glacier), Up to Prudhoe Bay via the Dalton Hwy, Top of the World Hwy, Alcan Hwy, Icefields Parkway, Glacier National Park, Hells Canyon and lots more. I'm finalising the final route but that will take a wee bit of time and won't be concrete until late in the day. It all depends on road conditions etc at the time of the trip.

    The total mileage will be around 8000 miles and there will be around 500 miles of gravel on the Dalton and TOTW Hwy. It's not too hard but it can get tricky if the weather gets cold and wet. There will be some days we will have to get a move on and will be around 500 miles but that is easy up in Canada and Alaska as there is very little traffic and the views around you are superb. I can promise you will not get bored....!!

    I've ridden all these roads and know them well and this trip is very do-able and I will programme a few days off in nice places.

    The bikes will be containered there and back and will be loaded in specialy constructed steel frames to avoid damage.

    There will be no camping and we will be using motels along the way. They are cheap enough and a whole lot easier than lugging a tent half way across the world but if you want to do a bit of camping, that's no problem.

    Let me know if you are interested and I'll give you an idea of the costs you can expect. I already have a few people from this parish signed up so if you fancy the trip, contact me a.s.a.p as the number will be limited.
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    Feck you Chris............................
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    I could be tempted...

    can I have a pm with the costs please Bilco ??

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    Alaskarlass

    "500 miles of Gravel road" . Ha ha get fooked
    Why PLAN when you can play it by BEER

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    Count me in please, when do you want my deposit........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm View Post
    Alaskarlass

    "500 miles of Gravel road" . Ha ha get fooked

    ....pussy .....

    Why don't you do some off road school and come play.....I'll miss you if you don't...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm View Post
    "500 (ish) miles of Gravel road" .
    OK, OK......
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    I'm in.









    Will I like it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aidan1150 View Post
    I'm in.
    Oh Aido has the gauntlet been thrown down?? Gar, you too??

    ah christ!! better ring marty!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt Bilco View Post
    I already have a few people from this parish signed up so if you fancy the trip, contact me a.s.a.p as the number will be limited.
    I was taking no chances Lloyd as I don't want to miss this one.
    There are two opinions of the GS. There are those who have ridden one who think its fantastic and there are those who haven't who know its crap.

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    Me interested.....please give me more details/costs etc...ta

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    How about 7500 mile of rough gravel and 500 straight roads...!!!!!!!!!
    You will get us all there then...Even Kev!!Barney !!
    Sounds good tho..

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    Very interested in doing the ride... but will already be over there. May also have a straggler once the ankle heals!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aidan1150 View Post
    I'm in.





    Will I like it?

    Fantastic.....
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    I'd love to go but I suspect the only way it'll happen for me is if I win the lottery.
    Fingers crossed, eh?
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    Then I remembered. He doesn't ride a GS. Therefore he aint at the sharp end of Dudeness...
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