Alaska Bound 2013
On July 19th 2013 my son Adam & I are embarking on a trip of a lifetime, it can even be called a "Bucket list" trip because it has been on my "Bucket list" for years.
The trip will have us riding our motorcycles from Barrie Ontario to Alaska and back. The trip will take about 38 days with an estimated return home date of August 25th 2013. We will cover almost 17,000 KM, with the route taking us through 14 provinces & states, (north central Ontario, upper Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, British Columbia, Yukon territory, Alaska, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba).
We plan on "not planning too much", we have a basic plan, which needs to be very flexible, this will be Adam's first long haul, and my longest trip yet.
We are thinking of averaging around 500km per day, more or less, depending upon the weather, fatigue, interesting things to stop and see etc. Accommodations will be a mix of camping and motel rooms, which will also depend upon the weather and how we are feeling.
Adam rides a green 2009 Kawasaki Versys which is loaded with just about all accessories that we felt are needed to make his bike "tour" worthy. Including "Givi, hard bags, larger touring windscreen, heated grips, engine guard with highway foot pegs, driving lights, aftermarket seat with a drivers backrest, plus we have changed the gearing to make it more suited for long distance touring. He now has a decent touring machine.
I ride a blue 2012 Honda Goldwing, which is one cushy and powerful ride, yep I know that hardly seems fair to Adam, however my "older" body does have a few more years of wear and tear than Adam's does, and does deserve some pampering. LOL
(I will however be a nice dad and occasionally switch rides with Adam)
Stay posted to this blog for more details of our trip planning, and the actual trip when the much awaited departure date arrives.
Order: oldest at top ( reverse )
Skagway AK - Whitehorse...
Whitehorse YT to Tok AK
Tok AK-Anchorage AK
Anchorage to Fairbanks AK
Fairbanks to Chicken AK
Chicken AK to Dawson YT
Dawson to Whitehorse
Whitehorse to Muncho Lake...
Muncho Lake to Grande...
To Beaumont AB (Edmonton)
Beaumont to Drumheller...
Eatonia SK to Brandon MB
Brandon MB to Dryden ON
Dryden to Thunder Bay
Thunder Bay to Wawa ON
Wawa ON to Home