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Trapped in Tok

We awoke to a lot more smoke in the air than the evening before. It was thick enough for us to dig out bandannas in case it got bad. We figured we could dampen them up and breathe through them while getting through the area, if it was really bothersome. We ate breakfast at Fast Eddies, and … [Read more...]

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North to Inuvik – Again

Unfinished business. You recall a couple of years ago Jaz and I made a run for Inuvik, Northwestern Territories, Canada. The rain and the dangerous conditions caused two fairly (I said fairly) reasonable women to call it at the Arctic Circle. The ride (2000 miles round-trip from Anchorage, AK, … [Read more...]

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Souvenirs from Tok

So, I rolled into the driveway (1784 miles later) from my Klondike Loop motorcycle ride. Exhausted enough that I almost couldn't climb off the bike, let alone unpack it, wash it, and do the maintenance needed for the next trip. *Sigh.* It looked like rain. When Jaz and I rolled out of Tok last … [Read more...]

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Tar pits, bears, and broken down on the Alcan

The day started out pretty slow. We got a late start from the Kluane B&B (rustic) on account that the owner doesn’t serve breakfast until 8AM. The weather was marginal this morning, so we opted to skip flying over the Kluane Glacier. The AM temperature was a little nippy, and I had to stop and … [Read more...]

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Is that water safe to drink?

So we are drinking tonight. We are watching the floaties in the drinks and talking about giardia. The “Rustic” B&B woman said we could safely drink the water. But I still wonder, will the vodka kill everything in the floaties? Will we be stopping the bikes every miles to hit the lou (Alaskan … [Read more...]

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Emerald waters, prostitution and pizza, and Jazisms

Today was one of the most beautiful drives! I give the Klondike Highway a five star rating in roads I have driven. The road had spectacular scenery that was constantly changing. It had windy turns and curve after curve with lots of pull outs to take pictures.  There were beautiful lakes that were … [Read more...]

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Barbie dodges dragonflies on the way to Whitehorse

What a long day! What a long SUNNY day. I got a bit of sun today. We got up early and snuck out of town. We weren't the only ones. There were several motorcycle riders that felt the town was too crowded and they needed to hit the road. We had a long day of about 350 miles ahead of us. The road is … [Read more...]

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Top of the World – Alaska

Jaz’s bike wouldn’t start this morning in Dawson. Apparently it was unhappy, and some damn thing about FOB or electronic key ignition? At any rate, the little thingy needed a battery. We walked down to the gift shop/hardware store and they had one in stock! We were on the ferry and soon headed … [Read more...]

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Chicken pot pies in Chicken, Alaska

We both lounge reluctantly in bed this morning, listening to the rain bounce off the metal roof. It has been coming down steady for hours. The weather forecast for Alaska today looks just as bleak. We need to cross high on the Top of the World Highway today because it has the potential of turning … [Read more...]

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The Paddlewheeler Graveyard

The air horn went off in Dawson and we were concerned. The locals just ignored it, so we assumed we could too. We spent the morning washing the bikes of all the caked mud and making sure the small parts worked smoothly. We then headed over to the Paddlewheel Graveyard across the Yukon River. The … [Read more...]