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Looking for fall

*My blog has fallen behind! Perhaps stories for times when I’m home bound.  Although I did a nice hike in Alaska, some great travels in Utah, and a quick trip to D.C., I’m skipping to this weekend in Alaska. I rolled out of Anchorage today with the goal of visiting the largest National Park in … [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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Lunch: Bannocks and Chili – Aboriginal Day in Canada

We are resting in Dawson City today. We putzed around this grand city of the Gold Rush era, chatting with folks, listening to music, watched more riders roll in for the start of D2D tomorrow, and enjoyed the music at the tr'ondek hwech'in heritage center in celebration of Aboriginal Day. We sat on … [Read more...]

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Ice Gal is spreading disease

Ice Gal (aka Jaz) recently said she was home with the crud. The doc says all those years of smoking add up.  Well, I don't smoke and I seem to have caught something, possibly over that last cappuccino I had in her presence. A little down time will afford me some time to catch up. … [Read more...]

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Final installment on Cordova (part 2)

So, there I was sitting on the bank of the glacier river, with this gorgeous glacier wall across from me. The glacier front was so massive I was having a hard time photographing it. Jaz had stayed above (about 50 feet) at the viewpoint and was shooting with a wide angle lens. My strategy (since I … [Read more...]

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Cordova Cosmos

Cordova, Alaska by motorcycle (and boat and train tunnel). Well, I am behind again as usual in posting my blog. Keeping up with posting on the road is a challenge, either because of lack of connectivity, or being too damned tired to do anything but face plant at the end of the night. I finally … [Read more...]