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Knowing where not to go

God I’m tired I awoke to the smell of fresh coffee, Jaz was making Kaladi Brew. We walked over to the main lodge for breakfast and I noted the other motorcyclists were still sleeping, tents all lined up in a row. We met one rider the night before, a guy named Rob from Arkansas. He was on the … [Read more...]

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The road less traveled

We arose from my favorite B&B in Dawson (5th Avenue B&B), ate breakfast, and hit the road. We had a long day in front of us – 257 miles. Now that doesn’t seem very long, but depending on road conditions, it can be very long. On a side note: We decided to top off our gas in Dawson, … [Read more...]

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Barbie does Chicken

We pulled out of Tok without breakfast. We figured a couple of protein shakes and an apple was good enough to get us to Chicken, Alaska. It was a lot smokier this morning than yesterday, enough to sting your eyes and make you cough. I tied a bandanna, damp with water, over my nose. It helped to … [Read more...]

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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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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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Making Mud – Showering off the Dust 2 Dawson (D2D)

Whew! Let me start out by saying I had way too much Black Death tonight. So, you have to give me more leeway than usual for typos and such (giggling). What a day! I am so tired I can't see straight. We pulled out of Chistochina this AM to a gorgeous day and a gorgeous ride. I stopped to take a … [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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Let’s spend Canada Day in the U.S. and the 4th of July in Canada

We awoke to rain in Tok. The Amish gremlins were still camped out, but the coffee was fresh and good straight from the Jetboil French press. Life was good. This holiday has every RV in Alaska headed towards Eureka to camp in a gravel pit (at least the locals), but all the tourists seem to be … [Read more...]