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Looking For Death

I flew into Seattle for the weekend. Tickets were so cheap that I couldn’t pass up the opportunity. My good friend Marla rode the train up from Portland and met me at the airport. From there we headed north to the border. During my travels by motorcycle in Canada the last few years, I’ve … [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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A summer of possibilities

So, I’m sitting at home contemplating an entire of summer activities and possibilities and it just brings a smile to my face! It’s not just about doing, although that’s most of the fun, but it’s also about thinking about the possibilities. And the air is filled with possibilities… What to do when … [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...]

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The bartender said, “The beer truck showing up on time is more dependable than the sun showing up.”

With that in mind, we have decided to press north to see what we can see. Before I went to bed last night, the sun shined on the boggy roads for at least two hours. If it holds through the night, it may not be so dangerous. We have heard that the road from here to above the Arctic Circle holds up … [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 jet boil 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...]