Alaska ans Beyond

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  1. GigemVFR

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    Hey Long. One nice trip planned and jealous down here in hot, dry, no mountain climate. Got on google maps street view and went down your current (spot me) track. Wow! Real mountains. LOL. Don't see those here. Post us pics for those who have to live vicariously through you. Stay safe and have a great ride.
     
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    Y'all should ride on up here. The VFR will handle it if you can. And my beer is always cold.
     
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    That actually would be awesome to do that. Would like to ride up there in the area. I know the bike can handle it but seriously doubt I could. I am sure after literally riding the "2,246 miles at 35 hours and 54 minutes" I could drain your cold beer supply and then some. lol
     
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    Go easy on yourself. Give yourself three days to get here. If I drink the beer, I will get more.
     
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    Just checking to see if we need to pre-order the DVD of Scubalong's Alaskan trip video and if it is still in post-production awaiting a release date.
     
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    Day 1

    Day 1
    110 miles
    Temp from 29 to 87
    Say good bye to the wife and the boss heading out to Big Bear to meet up with my ride partners and hang out with the Flying Monkey
    that have their annual camping/riding trip up there on this weekend. Chef Deb and Chef Tracy cooked amazing food, we feasted like kings, had a great bonfire, and swapped stories for hours on end about last years Big Bear Trip, and this year Alaska adventure we were about to embark on. Absolutely amazing way to start off a trip!

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    The boss walk me out and make sure I am not coming back :)
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    Took some back roads to get to the campsite....Almost ate the mud :jaw:
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    The Flying Monkey having a good time around the fire.
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    This is John home stead for the last few months :scared: He live from campsite to campsite
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    Our welcome refreshments
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    Our welcome appertise
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    VFRW sock monkey captured from Europe.....(Story will follow on this)
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    Tracy and Debbie prepared our dinner :hungry:
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    My sleeping quater for the night (Hammock)
    This is my first try quick set up but tight space :)
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    You guys look like drinkers with a riding problem. lol Looks like fun.
     
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    We take serious with our riding and drinking :rofl:
     
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    Day 2
    541 Miles: Big Bear to Sacramento
    Temp from 29° to 98°

    7-25-2015 Big Bear to Sacramento
    It's was cold the night before and not much rooms in the hammock so not sleep well....:pout:
    But I am so ready to hit the roads :stickhorse:
    My original plan was just to muscle up the freeway to get up north. Brent is from Sacramento and didn't care for that idea much, and said he knew a much better moto route with ample scenery. This is about when my entire itinerary idea when out the window and i am very much glad it did! Brent's dad lives in Sacramento and we were staying with him that night. Brent led the entire route there from Big Bear and took us up the 395 to the 89 to the 88 to the 49 to the 16. We rode through Bishop, Death Valley, Mammoth And Tahoe. The heat was pretty brutal, but the riding and scenery was amazing! We arrived at Brent's dads house a little before sunset and were greeted with delicious steaks and cold beer. We were off to a great start, and i was digging the non planned approached.

    Here is my breakfast, Tracy is not messing around with food. He want to be sure we have enough fuel to last for the next legs
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    Tracy and Debbie prepare our fairwell breakfast
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    Taking a quick break so Fatty can fix his hydrate system :rofl:
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    Me and Colonel Clayton
    He is my roll model.
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    Foods were ready as we arrived :thumbsup:
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    I had to take a break while I was reading this. Got too friggen hungry looking at all that great food.
     
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    Day 3

    7-26-2015 Sacramento to Six Rivers National Forest

    Called Toe to inform him I am just minutes from his house and wonder if he can come and ride with us. He were available and ready to ride :thumbsup:[​IMG]



    This is really where the itinerary out the window started. We left Sacramento with the intentions of getting into Oregon. But again, we just took the most scenic route (the 16 to the 20 to the 101 to the 199),took our time going up the coast, stopped in Eureka to have lunch with Brent's sister and enjoyed the ride. We rode until it got dark out and then started looking for camp. We came across a great campground called Panther Flats in Six Rivers National Forest. Setting up camp in the dark is kind of a drag, so we just setup our hammocks and crashed pretty early!


    Picking up a spare tire just in case one of us need it :rolleyes:
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    Toe and me at....CG
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    Taking a quick lunch at Glen Heaven
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    How does he like the FJ?
     
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    He love it.....!
     
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    Thanks, I like that bike a lot too.
     
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    Save your money for the AT coming in 2016 :wink:
     
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    The African Twin? I will be looking at that.
     
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    Just watched the True Adventure videos, going to be quite a machine.
     
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    Day 3 continue :)
    408 Miles: Sacramento to Cal/OR Border
    Avenue of the Giant is one of my favorite
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    The tree are massive :jaw:
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    VFRW Sock monkey
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    Taking a break and enjoy some refreshment :wink:
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    Rode till dark and searching for camp site, most of the state park are full so we head east away from the coast and found a spot.
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    And prepare our dinner :hungry:
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