Remembering

More rain. More Liquid Love. I don’t mind it anymore. I know my rain gear is sufficient to keep me dry. I know my clothing is sufficient to keep me warm. I don’t get many pictures in the rain, and today none, but the scenery is no less spectacular. Just….different. I spend a lot more . . . → Read More: Remembering

The Motorcycle Campground

A short day today because there is a fun campground to stay in: Thompson’s Eagle’s Claw Motorcycle Park. This is campground for motorcycles only.

It is a well designed campground. Sufficient space you don’t feel crowded, but still close together (because adventure motorcycle travelers are always curious about each other). Lots of tent sites, but . . . → Read More: The Motorcycle Campground

The Dempster Legacy

It has been a few weeks now since I started up the Dempster Highway. The road has left its mark on me. It has left its mark on others.

The Dempster Highway destroyed my chain. The mud used on that road has some serious abrasiveness to it which added many thousands of miles of extra . . . → Read More: The Dempster Legacy

Life On The Road: Man and Machine

The longer I am on the road the more it seems at times hard to tell where the bike ends and I begin. We depend on each other to survive this journey. I get transportation, a place to store my belongings and a link to the road. The Phoenix gets maintenance, repair and feeding. When . . . → Read More: Life On The Road: Man and Machine

Getting My Feet Wet (While Getting My Feet Wet)

Repetition is a basic fact of travel here in Alaska. There are a lot of interesting roads, but most of them end in the middle of nowhere. Valdez does have a ferry as a second outlet, but that isn’t exactly an interesting motorcycle road. I once would have been annoyed at this repetition, but no . . . → Read More: Getting My Feet Wet (While Getting My Feet Wet)

Valdez

Sun on my trip has been rare, so it didn’t feel right to sit around camp on a sunny and warm evening. Valdez is not far from the road down to McCarthy, so I decided to continue on so long as I have light.

Good choice:

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If Life Were a Video Game….

I decided returning to Anchorage would just waste time and money, so continue on the trip. I’ll worry about the hub later and check it periodically in the meantime. My GPS will just have to provide me with speed and distance.

25 July 2011

My map shows a dirt road to an out of the . . . → Read More: If Life Were a Video Game….

Luis & Clark

23 July 2011

I am really impressed with the camping setup provided for motorcyclists by the Harley Davidson dealership in Anchorage. Great place for camping, and adventure travelers are constantly dropping by. Makes for not only a good camping spot, but a fun stopping location to meet people who come through. And, of course, I . . . → Read More: Luis & Clark

Anchorage

I have finally found some sunny days…just in time to spend a few days in a big city!

I spent a few days in Alaska. The Buell House of Harley-Davidson has a free camping area for motorcycles, including a shower! What more could a traveler ask for? Oh yes, lots of other travelers. Here is . . . → Read More: Anchorage

The Denali Highway

For all its faults, the Denali National Park is a reasonable place to camp. After the park entrance fee (necessary if you take a tour), camping is relatively cheap ($14/night for a tent). All buildings have free wifi with a fast connection to the internet. There is lots of cheap food nearby. So when I . . . → Read More: The Denali Highway