Signs!

Creating this page I keep humming the Tesla remake of Signs.  In case you didn’t know, Shawn is a huge Tesla fan! We had a great time taking pics of signs.  These are now some of my favorites!  We started mixing it up a bit as the trip went on so we didn’t always have…

Gear Review

If you checked out our packing list, you know we took a variety of things with us.  We felt like we were well packed when we took off. Everything fit on the bikes and we did our best to bring all the necessities without having extras.  If I were taking the trip again there are…

The List – Bike Repairs From The Trek

I’ll see if I can get a comprehensive list of the repairs that were made on our bikes during the trip, and a list of repairs that are now needed as a result of this trip.  Shawn can let me know if I have forgotten anything. If we had replaced my wheel bearings, belt, and…

Whitehorse to Liard Hot Springs (sort of) and Dawson Creek

The ride from Whitehorse to Liard Hot Springs was another gorgeous one.  We saw tons of bears & bison!  We stopped a bunch of times to take pictures.  I wasn’t able to change my reservation at Liard since we were a day early so we ended up camping in a public area across from the…

Most Amazing Sunset

Between Anchorage & Seward.  Words can’t describe how beautiful it is here!

Cantwell, AK to Anchorage Plus Seward

Being off schedule has given us some flexibility to fill in a few things we wanted to do, but didn’t originally have time.  This morning Rob headed to Denali Highway & the 3 of us headed for Anchorage.  We stopped a couple of times hoping to see Mt. McKinley, but there were just too many…

Fairbanks to Denali & Denali Highway

This morning we headed out of Fairbanks for Denali.  We stayed at the 7 Gables Hotel the last 2 nights.  All the rooms in Fairbanks were sold out & since we were back early, we didn’t have reservations.  It had some nice qualities.  It was big, it had 2 extra beds so there was room…

Wiseman up the Dalton & Back to Fairbanks

Day before yesterday we headed out hoping to go to Deadhorse.  We made it to within 20 miles of Antigen Pass and it was still lightly raining and the roads were getting slick.  I was worried that if they got worse I would not be able to get through & we would be stuck camping in…

Tok to Fairbanks

Today we made the short ride from Tok, AK to Fairbanks.  Along the way we stopped at Delta Junction & the North Pole for some sight seeing & photos.  We caught our first glimpse of the Alaskan Pipeline. It’s really warm here in Fairbanks.  Another sunny, beautiful day!  On the way up here we drove…

Packing List v100

    Below is our packing list, as of today. The list changes a tiny bit on almost a daily basis, but I think we are getting pretty close to the final version. Some of the items include links so you can see what make / model of the item we are bringing. If you…

The Budget

Alaska is going to be expensive.  It is hard to believe we are going to spend this much money for the pleasure of sleeping on the ground, being eaten by mosquitos, getting rained on, being hot, freezing & eating substandard meals. Shawn chooses his meals as if every one could be his last.  He loves…

Butt Burner 1500

Since we are going to ride so many miles, I think it is worth the effort to document the journey & earn a couple of awards.  We’ll be able to get the SaddleSore 1000 & and Butt Burner 1500 awards from the Iron Butt Association.  It’s never really been on my BID (Before I Die) list, but since…

Traveling Dog Food Salesman

Yep, that’s my life.  When I am not planning my Alaskan Adventure I am traveling North America selling dog food.  I love my job & the people I work with are fantastic!  This week during my travels I chatted with a few other road warriors about my upcoming journey to the Arctic.  I met two…

Shopping On Amazon

You can find just about everything on Amazon.  I am still thinking a lot about staying dry so the mink oil is on its way, along with some rain gaiters from Tour Master.  Shawn is talking about getting a Go Pro so we can have one on each bike.  Thankfully Christian is loaning us his,…

What to Bring?

This trip is definitely going to be an adventure!  We’ve watched a bunch of YouTube videos of trips to Alaska.  One guy Rick, created a 7 part series that we watched yesterday.  I got a lot of good ideas of what we will need from his travels.  Better rain gear is top of mind! We…

Planning for Alaska

We are ready to ride to Alaska! Okay, we aren’t ready to leave right now, but we are getting there! We’ve loved every mile of our trips in the lower 48 states, now we are excited to ride the Buells into Canada & Alaska. We’ve shared previous trips through Facebook, but a journey this spectacular needs…