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post #1 of 10 Old Jun 16th, 2009, 12:07 am Thread Starter
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Back from Deadhorse

I just got back from Deadhorse and boy are my arms tired. (wrong joke?)

Anyway, if anyone is interested in my little journey, photos and stories please check it out at

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ight=Slump%27s

Special thanks to Doug who gave me lots of encouragement and advice. Doug, my wife is looking forward to meeting you.

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post #2 of 10 Old Jun 16th, 2009, 1:45 am
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I just got back from Deadhorse and boy are my arms tired. (wrong joke?)

Anyway, if anyone is interested in my little journey, photos and stories please check it out at

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ight=Slump%27s

Special thanks to Doug who gave me lots of encouragement and advice. Doug, my wife is looking forward to meeting you.

One of the best ride reports from Alaska ever !!!!!!!!!!!

Except for the part where I ranted at your wife.

You did an amazing job reaching Deadhorse with those weather and road conditions without knobbies. Look forward to hearing about it in person.
Meeting your wife, not so sure ????????

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Great Ride report!

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That is a great ride report. Thanks for sharing.

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post #5 of 10 Old Jun 17th, 2009, 12:18 am Thread Starter
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One of the best ride reports from Alaska ever !!!!!!!!!!!

Except for the part where I ranted at your wife.

You did an amazing job reaching Deadhorse with those weather and road conditions without knobbies. Look forward to hearing about it in person.
Meeting your wife, not so sure ????????
I actually enjoyed the Yukon part of the ride report the best. I love Dawson City. I'm glad you talked me into going there. Now if I could only remember the good stories from there.

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Great ride report Joe. It's making me want to get on the road even more. We leave July 1 and are hitting many of the same stops (other than the lower half, pretty much the same route entirely except no Prudhoe Bay for us, just Arctic Circle). I have many notes in my itinerary now saying "Joe Slump recommendation" thanks again.

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I am an Aussie who will be riding from Alberta to Anchorage next year (June/July 2011) and I also want to ride the Dalton Highway.
Can anyone help me with trip preparation information for the Dalton?
What do I need to carry?
What riding gear will I need.

I will be riding an R100GS
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I am an Aussie who will be riding from Alberta to Anchorage next year (June/July 2011) and I also want to ride the Dalton Highway.
Can anyone help me with trip preparation information for the Dalton?
What do I need to carry?
What riding gear will I need.

I will be riding an R100GS
Good rain gear. You will get rain while riding in Alaska. When I was there in June, the average temperatures were about 60-70 degrees. Deadhorse was 28-35 degrees.

Bring mosquito repellent and a mosquito net for your head. The other gear depends on you; Will you be camping or hotels.

Plan on knobbie tires for the Dalton. Some guys have run it on tourances and street tires, but if it rains, the knobbies make it much easier. There is a father and son team in Fairbanks that run a small shop out of their garage. They can order tires and have them on hand for you. Much better price than the BMW delaer there. They also do tune-ups, brakes, etc.

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The Honda dealer (cars, bikes, et al) in Whitehorse, Yukon, is is very helpful to all brands and will get tires for you. You can arrange ahead specific brand. Whitehorse is relatively close to the start of the Dalton and a good gateway to the main routes in to Alaska.

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Re: Back from Deadhorse

I just found this thread a couple of days ago and spent the better part of a day, off and on, reading the entire ride report. Excellent.

(belated) Congratulations, JoeSlump, and thanks!

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