I am a Physician Assistant who tired of the daily grind of Academic Medicine and struck out for the wilds of Alaska's Aleutians where I work as a Itinerant Health Care Provider, in remote villages along the Alaskan Peninsula , the Aleutian Islands and out in the Bearing Sea. Yes, I have met the guys from "The Deadliest Catch" TV show on more than one occasion. My job not only gives me the financial freedom to travel most importantly it gives me the time to travel. As I approached my 60th birthday I began to consider how to mark this moment in my life journey. As I've read so many Ride Reports I realized that the obvious choice was to take a ride to Alaska on my Gear Up! During the planning of this trip my loving bride of 38 years supported my decision to embark on this journey.
My 2007 Gear Up was my steed of choice until a thrown rod and seized engine in the months preceding my trip. No problem my trusty Ural dealership Ural of New England
was more than willing to sell me a new 2012 model to make the trip! I spent the next year getting a torn rotator cuff repaired and rehabilitated, money saved & bills paid along with tweaking my new ride. I had heated hand grips added, high intensity lights, extra fuel can mounts for the boat, electrical accessory plugs,modified the luggage rack to accommodate the two spare tire mount, frame mounted towing points, oil cooler added to the ride. Besides being a great dealership , Dmitri of Ural of New England was supportive of my often short notice request for parts or service to include getting my bike ready to go upon my return from Alaska 1 week before my departure.