Florida to Alaska 2019

Planning a local ride or a Rally? Let other folks know here so they can ride along.
Forum rules
This is the place to plan a ride or let others know about upcoming rides. Please post stories and/or pictures of the ride once it happens in the "Ride Reports" section. Please put the city and state of the rally or start of the ride so folks can attend.
RC20
Hero of the Soviet Union - 2019
Hero of the Soviet Union - 2019
Posts: 1342
Joined: Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:59 am
Location: Anchorage AK

Re: Florida to Alaska 2019

Post by RC20 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:51 pm

Good deal on the Cassiar. Last time I ran it severely rutted despite the pavement. Logging trucks pushiness the pavement in.

Its by far the more scenic route. Some real long flat and dull section up Dawson Creek on either side.

We got some rain so hopefully the smoke is gone for him. I see post was about 5 days ago.
Fear No Gravel
Formerly Owned: ( various rides on others)
Honda 90
2 x CB750K (one a true Japan Model flown to Hawaii by a P3 Orion Sub Patrol Aircraft!)
1 x CB700 SC (RC20 is the actual in house production Model)
1 x R80GS (ok to start with, learned to love it for what it was)
1 x CB450K
1 x 2019 cT Terracotta

Mechanic/Technician/Engineer: Electro Mechanical Systems

User avatar
Pterodactyl
Hero of the Soviet Union - 2019
Hero of the Soviet Union - 2019
Posts: 139
Joined: Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:43 am

Re: Florida to Alaska 2019

Post by Pterodactyl » Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:01 pm

You can see where the smoke is at this site:

http://smoke.alaska.edu/gifs/out_smokep ... _5_DRY.gif
Kevin
The Outpost, Silver City, Montana
Team Pterodactyl
2018 Ural Gear Up, 2017 R1200GSA

LaughingBuddha
New Member
New Member
Posts: 19
Joined: Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:01 pm

Re: Florida to Alaska 2019

Post by LaughingBuddha » Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:38 am

Smoke in the Kenai have cleared up for the most part. The finally lifted the fire ban so tonight was the first official night to have a fire. Thanks to all the fire fighters.

I have one more week for heading back. The first 100 mile road from Tok into Anchorage was horrible. Potholes everywhere.

Planning on taking the Alcan back, and hopefully it is not a bad road.
"Live the Life you Love and Love the Life you Live" :cheers:
1995 Honda Magna
1999 Kawasaki Ninja 750
1994 Honda Magna
2001 Honda CBR 929RR
1984 Honda Goldwing GL1100
2000 Kawasaki KZ1000 Retire Portland Police
2013 Harley RoadGlide
2018 Ural Gear Up
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYK5CP ... X0YHIurtjQ[/youtube]

RC20
Hero of the Soviet Union - 2019
Hero of the Soviet Union - 2019
Posts: 1342
Joined: Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:59 am
Location: Anchorage AK

Re: Florida to Alaska 2019

Post by RC20 » Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:06 pm

Lot of miles getting covered!

I think you will find the Canadian Alcan Pretty much the same as where you linked in on the Cassiare.

Mostly good with some bad spots.

I would break the Border to Tok as bad until the last 10 miles.

A good run of really nice road for 50 mils Tok to Glennallen, goes to hell with those potholes, constructions zone , then the last 50 decent to good again sans the occasional nasty dip. May posted dips are not as bad as the bad sections with no postings.
Fear No Gravel
Formerly Owned: ( various rides on others)
Honda 90
2 x CB750K (one a true Japan Model flown to Hawaii by a P3 Orion Sub Patrol Aircraft!)
1 x CB700 SC (RC20 is the actual in house production Model)
1 x R80GS (ok to start with, learned to love it for what it was)
1 x CB450K
1 x 2019 cT Terracotta

Mechanic/Technician/Engineer: Electro Mechanical Systems

LaughingBuddha
New Member
New Member
Posts: 19
Joined: Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:01 pm

Re: Florida to Alaska 2019

Post by LaughingBuddha » Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:35 pm

And then the final drive is busted, cracked in 2 places plus 2 screws busted inside....
"Live the Life you Love and Love the Life you Live" :cheers:
1995 Honda Magna
1999 Kawasaki Ninja 750
1994 Honda Magna
2001 Honda CBR 929RR
1984 Honda Goldwing GL1100
2000 Kawasaki KZ1000 Retire Portland Police
2013 Harley RoadGlide
2018 Ural Gear Up
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYK5CP ... X0YHIurtjQ[/youtube]

RC20
Hero of the Soviet Union - 2019
Hero of the Soviet Union - 2019
Posts: 1342
Joined: Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:59 am
Location: Anchorage AK

Re: Florida to Alaska 2019

Post by RC20 » Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:37 pm

That sucks.

Where are you stuck?
Fear No Gravel
Formerly Owned: ( various rides on others)
Honda 90
2 x CB750K (one a true Japan Model flown to Hawaii by a P3 Orion Sub Patrol Aircraft!)
1 x CB700 SC (RC20 is the actual in house production Model)
1 x R80GS (ok to start with, learned to love it for what it was)
1 x CB450K
1 x 2019 cT Terracotta

Mechanic/Technician/Engineer: Electro Mechanical Systems

LaughingBuddha
New Member
New Member
Posts: 19
Joined: Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:01 pm

Re: Florida to Alaska 2019

Post by LaughingBuddha » Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:51 pm

Sorry to keep everyone hanging.. got the final drive installed and back in the lower 48.. Its been quite a fun adventure. The Alcan was a great ride, going into Toad lake and down to Jasper was amazing.
"Live the Life you Love and Love the Life you Live" :cheers:
1995 Honda Magna
1999 Kawasaki Ninja 750
1994 Honda Magna
2001 Honda CBR 929RR
1984 Honda Goldwing GL1100
2000 Kawasaki KZ1000 Retire Portland Police
2013 Harley RoadGlide
2018 Ural Gear Up
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYK5CP ... X0YHIurtjQ[/youtube]

Post Reply