Alaska Trip


Reports and stories from trips, planning of gatherings, questions about how to get there!
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chuckiejoh
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Alaska Trip

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By far, one the best adventures my wife and I have ever took since we started riding motorcycles 39 years ago. We left our driveway in Bowling Green, KY on July 1 and returned home July 31. Our total ride was 10,580 miles, we have now rode our trike in every state in North America, I have 118,000 miles on our Silver 2005 GL1800 Goldwing with a 2009 Roadsmith Trike Kit. I retired in 1999 and my wife retired in 2000 and we set a goal to ride in every state. Other than a new alternator, the wing has been bullet prove. We just thank the LORD for our trips over the years. May GOD bless each and everyone of you. KEEP ON RIDING!!!!


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lol...yes I can relate to that...I was in Alaska the same time you were. I am from Ontario and the only mishap was losing my leather jacket in
Anchorage. Did you go to the "Salty Dog saloon" on the Homer spit down in the Kenai Pennisula?
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Re: Alaska Trip

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You keep on riding too 'chuckiejoh'. Have some pictures of your trip? Welcome to the forum.
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Sorry, but you didn't go to Alaska without pictures to prove it. ;)
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Okay, here are some pics of the trip.
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Here are some more pics.
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Average speed...and no tickets...lol ....lucky I guess
Average speed...and no tickets...lol ....lucky I guess


Here is a nice old Indian I found on my travels
Here is a nice old Indian I found on my travels




My Steed!!!!!!!!
My Steed!!!!!!!!


Bills on the wall at the Salty Dog Saloon in Homer
Bills on the wall at the Salty Dog Saloon in Homer

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a trip to alaska is trip of my dreams on bike! one day will make it there!!!
2002 GL1800
I dont always ride!
But when i do it's on a Goldwing!!
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Ol' Man
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Re: Alaska Trip

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Ditto here. I was stationed TDY in Anchorage the year it became a state in 1959. During my short stay I got to see a lot of the state. Beautiful country. Age and health will probably not allow the trip, one can always dream.... or tour vicariously thru those that do.
rescue1042 wrote:a trip to alaska is trip of my dreams on bike! one day will make it there!!!
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redial
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Age and health will probably not allow the trip, one can always dream.... or tour vicariously thru those that do.
Memories are always better than dreams, but if your health precludes that, then live the memories of others. Keep on, keeping on.


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