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Offline hephaist0s

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Alaska and back on a found R65
« on: July 15, 2018, 11:11:08 AM »
Others have certainly done more ambitious things, but this is my current project -- so far, so good! I left New Hampshire on June 27, and took 14 days to get to Anchorage.

From here I am considering the Arctic Circle, Dawson City and the Cassiar Highway. Any suggestions?

Offline wilcom

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Re: Alaska and back on a found R65
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2018, 11:54:29 AM »
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Present:
1984 BMW R65LS "Herr Head"
1982 BMW R65LS 
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1979 R65
1980 R65
1982 R80RT
1974 R90/6
1972 R75
1964 R50/2
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Offline marcmax

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Re: Alaska and back on a found R65
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2018, 02:23:56 PM »
I lived in Fairbanks 30 years ago and THE go to place was just outside of town called Chena Hot Springs. There is camping, cabins, yurts and a lodge. Not terribly pricey for Alaska prices and the restaurant serves a great meal. Best thing is the hot springs. They are piped inside to a pool and although they have a mineral smell it is just the thing to relax after a long day on a bike. We used to go there in the winter for Nordic skiing and relax in the pool then run outside into -20*F and dive into the snow. If it doesn't kill you it definitely lets you know you're alive.  ;D
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Offline hephaist0s

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Re: Alaska and back on a found R65
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2018, 10:55:58 AM »
Great tip, marcmax -- thanks!







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Offline suecanada

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Re: Alaska and back on a found R65
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2018, 03:11:54 PM »
I am reading your reports and really enjoying it...you have given me a lot of hope that whatever goes wrong can be fixed. Nice to know that others get down as well though....I like your attitude being brave enough to just carry on...!
1983 R65LS - LRB still my favourite!? 1988 Honda NX250, "Toodles Too" and a Suzuki DR650, "Calypso." All stored in the "Brrrmmm Closet".

Offline R65Guy

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Re: Alaska and back on a found R65
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2018, 11:17:36 AM »
I thoroughly enjoyed your Alaska trip blog.  Great writing style.  I loved your descriptions of some of the places I've been before.  Takes me there again  :)
Thanks
Neal
81 R65 & 16 R1200GS

Offline AndyB.

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Re: Alaska and back on a found R65
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2018, 09:36:10 PM »
I've just come from reading much of your blog, and you have my admiration for derring-do on the roads of North America!
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