Rough 191 mile ride today, BUT in ALASKA now!

Trip Start Jun 04, 2010
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Trip End Jul 04, 2010


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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Left Dawson City, YT at 745 and took the ferry across the Yukon River.  Really tough to get on and off the ferry - lots of mushy sand.  Then, immediately got on the gravel of the Top of the World Highway!  Grueling ride of 140 miles to the Alaskan border.  We were so high, we were above the tree line!  Some snow on the ground, and not too cold.

Got to the Poker Customs and Border Patrol Station in Alaska around 1000 am.  Neat - it's the farther northern entry point in the U.S.  CBP Inspector was a nice young guy who's girlfriend is an ICE agent in Anchorage.   

The Top of the World Highway on the U.S. side is really bad.  Mostly dips, potholes, rough patches.  We averaged about 35 mph.

Stopped at Boundary, AK - cut little shops.  Operator is from Boston.  Loves it up here.

Then, on to CHICKEN!  Three shop "town" with a bar and a cafe.  Had a good lunch there.  The soup of the day (and every day) is ......you guessed it - CHICKEN!

Very, very windy on the road from Chicken to Tok, Alaska.  I was pooped from the rough riding today. 

On to Anchorage tomorrow, to put the bikes in the shop for an oil change and damage assessment! 

So dusty.....can't wait to take a shower!










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