Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Riding up the Al-Can (A Motorcycle Trek to Alaska) Chapter 8

Great News - And the adventure can begin!
Despite the various issues, the bike is due into Kent, WA Friday morning! Although that means I'll miss most of any Independence Day celebrations I had hoped to make here in Alaska, I think the trade off is more than worth it. I'm sure my friends and brothers understand.
Thanks to Marv's input, my path of travel is also decided. I'm going to take the western route BC-97 to Dawson City and jump on the Alaska Highway Headed North to Alaska. Mileage wise, that totals over 2500 miles from the warehouse to my garage!Even if I can maintain roughly an 800 miles a day pace, I'll be about 4 days overall for the trip. My boss had graciously given me some flexibility here and I'm still okay if I'm not back at work next week. (My customer said she was fine if I was out for the week, but I had to be in the office next Tuesday, July13th.)
It looks like I'm about as prepared as I can be for the trip. Looking at The Milepost, I'm back at an average of 60 mile intervals for the gas stations, so that's probably a good thing.
So, I will probably make a post as I wait to board the flight Friday morning which I just booked. I'll land in Seattle right at 6:00 and then cab it over to the warehouse 15 minutes away or so and pick-up the bike.
Once me and this baby are together, the fun can begin... Here are some more pics: 2005 Boss Hoss BHC-3

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