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    friggin awesome...I'll be watching!
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    Have an awesome ride.
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    That is an impressive ride. Hope the weather works in your favor. And you have safe travels.
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    Awesome bro. Have a safe ride. Keep us posted on your progress when you have time.
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    I was starting to get concerned about Glacier NP being open. I had a plan to go around it on the way up and through it on the way back, but it wasn't plan A. Going to the Sun Road just opened yesterday, so we're back to plan A!


    I will finish setting up the bike this weekend, and it should be ready to point North by Monday. Then, it's just waiting for the clock to tick down until Friday. I talked to my friend this week, and it sounds like he's going to Fairbanks. He doesn't want to do the Haul Road, and I won't debate it with him. He can spend some time riding around Middle Alaska, and I'll meet back up with him and head for Florida.


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    No real ride report yet, but I did want to add a quick note that completed the ride as planned, using one of my ďcushionĒ days in Deadhorse, waiting out a cold front.

    My friend did much of the ride with me, but wisely chose to skip the haul road. He also stayed in Florida as he has a house down there and planned on this.

    I would encourage anyone considering riding the haul road on a HD touring bike to look into more suitable options. Iím not saying it canít be done. It has been done by many over the years. Iím saying that road can be brutal in places. You will be riding near the edge of the bikeís capabilities. For those not accustomed to riding on gravel, you will be riding near the edge of your capabilities, too. Again, it can be done, but please donít think itís ďjust another roadĒ. I donít intend to sound like a martyr, but this is the opinion I formed on the ride and am sharing it as such.

    I did the entire ride in 15 days, and the UCC in 7. I will have better stats in a later post. The Entire trip was 11,513 miles according to my GPS, with 5,552 of them attributed to the UCC.

    Thatís all Iím going to post for now, but I plan to put together a more in depth report over the next month or two.
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    Wow
    Sounds like a hell of a ride .....
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    interesting
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