Alaska Bound

Alaska Route

Our tip is complete.  One less thing on the bucket list.  Jon finished up on July 28th, exactly 1 month from his start on June 28th.  I finished up on July 30th, exactly 1 month (30 days) from my start on July 1st.  We both returned with all of our fingers and toes, we are still on speaking terms and both want to go riding this weekend.

Tuesday July 30, 2013 - 443 miles from Citra, FL to Salem, SC
Average Speed - 46 mph - More HOT, sweaty and tiring.

Monday July 29, 2013 - 333 miles from Plantation, FL to Citra, FL
Average Speed - 43 mph - HOT, sweaty, tiring.

Sunday July 28, 2013 - A few miles that don't count from Boca Raton to Plantation.  A side trip for Gadget.  I will be riding solo from here on out to complete the round trip. 

Saturday July 27, 2013 - 598 miles from McDonough, GA to Boca Raton, FL
Average Speed-60 mph - Hot and muggy, and then hotter and muggier.

Friday July 26, 2013 - 367 miles total from Cadiz, KY to McDonough, GA
Average Speed-45 mph - Nice morning weather, crappy rain and traffic this afternoon.
Morning    - 224 miles in 3 1/2 hrs averaging 60 mph
Afternoon - 143 miles in 4 3/4 hrs averaging 30 mph

Thursday July 25, 2013 - 392 miles from Boonville, MO to Cadiz, KY
Average Speed-49 mph - Nice weather but St. Louis was a nightmare. Land Between the Lakes was fun.

Wednesday July 24, 2013 - 401 miles from Norfolk, NE to Boonville, MO
Average Speed-50 mph - Clear skies, windy with lots of truck traffic.

Tuesday July 23, 2013 - 453 miles from Sturgis, SD to Norfolk, NE.
Average Speed-51 mph - Menacing clouds but little rain, Cool morning, Hot afternoon.

Monday July 22, 2013 - 301 miles from Hardin, MT to Sturgis, SD via The Devil's Tower in Wyoming.
Average Speed-54 mph - Clear skies but WINDY.

Sunday July 21, 2013 - 352 miles from Shelby, MT to Hardin, MT.
Average Speed-58 mph - Crystal Clear skies and WINDY.

Saturday July 20, 2013 - 427 miles from Edmonton, AB to Shelby, MT.
Average Speed-49 mph

Friday July 19, 2013 - 362 miles from Dawson Creek, BC to Edmonton, AB.
Average Speed-62 mph Hard to believe with all of the rain.

Thursday July 18, 2013 - 399 miles from Toad River Lodge to Dawson Creek, BC.
Average Speed-52 mph

Wednesday July 17, 2013 - 363 miles from Teslin, YT to Toad River Lodge, BC.
Average Speed-48 mph

Tuesday July 16, 2013 - 392 miles from Beaver Creek, YT to Teslin, YT. Some terrible roads but nice scenery.
Average Speed-48 mph

Monday July 15, 2013 - 315 miles from Fairbanks, AK to Beaver Creek, YT
Average Speed-60 mph (I don't know how we managed that)

Sunday July 14, 2013 - A few miles around town, no traveling.

Saturday July 13, 2013 - 400 miles from Fairbanks AK to Fairbanks, AK via the Arctic Circle.
Average Speed-35 mph (37 mph up, 32 mph back, we stopped for lunch).

Friday July 12, 2013 - 205 miles from Tok, AK to Fairbanks, AK.  Pretty good roads, nice weather.
Average Speed-69 mph (only 1 gas stop)

Thursday July 11, 2013 - 385 miles from Whitehorse YT to Tok, AK.
Average Speed-46 mph

Wednesday July 10, 2013 - 485 Total Miles.
285 miles from Toad River Lodge, BC to Rancheria, BC. Average Speed-52 mph
200 miles from Rancheria, BC to Whitehorse, YT. Average Speed-61 mph

Tuesday July 9, 2013 - 401 miles from Dawson Creek, BC to Toad River Lodge, BC.
Average Speed-52 mph

Monday July 8, 2013 - 368 miles from Edmonton, AB to Dawson Creek, BC.  Cold start, warm and sunny at Noon.
Average Speed-57 mph

Sunday July 7, 2013 - 330 miles from Saskatoon, SK to Edmonton, AB.  Cool and Windy.
Average Speed-49 mph

Saturday July 6, 2013 - 208 miles from Yorkton, SK to Saskatoon, SK. Rainy and cold.
Average Speed-52 mph

Friday July 5, 2013 - 420 miles from Kenora, ON to Yorkton, SK.
Average Speed-46 mph

Thursday July 4, 2013 - 416 miles from Great Bear Lake, MN to Kenora, ON.
Average Speed-54 mph

Wednesday July 3, 2013 - 354 miles from Rockford, IL to Great Bear Lake, MN. No rain, great detour.
Average Speed-48 mph

Tuesday July 2, 2013 - 370 miles from Villa Hills, KY to Rockford, Il.  A little drizzle but no rain while riding (yet).
Average Speed-47 mph

Monday July 1, 2013 - First day on the road.
Average Speed-51 mph

Sunday June 30, 2013 - Jon arrived at arround 11:30 am after spending the night in Baxley, Georgia.  Final planning and some pre-ride photos are the order of the day....  Stay Tuned.

Leaving from South Carolina on July 1st 2013, Jon and I plan to make our way North past the great lakes into Canada.  From there we'll head West on our way to Alaska.  The ultimate plan is to have our picture take standing by the sign along the Dalton Highway where it crosses into the Arctic Circle.

We plan on riding 300-500 miles per day.  Some may be more, some less.  We'll try to snap some photos at each stop along the way, so expect a lot of shots at gas stations.  I'll try to get pictures posted daily if at all possible.  Links for pictures will be the dates.

If you are wondering why these posts keep getting later, it's because we are 4 hours behind the East Coast right now.

 


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