Category: Motorcycle Trip 2011

Day 13 – Eagle Plains, YT to Carmacks, YT

Distance: 682 kilometers
Time on bike: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Temps: Low 8 (Eagle Plains) / High Carmacks 24

Well, sometimes things don’t work out as planned. I checked with the front desk at the hotel who has been relaying information about the Peel River ferry. Sounds like the ferry will be running “intermittently” through…




Day 12 – Dawson, YT to Eagle Plains

Distance: 407 kilometers
Time on bike: 8:00 am – 3:45 pm
Temps: Low 8 (Dawson) / High 22 (Eagle Plains)

The camping experience in Dawson was quite interesting. It was nice to have the entire campground, or at least one section, almost completely to myself. I say, almost…. There were some twenty-somethings that rolled in across…




Day 11 – Fairbanks, AK to Dawson, YT

Distance: 388 miles / 625 kilometers
Time on Bike: 9:30am – 5:30 pm
Temps: High 14 (Dawson) / Low 8 (Richardson Hwy)

Wow, what a great day for riding today. I couldn’t have asked for better weather. There wasn’t a single cloud in the sky for most of the day. Hardly anyone on the roads and…




Day 10 – Fairbanks – Off the Bike Day

When I picked my accomodation I wanted to be as close as possible to the motorcycle dealer so I can zip over and find out about a tire change. As luck would have it the motel and dealer are on the same block – how fortuitous! Harley Davidson Farthest North Outpost has Harleys, Hondas,…




Day 9 – Talkeetna, AK to Denali National Park to Fairbanks, AK

Distance: 270 miles / 435 kilometers
Time on bike: 9:00am – 4:30pm
Temps: Low of 5 celcius (Denali National Park)/ High of 15 (Fairbanks)

When I got up this morning I figured for sure it had stopped raining. Nope. Still going. After I packed up the ‘packing gods’ smiled down on me and gave me about…