22 Sunday June 27
in Fairbanks was warm with broken clouds. 50 miles south of Fairbanks it started
to rain so I stopped and put on my First Gear suit. Later I added the fleece
lunch at Alaska Mary’s (we got the last two hamburgers they had!) . Jim put
his spare gas into his tank to get him the 30 miles to Trapper Creek. The RT
tank was on reserve when we arrived there.
Traffic flowed in pulses, so the intervals in between them were easy
Anchorage we found a motel w/kitchenette room, and checked in. Jim will stay
here while I go to El Paso and he can cook some meals in the room.
Called Ken and Tarja, and we met them at about 7:40 PM for dinner at
Guido’s Pizza - good dinner and good conversation and company.
and Ken will get my bike to the dealer tomorrow for the 12,000 mile service and
two new Metzeler MEZ4 tires. Odometer shows 13,576 miles (4466 miles since I
left El Paso). Overnight at Fairbanks, Alaska
23 Monday June 28
to El Paso via Seattle and Los Angeles - Onboard Alaska Airlines Flt # 84 to LAX
Alaska Ride is exciting and it’s going well. the anxiety of Jim’s meeting up
with me, the anticipation of the cruise on the Ferry, and the worry of riding on
gravel roads to the Arctic Circle are behind me. The rest of the trip should be
am looking forward to going fishing with Ken and Jim for King Salmon and the
Halibut boat charter in Homer will be fun.
want to go back to Fairbanks and ride to Prudhoe Bay, but my experience tells me
that I need a ride partner and Jim doesn’t want to do it. So, unless I find a
ride partner within the next ten days, we’ll just ride back thru Canada to the
“lower 48” via Sweetgrass, Montana.
24 Tuesday June 29 - El Paso, Texas
25 Wednesday June