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post #1 of 55 (permalink) Old 12-10-2016, 05:37 PM Thread Starter
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I am starting to plan a July trip from GA to Fairbanks, AK most likely in July 2017. I am interested in any information anyone may have about routes, road condition, gas, food, and lodging between Banff, AB, CA to Fairbanks.
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I am starting to plan a July trip from GA to Fairbanks, AK most likely in July 2017. I am interested in any information anyone may have about routes, road condition, gas, food, and lodging between Banff, AB, CA to Fairbanks.
Send a PM to Cycledude and Bikerv2. They have made Alaska trips and will be able to help you out.
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Send a PM to Cycledude and Bikerv2. They have made Alaska trips and will be able to help you out.
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Here are two links to ride reports/ photo blogs on ADVrider posted by a DYNOBOB, member of this forum. Check them out... they are chock full of info and great photos.


http://gl1800riders.com/forums/7-rides-trips-events/322921-alaska-2016-pictures-wing-ram-hawk-husky.html#post3986841

http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/two-bobs-and-friends-northern-rockies-2013.947936/

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Here are two links to ride reports/ photo blogs on ADVrider posted by a DYNOBOB, member of this forum. Check them out... they are chock full of info and great photos.


http://gl1800riders.com/forums/7-rides-trips-events/322921-alaska-2016-pictures-wing-ram-hawk-husky.html#post3986841

http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/two-bobs-and-friends-northern-rockies-2013.947936/

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My wife and I toured Yukon/Alaska in late July 2015. As I am a mechanic in the transport industry I had the opportunity to quiz drivers (who have actually been there) about the same question you are asking. Their answers were basically consistent.

- Fuel is not a problem. ( There was nothing that was outside of the wings fuel range. Come to think about it, we have had more concerning fuel issues in central Washington and parts of Alberta and...)

-Motels are not a problem in the summer but in winter they can be dicey. (We found a motel that was full with a work crew so we went to the other motel and it was empty.)

- the motels are fine, unless your wife needs a 5 star, in witch case its a **** of a drive from grand prairie to fairbanks. ( My wife's only demand is that the room be clean. It can be worn, old, thread bare and rustic as long as it is *Clean*. She had no issue with any place we stayed including the work camp on the haul road.)

- There is construction, There, just...is. ( that statement made more sense after seeing it in person. The construction can be 20 meters or 40+ Km long. Although a reasonable good road, you do want to be able to handle non paved construction. The pavement can have frost heaves that you also need to pay attention to.)

It was a great trip and well worth doing. My wife would like to go back and carry on from where we left off.

- Liard hot springs, ya gotta stop at Liard hot springs. (yes, you do)
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PM replied to but hear is a link that talks about our Alaska trips this year.
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My wife and I toured Yukon/Alaska in late July 2015. As I am a mechanic in the transport industry I had the opportunity to quiz drivers (who have actually been there) about the same question you are asking. Their answers were basically consistent.

- Fuel is not a problem. ( There was nothing that was outside of the wings fuel range. Come to think about it, we have had more concerning fuel issues in central Washington and parts of Alberta and...)

-Motels are not a problem in the summer but in winter they can be dicey. (We found a motel that was full with a work crew so we went to the other motel and it was empty.)

- the motels are fine, unless your wife needs a 5 star, in witch case its a **** of a drive from grand prairie to fairbanks. ( My wife's only demand is that the room be clean. It can be worn, old, thread bare and rustic as long as it is *Clean*. She had no issue with any place we stayed including the work camp on the haul road.)

- There is construction, There, just...is. ( that statement made more sense after seeing it in person. The construction can be 20 meters or 40+ Km long. Although a reasonable good road, you do want to be able to handle non paved construction. The pavement can have frost heaves that you also need to pay attention to.)

It was a great trip and well worth doing. My wife would like to go back and carry on from where we left off.

- Liard hot springs, ya gotta stop at Liard hot springs. (yes, you do)
Planning a stop at Liard hot springs. I see there are other hot springs that might figure in our travels.

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