Driven – The Arctic Circle


Every once in awhile I come across a video that just resonates with me…I mean everyone should watch this especially if you are an adventurer.  This guy Ed from New Mexico rode 10,000 miles in 26 days and how he sees Canada and Alaska is spot on.  I LOVE, absolutely LOVE his attitude, sense of humor….I mean everything about his heart and soul.  I really hope everyone who takes a look at this post takes the time to sit back and watch….it is soooooo worth it trust me.

I think this is my most favorite ADV video I have seen so far….and I loved seeing where we went through his eyes….BRAVO!

The 10 Dos and Don’ts of the Dalton


For those planning on riding the Dalton in 2013, heed these warnings.  ;-) featuring some Motoquest info as well as Adventure Cycleworks.

As the article says at least biker dies each year!  We always carry a SPOT with extra insurance for that just in case air vac and extra fuel.

Posted by: Phil Freeman on Sunday, Sep 16 2012

The 10 Dos and Don’ts of the Dalton

Riding the Dalton Highway on the "North Slope", north of the Brooks Range

414 miles of frost-heaves, broken chip seal and grated dirt surfaces, the Dalton Highway has its challenges. On a good day, you can ride it wide open. On a bad day, you can go home in a helicopter. Continue reading

UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA FAIRBANKS – Dorm Housing


We stayed at the University before and after riding the Dalton Highway.  They rent rooms for $46/night, per person and you get 2 twin beds, shared bathroom, common showers, WIFI, sheets, pillow, soap, towels, free laundry and even a TV room with pool table.  On campus cafeteria and for $10.30 each you get buffet style food.
That reminds me, the cafeteria food although was not that bad, both Cheryl and I seemed to not really like it about an hour after we ate the “buffet”  if you know what I mean.

“Prudhoe Bay Motel perfect for the end of the road”


PRUDHOE BAY MOTEL, ADVGRRLS TRIP ADVISER REVIEW

Yeah this hotel is expensive at $110 per person but there are not many choices in Deadhorse. PLUS, you get to eat 24 hrs a day in their really good cafeteria. So, for the money you get WIFI, a very clean room and facility, clean showers & bathrooms, polite locals, wear your booties to help housekeeping and all is good.

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Out of over 3500 pictures here are more of our Favs


Really like this picture

Cheryl and her Sour Toe Cocktail certificate from the Downtown Hotel in Dawson City

Look at what Cheryl is looking at……too cute this little squirrel was

The Dempster Storm

The Truck that stopped to tell us a motorcycle dude died the day before

Happy to be back on pavement after the ride out of the Dempster

Scott, Kristine and John, our Dempster Buds!

One of many baths

The toe in the Sour Toe Cocktail! Ewwwwwwwwwwww

To be Continued!  :-)

Dalton Highway Heading North


Quiet on the Blog these days but I will keep adding little videos and bits of info as they pass by my computer not only to add to this BLOG but to continue with our own documentation of this trip.  We have been looking back on the trip and taking our time to read what you all read while we were on the road.  Seems like a blur but the scenery and experience we will have forever.  Looking forward to our next adventure.

This is also where we met Ray Jardine our friend from Deadhorse.

Just two songs I was listening to while riding this great road.

Music by: Cold Play “Yellow” and Alison Krauss “The Lucky One”