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

The Famous DALTON HIGHWAY!


Once again thanks Gary from AK for this great idea for a posting.  It’s that time of year when many of you will be heading up to Alaska for your own adventure.  This time last year we were planning our own Northern excursion.  So, we are envious of those who will be making this trip.  The Dalton Highway is a MUST ride and getting yourself to Deadhorse in one piece would be the goal.  ;-)  Here is a great web site which has all the information you will need to learn about the Dalton and it’s services or should I say lack of services.  Bring extra gas and enjoy this unpredictable yet beautiful highway!

I have also included some previous posts of ours that shows you where we stayed and a place where you can change your tires or oil!

Adventure Cycleworks

CLICK HERE FOR ADVENTURE CYCLEWORKS WEB SITE

Dan the man


If anyone has questions about this road and what you might experience please feel free to post in the comments. Continue reading

Repeat Post of our Video with Ray Jardine


I love this video of Ray after riding all the way from Deadhorse to Fairbanks.  Ray Jardine is an amazing man…just Google his name.  Ray was a great riding partner for the 800 KM we did on July 16th, 2011.  we went through rain, sludge, mud and as predicted by Cheryl the sun came out once we hit the Yukon River Crossing. 

I recorded this video as we pulled over to clean our shields just about 90KM outside Fairbanks.  In any case….I really like raw video…just a spontaneous discussion by all of us as to how the day went.  And…what a day that was…one we will never forget!

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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Doris Wiedemann–Amazing ADV rider


Doris Wiedemann – Winter Trip to Prudhoe Bay 2009

Thanks to Richard M.  Fellow Blogger for pointing me to this site. Thumbs up

R1Sjaak and Doris Wiedemann arriving on Prudhoe Bay in winter after a 16.000 km. ride on two motorcycles. http://www.reismotor.nl
Attican Pass and Deadhorse on two motorcycles at -35 Celsius http://www.reismotor.nl
R1 Sjaak and Doris Wiedemann almost in Prudhoe bay at -35 Celsius on two motorbikes http://www.reismotor.nl

There are more videos on the web site…just wanted to give you a taste.  Continue reading