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    Paul/Voni Alaska?

    Did you mention Alaska on the way to PA Rally this year? I'm looking for alternate plans myself, never been to AK.. Lots of BC riding, but no Alaska. I have time off. Whats the miles to PA from Hyder and/or mainland AK? Where do ya normally cross into Canada? Ever ride with anybody else in your group of two??? I've done the "ocean to ocean" Canada ride a few years back and know its a fur piece of riding, but just wondering if you have done any homework on it yet? GSA1200 Randy"Polarbear"PS; I can ride just about any style, camp and IB far and short days and move on if it gets uncomfy and plans don't jive. easy rider! An interesting option for me, CA,Alaska,PA... either way, hope we meet again somewhere, someday, Randy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Polarbear View Post
    Did you mention Alaska on the way to PA Rally this year? I'm looking for alternate plans myself, never been to AK.. Lots of BC riding, but no Alaska. I have time off. Whats the miles to PA from Hyder and/or mainland AK? Where do ya normally cross into Canada? Ever ride with anybody else in your group of two??? I've done the "ocean to ocean" Canada ride a few years back and know its a fur piece of riding, but just wondering if you have done any homework on it yet? GSA1200 Randy"Polarbear"PS; I can ride just about any style, camp and IB far and short days and move on if it gets uncomfy and plans don't jive. easy rider! An interesting option for me, CA,Alaska,PA... either way, hope we meet again somewhere, someday, Randy
    Our schedule includes:

    Ankeny, IA - May13
    Hyder, AK - June 10
    Seattle - June 20
    LA area - July1
    Bloomsburg - July 19
    Ankeny, IA - July 26
    Nakusp, BC - August 18
    Sipapu, NM - September sometime

    One or two days to several days in each spot. Plenty of touring time and places in between. Stops at our kid's in Kansas or Iowa, or back in the Big Bend as convenient. We ride solo.
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    We're headed from AK to the states on 3 June with a stop over in Hyder along the way. No set schedule and we are looking forward to riding thru the lake area around Nakusp and Balfour, BC. May see you in Hyder or pass you on the road. Wave.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKBeemer View Post
    We're headed from AK to the states on 3 June with a stop over in Hyder along the way. No set schedule and we are looking forward to riding thru the lake area around Nakusp and Balfour, BC. May see you in Hyder or pass you on the road. Wave.....
    Kevin, If we see you Voni will stop for a group hug, I'm sure.
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    By the way, we are wondering if Voni is going to pick a sentimental favorite bike as the one she's riding for her millionth mile? Big Red maybe, or is it going to be her newer ride?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKBeemer View Post
    By the way, we are wondering if Voni is going to pick a sentimental favorite bike as the one she's riding for her millionth mile? Big Red maybe, or is it going to be her newer ride?
    When we leave here in a week or so she will be riding her F800. There is a chance we might switch bikes back here at the house on that LA to PA leg. Depends on weather and routing. I suspect when she hits it she will be on the F800 but don't really know yet.
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    THX all:)

    Thats serious road time and I have only July Off, so in passing I always wave. I depart Clovis,CA around July 2nd or 3rd maybe for either Alaska or Meridian,Miss.(Tornado Alley) for family. I end up in PA for the rally. Natchez Trace Trail, anybody done any of this? Looks interesting and goes my way in the SE corridor. Randy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Polarbear View Post
    Did you mention Alaska on the way to PA Rally this year? I'm looking for alternate plans myself, never been to AK.. Lots of BC riding, but no Alaska. I have time off. Whats the miles to PA from Hyder and/or mainland AK? Where do ya normally cross into Canada? Ever ride with anybody else in your group of two??? I've done the "ocean to ocean" Canada ride a few years back and know its a fur piece of riding, but just wondering if you have done any homework on it yet? GSA1200 Randy"Polarbear"PS; I can ride just about any style, camp and IB far and short days and move on if it gets uncomfy and plans don't jive. easy rider! An interesting option for me, CA,Alaska,PA... either way, hope we meet again somewhere, someday, Randy
    Hey! Polar Bear..You still looking for cheap way to get here..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Polarbear View Post
    Thats serious road time and I have only July Off, so in passing I always wave. I depart Clovis,CA around July 2nd or 3rd maybe for either Alaska or Meridian,Miss.(Tornado Alley) for family. I end up in PA for the rally. Natchez Trace Trail, anybody done any of this? Looks interesting and goes my way in the SE corridor. Randy
    Done it - yes, yes and yes! Much like the Blue Ridge - speed limit enforced, limited cross traffic, most is nice riding.

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    Always;

    I always listen to ideas that save bucks on the road. My Alaska is off for this year, as i am making real plans for the SE on my way to PA this year. Family in Miss. kinda has my immediate attention for this ride East. As I figure, my Calif. plate will be rare in PA., because finding those out here going is a challenge. This is not so unusual I know. Anyhow, whats up in PA.? Are ya suggesting something good. Randy

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    Question

    What's going on in Nakusp in August???
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    The Nakusp Hot Springs Rally, of course.

    See you there?

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    Alas, no.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Voni View Post
    The Nakusp Hot Springs Rally, of course.

    See you there?

    Voni
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    Yes you will. I'll be back to Nakusp this year on my F800GS. Lots of great backroads in the area and on the way there from Calgary. Great little rally too in a great little town.
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    25th/10th Nakusp Hotsprings Rally

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    Why change a good thing? This summer marks the Bee Cee Beemers' 10th rally in Nakusp, BC and our club's 25th annual rally. Sounds like a reason to celebrate. For many guests over the years it's a chance to reconnect with old friends. Enjoy the hospitality of the nicest small town in BC plus the best rally meals and free coffee on the circuit. Pitch your tent in the shady Village Campground, book a local motel or B&B, soak in the hot springs, explore miles of scenic pavement, thrash your GS in the dirt or just chill with a cup of coffee on Main Street. There is something for every BMW rider at the Hotsprings Rally. Info: http://www.beeceebeemers.com Contact: Michael McPeak (604) 438-3954 or email rally@beeceebeemers.com Join us!
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