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... usually covered in clouds. Our lucky day. The hard packed, red dirt under our tires signaled the beginning of our journey on the Dalton Highway. We stopped again to take a picture with the sign and then again at the Arctic Outpost where Buddy bought a couple of diamond willow sticks to carve. The DOT crews treat the road with calcium chloride which bonds with the soil particles, making them too heavy to go airborne, so it cuts down on the dust. The ...
... of the three bikes in her wake. Again, these 15 miles seem the longest of the trip, and we are thrilled when we reach the end, all remaining upright.
Several weeks previous to our departure from home, several of our Harley group members are involved in an accident resulting in one death due to the accident, and another, several weeks later, due to surgeries needed to repair the damage. I discussed with Walt and Lee my concerns of following too closely ...
... to slow down in the muddy conditions; as they pass us, even at slow speeds, we are completely covered in their muddy mist. After they pass, a wet-gloved swipe across the visor collates and smears the mud onto an already difficult helmet shield. After the first passing truck, the windshield turns a tan opaque, making it impossible to see immediately in front of the bike, where vigilance is needed to steer through ...
... beautiful scenery. We both
agree we like Fairbanks more than Anchorage when it comes to the cities. We
stop for gas, coffee and a catch up on the blog. Out on the road again at 1730.
Thank goodness it doesn’t get dark here in the summer! Departures can happen at
any time of the day.
Just a few miles out of Fairbanks and buildings are a thing
of the past. Reaching the sign for Livengood we know the Dalton Hwy ...
... Alan said we could get gas at Livengood. When we got to the sign for Livengood though, there was a sign that said there are no services there. I got a bit perturbed and expressed my feeling quite plainly to Alan. One thing about the Dalton is there is very little room for mistakes. My bike has a large fuel tank with an almost 9 gallon capacity. Alan and David's bikes have a smaller capacity but they are carrying two reserve fuel tanks as well. ...
TravelPod Member ReviewsArctic Circle Inn Gift Shop and Lodge Coldfoot
Good location on the stop. Authentic Alaskan stop with outhouses.
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