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Almost Two Iron Butts Back to San Francisco

M/V Columbia Docked in Bellingham
Everybody out! That's an order! Day 21 and our (almost) iron butt ride awaits. Lets do this thing! read more.

Our last day on the Alaska Marine Highway

Mountain and water views
When life gives you Alaskan ferries, take pictures. More about day 20 right below! read more.

Our third day on the Alaska Marine Highway

Glaciers Chilkat State Park Haines Alaska
Another day on the boat. The weather goes sour, we get soggy, and we get to visit the brothels of Ketchikan. Day 19, your time has come! read more.

Another Day Aboard The MV Columbia

Good morning solarium!
The boat was underway and all we could do at this point was wait. We may have been stuck but we managed to make the most out of our time. More about what we did... read more.

Motorcycle the Alaska Marine Highway

Haines Alaska
A new day, a new adventure! We pack up, head into town, and wait for the Ferry. Day 17. Lets rock and roll! read more.

Putting around Haines Alaska

Glaciers Chilkat State Park Haines Alaska
Rain. The Bringer of Life. Rain. The Bringer of Flash Floods. Rain. The Bringer of Wet Socks. Rain. The Bringer or Boring Days. Rain. We woke up very much the same way we fell asleep... read more.

The Cold Rainy Ride to Haines

Alaska Highway Riding East Before Haines Junction
Our ride from Tok to Haines was horrible and beautiful at the same time. I guess it was too much to ask for perfect weather the whole three weeks. Nevertheless we trucked on. To Haines!... read more.

Being Helpful on the Road Back to Tok

Glenn Highway Riding North to Tok
After a restful night at the campgrounds behind House of Harley, we got packing. We were to make a Wal-Mart stop and then hit the road for Tok. Our riding portion of the adventure was... read more.

Motorcycle Hope and the Whittier Tunnel

Aqua Blue Rivers Caused By Glaciers
It was another beautiful day in Alaska. We had just concluded our one night stay in Homer. We had figured, by this point, we were sufficiently far enough away from Haines that we should slowly... read more.

Motorcyling to the Homer Spit

Mt. McKinley from the Kenai Peninsula
A preview of things to come. We enjoyed Seward but there was much more to see. More about Day 12 after the break.. read more.

We Motorcycle Down to Seward From Anchorage

Camping In Seward
Day 11 was a bit of a rest day. After sleeping about 12 hours we did decide to keep trucking. There was much to do and not enough time to do it all. More after... read more.

The Day of Rest: Motorcycling Can Be Tough

Chitina RV Park
Still a little weary from the day before, we packed up and got back on the bikes. We then proceeded to ride back the way we came. Back to Glenallen, back to that darn Thai... read more.

Riding Motorcycles at the Kennicott Circus

Denali Simple and Pretty
We survived a night camping out on the Denali. It definitely got the coldest here that night. We were prepared though with lots of warm clothing (and worst case, our motorcycle gear). By the morning... read more.

How do I sell a used motorcycle?

My 1150gs Up Close and Personal
Selling a motorcycle be a bit nerve-wracking the first time you do it. In this article, you learn actionable tips and tricks to get selling motorcycle right the first time. read more.

Riding Motorcycles on the Denali Highway

Riding on the George Parks Highway
We woke up to sun to subtle drips and taps on the top of the tent. (Ugg. Rain.) We had enough of the Arctic Circle. We packed up with haste and began our journey back... read more.

Motorcycling to the Arctic Circle

North Pole Sign
Rumor had it it was raining in Anchorage. Rain is a good thing but not when you're riding your motorcycle through it. We decided to book for Fairbanks. Our final target: The Arctic Circle. read more.

Touchdown Alaska

Top of the World Highway
Top of the World highway was reccomended to us from the guy who originally owned Gregg's motorcycle. He said "if there is one thing you shouldn't miss don't miss the Top of the World Highway."... read more.

The Final Stretch

The road to Dawson.
After another night of successful camping, we were on the road again. Destination: Dawson City. read more.

Give Me A Y

Yukon Territory - ALCAN
Our first night of camping went well. Especially for the fact that the mosquitos were all over us within 2 minutes of arriving. We made friends with one of the locals whom had found Gregg's... read more.

Glaciers Glaciers Everywhere

British Columbia is beautiful!
We had our eye on the prize, Yukon territory. It was a bit of a stretch from Vanderhoof but we were naive. So we packed up our stuff and headed back out on the road... read more.

Getting Aquainted With Canada

The Best Place On Earth
We were off and running early in the morning. We knew it was to be another long day in addition to crossing into Canada. See the route and log below for more info. read more.

Alaska Bound

Alaska Bound on motorcycles!
It's 4:30am and you're stumbling around in the dark attempting to prevent the weight of your eyelids from pulling you back into a deep slumber. The motorcycle gear seems harder to put on. ("Did I... read more.

Planning the Great Alaskan Journey

BMW 1150GS Top Of The World
Both Gregg and I own the BMW R1150GS (both 2000 model year). I was apprehensive about upgrading from a 2002 F650GS at first because of the size but was soon convinced after purchasing that it... read more.

The Mission

An example picture brought to you by Gregg, it is of the mountains lining the eastern portion of the Denali Highway.
As you may or may not know, [Gregg G]( and I just finished our trip to Alaska. We rode our motorcycles approximately 7081 miles in just 3 weeks! We took tons of pictures and videos... read more.

The backend of Mt. St. Helens

Paved mountain roads. My favorite!
One thing that I enjoy seeking out in the northwest is the paved mountain roads that zig and zag up and down the mountainous region. They're welcoming and just have enough space to enjoy cruising.... read more.

In the Hood

Entertaining myself.
After a few days spent in Portland, it was time to get back on the road. My throttle hand was itching to get back to its rightful place. But first, the trip from Portland to... read more.

Portland you're fun

Sunshine through the evergreens.
Not too much of an update here but I did want to highlight some of the cool places I went to eat and also the places I explored! read more.

Don't freak out

On the lift!
Tow truck rides are always interesting. You don't quite know whats going transpire as you chug along down the road. Does your tow truck driver like plushy dolls but is burly and covered in tattoos?... read more.

Humpty bumps

Mountain gravel.
Being on the road can be filled with fun but it also can be filled with problems. Broken motorcycles == broken hearts if you know what i mean. ;) During the first leg of my... read more.

Don't go chasing waterfalls

Jumping into Crater Lake!
Sometimes you really love a place enough to stay a little bit longer than you expected. Crater Lake on Day 7 happened to be that place. read more.

A little social engineering will do

Morning sun through the trees.
So i'm still trying to figure out what format works best for these posts. I have limited time to write, edit and also adventure. Most posts I will at least include the following: 1. Lessons... read more.

Losing my way and tasty redemption

These fire roads are nice!
In my quest to find something new and different to do, I find myself wine tasting in the valleys of Oregon and talking about the properties of the abundant backcountry wood. On top of it... read more.

Mountain passes and jerky

Only U can do it.
My day started at Clam Beach where I bid adieu to barking dogs and loud families. I wanted to get away from the coast which was cloudy and cold for most of my trip. I... read more.

Don't eat the clams at Clam Beach

One of my favorites, Avenue of the Giants!
I head north after briefly enjoying Westport. The next destination? The Avenue of the Giants and Eureka. I had already been to this area around 3.5-4 years ago when I rode with a buddy from... read more.

Unintentional night riding

The water at Fort Bragg.
Fort Brag you've saved my opinion of northwestern California coast. I almost gave up on it completely until I rolled through your pearly gates\*. \* No gates or pearls read more.

Busy being busy

Picture of Bodega Bay through the bush.
I wanted to make a point to discuss something that I think plagues lots of people: the act of being busy but without purpose. For me, my worry was (and still is) to continue on... read more.

I am now homeless

Making a point.
I just spent the past 2 weeks selling my life away. Starting tomorrow morning I will be living with only the things that will fit in my motorcycle luggage. My first day free from worldly... read more.