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  1. The pipeline in northern Alaska - 3830

    The pipeline in northern Alaska -

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  2. The museum in Wiseman, Alaska - 3829

    The museum in Wiseman, Alaska -

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  3. This was a solo trip. I did stay in Coldfoot,...

    This was a solo trip.
    I did stay in Coldfoot, not a lot of choices there.

    I really enjoyed my stay in Wiseman. He let me use his power washer, gave me two beers, made me breakfast and shared a...
  4. Thank you! I will have to try again.

    Thank you! I will have to try again.
  5. Still Rollin' - Florida to the Top of the World

    I did this trip on a motorcycle in 2012 but I thought others may enjoy the pictures of northern Alaska.
    This trip started in SE Wisconsin and the first destination was Key West, FL. The southernmost...
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    A short story from the trip - I was riding home...

    A short story from the trip -
    I was riding home from Alaska and had stopped for the night in Alberta, Canada.

    I was talking to the owner of the motel and telling her about the trip and that I...
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    Hi Darthkroll I never use routes in my GPS. Just...

    Hi Darthkroll
    I never use routes in my GPS. Just waypoints.
    I had 49 waypoints loaded into the GPS, one for each state. I numbered them and picked one at a time.
    Each waypoint was a gas station....
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    A few more pictures from the trip - The corners....

    A few more pictures from the trip - The corners.

    The NE -
    http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/Rollin53/HA099.jpg

    The SE -
    http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/Rollin53/HA121.jpg

    The...
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    Thank you. I did some checking and I was...

    Thank you.
    I did some checking and I was surprised to see that more riders had done the 49 state ride than the 48 state.
    The first IBA 48 state ride was done in 1989. At this time 62 riders have...
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    What do you get for completing the a 49 state...

    What do you get for completing the a 49 state ride?

    You get a certification, a pin and a lot of great memories.
    I received my certification yesterday. I have been looking forward to this one.
    ...
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    Wow! Great pictures. Looks like a fun trip.

    Wow! Great pictures. Looks like a fun trip.
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    I found this picture of the terrain around Hyder,...

    I found this picture of the terrain around Hyder, Alaska.
    I rode through Stewart, B.C. on the way to Hyder.
    From ground level I did not fully realize how remote this area really is!
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    Very damp! 44 degrees and light rain in July!! ...

    Very damp! 44 degrees and light rain in July!!

    Next year? I'm not sure. Maybe something at a little slower pace.
    Starting to feel my age a little. (I'm a grandfather :) )
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    Thanks Dave!

    Thanks Dave!
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    I wasn't going to stop and take any pictures...

    I wasn't going to stop and take any pictures while I was on the clock.
    I'm glad I did.

    http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/Rollin53/HA364-1.jpg
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    Sunrise - Sunset Early morning fuel stop in...

    Sunrise - Sunset

    Early morning fuel stop in Kansas -
    http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/Rollin53/HA169.jpg

    Heading west -
    http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/Rollin53/HA156.jpg
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    On a timed ride a little luck helps. On this day...

    On a timed ride a little luck helps.
    On this day I was very lucky.

    http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/Rollin53/HA134.jpg
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    The reason for the trip to Hawaii. We've been...

    The reason for the trip to Hawaii.
    We've been married for 35 years.

    http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/Rollin53/SH124.jpg
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    A few more pictures from the road to Hyder....

    A few more pictures from the road to Hyder. Ridin' in BC.

    http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/Rollin53/HA316.jpg

    http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/Rollin53/HA372.jpg
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    Thank you! I enjoy doing the stories almost as...

    Thank you!
    I enjoy doing the stories almost as much as the ride.
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    Planning and the GPS helps a lot. A had 49...

    Planning and the GPS helps a lot.
    A had 49 way-points loaded in the GPS. One for each state numbered in order. Each way- point was a gas station.

    I look at the GPS like I would a speedometer....
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    I'm almost done with the IBA paper work. How this...

    I'm almost done with the IBA paper work. How this works.

    The first gas receipt is the start time. This will also be the end time 10 days later.
    The ride needs to be completed in LESS than 10...
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    Thank you! No camping on this trip. No time. I...

    Thank you!
    No camping on this trip. No time.
    I did try to find cheap motels because I wasn't going to spend much time at them.
    Some of the motels were ........... interesting.

    I'm not sure on...
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    Thanks Mark! The parade was a great ending to...

    Thanks Mark!
    The parade was a great ending to the ride. A lot of nice people.
    It is one of my favorite memories.
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    Thank you and yes a lot goes into a ride like...

    Thank you and yes a lot goes into a ride like this.

    A year of planning.
    Months and months of working out including 60 sit-ups a day for the last 8 months! A strong back helps.
    Knowing what to...
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