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#980357 - 02/17/17 01:43 PM Re: Brit planning to ride from Houston to Anchorage.... advice please. [Re: farmerboy]  
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If all goes well I shall be picking it up from the dealer (a place called Lufkin?) on the 2nd March. Not sure how I shall get there but no doubt there is a bus.


That's around 140 miles from Houston, depending on where you start from. March 2nd is a Thursday, I could probably break free to get you to Lufkin to pick up the bike. Bus rides would be....complicated! Someone that knows the area and customs might be a benefit.

#980362 - 02/17/17 02:44 PM Re: Brit planning to ride from Houston to Anchorage.... advice please. [Re: farmerboy]  
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Take him in the Shelby, that and Texas will be a good acclimation to the good ole USA!

And congrats on the bike, sounds like a good choice for what you're planning. Have encountered several guys tent camping off them and they all sounded pleased with their choice. ADVrider has a good subforum on farkles you might like.


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#980378 - 02/17/17 08:25 PM Re: Brit planning to ride from Houston to Anchorage.... advice please. [Re: realshelby]  
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Originally Posted By: realshelby
Originally Posted By: farmerboy


If all goes well I shall be picking it up from the dealer (a place called Lufkin?) on the 2nd March. Not sure how I shall get there but no doubt there is a bus.


That's around 140 miles from Houston, depending on where you start from. March 2nd is a Thursday, I could probably break free to get you to Lufkin to pick up the bike. Bus rides would be....complicated! Someone that knows the area and customs might be a benefit.


Truly humbled by the generosity of your kind offer. Thankyou! wave

I have just been talking to my son in Houston and he has arranged to have Friday afternoon off work so the pick up date has moved to Friday 3rd. I forgot that he needs to be there to sign some documents so I am all sorted thanks!

...... I have just googled "shelby".... wow! I assume you have one? I am a bit of a wannabe mechanic/engineer and love engines and machinery of all types - the older the better!


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#980379 - 02/17/17 08:29 PM Re: Brit planning to ride from Houston to Anchorage.... advice please. [Re: tallman]  
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Originally Posted By: tallman
Check if it covers the portion you'll ride in Canada.
No experience to suggest it doesn't, but way back in the day...
I had to document a rental vehicle (know yours is not) with special insurance paperwork.
Just curious if anyone has had an issue w/coverage on that part of the trip?


Oh dear! Forgot to ask them about Canada!! dopeslap
The policy does not start until 2nd March so I shall contact them to check. Sooooo much admin!

edit - just called them and I need to request an ID card for Canada! Thanks for mentioning it...

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#980381 - 02/17/17 09:01 PM Re: Brit planning to ride from Houston to Anchorage.... advice please. [Re: farmerboy]  
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No problem.
We had a trip that ended up requiring a rental vehicle from Florida thru Canada, back to USA.
Had to get the documents at the Hartford, Conn. airport as palces South didn't have a clue.
Looking forward to the tale and pics.
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#980566 - 02/20/17 05:32 AM Re: Brit planning to ride from Houston to Anchorage.... advice please. [Re: farmerboy]  
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Originally Posted By: farmerboy
I shall ride up to Truckee (nr Lake Tahoe), meet my pal and ride north......


Hi John, We corresponded during the early stages of your trip planning last year. I live in Anchorage.

If you haven't already found it, The Milepost travel guide is a valuable resource for an Alaska Hwy journey. The book has a lot of info, but may be too big to haul with you. But their web site has a lot of free and valuable info also: LINK

One stop I consider to be a MUST on this trip is Liard Hot Springs in northern British Columbia -- near the Yukon border. You walk about a half mile on a boardwalk to the hot springs. The site is beautiful, and a dip in the hot water feels great after long days riding. It's about 1100 miles from Anchorage, and there's a provincial campground there. (Watch for bison on the highway in this area.)

When do you expect to be in Anchorage? I'll be out of state July 1 - 21, but would enjoy meeting up when you get here. Let me know if we can be of assistance.

Ken


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#980571 - 02/20/17 09:19 AM Re: Brit planning to ride from Houston to Anchorage.... advice please. [Re: farmerboy]  
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Cheers Ken, I will arrive in Truckee (to meet my riding pal) on the 14th July and we will probably arrive in Anchorage at the end of July or early August (ish!)

It would be great if we can meet up. I shall make a point of updating progress on here if appropriate?

I will certainly check out the hot springs and if you have any guidance ref a good route I would appreciate it.

Regards

John


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#980572 - 02/20/17 11:53 AM Re: Brit planning to ride from Houston to Anchorage.... advice please. [Re: farmerboy]  
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Out for an hour on my other ride this morning...
Only 1 horse power but every bit as frightening as the bike.

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#980573 - 02/20/17 12:27 PM Re: Brit planning to ride from Houston to Anchorage.... advice please. [Re: farmerboy]  
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Nice looking steed! thumbsup



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#980581 - 02/20/17 04:52 PM Re: Brit planning to ride from Houston to Anchorage.... advice please. [Re: farmerboy]  
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hmmm.... how did you get the pic to appear - when I try it is just a link?


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