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post #131 of 207 (permalink) Old 04-11-2016, 08:26 AM Thread Starter
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I'll likely skip any time in Charleston. Been there. I'll go through Beaufort, Georgetown, and other small spots on the way up the coast today and tomorrow. I've got to be in Raleigh Wednesday night. May tent at Buck Hall Recreation Area tonight.

Suffering from a little cold. Taking it easier. Considering how easy I'm already taking it, that's saying something.
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Cold or no cold, take it handy wherever you roam. Keep the adventures coming for us though!

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Very much enjoy your discussion on riding on Route 17 through Georgia. I plan to take that route from Virginia to Augusta in May.

I live 40 miles south of DC. Not sure what your plans are for this area but if I can help just let me know. I just retired too so I'm pretty open.

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Very much enjoy your discussion on riding on Route 17 through Georgia. I plan to take that route from Virginia to Augusta in May.

I live 40 miles south of DC. Not sure what your plans are for this area but if I can help just let me know. I just retired too so I'm pretty open.

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17 has been a lot of fun, though the ride itself is straightforward. (I haven't seen a hill since Texas. Curves have been rare as well.)

From Raleigh I'm turning westward. I'll tentatively hit DC in July.

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I was looking at your proposed route to Seattle via alaska and offer a couple of recommendations, after Edmonton, continue on Hwy #16 through Jasper, you will see Mount Robson, the highest mountain in the canadian rockies, plus some of the most beautiful scenery I have ever seen, then continue on HWY #16 to Prince George, this will give you a nice BC interior experience, then up hwy #97 to rejoin your existing plan. This will bypass a lot of boring farmland in NW alberta, which after saskatchewan and east alberta you will not want to see any more of.
Then on your way down you are already taking hwy#37, but when you meet up with hwy #16 go west to Prince Rupert instead of east. Then take a ferry to Port Hardy, vancouver island, and drive the island down to Victoria and you can either take a ferry from Naniamo to Vancouver or from Victoria to Washington. Vancouver island is awesome and is a must see for this type of trip, it is also in its own little world.

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I was looking at your proposed route to Seattle via alaska and offer a couple of recommendations, after Edmonton, continue on Hwy #16 through Jasper, you will see Mount Robson, the highest mountain in the canadian rockies, plus some of the most beautiful scenery I have ever seen, then continue on HWY #16 to Prince George, this will give you a nice BC interior experience, then up hwy #97 to rejoin your existing plan. This will bypass a lot of boring farmland in NW alberta, which after saskatchewan and east alberta you will not want to see any more of.
Then on your way down you are already taking hwy#37, but when you meet up with hwy #16 go west to Prince Rupert instead of east. Then take a ferry to Port Hardy, vancouver island, and drive the island down to Victoria and you can either take a ferry from Naniamo to Vancouver or from Victoria to Washington. Vancouver island is awesome and is a must see for this type of trip, it is also in its own little world.
Excellent advice. Thanks. I think your suggestions will perfectly fit my desires. I've also taken to heart an earlier comment that Fairbanks is more a destination than a tourist visit. I'll plant my foot down, then immediately head south to Denali.

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I'm riding the Tail of the Dragon Saturday. I'm hoping not to embarrass myself, either by going too slow or crashing. Looking for a happy middle ground.

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Slow and upright is never wrong; fast and low-side is never right. I forget just exactly when you plan on being in the Edmonton area...

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I think the earliest I'll get to Edmonton is May 3rd. I'll leave St. Louis on the 26th. This assumes the Northern Midwest has fewer distractions than Texas.

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Saw this 1985 Special Edition GW in the North Carolina Transportation Museum.
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