Travelling on a motorcycle listening to thunder and watching lightning in the cold pouring rain isn't always soothing. Despite the frequent showers I had an amazing journey this summer. I think it brought peoples kindness out as we all dealt with the rain and cooler weather. I'd like to talk about some of the people I met.
I met Yvonne and her friend in Hinton on the way up. She is from Germany and just loved the mountains and wildlife. David rode his Ducati ST-3 from Texas up to the Alaska Highway and just loved the rhythm his bike had with the road.
Living proof, there is no definitive answer to the question "Whats the best bike for the Alaska Highway?" I've seen people on a 250 Honda Rebel, Many BMW's and KTM's, Harley Davidson's of every shape and size. but only one Ducati.. Riding the Alaska Highway and Stuart Cassiar is about preparation for the elements for yourself and endurance for your machine. Its about stopping and enjoying where you are when you can.
Dan from Winnipeg and I became fast friends and we rode together through Northern BC & the Yukon. Despite having very different types of bikes we carried on together and shared our dirt road section / steel bridge handling differences, pothole strategies / best rpm for mileage in the mud theories. He carried on up the Top of the World and onto Prudhoe Bay Alaska and back. We reconnected in Whitehorse for more stories and drinks. I'm looking forward to connecting with him again.
I spent a night in Teslin. I met a medical professional from Anchorage and we had a great visit talking about life while drinking under the midnight sun. Thank you for reading my blog please send me a message to comment!