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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Bob K, Jun 22, 2013.

  1. Bob K
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 5,773

    Bob K
    Member Emeritus
    from Antigo Wi.

    We have been planning this for a long time and the departure date finally arrived. Those of you who have followed our adventures for awhile know that we generally start out with Maggie injuring her left ankle by either breaking or spraining it and spending the trip in a cam boot. Well lookie here folk, no cam boot.


    However we could not even beging the trip without some type of medical emergency now could we. Yours truly fell and sprained his left wrist.


    That doesn't really slow me down though. We started out by spending a couple of days in St Paul at the BTT50'S event. Friday was a great day but Friday night brought some sever thunderstroms and a lot of rain, and the chebby was parked in a low spot at the hotel. Had to move it from about a foot of water.


    How do you folks like the new look.I personally don't but for this trip its function over form. I didn't want to take a chance and ruin a brand new set of WWW's on the Alaskan roads. And I also thought that the fender skirts might be a hinderance also. I also took out the back seat and built a shelf for the cooler and a spare tire which I have never had before. I also found a neat pair of old wire head light shields, those look kinda neat but they will come off after the trip.
    I also took out my Lucas lights for the trip.


    We left St Paul this morning and are now in Mitchell SD. Gonna hook up with Short Bull tomorrow and Trent tomorrow night.

    Stay tuned for some pictures now that I have my new camera dialed in. Never did get the one I lost at Tourque Fest.

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  2. 1964countrysedan
    Joined: Apr 14, 2011
    Posts: 1,131

    from Texas


    Now how about a run down of all the gadgets you have hooked up! I thought I saw an extension cord and a tattoo pen!
  3. You da man! Good call on the tires. I hear the perma-frost makes for a rough road.
  4. bt34
    Joined: Dec 22, 2006
    Posts: 286


    Subscribed...start it rolling...

  5. eaglebeak
    Joined: Sep 17, 2007
    Posts: 1,180


    What is your proposed route? If you get to Vancouver Island, I'll buy dinner.
  6. jimbanner
    Joined: Oct 3, 2009
    Posts: 125


    Also subscribed, followed the last one and am looking forward to following this one too. Hope you have another great road trip!!!!
  7. Awesome trip Mr. K ! Hope you like seafood. Nothing better than fresh Alaskan salmon, halibut, shrimp, crabs, clams. My old stomping grounds. Gonna watch this thread closely.
  8. jr9162
    Joined: Sep 8, 2008
    Posts: 247


    Contact me. I live in Anchorage and just made my 4th round trip (to the lower 48) from here to Flagstaff AZ. My last trip was 6/5 to 6/20. Traveled down the ALCAN and back via the Cassiar. The only overlap of my route was from Anchorage to/from Watson Lake, YT. You will appreciate 1st hand information...
  9. wayfarer
    Joined: Oct 17, 2003
    Posts: 1,790


    I'll be following your trip Bob. If you get close to Spokane, let me know.
  10. Always love following you and Maggie on your adventures. Tell Trent hullo for me.
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  11. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 7,720

    from Nebraska

    I completely understand your wheel/tire/skirt change... and agree with you. Looks much better with the WWW tires.

    Regardless, I'm looking forward to following along on your trip. Safe travels, Bob and Maggie!!

  12. KooDaddy
    Joined: Oct 16, 2006
    Posts: 753

    from Wis.

    getting near the old hood aren't you Santa?
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  13. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 12,459

    from KCMO

    Looking forward to seeing this one!

    Posted using My Dick Tracey watch and the full custom HAMB app
  14. desotot
    Joined: Jan 29, 2008
    Posts: 1,835


  15. WillyNilly
    Joined: Apr 7, 2013
    Posts: 239

    from NorCal

    Subscribed! If you go all the way to Prudhoe, just remember to get clearance 48 hours before arrival, damhik!
  16. Barrelnose pickup
    Joined: Aug 20, 2008
    Posts: 1,279

    Barrelnose pickup

    Good luck on your Adventure,We met you while at the LSR with Paul(Poverty Flats).
    Safe Travels.
    Chris and Anne.
  17. ProtoTypeDesignFlauz
    Joined: Jul 29, 2007
    Posts: 1,110


    subscribed! Have a safe trip!
  18. banjeaux bob
    Joined: Aug 31, 2008
    Posts: 6,037

    banjeaux bob
    from alaska

    Contact me when you get to Fairbanks.We'll take you to dinner and the Fountainhead Museum.Maybe you'll be here when some of the guys are out on a run.
  19. DocsMachine
    Joined: Feb 8, 2005
    Posts: 279

    from Alaska

    -Technically it's not "perma" frost, but frost heaves. As in, when the ground freezes in the winter, thaws in the summer, freezes again, etc. Causes the rock/dirt to move all over the place. (If not leave the roadbed entirely, likely for warmer climes. :) )

    There's a few miles near... Tok, I think, that's basically built over swamp. And driving it feels a lot like that scene where Stallone is chasing bad guys over the viaduct bridges in "Cobra". :D I drove it several years ago in a Corvette, and touched down hard a couple of times.

  20. Bob, good call on loosing the rear seat, looking forward to seeing more of your always inspiring adventures.


  21. Gonna follow ya on this 1 Bob
    Have a safe trip
  22. hahahahahaha
    Drive safe, have fun and BE CAREFUL
  23. Bob K
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 5,773

    Bob K
    Member Emeritus
    from Antigo Wi.

    We will be in Anchorage for 3 days starting the 13th of july, send me your cel number, we have been in touch with nexxussian, he has my cell.

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  24. BrerHair
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
    Posts: 4,637


    Vicarious vacation travels with Bob and Maggie, Love it!
  25. Bob K
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 5,773

    Bob K
    Member Emeritus
    from Antigo Wi.

    Good morning from beatifull downtown Mitchell SD


    "What is your proposed route? If you get to Vancouver Island, I'll buy dinner. "

    Won't have time sorry, hate to turn down a free dinner. We leave on the Mantanuska next Saturday. Thanks anyway.

    We will be south of you this trip, maybe next time. Besides, 2 years in a row would be overdoing it doncha think.

    "getting near the old hood aren't you Santa?"
    Ha Ha Ha, yeah, there ain't no place like home. We are gonna do North Pole Alaska though.

    banjeaux bob:
    Pm me your cell number please.

    The route is Mt Rushmore, Devils Tower, Portland. Seattle, leave from Bellingham on the ferry, Juneau, Haines, Valdez, Kodiak, Homer. Anchorage. Denali, Fairbanks, Chicken, Dawson City, Whitehorse, Skagway, Watson Lake, Dawson Creek, Prince George, Calgary, Winnepeg, Antigo. With a lot of stops in between.

    More later

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  26. tomb23
    Joined: Sep 13, 2008
    Posts: 28

    from Oregon

  27. silent rick
    Joined: Nov 7, 2002
    Posts: 4,289

    silent rick

    so that's what that is sticking out of bob's ear. i've never seen a tattoo pen before.
    Joined: Mar 22, 2006
    Posts: 2,059

    from OHIO

    How cool.....have a good trip Bob!!!

  29. I always look forward to the vicarious ride with Bob & Maggie on their adventures,,subscribed! :) HRP
  30. Fordtudor37
    Joined: Jan 5, 2011
    Posts: 273


    Good luck and safe journey to you both.
    Cant wait to read about it.

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