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Old 07-06-12, 02:31 PM   #1
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Mooning the Wind, and Other Stories From Our 2008 Alaska to Mexico Tour

Hey folks, I already get quite a bit of traffic from bikeforums.net, but I thought I'd pop on to make my travelogue a little easier to find. In 2008 my fifteen year old brother and I (joined in Vancouver by our dad) did an unsupported tour from Anchorage down to Tijuana, and we had the time of our lives. We took over 5000 photos and 35+ hours of 1080p HD video footage and great journal entries for every single day of our ride. I'm recounting the events in my blog over at www.alaska-to-mexico.blogspot.com and I'm hoping to release the stories as an eBook and print-to-order paperback. Until then, I'm posting each of the days as a work in progress--sort of a rough draft that I can get some reactions from and just share my story. I love getting feedback, as it points me in a better direction, so please leave comments if you give the blog a read.

I'm also working on putting the video footage together into daily summaries, but here is a little sample:

[video]http://blip.tv/alaska-to-mexico/alaska-to-mexico-opening-2709745[/video]

For your reading convenience, here are the posts in correct order:

Taking the Plunge - How/Why We Decided to Ride From Anchorage Alaska to Tijuana Mexico
The Hardest Part - The First Steps Towards Alaska


ALASKA, U.S.A.


Day 0 – Anchorage, Alaska
Day 1 – Anchorage to Chickaloon
Day 2 – Chickaloon to Sheep Mountain
Day 3 – Sheep Mountain to Glennallen
Day 4 – Glennallen to Chistochina
Day 5 - Chistochina to Tok
Day 6 – Tok to Alcan
Remarks on Alaska

YUKON TERRITORY, CANADA

Day 7 – Yukon Border to “Chainsaw Massacre” Campground
Day 8 – “Chainsaw Massacre” Campgound to Burwash Landing
Day 9 –Burwash Landing to Kloo Lake
Day 10 - Kloo Lake to Champagne
Day 11 - Champagne to Whitehorse, Capital of the Yukon
Day 12 - Whitehorse to Squanga Lake
**Coming Soon! ** Day 13 - Squanga Lake to Marley River Camp

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**2013 UPDATE** My wife and I did a big trip to India in November 2012, and due to the planning required and money needed, I had to take a hiatus from writing new installments in the blog, but now with the holidays being over, I'm getting back on the horse. Keep an eye out for new chapters coming soon!

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Old 07-29-12, 12:46 PM   #2
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Fantastic story

I love what you've got written so far, very nicely done. I'll be looking for future installments
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I'm glad you like it! At some point, I've got to go back and revise my earlier posts, but for now, I just need to focus on getting the new posts up. I'll keep things up to date here on the forums. BTW, there is a new post, Day 12 - Whitehorse to Squanga Lake if you haven't checked that out already.
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