There’s a pretty good chance I’m already behind schedule, and I haven’t even left yet!
I got a recall notice for the bike, and it’s a fairly significant repair. The shop is able to squeeze me in on Tuesday morning, but it’ll probably take just long enough to make the rest of the day rather frantic if I try to get it all done for a Wednesday departure. Add in the weather we’ve been having down here in Houston, and I’m probably going to push my departure back to Thursday to avoid the forecasted thunderstorms on Wednesday. There looks to be the slightest of gaps in the storms on Thursday, so… we’ll see. I’m anxious to hit the road, but I’d rather not start a 3 month trip off dodging Zeus’ wrath.
Here’s the next few stages of the itinerary…
Glacier National Park to Dawson City, Yukon, Canada
Camping near: Balfour, BC, Can; Jasper, ALB, Can; Charlie Lake, BC, Can; Watson Lake, YUK, Can; Carmacks, YUK, Can; Dawson City, YUK, Can.
Est. Miles: 2407
Est. Saddle Time: 54 hours
Fairbanks to Prudhoe Bay, AK
Camping near Coldfoot, AK
Grabbing a hotel (probably) in Prudhoe Bay. Options are a bit limited, and can’t make reservations more than 10 days in advance. I’ll figure it out in Fairbanks.
Est. Miles: 502
Est. Saddle Time: 12 hours
More later… time to work on packing and stuff.