The Americas 2013

A Motorcycle Diary

8 August 2013

08 Aug

On the morning of Sunday the 11th, I am meeting Jax in Juneau, Alaska because we are going to spend a few nights cruising the inside passage in lieu of flying back to SA because of the jet lag and amount of travel time it would require. Similarly, we need a break as we have ridden 12,000km in the last 4 weeks, however, the problem is that the cruise is 7 nights and if we leave the bike in Haines or an equally close town, it will put us severely behind schedule and therefore the only solution is for me to push hard and fast to Edmonton, some 4000km from Fairbanks, leave the bike there and fly to Juneau for the cruise. This will enable us to fly back to Edmonton on the 18th and be at our scheduled destination but it means that I am going to have to ride over 1000km a day for the next 3 days in order for this to be doableā€¦and soooo, today is the first of these days with a ride from Fairbanks to Whitehorse.

days ride

The first of a 1000km day!



Snapped at the airforce base just outside Fairbanks!

Pics are limited because the next few days are mostly about the ride and less about appreciating the vistas although that will naturally be done, just not for the benefit of the blog reader!



What my eye looks like after a tangle with a wasp yesterday!!

Be a sport Many of us have the means and wherewithal to undertake the dreams we want but elect to choose otherwise, many however, do not and that is the purpose of this plea. Afrika Tikkun (http://afrikatikkun.org// ) is a South African non governmental, non profit charity organisation run by the Lubner family that in essence does just that; re-provide the possibility to dream and to create the possibility of turning those dreams into a reality.

Unlike many pleas of this nature, I am not looking for any kind of sponsorship for my trip, but I am looking for your donation, regardless of its size to Afrika Tikkun. Please pledge generously as this is a fantastic cause that will assist them to provide food, care, education, health and social services to those that are desperately in need.

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  1. Rui Nobre

    August 12, 2013 at 11:48 am

    Loved all photos but the winner goes to “Dip in the sea”.Only one word “NUTS”. L Dad

  2. Walter

    August 12, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    Oh man, what are the chances with the wasp huh? Glad to see that your eye is still open as some people are really allergic to stings. Ride safe on these next 3 days!

  3. Eton

    August 17, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    Hey Chommy! Glad to hear you are all in one piece! Ride safe and avoid the other low flyers.
    E, K, V and I