Friday, August 21, 2015

Day 66 - Fairbanks

It was a chilly 32°F at 6:00am in Tok and even with the propane heater running full blast, it wasn't that much warmer inside the cabin. Around 8:30, I packed up and headed back to Fast Eddy's for breakfast and coffee before getting on the road. When I actually hit the road, it was still cold enough to justify the heated liner and gloves. By Delta it had warmed up to 55°F so I switched gloves and disconnected the controller. Tok to Delta is a very boring, straight road. Two hours to Delta Junction then two more hours to Fairbanks. I looked a bit for the new Ural shop location but nothing really jumped out at where I thought Mickey had said the shop was going to be. I guess there is about the same Ural signage as there was at the Anchorage shop (one Ural sticker on the window). This picture was taken at the Birch Lake turnout as I had forgotten to dig out my earplugs.

Just before 2 pm, I pulled into Fairbanks and I was in the driveway in short order. My 2015 Road Trip is over.

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  1. Congratulations on the completion of a safe trip. 32 degrees already could mean a cold winter I'm guessing.

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    1. Thank you. Eastern AK is one of the coldest areas in the state. Northway regularly registers the coldest temperature in the state. So who knows...

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  2. Good to hear you're home safe and without further mechanical issues!

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    1. The only thing I had to do besides adding occasionally adding oil to the engine is tighten the bolt for the disc brake anchor to the front fork. It had worked its way loose and I kept hearing a "click" when the front brake was applied.

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  3. Now that you're home, get back in the kitchen! ;)
    Glad you enjoyed your trip, even with the extended layover, and that you made it home safely. Thanks again for the visit.

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    1. That's happened. This morning I was informed that I was making dinner.

      I really enjoyed the visit. Thank you for all your help.

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    2. And it was delicious! A new dish. Not Vegan, though.

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  4. Hooray for making it home safe and sound. And to echo Troubadour, thanks for hanging out with us when you were here.

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    1. Thank you for putting up with me. I really enjoy visiting with you both.

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    1. Thank you! I wasn't able to visit Vancouver Is on this trip (it's too close to Vancouver).

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  6. Richard, I bet you can barely what it's like....to be home!! A nice place to be though I'm sure. A grand trip with a schedule and stops I'm very envious of.

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    1. It feels odd to not have to go anywhere...

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  7. After the dinner is made make sure you take a minutes to put your feet up (before you do the dishes that is!) ... Glad you are back home safe and sound! So where to next?

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    1. I'll try to remember to put my feet up. But there are so many things I still need to do such as make sure that all of my camping gear is dry before putting it all in storage.

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