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« on: October 27, 2011, 07:23:53 PM »

3 yrs before the ALCAN Hgwy was built during WW2.
It's 9 minute You-Tube; actual movie shot on trip.  

worth every minute, imo.



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« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2011, 09:54:24 AM »

Very neat footage!  Clap
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« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2011, 11:16:32 AM »

I didn't not realize you were that old and had been touring so long - thanks for sharing  Thumbsup
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« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2011, 10:13:45 PM »

Just found the link to my movie in this website.  Glad to be aboard!  I never heard about Slim Williams and John Logan until I did a bunch of research on them.  University of Alaska I think has on of the original motocycles from the trip on display.  They were true pioneers!

I have a bunch of other movies about my trip from Connecticut to Prudhoe Bay on the same Youtube channel.

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« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2011, 10:33:07 PM »


Just found the link to my movie in this website.  Glad to be aboard!  I never heard about Slim Williams and John Logan until I did a bunch of research on them.  University of Alaska I think has on of the original motocycles from the trip on display.  They were true pioneers!

I have a bunch of other movies about my trip from Connecticut to Prudhoe Bay on the same Youtube channel.




I'd love to watch them. Can you provide links? Or at least what to search for.
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« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2011, 07:05:44 AM »

This is terrific footage.  I'd never seen two bikes lashed side-by-side like this.  Makes sense.
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« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2011, 08:56:23 AM »

Amazing! The skills that they needed just to survive and get across bogs and rivers... no Adventure Bike would have helped them there  Lol
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« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2011, 09:19:04 AM »




I'd love to watch them. Can you provide links? Or at least what to search for.


Just goto http://www.johnsalaska.com and click on the video link at the top of the page.  There's info on the blog with my ride report and other little goodies. Wink
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« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2011, 10:50:59 AM »

Amazing!  Wonder what they'd think of modern sport-touring.   Lol
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« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2011, 12:04:16 PM »

I was riveted. Compelling. It kinda makes todays " adventure riding" look kinda pansy in comparison. Ok, a lot pansy.
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« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2011, 12:07:04 PM »


I was riveted. Compelling. It kinda makes todays " adventure riding" look kinda pansy in comparison. Ok, a lot pansy.


I was also spoiled by today's documentary standards. I kept thinking "More footage! I want to see it from a different angle!" Never mind that this was 1939 and there wasn't even a fecking road, let alone a camera crew  Lol
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« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2011, 02:57:12 PM »

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« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2011, 11:58:21 PM »

Wow, that was really neat!  Bigok Poor Blizzard and the porcupines!  Lol
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« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2011, 09:30:25 PM »

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« Reply #14 on: November 07, 2011, 10:04:38 PM »

That just rocked.  Absolutely freaking rocked.  LOVED it.   Bigok
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« Reply #15 on: November 08, 2011, 06:47:03 AM »

Damnit.  I'm in a hotel where watching video on here really sucks with the wifi.  Will have to wait until I get home.
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« Reply #16 on: November 08, 2011, 07:10:40 AM »


Damnit.  I'm in a hotel where watching video on here really sucks with the wifi.  Will have to wait until I get home.


The irony of your reply is awesome  Bigok
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« Reply #17 on: November 08, 2011, 08:07:24 AM »




The irony of your reply is awesome  Bigok


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« Reply #18 on: November 09, 2011, 01:22:03 AM »


 University of Alaska I think has on of the original motocycles from the trip on display.  They were true pioneers!


Yup, University of Alaska in Fairbanks (UAF) has it in a glass case. BSA, I can't remember the model though. Definitely worth stopping and checking out for anyone who happens to be visiting Fairbanks.
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« Reply #19 on: March 20, 2012, 02:05:21 PM »

Awesome footage!  lived 33yrs in the Yukon and can think of a few places that have not changed much since their incredible journey!  Given lack of roads/trails would be curious as to which waterways they used and portages required.  Where ca none read more about the epic voyage?  Truly a journey of incomparable difficulty!  Bravo  :-)
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