Category Archives: 2011 The Long Road Up

The long road from Milwaukee, WI, to the Arctic Circle in Alaska… And back.

Day 22 – Fairmont, MN to Milwaukee, HOME


“Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” – Miriam Beard You’re almost there.  This is the last leg of the  journey, and then I … Continue reading

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Day 21 – Sturgis to Fairmont, MN


I think we were the only two sober dudes in western South Dakota last night, and I’m pretty glad for that.  We awake to a spectacularly blue sky and have a long freeway day ahead of us.  A couple of … Continue reading

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Day 20 – Billings, MT to Sturgis, ND


Today’s quote:  “I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.” — Mark Twain. The beautiful sun-drenched Billings morning could do nothing to dent … Continue reading

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Day 19 – Whitefish, MT to Billings, MT


This morning came a bit early with Brad banging on my door.  What an asshole.  Ok, it was 9:30, so I guess it was time to get going.  A quick crepe in town (yea, we’re pretty sophisticated), and we’re on … Continue reading

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Day 18 – Jasper, AB to Whitefish, MT, US of A


We awoke in Jasper feeling great about our mature decision making the night before and got a decently early start (for us).  As we emerged from Jasper, we were instantly greeted with what was maybe the best riding of the … Continue reading

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Good morning!  Ok, this does not mean you can stop reading the blog! (There are still about four days I need to post.) But, we’re coming into Milwaukee tonight, if all goes well.  We’re planning to hit Cafe Hollander sometime … Continue reading

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Day 17 – Smithers, BC to Jasper, Alberta


It is amazing how much your outlook changes when you actually get some sleep!  Today the ride home does not seem nearly as daunting.  The sun is shining, and we have a beautiful road in front of us.  Not much … Continue reading

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