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I wouldn't want to do that in a car much less on a bike.
 

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In July of 2011 I was sitting in a bar with Mike Dapper after the Polaris Dealer Meeting in Nashville and he asked me if I had anymore long rides planned.
I hadn't planned anything at the time but I told him that I wanted to go back to Alaska someday and that if I did I would like to try the IBA Ultimate Coast to Coast ride. Key West, FL to Deadhorse, AK. When I got home I sent him the IBA ride info and some details of the Dalton Highway conditions.
By the end of August I decided I would try the ride and starting doing research and made a list of what bike modifications and gear would be needed.
I would need a lower belt guard, lightweight storage, spare gasoline, engine skid plate, oil filter protection, heated gear, headlight guard, new rain gear, tire repair equipment and what tires would I use?

As I made the changes to the bike over the winter I sent the info and pictures to Mike and he created a 3 part series on preparing for the ride and posted it on the Victory website. No turning back now. :)
In January I was sitting on the floor with the saddlebag liners, seat bag and the new top storage box, I was practicing packing to see if everything I needed would fit. Wife says "what are you doing?" Me "packing". She asks "when are you leaving? Me "June", she just shakes her head.
A month before the ride I replaced the tires and started packing the bike. I was checking and rechecking everything.
And after all of the planning and preparing on June 6th 2012 I left SE Wisconsin hoping to be the first to complete the IBA UCC on a Victory.

The conversation with Mike Dapper is what led to the decision to try this ride, would I have tried it someday had I not talked to him?
I will never know, I never seem to know what's next.
 
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