In a mystifying turn of events that defies all logic, La Kitten miscategorized what many might consider, some of the best pictures from The Great Arctic Adventure thus far. So before El Gato begins his much-anticipated Day 19 update, let’s recap some of what we missed from Day 18…

After a tour of the Prudhoe Bay Oil Field and dramatic plunge finger dip into the Arctic Ocean, our Arctic Adventurers found themselves back on the James Dalton Hwy passing more of the Alaska pipeline and taking in all the incredible views…

(Visit the TGAA- Day 19 Gallery for more amazing photos)

Also check out this panoramic video filmed in HD!

Now back to our regular scheduled update…


The next morning, Birdman took off by himself at the crack of dawn. To digress a bit……

Birdman blew out his mono shock on the way up to Coldfoot.  He improvised a tie-down shock and applied for a patent. (BMW has refused to manufacture it)  Here he is attempting to convince us that it is going to work…kinda.

Birdman with his improvised shock and the new one from BMW.

Birdman with his improvised shock and the new one from BMW.

Not to be stopped, he continued to Prudhoe Bay and all the way back to Fairbanks with NO SHOCK ABSORBER!  Riding these roads with no shock is a real eye-opener. He said that one hour on a pogo stick is fun and that 16 hours can grow tiresome. See the pogo video below.

I left a short time later, after meeting with Greg to let him know we were leaving early. We rode hard to get to Fairbanks as early as possible, as he was getting a new shock and I was getting a new rear tire.  We both arrived at the dealership shortly after lunch and spent the entire afternoon waiting. Finally, B’man has a new shock and his custom one goes back in the tool case, just in case. I have a new tire, so we are ready to ride.

An afternoon at the dealership in Fairbanks

An afternoon at the dealership in Fairbanks

Sushi in Fairbanks is amazing.

Sushi in Fairbanks is amazing.



Until tomorrow…Gato Out

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