I've got a ten day riding opportunity, May 26 to June 6, and am contemplating a ride up to Whitehorse to visit my sister in law. My hope is to then ride the Whitehorse, Skagway, Haines triangle then head for home. Yes there is a ferry ride in there. Getting there is a long slog over some uninspiring northern highways in BC. Ok the mountains are spectacular but the roads are kinda, umm, arrow straight. But, my riding buddies tell me my riding CV lacks cred cause I've not done Alaska. Oh, the things I do for my friends. And since they ride GS and Adv bikes I'll steal a march on them doing it old school on a street bike. Sort of like Ted Simon minus the Triumph. I've tried Alaska twice before. First time I was diverted to the local hospital for emergency surgery the night before I was to leave. Then last year the passing of my brother just left me gutted and I called the trip off. Then I traded the GS for my RS and here I am once again thinking Alaska. If the weather gods are angry I may just turn south and aim for the Badlands in SD. So anyone who has done this part of Alaska and wants to pitch in with advice; good, bad or wicked this is your chance.