Sunday, 11 November 2012

The Adventurous Motorcyclist’s Guide to Alaska

Including social etiquette towards grizzly bears, this book - with photos from Lee Klancher (who did the wonderful Dream Garages book we stocked in the Sideburn book shop) tells the potential explorer EVERYTHING they need to know about biking off-grid in Alaska. BP

Whether you ride a motorcycle or just dream of the wind in your face on the open road, the colorful anecdotes and gorgeous images in The Adventurous Motorcyclist’s Guide to Alaska will ignite your passion to take a walk on the wild side and plan a road-going adventure to the great northern state.
The Adventurous Motorcyclist's Guide to Alaska puts 20 years of road knowledge together in a beautiful, information-rich travel guide designed for adventure motorcyclists but sure to please anyone who appreciates visiting the authentic portions of Alaska. Created by motorcycle journalist Lee Klancher with expert guidance from Alaska native and motorcycle tour guide Phil Freeman, the comprehensive guide covers all the highways and roads in Alaska, pointing out the best riding routes, back roads, picture-perfect highways and offbeat destinations in the state.
Klancher and Freeman cover all the main roads in the state with a highway-lover's eye, discussing the road conditions as well those fabulous curves and gorgeous views that appeal to travelers who cherish the journey as much as the destination.
The destinations in the book are full of local character and authentic Alaskans that range from Naidine Johnson, a Denali Highway inn proprietor who is a children's book author and former USO singer with a mountain named after her who will sing for you if you buy her enough shots to a public hot spring at the end of one of the worst dirt roads in America where fresh flowers and grapes hang above stone Japanese baths. The destinations reward the discerning traveler who wants to have a rich travel experience, as each recommendation has been carefully chosen by an experienced journalist who has ridden all of Alaska and a veteran tour guide who has spent most of his life exploring Alaskan highways.
While the entire highway system is covered, the off-the-beaten path places that make Alaska so alluring are what distinguishes the book from other travel guides. Adventure motorcyclists crave back roads as far from civilization with unique destinations at the end, and this book delivers with everything from the colorful backcountry haven of McCarthy, where Alaskan Amber-fueled backpackers and escapees mingle at the Nugget, to a little-known trail on Kodiak Island that crosses rugged terrain to a salmon-fishing hot spot and a classic Alaskan resort. Getting to these places requires a rugged vehicle and time, and this guide book tells you where they are located and how to plan your perfect trip into the wilds of Alaska.

The book is printed on high-quality, durable 140gsm paper, has round corners to stand up to abuse in reader's luggage, and is double-laminated.

You can buy it direct from the publisher Octane Press.


WhitelinePsycho said...

Great kit that is, a grail like trip for sure . . . I'm heading north to Alaska, . . . not in full winter though !!!

bikegrim said...

Looks a great book. I did Loveland CO (flew into Denver from Manchester,UK)to Anchorage AK (flew out back to Blighty)in June last year up the Alcan Highway on a 650 Dakar. 3600 miles in 9 days, camped each night (though it didn't go dark much) and it rained all the time! Got but to death by mozzy's saw lots of wildlife uncluding Balck Bears - no Grizzly's. I'd go again tomorrow if I got the the chance

Steve said...

Any one do "The Adventurous Motorcyclist's Guide to Preston"?