Thank you for all the support.

It’s a blessed Sunday morning…. I’ve kinda had my dance card full the last few days, but I’ve also been having moments to read the comments, well wishes & support for my/our situation. It’s been overwhelming & very awesome. Thank you all so very much for the kind words. It is very unfortunate that this happened but it could have been much worse.

The hack axle failure makes no sense but it happened. We certainly put our rides to the test with around 2300 miles on some very aggressive, rough & bad dirt roads. There will be a return to finish my Alaska adventure. But so very much on my dream bucket list that has been growing over 40 years has been accomplished. It’s been unbelievably awesome to share this with Randy Owens & so very many of you. He’s added so much joy & excitement to this adventure & turned me onto some routes & roads I never thought of taking. One of these days I’ll get to Kodiak island to see those famous bears & hopefully y’all will be a part of that adventure. It’s gonna be awesome. Again thank you all for the support.

Right now it’s looking like a drive in a rented motorhome to get Randy home is going to be the bestest option but we’re taking it day by day. Well let y’all know.

God bless & have a great Sunday I know I will at my friend Randy’s side.


Lori-Kodiak Gaskill


Ok all. We had a pretty productive day. He’s still in some pain for sure but the Polar bear ( Randy Owens) is a tough one. It’s gonna be a road to full recovery, but it’s also one day at a time. Each day is getting a little better.

Keep the prayers & well wishes comin. He’s seeing them all & it means a lot.

God bless & good nite

Kodiak gal & Polar bear

Catastrophic Failure

We’ve had a great time to this point. But Alaska 2019 has come to a end. We’ve had a kinda catastrophic failure with one of the outfits that is stopping the trip. I’m not at this point giving any details but I won’t be doing any posts for at least a few days. Good bless & take care. Thank you for all you’re support.

Kodiak gal

Dalton Highway Again

Good evening friends…. today will be a short one although we did meet up with a solo rider from Brazil that we had dinner with in Prudhoe bay as well as made a few new friends in Coldfoot. Then we met up again in Yukon & rode together. We got down to Fairbanks & went to the bmw dealer & got a air filter for my bike. Also met some real nice guys there. Bryan was a real nice guy. We also met a truck driver that runs the haul road (aka the Dalton hwy) that saw us both going north & then again going south. He thought it was really cool to meet us in person. We’re camped in a Alaska state campground for the night. We’ll be heading south to Denali in the morning.


Prudhoe Bay

Ok today was a pretty straightforward one…. not.. it was another awesome ride. Did a little bike maint then took off from Prudhoe bay but not b4 leaving the overlandgal mark. It’s on the historic Prudhoe bay store sign (see pix). Them were heard south in perfect weather this time. It started perfect all the way to Coldfoot where we are camped again. We saw acow moose & 2 calfs hangin in a pond & I got a few pix. It was a epic ride, ohhhh yea & I finally felt the tundra…. what a beautiful feeling. Very soft. Well gonna get some rest…. cheers

Lori aka kodiak gal aka

Made it to Coldfoot

This is gonna be brief….. really no signal….. but I’ll try…..we did it 2 Arctic circle crossings in 2 weeks. The Dalton is grueling in some places. We got a late start but we crossed the Arctic circle & made it to coldfoot along with 59 billion mosquitoes…. it was a beautiful ride until 20 miles from Coldfoot then the temp dropped & the rain started but it’s all good. Nite all gonna get some rest. Tomorrow Deadhorse & the Arctic ocean etc..


Hello all……well we made it & it was a spectacular ride….we left Coldfoot this morning & it was 54 degrees, when we started up Attigan pass it was 49, when we got to the top it was 32 & a heavy fog. We had that for about 60 miles & temps in the high 30’s. Very muddy & slick but it was still awesome. When we got to the end of the Dalton there was the Arctic ocean still somewhat frozen over. Pretty spectacular. I’ll be doing my toe in it tomorrow as I promised dad. We saw numerous Muskox (didn’t ever think I’d see them in the wild) as well as some large numbers of caribou. I hope you enjoy the pix. We’re in a room in Prudhoe bay for the night. Tent camping is not recommended or allowed depending on who you talk to.

Have a blessed night, I’ll be watchin for the bears roaming around….

Kodiak gal

Headed to the Dalton

Well this is it…… leaving Fairbanks now…. headed to the Dalton…. second Arctic circle crossing comin’…… safe travels to all my friends on motorbikes- big trucks & everything in between.

Kodiak gal & the Polar bear

Heidenau K60 Tire Deal

Well I hope most of y’all saw my North pole post. But we had heard about a tire guy named Dan that works out of his house. Sooo we’re looked him up & sure enough he’s a adventure rider guy. I got a badass Heidenau k60. He also gave me what I felt was a smokin’ price. $285 mounted & out the door. Let me tell ya the sidewalls on this thing are a absolute beast. I wouldn’t even want to try to mount this thing with tire spoons although Randy Owens says he has but jeeez!!!! We did see a few huge moose’s btwn Tok & Fairbanks, but couldn’t get pix. Y’all have a good night we’re setup at a Good Sam campground by Eielson AFB.

Alaskan North Pole

Check another one of the bucket list….. made it to the Alaskan North pole… check check…..6,881 miles traveled so far & about 1,600 or so of it off road


Oh yea & this is where I sat & had lunch yesterday on the way out of eagle

Top of the World Highway

Ok gonna try to make this one a reader’s digest version…….we stared off just across the Yukon from Dawson city….. rode the Top of the World hwy to the a Alaska border. I can describe the experience of riding the TOW you’ve just gotta do it! Once across the border we decided to go to Eagle Ak pop like 26, what a awesome place. Very challenging road in & out. But well worth it. Try to find it on a map…. I’ll give you a hint…. find Chicken Ak then look around. We of course went to Chicken…..see the pix. On the way to Chicken we discovered a huge heard of Caribou…. they are hard to see in the pix but WOW…JUST WOW! Then came to Tok, where we set up camp 4 the nite. Tomorrow we’ll be heading to Fairbanks & making the preparations to ride the Dalton hwy across the Arctic circle again and to Deadhorse & Prudhoe Bay & dip my toe in the Arctic ocean for the 2nd time.


Hello to all….. we’ve been in Dawson city all day doing the Dust2Dawson thingy…. its 10:57 pm and the pic is what it looks like. Lighting is not a problem. Tonight is the solstice. Kinda a big deal up here. At midnight there will be a huge group pic done then the handing out of the “special” attendance stickers. Then we’re headed back across the Yukon to go tooooooo bed. Enjoy the pix.

Later y’all

Kodiak gal