I spoke with the other riders that came back from Deadhorse the day before and they said the ride through maintain is nice and the road is not very bad and it is worth it to go further north at least until after the the mountain range.
So I decided to go 100 miles further north to go over the mountain and Atigan pass and then turn back, I will have enough gas to get back to Coldfoot to refill.
As they said there are some stretch of pavement which is weird as most of the road is just compact dirt and gravel and then few kilometers of pavement in the middle of it.
on the way back I met one of the riders I met back in Coldfoot camp. He was an older guy, with a cruiser bike and street tire and his shocks were leaking oil. Still he was heading north to Deadhorse! Good luck to him.
It is 3pm, too early to camp and still lots of light, I decided to continue south and head to Fairbanks to the university residence again, It’s a long ride, but I know I wouldn’t have to setup tent and there will be nice hot shower.
The road had sections with lots of pot holes which I hit one of them and later I noticed it dented my rear tire rim 🙁
at some point there were traffic cones in pot holes, but there are a lot more without any sign!
On the way back I stopped at Yukon river bridge to have food and rest. Spent sometime chatting with another rider from England that had a motorcycle breakdown and was forced to stay there in the expensive accommodation and wait for the replace part to arrive.
For the rest I just pushed and ride with very few stop and got to the university residence after midnight, took shower and went to much needed sleep in the bed.