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Forum: Alaska 06-30-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 901
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Rumor also has it that this grouchy ol' phart...

Rumor also has it that this grouchy ol' phart really loves DRs, especially one named "Loquita," so if he provides assistance to a DR owner, the medium of exchange greatly appreciated is half of what...
Forum: Alaska 06-21-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 592
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Hi there. In case you still need a tire, I am...

Hi there. In case you still need a tire, I am pretty sure I have a used tire that would fit your bike, since I also ride a DR. Is it front or rear?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-11-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 959
Posted By HayDuchessLives
I realize it's too late, but I just had to...

I realize it's too late, but I just had to include photos of my two DRs.

#1 - now my Lower 48 bike - in Bella Coola, BC.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-11-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,239
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Gorgeous scenery!

Wow - thanks for sharing those photos. They really inspire me to go riding in that area on my DR! Plus, seeing all the snow in some areas made me want to have some fun on my backcountry skis. I rode...
Forum: Alaska 06-10-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 660
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Is your wonderful wife coming with you? I should...

Is your wonderful wife coming with you? I should be there and it would be great to see both of you again.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-09-2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 499
Posted By HayDuchessLives
I'm glad to hear you'll be on the road again. My...

I'm glad to hear you'll be on the road again. My battery died on my recent trip in the Lower 48 and thankfully another rider came to my rescue. :clap Enjoy your trip! You're going to love the...
Forum: Alaska 06-02-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Nice video in a beautiful area! I heard a group...

Nice video in a beautiful area! I heard a group was going to do some work on that trail a couple years ago, to make it more user-friendly for ATVs. A friend and I spent four days backpacking sort of...
Forum: Alaska 05-28-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,053
Posted By HayDuchessLives
I agree with Judy's bumper sticker: AK Girls do...

I agree with Judy's bumper sticker: AK Girls do Kick Ass! :D
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-20-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 697
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Well - you made a wise decision in buying a...

Well - you made a wise decision in buying a DR650. :clap I have two of them and they are great little bikes for touring paved and dirt roads! I rode one of them all the way from Anchorage to Nevada...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-18-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 760
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Thanks!

Thanks for all the comments! The stretch of Rt 15 I'm looking at is only 123 miles, IF I don't get lost due to lack of signage. :D I'm pretty sure my trusty little DR will get me through the rez - it...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-15-2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 760
Posted By HayDuchessLives
AZ - Indian Rte 15??

I'll be riding across AZ soon on my way to CO, and one day I plan to start at Flagstaff and end at Chinle. The shortest route is to take Indian Route 15 through the rez. It looks like the highway is...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-15-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,326
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Wow - she does have a great voice! If I lived...

Wow - she does have a great voice! If I lived closer I would drop by. If she ever gets up to Alaska, have her contact me. One of my friends holds "house concerts" and artists perform in his house and...
Forum: Alaska 05-14-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,602
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Die-hards are still skiing up there on the...

Die-hards are still skiing up there on the Wasilla side of the pass, especially in the Independence Mine area. I'm jealous and would be up there skiing too but I am being responsible and getting some...
Forum: Alaska 05-07-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 19,779
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Studs???!!!! :wink: If studs are coming this...

Studs???!!!! :wink: If studs are coming this year, I might have to head over that way again and see what kind of misbehaving I can accomplish. :lol3 I'll always remember the laughter that accompanied...
Forum: Alaska 04-24-2015, 11:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,172
Posted By HayDuchessLives
I can vouch for your veracity - the road over...

I can vouch for your veracity - the road over Hatcher Pass is not open yet. We have been enjoying spring skiing at Hatcher Pass every weekend the past 7 weeks or so. Last weekend we parked at the...
Forum: Alaska 04-19-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 662
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Hey Tom - I love it. :rofl

Hey Tom - I love it. :rofl
Forum: Alaska 04-18-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 662
Posted By HayDuchessLives
DR 650 oil cap

Does anybody happen to have an extra little cap that screws on where you put oil in, for a 94 DR650? It isn't for my bike. If you have one, PM me.

Happy spring! I haven't gone riding yet, but I...
Forum: Alaska 04-05-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,503
Posted By HayDuchessLives
License plate edited for uh, correctness. ...

License plate edited for uh, correctness.

http://i974.photobucket.com/albums/ae221/koktoya/zpanzy_zpsyzbu1fbc.jpg (http://s974.photobucket.com/user/koktoya/media/zpanzy_zpsyzbu1fbc.jpg.html)

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Forum: Alaska 03-09-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,869
Posted By HayDuchessLives
I pondered entering the new-to-me bike I bought...

I pondered entering the new-to-me bike I bought (and giving credit to the previous owner), but I don't want to hassle with trying to find a trailer and trying to use it. The new bike has been nicely...
Forum: Alaska 03-09-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,333
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Bicycles on motorcycles

Hey AKDuc,

How did you find that photo of my "dual sport" motorcycle, with the bicycle on the back? I remember somebody made a comment that I had a "nice rack." :lol3 I'm envious of your bicycle...
Forum: Alaska 03-08-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,333
Posted By HayDuchessLives
:lol3:lol3. Don't forget, I can also carry a...

:lol3:lol3. Don't forget, I can also carry a spare bicycle on my DR!!
Forum: Alaska 03-08-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,333
Posted By HayDuchessLives
I love both of my DRs! :clap They have been a...

I love both of my DRs! :clap They have been a great fit for me and have performed well and we have traveled (tens of) thousands of lonely miles. I mainly do solo riding, so like everybody says,...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-06-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 26,183
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Bummer!

I have two DR650s and overall they have been very Dependable and Reliable, which has been a blessing as I ride solo most of the time in some very deserted wilderness areas. However, this past summer...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-05-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 459
Views: 25,857
Posted By HayDuchessLives
I have been lucky to have some very experienced...

I have been lucky to have some very experienced mentors teach me a lot, about riding as well as maintenance, but that was AFTER I had already been riding alone for a couple summers. I don't have much...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-05-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3,874
Views: 822,079
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Congratulations!

I'm glad to see you met all the challenges and fulfilled your dream! :clap:clap:clap You two embodied the famous statement: "it's the journey, not the destination." It's hard to believe it was...
Forum: Alaska 03-04-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,910
Posted By HayDuchessLives
And - they provide outstanding service to DRs as...

And - they provide outstanding service to DRs as well! :clap
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-03-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,574
Posted By HayDuchessLives
What a great idea and an excellent use of a...

What a great idea and an excellent use of a nearly empty lakebed! I can't remember when I first started visiting my mom and stepdad in Elephant Butt (now they're in T or C), but the first couple of...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-26-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,020
Posted By HayDuchessLives
If you make it up to Alaska, let me know. I'll...

If you make it up to Alaska, let me know. I'll ride with you and/or give you a place to stay. We have spectacular scenery up here. We just don't have many roads. Riding both the Dalton Hwy and...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-25-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,020
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Wow - this sounds like a wonderful event. I...

Wow - this sounds like a wonderful event. I really wish I could do the dual-sport ride up into WY and MT. That would be AWESOME! Unfortunately I have a scheduling conflict. I may see if there's any...
Forum: Alaska 02-20-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 19,779
Posted By HayDuchessLives
I hope you can make it back up here this year!...

I hope you can make it back up here this year! Come visit some areas that aren't suffering from drought. Even though I'm not a yehoo, it would be nice to see you again. :D
Forum: Alaska 02-12-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,536
Posted By HayDuchessLives
The Jack in the video slightly resembles our...

The Jack in the video slightly resembles our infamous Alaskan Geezer Jack as he travels long distances and his bike gets dirty enough to look like it has traveled the Alcan and Dalton Hwys but........
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-04-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 660
Views: 40,509
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Green Water Valley Road

While my style of riding on dirt (touring) is different than everybody else at this event (a lot of double/single track/technical), we all share a deep passion for riding our motorcycles! :clap I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-03-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 660
Views: 40,509
Posted By HayDuchessLives
I had fun!

I didn't get to meet everybody, but I did visit a few campsites to introduce myself and swap tales of riding adventures. I enjoyed the camaraderie, sharing laughter and listening to the mini jam...
Forum: Alaska 01-28-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,042
Posted By HayDuchessLives
I know my DR would have done fine, but I heard...

I know my DR would have done fine, but I heard from several people that the road can be scary when wet, and it had been raining for at least 2 hours, pretty hard, when I got to that road so I decided...
Forum: Alaska 01-27-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,042
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Wow - what a temptation. I LOVED riding through...

Wow - what a temptation. I LOVED riding through British Columbia (Beautiful Country) last year and down to Skagway the previous year and can't wait to go again someday. I definitely recommend...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-26-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 660
Views: 40,509
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Excitement is growing!

I (obviously) don't get on this Forum and post a lot, but I'm looking forward to meeting some new folks and getting out on some fun rides. If this group of Inmates is anything like the Alaskan...
Forum: Alaska 01-25-2015, 01:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 730
Posted By HayDuchessLives
The Quail Motorcycle Gathering

This looks like a pretty cool motorcycle gathering.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHWr3w08fcI&feature=youtu.be
Forum: Alaska 01-25-2015, 01:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,533
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Chugach skiing

We tried skiing up to Ship Lake Pass in the Chugach yesterday and turned around about 1/4 mile from the top of the pass. The forecasted 14" of snow sure did NOT materialize. We had the best snow...
Forum: Alaska 01-23-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,182
Posted By HayDuchessLives
I was down in Wyoming in December and the gas...

I was down in Wyoming in December and the gas prices dropped to $2.23/gal. The prices dropped even lower after I left there. I was envious as we were paying a lot more than that up here.

Are you...
Forum: Alaska 01-22-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,182
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Hey - not everybody has suffered from chaos and...

Hey - not everybody has suffered from chaos and disaster after spending time near my DR! We visited Solarmoose and his wonderful wife on our first trip up to Deadhorse and I don't think anything...
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