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Forum: Ride reports 05-31-2013, 12:03 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 18,061
Posted By alcanrider
Thank you so much for sharing your ride report. ...

Thank you so much for sharing your ride report. It is outstanding! I really appreciate you showing how much lodging and food costs. I live on a tight budget and would like to go to South America...
Forum: Ride reports 05-30-2013, 10:17 PM
Replies: 2,477
Views: 1,308,405
Posted By alcanrider
Spent quite a bit of time with Cuban people in...

Spent quite a bit of time with Cuban people in the 90's and heard horror stories of how hard life is there. Like having to wait six months just for a tube of toothpaste. Hopefully, life has...
Forum: Ride reports 05-30-2013, 09:59 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 31,089
Posted By alcanrider
Drove from Southeastern West by God Virginia with...

Drove from Southeastern West by God Virginia with a 28ft Uhaul towing a 16ft boat. Left 5pm Monday, and was up in Anchorage by Saturday morning. Still don't know how I did it to this day, but...
Forum: Face plant 05-29-2013, 11:43 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 160,520
Posted By alcanrider
OMG! Man, you were one lucky guy to be pretty...

OMG! Man, you were one lucky guy to be pretty much unscathed after that wreck. I wrecked my bike back in January going 5mph, and broke two ribs and severely strained my collarbone/shoulder so bad,...
Forum: Ride reports 05-29-2013, 10:50 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 36,176
Posted By alcanrider
Used to work at the Port in Panama City Florida,...

Used to work at the Port in Panama City Florida, and the only people we charged $850 to ship a Moto were stupid people from Alabama. $150 forklift fee, really? Now tell me who the idiots are?...
Forum: Ride reports 05-28-2013, 10:49 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 24,058
Posted By alcanrider
Lol, you Britts still call the US the colonies? ...

Lol, you Britts still call the US the colonies? I guess its ok, we have only been the United States for what, uhhh 237 years.:rofl
Forum: Ride reports 05-28-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 31,089
Posted By alcanrider
Wow! 85 degrees! That had to be a record for...

Wow! 85 degrees! That had to be a record for Haines. Never saw it near that hot on the coast ever. The interior got nasty hot a lot. Lived in Alaska quite a while, but el nino caused way too many...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2013, 11:49 PM
Replies: 46,309
Views: 9,286,006
Posted By alcanrider
I didn't really have a lot of time to mess around...

I didn't really have a lot of time to mess around with it, and since the bike's suspension didn't give to much when I sat on it, I figured it was set up for a heavy person already. It seemed I...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-21-2013, 10:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,934
Posted By alcanrider
very good RR, and stick with you'll get the hang...

very good RR, and stick with you'll get the hang of riding in more rough terrain
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-21-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,105
Posted By alcanrider
You did good on this RR, thanks for sharing. ...

You did good on this RR, thanks for sharing. Love the bike. I test rode one today, and now I have the fever! Gotta have one. Currently have a KLR650, and you are right I would not take it where...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-21-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 31,528
Posted By alcanrider
Friendly advice

Hey Joe, couldn't help but notice you sliding backwards down that steep hill. Here is my two cent advice to help you out. If you lean the bike to the right just a little and use the back brake, it...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 46,309
Views: 9,286,006
Posted By alcanrider
Awesome bike

I went and test rode the WR250R today, and I was very impressed with it. The acceleration of this little moto is very comparable to my KLR650, and that surprised the heck out of me. I am not sure...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-22-2013, 11:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,970
Posted By alcanrider
:clap

:clap
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-22-2013, 11:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,370
Posted By alcanrider
Thanks for the awesome pics

Hope you get back on the dirt really soon and that your knee heals up nicely. Would love to visit your country some day.
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-22-2013, 10:35 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 51,370
Posted By alcanrider
Awesome RR

Been over your way quite a few times, but always on the slab and almost always in a cage... Great writing and picture taking, thanks for sharing.:clap
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-19-2013, 11:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,918
Posted By alcanrider
Update

Feeling a lot better. The Ribs are still sore, along with my Right Shoulder, but can get through the day without any pain meds. Thinking about going out for a ride on Wednesday,(better not tell the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-14-2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,660
Posted By alcanrider
Packin Everywhere

Been to Atlanta numerous times and never once had a problem. However, only an idiot would think that that city is always under all circumstances a safe place to be. It has its problems just like...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-12-2013, 10:27 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 95,812
Posted By alcanrider
Funny similar thoughts are had regarding coal...

Funny similar thoughts are had regarding coal mines, mostly strip mining. I personally have no problem with any resource developement as long as the environment can be returned to its somewhat...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-12-2013, 09:56 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 95,812
Posted By alcanrider
Funny similar thoughts are had regarding coal...

Funny similar thoughts are had regarding coal mines, mostly strip mining. I personally have no problem with any resource developement as long as the environment can be returned to its somewhat...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-12-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,918
Posted By alcanrider
Not agood day for riding or for Bronco football....

Not agood day for riding or for Bronco football. I knew Manning would choke and throw a late interception. He nearly always has choked. Throw for 4500 yards regular season then chokes during the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-11-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,918
Posted By alcanrider
Bill, Sounds great, keep your head down and be...

Bill, Sounds great, keep your head down and be safe, wherever you are. We will go for a ride when you get back.
Doug
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-11-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,918
Posted By alcanrider
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-10-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,918
Posted By alcanrider
Cool pics wayne. Been a while since i was in the...

Cool pics wayne. Been a while since i was in the springs. I went to school at Peterson AFB
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-09-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,918
Posted By alcanrider
Didn't know that about the Stanley. I was...

Didn't know that about the Stanley. I was wondering where the maze went to. It was a combination of both sand and ice. They covered up the icy spot with the sand, and it was really kind of a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-09-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,976
Posted By alcanrider
The problem with exploring Florida

Now you know why Florida is so difficult on secondary roads. I lived in that part of the World for 10 years, Eglin/Fort Walton Area, and also Panama City (for the past year PC) Bought a KLR650, put...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-09-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,918
Posted By alcanrider
Thanks, and I can't wait to get back on the road...

Thanks, and I can't wait to get back on the road again.:D
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-09-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,918
Posted By alcanrider
Hey redrockrider, I love your RRs, you are...

Hey redrockrider, I love your RRs, you are responsible for me getting the small bike bug. So now when I end up buying a wr250r, and get in trouble with the wife, you are in a World of trouble!:clap
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-09-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,918
Posted By alcanrider
Thanks Mr_Gone! You have an awesome State to...

Thanks Mr_Gone! You have an awesome State to ride in over there.
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-09-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,918
Posted By alcanrider
Sometimes I wish I were back in Alaska, somewhere...

Sometimes I wish I were back in Alaska, somewhere other than Anchorage though. I originally moved here to be stationed at Buckley AFB. Retired in 07. All the crowds of people took a lot to get used...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-08-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,489
Posted By alcanrider
forget that

Grew up with wood stove and coal stove, and cutting up firewood all Summer for Fall and Winter. Natural gas is so much easier, and the little to nothing I pay is more than worth it IMHO:rofl Still...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-08-2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 9,730
Posted By alcanrider
wrecked yesterday at 9400ft

Been riding since I was 12, so for 31 years, mostly legally. See my ride report titled day trippin Colorado. Basically busted a couple ribs on my right side. Broke left side ribs, broke collar...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-08-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,918
Posted By alcanrider
Thank you, can't wait to get out again. Right...

Thank you, can't wait to get out again. Right now every time I sneeze, cough, laugh, or hiccup, the pain is pretty extraordinary. Doesn't help that I have a nasty cold also:rofl
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-08-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,918
Posted By alcanrider
Thanks Carl! I love going up there riding. ...

Thanks Carl! I love going up there riding. Rollinsville is great, and the 4wd trail over to St Mary's Glacier/Fall River Rd area was incredible on the DR's. I want to get a WR250 or the new Honda...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-08-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,918
Posted By alcanrider
I lived off and on in Anchorage, and have family...

I lived off and on in Anchorage, and have family up in Fairbanks. Just moved back to Colorado in August 2011, then bolted to Florida for a year, and now I am back. Let me know if you want to ride...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-08-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,918
Posted By alcanrider
Thanks, yeah definitely need to pick up the bash...

Thanks, yeah definitely need to pick up the bash plate. I am not new to riding in these mountains. Never with the KLR though, had a couple dr650s that seemed so much better for the dirt and sand...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-08-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,918
Posted By alcanrider
Thank you Sir!

Thank you! I am not all that bad, and hopefully my picture taking and posting will get a little bit better.
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-08-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,918
Posted By alcanrider
Get er done!

I left my domicile in Superior, CO, about two seconds after this photo was taken. The weather was clear and chilly (41F). Hey, its January in norther Colorado, what do you expect. The whole trip...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-08-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,918
Posted By alcanrider
Cool2 Day Trippin Colorado

Decided to finally do my first ride report. I would like to warn you in advance my grammar and picture taking abilities are severely limited, and since this is my first report, I am not sure that I...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-05-2013, 09:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,278
Posted By alcanrider
very good report!

Thank you!
Forum: Ride reports 01-04-2013, 10:45 PM
Replies: 1,314
Views: 229,233
Posted By alcanrider
Caught up and loving it!

Seems like yesterday you were in Panama City, Florida. Unfortunately, I missed you though by a couple hours, you had already headed West. Well, so did I and have since moved back to Colorado. Glad...
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