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Forum: Alaska 04-29-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 519
Views: 31,672
Posted By THogland
:rofl ...Wasilla, calm winds, no snow...

:rofl

...Wasilla, calm winds, no snow anywhere around. 60s to almost 70 by the weekend... :clap
Forum: Alaska 04-20-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 975
Posted By THogland
Oh, thank goodness! I was worried about pushing...

Oh, thank goodness! I was worried about pushing it 6 miles,but 2 miles I can handle. Besides, I looked on the map, and since it's down towards the bottom of the map to Glennallen, that means it's...
Forum: Alaska 04-20-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 975
Posted By THogland
Only two minor issues I see with that. One,...

Only two minor issues I see with that. One, according to the state park ranger I talked to Friday, the Byers Lake memorial isn't accessible yet - still snowed in. :eek1 Of course, a few more weeks...
Forum: Alaska 04-03-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 975
Posted By THogland
ToH the slow way

Co-worker and I are planning on hitting them, although not as a SS1k. Probably go south first, then work the north ones as things thaw a bit more...

Might decide to do them as a SS1K later, of...
Forum: Alaska 09-02-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,310
Posted By THogland
Hmmm...

Looking doubtful for me at this point for Saturday - may be back in Talkeetna finishing some cement foundation work. I'll know more towards the end of the week...

Tom
Forum: Alaska 08-30-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,310
Posted By THogland
I'd be interested, depending on the timing. I'm...

I'd be interested, depending on the timing. I'm off weekends and in Wasilla, would start either here or in Palmer depending on which way the circle runs. I'd think an earlier start is better - get as...
Forum: Alaska 07-07-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,991
Posted By THogland
Aerostich

I used my Alaska Leather "starter" gear for my first year back riding, which was OK. (No complaints - it was a great value for the price.) Then got a Firstgear jacket and Joe Rocket pants - better at...
Forum: Alaska 04-14-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,310
Posted By THogland
Hmmm...

Dammit - why did I find this thread. This might be my 4th of July project :-)

Hmmm... Looks like my starting from Palmer means I can't go Glennallen -> Delta - have to put Tok in there instead....
Forum: Alaska 03-24-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,160
Posted By THogland
+1. If you want to arrive fresh, take the ferry...

+1. If you want to arrive fresh, take the ferry from Bellingham to Haines, then ride (two days to Anchorage, then a couple hours the 3rd day to Seward). Or, ferry Bellingham to Whittier, and it's...
Forum: Alaska 03-24-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 809
Posted By THogland
Best way to find out...

Buy a Milepost. http://www.milepost.com/ It shows *all* of this kind of info, in excruciating detail - camping info, fishing locations, etc. Even has some motorcycle-specific info... A bunch is...
Forum: Alaska 02-24-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,435
Posted By THogland
Slow going

It does feel slow, but it's not that much different than riding. You're only going 15mph, but you're keeping that speed 24/7 regardless of weather, with no flat tires, or construction delays, etc.
...
Forum: Alaska 02-23-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,272
Posted By THogland
Ferry adventure info

Having done all this research over multiple days earlier this month, I've got some info I can share.

I was planning a RT, starting in Wasilla and ending in Salmon, ID (just south of Missoula,...
Forum: Ride reports 02-20-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 2,054
Views: 1,222,726
Posted By THogland
Judgements

Well, it *is* his ride report :lol3

And it's interesting to read them. The judgements you make about others are based on their attitudes and actions when you interact with them. To them, it's...
Forum: Vendors 06-22-2012, 01:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,397
Posted By THogland
Price

It's listed in the FAQ at the website - $149. Unfortunately, what's not listed is how to actually get one, other than e-mailing them... My V-Star 1300 is VERY cramped for room to add stuff, so...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-05-2012, 01:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,931
Posted By THogland
Break-in

Was going to post something very similar. If you're thinking about 2500km home, then the simplest way is to spend the first day or two riding around locally, put a few hundred km on it (or several...
Forum: Ride reports 04-05-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 1,348
Views: 227,555
Posted By THogland
Alaska people

*whew* I was afraid there wouldn't be anyone in Alaska posting here! (Fairbanks doesn't count - you people are strange up there :lol3) Would love to chip in for this, maybe offer up some space...
Forum: Ride reports 04-18-2011, 08:26 AM
Replies: 440
Views: 171,699
Posted By THogland
Laugh Actually, not quite true. If you get some good,...

Actually, not quite true. If you get some good, high-Deet stuff, it's very effective. About 90% of the mosquitoes don't like it and stay away, the other 10% will eat it instead of biting you, which...
Forum: Ride reports 04-09-2011, 07:20 PM
Replies: 440
Views: 171,699
Posted By THogland
This is great!

I'm actually recognizing places now that you're in Alaska! :clap

You've discovered the way to tell when it's summer - it rains. When it's not summer, it snows. :lol3 Oh, and if there's road...
Forum: Canada 03-31-2011, 07:29 AM
Replies: 3,289
Views: 641,456
Posted By THogland
Guns vs Spray

That's one of the things that's tough to get into people's heads that move to Alaska - *nothing* you can actually carry will "drop a bear". What you're trying to do with the spray is get them to go...
Forum: Canada 03-30-2011, 05:28 PM
Replies: 3,289
Views: 641,456
Posted By THogland
Bears vs Guns

We say that about people that take pistols in the brush as "bear defense".

People in Alaska that are serious about using firearms as bear defense use 12-gauge shotguns with slugs, or .45-70...
Forum: Ride reports 03-25-2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 440
Views: 171,699
Posted By THogland
Huh - thought that was in my profile before :huh...

Huh - thought that was in my profile before :huh Guess I missed filling in a city-ish location.

Ah well, all fixed now :D

I actually grew up in Santa Rosa, CA and that area. Still have family...
Forum: Ride reports 03-25-2011, 09:47 AM
Replies: 440
Views: 171,699
Posted By THogland
Sub'd!

Amazing how many people came up last year and I missed them :eek1

Great RR - I'm lovin' it!
Forum: Ride reports 03-25-2011, 09:45 AM
Replies: 571
Views: 121,021
Posted By THogland
:rofl Made fun of the kid's little...

:rofl

Made fun of the kid's little whiny-pouty look, and making fun of Mommy's Precious didn't go over so well. She *really* wanted to be our daughter's friend, which doesn't work with daughters...
Forum: Ride reports 03-24-2011, 06:44 PM
Replies: 571
Views: 121,021
Posted By THogland
"I don't see WHY his hand HAS to be on my butt!" ...

"I don't see WHY his hand HAS to be on my butt!"

:rofl

I saw this same look SO many times on my daughter's face... She HATED it when I made fun of it, too. So did her mother, which might...
Forum: Ride reports 03-18-2011, 03:29 PM
Replies: 440
Views: 171,699
Posted By THogland
Wow...

I would so love to do this. I'm in TX at the moment, going to be in AR next month, then headed back home to Alaska. I keep having to fight the urge to pick up a bike here and ride it home :D ...
Forum: Ride reports 03-14-2011, 04:54 PM
Replies: 571
Views: 121,021
Posted By THogland
Interesting...

Anyone else notice that Google Maps says it'd only take 2-1/2 days to ride a bicycle that far, and it took T_T and the Mog like 37 so far? :rofl

(Sorry - I'm just jealous. Wish I was doing the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-13-2011, 06:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,633
Posted By THogland
My V-Star 650...

When I got back into riding a few years ago, I picked up a V-Star 650. Pretty light, low seat (and center of gravity), 40-50 mpg, looked good, and was a great little scoot. The *only* problem was my...
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