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Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2014, 10:24 AM
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Posted By arwenalaska
I'll share something with you....Gary often was...

I'll share something with you....Gary often was up late each night posting the days pictures and report - While I was very busy falling asleep!

So, I would look forward each morning to a cup of...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2014, 10:17 AM
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Posted By arwenalaska
Your comment makes me smile. We were as...

Your comment makes me smile.

We were as delighted to ride your area as those who come and ride Alaska.

Perhaps it is the discovery of 'new to you' places that we all seek. Exploring places...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2014, 10:05 AM
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Posted By arwenalaska
thanks!

Glad you enjoyed our trip and ride report.
Now that we are safely home, we are still excited; we experienced so much in such a short time. I am going to read our ride report again to think more...
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2014, 01:34 AM
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Posted By arwenalaska
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/04/ravagu2y.jpg ...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/04/ravagu2y.jpg


Full Circle: We rode there and back again.

We are back home and tonight went out for an evening ride along the Turnagain Arm - a fiord of...
Forum: Ride reports 06-24-2014, 12:10 PM
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Posted By arwenalaska
Sneaking Out of Alaska (and back) Reloaded - Gary and Deb 2014

Back on board ship after hike. Some motorcycles got off here and some just got on. Ship is re supplying its stores and going about its port routine. Temporarily tethered to shore. Soon to cast off...
Forum: Ride reports 06-21-2014, 06:50 PM
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Posted By arwenalaska
So glad you are coming along with us! ...

So glad you are coming along with us!


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Forum: Ride reports 06-21-2014, 06:45 PM
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Posted By arwenalaska
We loved the WA ferry! So motorcycle friendly and...

We loved the WA ferry! So motorcycle friendly and no need to tie down. Front of the ship and great view.
Sorry we missed the hot springs.

20 was a wonderful ride and we were so pleased to ride...
Forum: Ride reports 06-21-2014, 06:35 PM
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Posted By arwenalaska
We look forward to seeing you again too! Glad...

We look forward to seeing you again too!
Glad you are coming along with us on this trip. Well since I am a pilot too I like the aviation museum but I have to admit I got most excited about the 1944...
Forum: Ride reports 06-21-2014, 06:29 PM
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Posted By arwenalaska
Sneaking Out of Alaska (and back) Reloaded - Gary and Deb 2014

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/22/aja7amyq.jpg

Gary secured the bikes. M/V Kennicott now underway. North to Alaska and home.


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Forum: Ride reports 06-17-2014, 03:26 PM
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Posted By arwenalaska
Sneaking Out of Alaska (and back) Reloaded - Gary and Deb 2014

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Yaquina Head Lighthouse: built in 1873, still active, using the original 1868 Fresnel lens, the 93 foot tower is Oregon's tallest.


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Forum: Ride reports 06-17-2014, 12:54 PM
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Posted By arwenalaska
Sneaking Out of Alaska (and back) Reloaded - Gary and Deb 2014

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Last night - Agate Beach


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Forum: Ride reports 06-17-2014, 09:10 AM
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Posted By arwenalaska
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Gary at Crater Lake


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Forum: Ride reports 06-17-2014, 09:08 AM
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Posted By arwenalaska
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Crater Lake


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Forum: Ride reports 06-13-2014, 06:12 PM
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Posted By arwenalaska
Rainy day riding thoughts. Today beautiful...

Rainy day riding thoughts.

Today beautiful riding. Rain a constant but just a gentle rain. Then near end of riding day we rode out of it. Scenery all day just lovely.

Thought about...
Forum: Ride reports 06-12-2014, 08:06 PM
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Posted By arwenalaska
Sneaking Out of Alaska (and back) Reloaded - Gary and Deb 2014

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Some wildflowers we saw while taking a break.


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Forum: Ride reports 06-12-2014, 06:34 PM
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Posted By arwenalaska
Sneaking Out of Alaska (and back) Reloaded - Gary and Deb 2014

Dealing with temps over 70 is a concern for us. We seek to keep our body core at optimum temps to keep mind and body sharp while riding.

We have layering and heated gear strategy fine tuned for...
Forum: Ride reports 06-12-2014, 04:05 PM
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Posted By arwenalaska
HackyMoto Thanks for the intel for Spiral Hwy....

HackyMoto
Thanks for the intel for Spiral Hwy. we looked for that when we came through a couple weeks ago but did not know to search for the name Spiral hwy so we couldn't find it and ended up on...
Forum: Ride reports 06-11-2014, 07:24 AM
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Posted By arwenalaska
Big Sky While riding across Montana I...

Big Sky

While riding across Montana I considered Big Sky.

Montana is called "Big Sky Country".
While it does have big skies, it also has lots of big mountains.

Therefore when landscape...
Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2014, 04:43 PM
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Posted By arwenalaska
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http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/10/neqavyqu.jpg

This afternoon


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Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2014, 04:41 PM
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Posted By arwenalaska
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This afternoon


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Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2014, 04:03 PM
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Posted By arwenalaska
Sneaking Out of Alaska (and back) Reloaded - Gary and Deb 2014

Internet Weather radar and weather web sites are very useful.

Used in conjunction with each states 511 web sites can help find a route or modify the route during the day.

For instance...
Forum: Ride reports 06-08-2014, 04:33 PM
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Posted By arwenalaska
Sneaking Out of Alaska (and back) Reloaded - Gary and Deb 2014

Today's math equation:

X + Y = an outstanding road to ride

Where X is a variable of difficult weather you ride through to get to the good weather

Where Y is a variable of less interesting...
Forum: Ride reports 06-08-2014, 07:37 AM
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Posted By arwenalaska
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Yesterday in Comanche Park


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Forum: Ride reports 06-07-2014, 06:48 PM
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Posted By arwenalaska
Today marks the 15 straight day riding, no down...

Today marks the 15 straight day riding, no down days in spirit and no down days yet where we don't ride. We are still eager to ride each day, despite putting in full days.

We have talked to some...
Forum: Ride reports 06-07-2014, 04:52 PM
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Posted By arwenalaska
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And Gary just adjusted my chain


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Forum: Ride reports 06-07-2014, 04:51 PM
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Posted By arwenalaska
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Gary just adjusted his chain


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Forum: Ride reports 06-07-2014, 09:05 AM
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Posted By arwenalaska
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At Lowes in Rapid City. Got the chain lube!


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Forum: Ride reports 06-07-2014, 09:02 AM
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Posted By arwenalaska
South Dakota "Travel Moms": at some of the rest...

South Dakota "Travel Moms": at some of the rest stops in SD there are ladies who have local knowledge and computers with the radar weather maps. The first time we stopped in when going east we did...
Forum: Ride reports 06-06-2014, 10:42 AM
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Posted By arwenalaska
Thanks Bluestar YES We are having great...

Thanks Bluestar

YES
We are having great fun:
Everyday we experience and see new to us things.
Rarely is there a day where we know where we will be at days end.
At days end we are tired in a...
Forum: Ride reports 06-06-2014, 08:42 AM
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Posted By arwenalaska
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Helmet mod. Foam surgical tape. Keeps my helmet visor from closing. Under certain wind conditions when I crack my visor to first click open it will...
Forum: Ride reports 06-06-2014, 06:32 AM
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Posted By arwenalaska
David Your ideas are real good. The 20...

David
Your ideas are real good.
The 20 through northern Neb was actually our first choice. But I am spooked by the tornado ally weather. So I want to get west and north. More bad weather is...
Forum: Ride reports 06-05-2014, 03:26 PM
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Posted By arwenalaska
This mornings ride through the farmlands of Iowa...

This mornings ride through the farmlands of Iowa felt desolate.
We'd started riding in sun without winds when we headed that way. We could see the high leading edge of storm front and we rode under...
Forum: Ride reports 06-05-2014, 07:07 AM
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Posted By arwenalaska
Heading a bit south to 18 west to try for Black...

Heading a bit south to 18 west to try for Black Hills. Was going to try north to 12 and to a recommended soup stop.
Thanks for the recommendations! Watching weather close and will divert as needed....
Forum: Ride reports 06-05-2014, 06:29 AM
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Posted By arwenalaska
Rode in 4 states yesterday: Iowa, Illinois,...

Rode in 4 states yesterday: Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota.

Cows in Wisconsin are black and white patches. Cattle in other states are either black or brown.

The spring planted corn in...
Forum: Ride reports 06-02-2014, 08:52 PM
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Posted By arwenalaska
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http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/03/anysusu8.jpg

Gary is working right now to upload pictures from today and post report.


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Forum: Ride reports 06-02-2014, 07:18 AM
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Posted By arwenalaska
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Adjusting the chain this morning


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Forum: Ride reports 05-31-2014, 08:56 PM
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Posted By arwenalaska
Thanks! Glad you like my pic from today with my...

Thanks! Glad you like my pic from today with my filter of choice.


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Forum: Ride reports 05-31-2014, 08:38 PM
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Posted By arwenalaska
A Scouting Trip That's what we are now...

A Scouting Trip

That's what we are now calling this little road trip.

Each night as we pour over maps we realize we can't see it all and ride every road we want.

We are only scouting out...
Forum: Ride reports 05-31-2014, 06:59 PM
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Posted By arwenalaska
Walking back from dinner Gary spotted lighting....

Walking back from dinner Gary spotted lighting. Feels like rain.

Fueled up at dinner after not eating since breakfast. Usually we stop for eating but somehow today we didn't.

Speaking of...
Forum: Ride reports 05-31-2014, 04:22 PM
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Posted By arwenalaska
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