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Forum: Alaska 07-23-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By HayDuchessLives
I returned home safe and sound from my solo ride...

I returned home safe and sound from my solo ride through Canada. Three weeks on the road - yippeee!!! I wish I had more time to explore as there are lots of dirt roads and fun hiking trails, way more...
Forum: Alaska 07-16-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,481
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Oh boy - oh boy! My DR is interesting and...

Oh boy - oh boy! My DR is interesting and attractive and from Alaska. :D Does that make me (us) eligible to participate?

:lol3
Forum: Canada 07-14-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 863
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Well, since my bike kept starting, albeit...

Well, since my bike kept starting, albeit reluctantly sometimes, I kept riding, enjoying the stunning scenery!! :clap I also met some nice Canadian riders (male) who gave me good luck hugs, so I'm...
Forum: Alaska 07-11-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,434
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Colin, Your comments about Charlie made me...

Colin,

Your comments about Charlie made me start crying again. He was a tough geezer and could really ride a lot of miles in a day, no matter the weather. He loved to ride and swap tales. Then you...
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,867
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Anchorage to Oregon

I just completed a solo ride from ANC to OR on my awesome DR. What an incredible experience!!! I took three weeks though so I could do some exploring. A couple highlights were riding the Nisga'A Hwy...
Forum: Alaska 07-07-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,434
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Eh? Such sad news

Some of you know that Charlie was like another dad to me, one of my "motorcycle dads/mentor". This past spring we were still planning a couple future rides together. He had truly hoped to join me for...
Forum: Canada 07-03-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 863
Posted By HayDuchessLives
checking in

I haven't had Wi-Fi service for a while, but I am now south of Williams Lake in a hotel in some town, can't remember which "mile" house. Guess what? My delightful DR and I rode up "the hill" near...
Forum: Alaska 07-03-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Bella Coola's "the hill!"

I Overcame my trepidation and my DR and I rode up the infamous hill that drops down into Bella Coola. YEEHAW!!!!!! While I was scared at times, Loquita performed flawlessly and was smiling the whole...
Forum: Canada 07-01-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,217
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Overnight accommodations in Bella Bella!

After lots more research I found a very nice B&B in Bella Bella called Annette's Beach House, located right on "the beach." I got my raft out and paddled a while last night! I wanted to share this...
Forum: Canada 06-30-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 863
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Thanks!

Thanks for the input. I made it to Bella Bella on the ferry and hope to make it to Bella Coola late tomorrow night. I heard there is probably a mechanic there.

I have a brand new battery and...
Forum: Canada 06-29-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 863
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Thanks for the response. I will try cleaning the...

Thanks for the response. I will try cleaning the ignition. My bike got kind of dirty riding down here. I may possibly get some assistance in Williams Lake if I get lucky.
Forum: Canada 06-29-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 863
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Prince Rupert =need assistance/advice

I just rode down here from Anchorage and my ignition started acting up yesterday and sometimes it takes me 2 or 3 times turning the key to start the engine on my DR650. I realize I may need a new...
Forum: Alaska 06-17-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 886
Posted By HayDuchessLives
It was nice meeting you the other day and seeing...

It was nice meeting you the other day and seeing all your farkles. Your bike is definitely road-ready and I hope your test ride went well. After I left you I rode up to Hatcher Pass to extend my...
Forum: Alaska 06-13-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 886
Posted By HayDuchessLives
I may possibly show up as I have to take my bike...

I may possibly show up as I have to take my bike on a test ride too. Due to time limitations I'll probably only ride to Wasilla, but, if your bike survives riding with my formerly notorious DR, then...
Forum: Canada 06-11-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,004
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Thanks for the info about the Nisga'a Hwy. I will...

Thanks for the info about the Nisga'a Hwy. I will be riding down the Cassiar and plan to get on the Nisga'a Hwy at Cranberry Junction and ride down to Kincolith and check out the scenery. Then I'll...
Forum: Canada 05-22-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,217
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Great info - thanks! After looking at Google...

Great info - thanks! After looking at Google Earth I was going to check out the area you mentioned to look for a camping spot so I'm glad you confirmed I'll find a place to pitch my tent. I'll look...
Forum: Alaska 05-20-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,903
Posted By HayDuchessLives
That may be a somewhat personal announcement to...

That may be a somewhat personal announcement to make about AlcanRider :eek1 , but if he's still having problems getting it up, there are little blue pills that are supposed to help with that issue.
Forum: Alaska 05-14-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 901
Posted By HayDuchessLives
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<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> Thanks for the compliment! You’re absolutely right about the Crow Pass crossing...
Forum: Alaska 05-14-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 901
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Hey you crotchety old curmudgeon. There you go...

Hey you crotchety old curmudgeon. There you go again, :pot
Don't you have something worthwhile to do, like ironing out some wrinkles? I'll let you decide if I'm referring to your shirts or your.......
Forum: Alaska 05-14-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 901
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Wow - congratulations to your son for doing the...

Wow - congratulations to your son for doing the CO trail! There are parts of that trail I would love to backpack someday.

Mountain biking the Resurrection Pass trail would be fun, but logistics...
Forum: Canada 05-12-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,217
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Thanks for the information. I planned on bringing...

Thanks for the information. I planned on bringing food and water with me for the overnight stay in Bella Bella. I'll find a quiet place to hole up for the night and do some exploring the next day....
Forum: Canada 05-12-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,217
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Hi Gale :wave I hear CO and WY have been...

Hi Gale :wave

I hear CO and WY have been getting hit with some bad snow storms and I-80 is closed. Yikes. We've had temps in the 60s up here in Alaska! Talk about a heat wave. :eek1 I finally had...
Forum: Canada 05-09-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,217
Posted By HayDuchessLives
I plan to spend 3 or 4 days in the Bella Coola...

I plan to spend 3 or 4 days in the Bella Coola Valley exploring hiking trails and dirt roads. I'm bringing my packraft so I can also do some paddling in lakes during my trip. I've done a lot of...
Forum: Canada 05-05-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,217
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Thanks for the input. I do have some time to...

Thanks for the input. I do have some time to explore so I'll be sure to take some photos. The ferry arrives in Bella Bella a little after 5:00 p.m. and I catch a 2:30 p.m. ferry to Bella Coola the...
Forum: Canada 05-03-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,217
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Bella Bella info requested

I am spending 2.5 weeks in BC this summer as I ride down to the Lower 48 and am looking forward to it! I'm taking the ferry from Prince Rupert to Bella Bella and spending the night there and catching...
Forum: Canada 03-11-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 68,758
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Ride and Hike

Wow! :clap That video was great and I'm ready to come down and go riding and hiking with you!! I do plan on riding through Vancouver Island on my way down to the Lower 48 this summer. I'll keep...
Forum: Canada 02-09-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,816
Posted By HayDuchessLives
BC Ferry Service

I started planning a ride down to the Lower 48 in June and originally thought I would just spend a few extra days in B.C. to do some hiking. However, after doing more research and seeing photos of...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-25-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,004
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Alaska!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Alaska!
Forum: Alaska 12-21-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,074
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Solstice Ski Trip

I had a couple options of fun ways to celebrate the Winter Solstice. I chose to go backcountry skiing instead of climbing to the top of Flattop Peak to spend the night. (I know AlcanRider sometimes...
Forum: Alaska 12-21-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,970
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Actually, if Golden Valley Electric Association...

Actually, if Golden Valley Electric Association is successful in their plans to build an LNG plant up in Deadhorse, that project will result in an additional 44 trucks traveling the highway each day,...
Forum: Alaska 12-13-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,134
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Will Mead Sledwell (Treadwell) be there? If...

Will Mead Sledwell (Treadwell) be there?

If we do get the predicted dump of snow, you can thank me and Murphy's Law. I'm heading out on a three-day backpack trip tomorrow morning and with new...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-11-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 1,937
Views: 382,992
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Welcome to Awesome Alaska!

I realize I'm a little late welcoming you to our piece of heaven up here, but it's better late than never. :D I haven't read all of your posts, but a couple of items you mentioned I can totally...
Forum: Alaska 12-11-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,601
Posted By HayDuchessLives
+1 million bezillion on the DR. :lol3

+1 million bezillion on the DR.

:lol3
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-09-2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 661
Views: 33,614
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Bummer!

Man, I am so bummed. I'll be in DV in January but I'm leaving less than a week before your shindig starts. :(: I've been to DV twice before and have gone driving around some of the fun dirt roads in...
Forum: Alaska 12-08-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 518
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Bolivia - ride report

Below is a link to a ride report about my all-too-short motorcycle trip in Bolivia. I have family down in Bolivia and most of them are in Cochabamba. One of my second-cousins, Gustavo, loves to ride...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-08-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,841
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Return to Cochabamba

After checking out the turtle cemetery we ate lunch and headed out of town, wishing we could have spent another day here to see the caves. But I was happy with the sights we did get to see and was a...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-07-2013, 11:36 PM
Replies: 3,969
Views: 540,615
Posted By HayDuchessLives
My rental bike in Bolivia, somewhere near...

My rental bike in Bolivia, somewhere near Torotoro National Park.

http://i974.photobucket.com/albums/ae221/koktoya/ADV%20stuff/Torotoro%20-%20Bolivia/IMG_1461_zps1322e8e3.jpg...
Forum: Alaska 12-07-2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,500
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Innovative style of "trike"

While I was down in South America we flew to Cusco, Peru, to do some sightseeing, including making trips to various Incan ruins including Machu Picchu. Wow - talk about impressive! And the roads...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-06-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,841
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Cemeterio de Tortugas

I could tell Carlos was a very skilled rider so I offered to let him take Loquota for a brief ride. Unfortunately for Carlos he’s shorter than I am, with shorter legs, and his feet dangled a few...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-06-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,841
Posted By HayDuchessLives
El Vergel Canyon

Eventually the mist started lifting and we were rewarded with outstanding views of this deep, gorgeous canyon, which the Toro Toro River runs through. The scenic lookout has a grated walkway you can...
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