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Forum: Alaska 12-23-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,687
Posted By Alcan Rider
That's not one I would have taken up the Haul Rd....

That's not one I would have taken up the Haul Rd. :nono The suspension wasn't up to today's standards. :wink:
Forum: Alaska 12-23-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By Alcan Rider
Yeah... now I have to set my alarm for 10:00 AM...

Yeah... now I have to set my alarm for 10:00 AM to get up before the sun rises. :bluduh
Forum: Alaska 12-23-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 313
Posted By Alcan Rider
Have recollections of stopping in there for food...

Have recollections of stopping in there for food and/or vittles a time or two back in the day. Forty - fifty years ago Tetlin Jct marked the beginning of roller coaster pavement southbound for the...
Forum: Americas 12-18-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 569
Posted By Alcan Rider
About 10% of Alaska's population will be in...

About 10% of Alaska's population will be in Arizona (around Quartzite area) for much of the winter. :lol3 Go there and ask any questions you might have about Alaska.
Seriously - as others have...
Forum: Alaska 12-14-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 407
Posted By Alcan Rider
Omigosh:yikes What have we done to deserve this?...

Omigosh:yikes What have we done to deserve this? Alaskans are tough, but... You're not staying long, are you? :arg

Kidding aside, it'll be great to see you all again. I'll reserve a time in my...
Forum: Alaska 12-13-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 937
Posted By Alcan Rider
Bummer! :waysad Not coming in to Los Anchorage...

Bummer! :waysad Not coming in to Los Anchorage 'til Sunday. Gotta get Bobi to the airport early Monday morning so she can fly down to spend Christmas with her mom.

Y'all have a great time...
Forum: Alaska 12-13-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,687
Posted By Alcan Rider
:hmmmmm Son of Yaro Mucha by any chance?

:hmmmmm Son of Yaro Mucha by any chance?
Forum: Americas 12-11-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 12,996
Posted By Alcan Rider
Probably not. And making reservations is a good...

Probably not. And making reservations is a good way to schedule yourself out of spur-of-the-moment itinerary changes. Until you've made at least one trip up this way yourself, you really have no...
Forum: Americas 12-08-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 12,996
Posted By Alcan Rider
You can get from virtually any spot in the U.S....

You can get from virtually any spot in the U.S. mainland to, and all over, Alaska on street tires. Other than pavement patches and construction zones, it's paved all the way. Living in Alaska, the...
Forum: Alaska 12-06-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 895
Posted By Alcan Rider
These guys didn't seem to be too concerned about...

These guys didn't seem to be too concerned about the tread on their tires - as long as there was enough to see it....
Forum: Americas 12-02-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,581
Posted By Alcan Rider
Hmmm :hmmmmm Been traveling back and forth...

Hmmm :hmmmmm Been traveling back and forth between home in Alaska and the South 48 for nearly 60 years, beginning back when you could have a handgun in your carry-on luggage and bring a handgun...
Forum: Alaska 11-28-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,910
Posted By Alcan Rider
That's not what I read in either Bob's or Geoff's...

That's not what I read in either Bob's or Geoff's comments. Rather, it would seem that there is a complaint about warnings, or lack thereof, in areas that are undergoing maintenance. For those of...
Forum: Alaska 11-28-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,910
Posted By Alcan Rider
Your attitude is what I recommended riders...

Your attitude is what I recommended riders practice in the original post that started this thread. Regardless of legalities, it pays to show respect toward those vehicles that weigh hundreds of...
Forum: Alaska 11-28-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,910
Posted By Alcan Rider
Those are the words of Geoff G, as quoted by Bob...

Those are the words of Geoff G, as quoted by Bob Higdon. In your sentence above, I am unclear as to whether you meant "...as Bob Higdon wrote from Whitehorse" or "...Bob Higdon who lives in...
Forum: Alaska 11-27-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,023
Posted By Alcan Rider
Well... that's okay if you're a wuss. :rofl But...

Well... that's okay if you're a wuss. :rofl But if you decide to take a ride when it is COLD! :vardy outside, it helps to have both.

All my bikes are equipped with Hot Grips. Haven't had a...
Forum: Trip Planning 11-26-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,530
Posted By Alcan Rider
Going through ride reports, it's obvious miles...

Going through ride reports, it's obvious miles per day is a highly personal thing, much like a person's choice of a bike. For someone just getting into long distance travel shorter days are usually...
Forum: Alaska 11-23-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,956
Posted By Alcan Rider
Regardless how many great ideas the armchair...

Regardless how many great ideas the armchair quarterbacks come up with, in the end the reality of economics will be the final determinant of what a dealership may be able to offer as far as pricing...
Forum: Alaska 11-20-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 578
Posted By Alcan Rider
AKCharlie - Gone But Not Forgotten

Sorry for the delay after Charlie's Wake last Saturday. Still getting used to having internet access here in Slana.

Thought it might be nice to post a few photos of Charlie being Charlie. There...
Forum: Alaska 11-19-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 716
Posted By Alcan Rider
That time of year, even Homer to Seward could be...

That time of year, even Homer to Seward could be iffy. As always, the weather can be highly variable. You might be able to ride Homer > Anchorage > Fairbanks > Glennallen > Valdez > Anchorage >...
Forum: Alaska 11-19-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,910
Posted By Alcan Rider
There's "The Slope" (shortened version of "North...

There's "The Slope" (shortened version of "North Slope") and there's the Haul Road, which is the avenue by which one accesses the Slope via land transport. Probably 99% of North Slope oil workers...
Forum: Alaska 11-12-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,491
Posted By Alcan Rider
The studs will outlast the tire. By the time...

The studs will outlast the tire. By the time your tires are just about done, the studs will have started falling out of the tread as the supporting rubber will have worn away.
Forum: Alaska 11-04-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,491
Posted By Alcan Rider
You may be referring to a thread started in...

You may be referring to a thread started in November 2006 in which three idiots, riding bikes with studded tires, met around Eureka - here in Alaska - for photos, thereby proving their mutual lack of...
Forum: Alaska 10-29-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,499
Posted By Alcan Rider
Not seeing many votes cast as of yet, I'd like to...

Not seeing many votes cast as of yet, I'd like to add mine to HayDee's for the 15th. Much better for me than the 8th. Will attempt to attend whenever, however.
Forum: Alaska 10-24-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,337
Posted By Alcan Rider
Question Doesn't Sound Right

While the LEOs on the list can respond with greater knowledge and authority, that ticket sounds phony if all happened as you described. Alaska law states that you must yield to overtaking traffic. ...
Forum: Alaska 10-14-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 664
Posted By Alcan Rider
You haven't checked the Tok weather lately, have...

You haven't checked the Tok weather lately, have you? :deal

:vardy

If no one else responds, I might be able to take a shopping trip to Fairbanks and bring it back down. I'm just 65 miles...
Forum: Alaska 10-03-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,410
Posted By Alcan Rider
This is gonna be scheduled for April 1st, right?...

This is gonna be scheduled for April 1st, right? :wink:
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-01-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 16,410
Posted By Alcan Rider
Thumb Oh Yes - Beautiful Wyoming!

With Wyoming probably my second favorite state to ride in (first being Alaska) there are quite a few photos from that area in my collection. A few follow.

Returning from a USA Four Corners ride...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-13-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 95,437
Posted By Alcan Rider
More From This Past Summer

Although fall colors have arrived here in Alaska, the constant rainy weather has made capturing them rather difficult. However, photos from some of the few dry, sunny days of 2014 are available, so...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-13-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 71,740
Posted By Alcan Rider
Let's See Some More...

Now that summer is over here in Alaska (we had snow hereabouts two weeks ago :ddog), maybe there are some new photos to post in this thread, so to revive it I'll post this photo of Pump Station Four....
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-07-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,919
Posted By Alcan Rider
You might have to look closely to find the bike &...

You might have to look closely to find the bike & rider. At the left end of the faraway bluffs. Franklin Bluffs were about 18 miles distant; the rider about 3 miles. Fully extended telephoto....
Forum: Alaska 09-04-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,285
Posted By Alcan Rider
Just a guess... that you haven't "dual-sported" a...

Just a guess... that you haven't "dual-sported" a Wing all that much, especially over that road. Slime and/or Fix-a-flat won't help much when a rock puts a one inch cut in the tread or sidewall. ...
Forum: Alaska 09-04-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,386
Posted By Alcan Rider
Thumb :clap :clap :clap Never doubted for a minute...

:clap :clap :clap
Never doubted for a minute that you could do it, Annie, just wondered when you'd get around to it.

Now that you've done that one, what's next? BB1500? Or BBG? If you make...
Forum: Alaska 08-15-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,996
Posted By Alcan Rider
Being no stranger to gravel roads, once past a...

Being no stranger to gravel roads, once past a flagger in my 4-wheeled vehicle I'll usually move right out to make up for time lost at the stop. Quite a few years ago I was in line a couple of...
Forum: Alaska 08-15-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,741
Posted By Alcan Rider
Lemme put it this way: Do something that gets...

Lemme put it this way: Do something that gets the rest of us banned from riding across and we will find you. :D
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-10-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 1,152
Views: 198,513
Posted By Alcan Rider
Franklin Bluffs on the Dalton Hwy - ...

Franklin Bluffs on the Dalton Hwy -
http://alaskajack.smugmug.com/photos/i-HmsDnzJ/0/X3/i-HmsDnzJ-X3.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-10-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 2,781
Views: 379,973
Posted By Alcan Rider
Looking across Alaska's Cook Inlet at the...

Looking across Alaska's Cook Inlet at the silhouettes of some of the Chigmit Mts in the Alaska Range-
http://alaskajack.smugmug.com/photos/i-M44h8td/0/XL/i-M44h8td-XL.jpg
Forum: Alaska 08-10-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,910
Posted By Alcan Rider
A further report follows the one above: ...

A further report follows the one above:

"Geoff G. writes:

"'The first week of July, along with a fellow on an R1200 GS and a fellow on a V-Strom 650, I rode an '07 F650GS (thumper) up the...
Forum: Alaska 08-10-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,910
Posted By Alcan Rider
To get back to the originally hoped-for purpose...

To get back to the originally hoped-for purpose of this thread, here is a report from a rider who recently completed the trip to Prudhoe Bay. To give a little better perspective of his experience,...
Forum: Alaska 08-10-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,996
Posted By Alcan Rider
In my experience it has been inconsistent. When...

In my experience it has been inconsistent. When it's a DOT crew doing maintenance, and DOT flaggers, the general rule seems to be: Everyone stays in their place in line. But with flaggers hired by...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-05-2014, 01:43 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 95,437
Posted By Alcan Rider
A couple from Hatcher Pass - ...

A couple from Hatcher Pass -
http://alaskajack.smugmug.com/OtherHighways/Hatcher-Pass/i-SmK3Td5/0/XL/IMG_3711ce-XL.jpg
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