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Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-08-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 11,038
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Dress code?

I sure hope the suggested dress code for the dinner isn't strictly enforced. I have good excuses for not wearing bib overalls sans a shirt!!! :nod First off, I don't own a pair of bib overalls and...
Forum: Alaska 12-02-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 376
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Published author in our midst...

As I was thumbing through the "Forum" winter magazine, published by the Alaska Humanities Forum, I saw an article about some of the history surrounding the Spenard area that looked interesting. Lo...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-20-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 11,038
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Odd weather

I am storing one of my bikes in Pahrump at a friend's house and she just told me they have been having temps in the 20s and people's pipes are freezing. I'm sure my DR feels right at home in those...
Forum: Alaska 11-16-2014, 12:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,085
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Charlie sure used to enjoy teasing you, "Crappy,"...

Charlie sure used to enjoy teasing you, "Crappy," the young whippersnapper! Didn't you call us mainland scum or something entirely disrespectful like that? I can't believe you're going to have...
Forum: Alaska 11-16-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,085
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Thanks - this photo is pricesless!! AKCharlie...

Thanks - this photo is pricesless!! AKCharlie used to frequently (jokingly) badmouth my #1 DR but look how utterly happy he is to ride my wonderful DR!! :D He had hoped to ride my #2 DR and accompany...
Forum: Alaska 11-10-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,469
Posted By HayDuchessLives
AK Duc takes a lot of pride in his appearance and...

AK Duc takes a lot of pride in his appearance and likes to be visible, which is a good thing, especially since he rides as well as he dresses. And he gets a lot of appreciative female attention. He...
Forum: Alaska 11-05-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 773
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Electric motorcycle

Harley Davidson announced their new electric motorcycle. It's pretty fast and looks sweet.

http://www.latimes.com/business/autos/la-fi-hy-harley-davidson-electric-livewire-20140618-story.html...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-04-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 11,038
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Sounds like I will have some fun with you guys!! ...

Sounds like I will have some fun with you guys!! :clap

I might have to get knobbies reinstalled on my bike. Does anybody know a good mechanic in Pahrump??
Forum: Alaska 11-04-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,469
Posted By HayDuchessLives
When you're as studly as he is overall, do you...

When you're as studly as he is overall, do you even need studs on your tires? :hmmmmm It might be overkill.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-04-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 11,038
Posted By HayDuchessLives
I will bring some smoked salmon and crackers for...

I will bring some smoked salmon and crackers for appetizers.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-02-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 11,038
Posted By HayDuchessLives
I'm in! Site 107 reserved Thursday - Monday. I'm...

I'm in! Site 107 reserved Thursday - Monday. I'm psyched about riding in DV - in the winter! I will probably still have Tourances on my bike instead of the usual knobbies (I switched out for my road...
Forum: Alaska 10-28-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,442
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Charlie's Wake

I already have plans for the 8th, so another Saturday would be better for me. I last spoke with Charlie while I was riding through Canada and I could feel his spirit riding with me after he passed...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 10-27-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,113
Posted By HayDuchessLives
This is off the topic, but I visited my mom and...

This is off the topic, but I visited my mom and stepdad in T or C a couple weeks ago and my mom and I drove up to Chloride, one of our favorite little towns to visit. Once again I wished I had my...
Forum: Alaska 10-27-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 1,137
Views: 167,147
Posted By HayDuchessLives
I did NOT need this temptation!

Dang dang dang - why did you go and post this? I was tempted by this bike when you first posted it, mainly because I'm looking for a bike for my granddaughter. Thank goodness I'm thinking more about...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-15-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 2,833
Views: 206,467
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Looks like a fun time!

I may possibly attend this rally as it looks like a great way to meet more riders and ride new (to me) dirt roads. I definitely plan on attending the Death Valley DAZE event as it fits into my work...
Forum: Alaska 10-12-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 740
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Wow -- looks great!!

I wish I could go but I already have a fantastic ski trip planned that weekend. Last weekend I finished riding one of my bikes from Anchorage all the way down to Pahrump. It is now in storage,...
Forum: Alaska 09-23-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 1,137
Views: 167,147
Posted By HayDuchessLives
How did you end up with DR parts? :ear They look...

How did you end up with DR parts? :ear They look lonely. I hope they find a good home. My kids used my old stock gas tanks and seats on their customized ATVs, creating interesting-looking...
Forum: Alaska 09-02-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 442
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Coupons for Varleys in Whittier

I had four coupons for Varleys Seafood Café in Whittier that I dropped off at Alaska Leather for whomever is interested in using them. The discount is $7.50 off of a fish and chips basket when...
Forum: Alaska 08-27-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,371
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Good luck to Annie! I am sure she will be...

Good luck to Annie! I am sure she will be successful. :clap
Forum: Alaska 08-26-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,261
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Dan has great taste in bikes and really likes...

Dan has great taste in bikes and really likes DRs! :D I found that out when he replaced a bearing on my DR that was making noise after I returned to Fairbanks from a ride on the Dalton Hwy. He really...
Forum: Canada 08-21-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,669
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Stunning scenery!

I heartily agree that this area is "nice country" and I thoroughly enjoyed the ride from Bella Coola to Williams Lake. Much of the scenery reminded me of the Rocky Mountains in my home state of...
Forum: Alaska 08-18-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,187
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Diesel-powered motorcycle

Check out this turbo-diesel motorcycle.

http://kiravan.net/kirabike/

Then go to the home page and check out the tractor-trailer rig this company built and designed. It looks like it would go...
Forum: Alaska 07-30-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,548
Posted By HayDuchessLives
I rode up to Hatcher Pass this past Sunday and...

I rode up to Hatcher Pass this past Sunday and the weather started out nice and sunny.

http://i974.photobucket.com/albums/ae221/koktoya/ADV%20stuff/HP01_zps60151554.jpg...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-30-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 1,870
Views: 467,309
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Campsite by a lake

I rode from Anchorage to Oregon and brought my packraft with me so I could also do some paddling and make my trip a true "dual sport" adventure! This photo was taken at a small lake outside of 100...
Forum: Alaska 07-23-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 833
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, 03:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,033
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, 09:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,153
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, 03:39 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,442
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, 08:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,396
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, 03:58 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,442
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, 06:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,153
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, 06:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 833
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, 09:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,426
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, 08:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,153
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, 08:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,153
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, 03:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,153
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, 09:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,215
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, 11:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,215
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 06-12-2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,343
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, 11:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,426
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...
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