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Forum: Day Trippin' 11-28-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 13,132
Posted By AKMotorbiker
Last post

As promised here is the picture of my Anakee 3s. I swapped them out for some Karoo 3s at the beginning of October. The final mileage was 13,826 miles.
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Forum: Day Trippin' 11-28-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 12,752
Posted By AKMotorbiker
It started raining pretty steady and I did not...

It started raining pretty steady and I did not mind at all.

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Forum: Day Trippin' 11-28-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 12,752
Posted By AKMotorbiker
Jordan Lookout!

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Forum: Day Trippin' 11-28-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 12,752
Posted By AKMotorbiker
Last day

The mountains are by far my favorite place. Trees, crisp mountain air, a noticeable slope to the ground, pine needles littering the ground. This was now the last day of our trip and we had some miles...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-23-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 12,752
Posted By AKMotorbiker
Heading to the National Forest.

Things were beginning to get crazy in the park as the holiday traffic picked up and began choking the two lanes that wound through the mountains. Life would have been barely interrupted if not for...
Forum: Ride reports 11-21-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 1,645
Views: 373,656
Posted By AKMotorbiker
Good balance of honestly and discretion there.

Good balance of honestly and discretion there.
Forum: Ride reports 11-11-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 1,645
Views: 373,656
Posted By AKMotorbiker
As far as the ferry toilet, you must have clean...

As far as the ferry toilet, you must have clean it up first because we've seen worse on your threads. :lol3
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-11-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 12,752
Posted By AKMotorbiker
The Grant Tree

After finding our way back to the main road we headed for the Grant Tree. We stopped at the village for lunch the toured the area.

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Forum: Day Trippin' 11-11-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 12,752
Posted By AKMotorbiker
Map check!

At the intersection I checked the map on the iPad and then we headed off to see the Grant Tree.

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Forum: Day Trippin' 09-28-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 12,752
Posted By AKMotorbiker
I got ahead of myself in my excitement about the...

I got ahead of myself in my excitement about the tower. Here is the road up to the lookout from the West side. This was the first dirt of the trip.

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Forum: Day Trippin' 09-23-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 12,752
Posted By AKMotorbiker
The end of day two and beginning of day three

After riding to "Roads End" we stopped at Grizzly Falls for a short break to soak our feet and stretch our legs.

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Forum: Day Trippin' 09-22-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 12,752
Posted By AKMotorbiker
Once we left the cave the race was on to get up...

Once we left the cave the race was on to get up the hill. Part exercise, part competition, but I really wanted to be the first on the road out. I didn't feel like following thirty cars when I could...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-20-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 12,752
Posted By AKMotorbiker
Near the bottom of the trail there was a bridge...

Near the bottom of the trail there was a bridge that crossed the creek then a little further and we were there. We waited off to the side by the creek as the first group left the cave.

We...
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4,000
Views: 1,951,310
Posted By AKMotorbiker
I'd buy a Horak 690. It's got a nice ring to it,...

I'd buy a Horak 690. It's got a nice ring to it, synonymous with round the world travel.
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 1,645
Views: 373,656
Posted By AKMotorbiker
Glad you're back! I can't believe I didn't catch...

Glad you're back! I can't believe I didn't catch this report until 370 post went by. It looks like you're off to a great start for this Ed-ition.:evil
Forum: Vendors 09-07-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 879
Views: 87,607
Posted By AKMotorbiker
Photo log

Another less expensive, but slightly time consuming technique is a photo log. Not only can you write the photo number, location, date, and what your subject is, you can also record your camera...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-02-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 13,132
Posted By AKMotorbiker
12,000 miles

Today I hit 12,000 miles! I'm still running the original Anakee 3s. I started to notice a difference around 9,000 miles. They're still rideable though.

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Forum: Ride reports 08-30-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 16,963
Posted By AKMotorbiker
Another great RR!

You just rode my last three trips and then some in one trip! Great photos again!
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-29-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 12,752
Posted By AKMotorbiker
Back at camp we had to plan day two. I had hoped...

Back at camp we had to plan day two. I had hoped to leave the previous evening and start the day early. Since that didn't happen according to the original plan we had to adjust. The only scheduled...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-26-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 12,752
Posted By AKMotorbiker
The bears!

On the way back up we were getting reports of bears along the trail. No problem. This isn't my first encounter with bears, we are from Alaska after all.

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Forum: Day Trippin' 08-24-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 12,752
Posted By AKMotorbiker
It was wonderful being up in the mountains again!...

It was wonderful being up in the mountains again! The sequoias were immense and beautiful. Not to mention the mountain air. The contrast of these giant trees to everything around them is amazing and...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-24-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 12,752
Posted By AKMotorbiker
Once we found a spot, we pitched the tents, then...

Once we found a spot, we pitched the tents, then headed over to see the Sherman Tree.

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Forum: Day Trippin' 08-20-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 12,752
Posted By AKMotorbiker
Gas Guy, I'm not sure what you're referring to....

Gas Guy, I'm not sure what you're referring to. Do you see a blue border around my pictures or are you talking about my route pictures with the color lines to show my routes? If you see blue borders,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-20-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 12,752
Posted By AKMotorbiker
We passed by several campgrounds that were...

We passed by several campgrounds that were already filled,

a rock tunnel

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Forum: Day Trippin' 08-20-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 12,752
Posted By AKMotorbiker
We arrived at the park in the afternoon on the...

We arrived at the park in the afternoon on the third. There was a rider in front of me from Great Brittian (I'm pretty sure). I saw her a few times later in the day at the same campground and at the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-19-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 12,752
Posted By AKMotorbiker
Time to get started...again. I already covered...

Time to get started...again. I already covered the night before and the departure last month. I love maps, I need them. I couldn't find a map that I could work with. Either they had the terrain and...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-08-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 12,752
Posted By AKMotorbiker
I'm back!

I'm back after running around the South West, burning the candles at both ends. I started my bike after a month of wasting away in the garage and instant joy returned!:clap A few days ago I received...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-23-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 12,752
Posted By AKMotorbiker
I've been away for work with no riding and no...

I've been away for work with no riding and no internet. Life's been hard but, here's a short portion to get started.

Originally I had planned a ten day adventure around the Grand Canyon and a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-07-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 12,752
Posted By AKMotorbiker
Sequoia National Park!

I took her in for service and to take care of the recall issues on July first. Then on the third we loaded up and headed out to the parks. About 950 miles, give or take, four days, and four National...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 5,567
Views: 935,897
Posted By AKMotorbiker
Hit 10,000 miles this weekend in Sequoia National...

Hit 10,000 miles this weekend in Sequoia National Park! She still has the original tires too.

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Forum: Day Trippin' 06-22-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 12,752
Posted By AKMotorbiker
Recall!

I received a recall notice in the mail this week. Not a big deal as I've had recalls for all my current vehicles. One was to sew a pull loop in the rear seat. I scheduled the service which is...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-19-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 1,333
Views: 93,569
Posted By AKMotorbiker
I know it's the first day and all but, ...

I know it's the first day and all but, Need....more...pictures! It's so beautiful up there. I guess I'll go to work and leave you guys to it.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 5,567
Views: 935,897
Posted By AKMotorbiker
:rofl All kidding aside, enjoy your trip!...

:rofl

All kidding aside, enjoy your trip! Not everyone has a wife they want to take with them or a wife that wants to go. If you have to take a few extra items for her, so be it.
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-19-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 13,132
Posted By AKMotorbiker
Great joy!

Alright, great joy might be an over statement. I was looking at the nail and it bothered me. I didn't know if I wanted to leave it be and ride, pull it out and plug it, or run down and put the new...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5,567
Views: 935,897
Posted By AKMotorbiker
Here's my four day load. Yes, I was camping and...

Here's my four day load. Yes, I was camping and yes there is a sleeping bag, tent, and stove in there.

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Forum: Day Trippin' 06-18-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 13,132
Posted By AKMotorbiker
His voice is always in the back of my head,...

His voice is always in the back of my head, especially when I'm doing something stupid. Not so much on the trails though. "Head on a swivel" works all the time and I usually screw up when I decide to...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 5,567
Views: 935,897
Posted By AKMotorbiker
Is it waterproof and does it allow for one...

Is it waterproof and does it allow for one handed, gloved operation?
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 5,567
Views: 935,897
Posted By AKMotorbiker
Looks like I need to fabricate two hour glasses....

Looks like I need to fabricate two hour glasses. One for time and one for trip time! Do you think I can mount side by side hour glass lock mounts!?
Forum: Ride reports 06-17-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 4,000
Views: 1,951,310
Posted By AKMotorbiker
Great update and pictures again!

Great update and pictures again!
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5,567
Views: 935,897
Posted By AKMotorbiker
:rofl:rofl:rofl hahahahaha! What's the part...

:rofl:rofl:rofl hahahahaha! What's the part number for that BMW time piece?
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