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Old 02-08-2013, 06:39 AM   #301
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Originally Posted by ruffntuff View Post
...needing a break from my mind and the weather. The two were festering together in a fractious battle destined for ruin.
Your writing definitely hits home on many levels. I can totally sympathize with the feelings you were having. I've been a wet rag doll on my bike multiple times and quite often in those soggy circumstances, I could always hear my inner thoughts arguing.

You took on a very challenging ride and I commend you.
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:20 AM   #302
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Enjoying the ride!

Thanks for great trip report, enjoying very post.
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Old 02-08-2013, 04:09 PM   #303
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Many thanks for sharing your ride! The latest post breaks new ground ...."transcendent" comes to mind as your inner journey enters the narrative. Please put me on your book list!
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:04 PM   #304
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Great campsite.
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Old 02-09-2013, 03:46 AM   #305
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You are one tough young woman. I know a lot of folks that would have looked for the nearest motel..
The way you can transfer your thoughts to the screen though,, that's a gift. Thanks for the latest chapter..
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Old 02-09-2013, 05:15 AM   #306
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I think I will re-direct my Summer trip from AK to the desert west and maybe Mexico. I am still shivering from reading your descriptions.
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:08 AM   #307
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hmmm cleavage juice , that'll be a new Red Bull drink by summer

great writing and display of mind over matter that day
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:26 AM   #308
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Radian to AK

Made the almost same trip in July of 2011. It was not as cold but had plenty of rain and wet feet, yuck. Your report brought memories of the 2011 trip. The road between TOK and Anchorage was beautiful but wet cold and miserable. I also came back and stayed at Kathleen Lodge outside of Haines Junction. Took the ferry from Haines to Prince Rupert.
Glad you made it OK. I rode a 650 V-Strom without a hitch. ic


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Old 02-11-2013, 11:30 AM   #309
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You know wet hands and cold ,well enough.
It's hard to spend the money sometimes , but, I have no regrets, none, after buying 2 things that made big changes for me. The first was a Grebring jacket liner and thermostat. Dial the heat that feels so sweet. The Nehru style neck is heated and that's the first place you feel the heat. Love that feeling.
The other thing was Spock gloves from Areostitch. Put them over your gloves and never have wet hands again.That's the ticket.
The heated jacket liner works in concert with the Spock gloves to keep your hands warm. By heating the blood in your arms, your now dry, hands stay much warmer.
Love the report, keep up the good work!
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:35 PM   #310
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Great read! Thank you for taking the time to share.

Hey, why such little pics?!?

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Old 02-12-2013, 03:39 PM   #311
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Thanks for a great story. :raabia

I admire your courage to face all the challenges of an Alaska trip on your own. Maybe that is the problem, you did not know better. So you went ahead and did something that everyone else thinks is crazy! But you sure have made it sound like a ton of fun!
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Old 02-13-2013, 02:55 AM   #312
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Enjoying your RR. Keep it up.
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:52 AM   #313
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I know there is more! Keep it coming!
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:46 AM   #314
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You Anna.....are crazy cool. I'm quite sure you're the best sister a brother could ever have. Thanks so much for letting us join in your adventure.
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:17 AM   #315
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Anna thanks for letting us join your adventure :) You rock girl!!
I hope we meet someday on a trial
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