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Old 05-11-2015, 10:32 AM   #1
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Fly and Ride, Alaska-style

Does this count as a Fly and Ride?

Yesterday I needed to move one of my motorcycles from the remote site where I used to work to where im working now. Problem is, the road isn't open yet, and even when it is, it's a five-hour drive, vs. a 40-minute flight. So:









This is Denali (Mt. McKinley) by the way (20,320 ft.)








I know this isn't the Alaska forum, but since I'm more connected to the Rockies region, I thought you all might find it interesting.

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Old 05-11-2015, 10:38 AM   #2
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Old 05-11-2015, 10:38 AM   #3
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Now you're just showing off

Love the mtn pic!
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Old 05-11-2015, 10:41 AM   #4
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Old 05-11-2015, 12:52 PM   #5
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Wouldn't that be a "Fly and Haul"
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Old 05-11-2015, 12:57 PM   #6
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Gotta love a Maul- nice!
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Old 05-11-2015, 01:16 PM   #7
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Excellent! AK style, indeed
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Old 05-11-2015, 01:18 PM   #8
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Old 05-11-2015, 03:50 PM   #9
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Thanks youngan, great move /haul/flyout , what ever , super pics and true AK thinking.

I love the pic of Denali, the day we were there on the RT , that awesome hill was so clear and impressive. Friend who lives in BC told us he had been same spot 18 times and had never seen the top because of clouds.

Great pics. Great move!
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Old 05-11-2015, 04:55 PM   #10
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Thanks youngan, great move /haul/flyout , what ever , super pics and true AK thinking.

I love the pic of Denali, the day we were there on the RT , that awesome hill was so clear and impressive. Friend who lives in BC told us he had been same spot 18 times and had never seen the top because of clouds.

Great pics. Great move!
Thanks Gale,
What's the RT?
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Old 05-11-2015, 05:10 PM   #11
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Fantastic trip. Best bike haul ever in most scenic place. I worked on McKinley structure one summer mainly on the south side and got to see it clear for two weeks. Can I inquire what your job involves?
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Old 05-11-2015, 05:20 PM   #12
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Fantastic trip. Best bike haul ever in most scenic place. I worked on McKinley structure one summer mainly on the south side and got to see it clear for two weeks. Can I inquire what your job involves?
I'm a pilot for an air service here. Flying climbers into the mountains, flying tourists around to look at the mountains, etc.
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Old 05-11-2015, 06:24 PM   #13
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Good job you have there Youngan , Sierra alpha on the plane and bike

The RT is a 2000 BMW R1100 RT, what BMW calls their sport touring bike, a great bike for 2 up touring which wife and I enjoy.

Here where I live I am surrounded by several pilots, one bush, two navy and an air force. I was almost one but that is another story.

Thanks for this RR , great read and pics.
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Good job you have there Youngan , Sierra alpha on the plane and bike

The RT is a 2000 BMW R1100 RT, what BMW calls their sport touring bike, a great bike for 2 up touring which wife and I enjoy.

Here where I live I am surrounded by several pilots, one bush, two navy and an air force. I was almost one but that is another story.

Thanks for this RR , great read and pics.
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Ah, I get the RT thing now. My winter base is near you, in Boulder. I use the Maule there for a sightseeing business. Up here, I fly Cessna 185s and soon hopefully DeHavilland Beavers.

And yes, it is often cloudy here, obscuring views of the Mountain from the ground. Fortunately, with the planes, we can often get above the clouds and get great views while everyone else is down below sitting in the rain.
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Love the shot of Denali, it's not often you can see it without too many clouds.
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