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Old 03-23-2006, 12:29 PM   #376
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Since all the lurkers are coming out in of the shadows in this thread, I guess I will too.

Great ride report snowrider. I hope to one day take a trip like yours.

One question though, did you ride through Monument Valley in Utah?
No. I passed lots of great stuff in Utah that I didn't know anything about at the time.
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Old 06-16-2006, 11:38 AM   #377
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Your trip & pictures = inspiration

Snowrider - your trip and pictures have been a great inspiration...I am headed to ride to Alaska on July 1 - July 23. I am VERY excited and your trip report & pictures have been excellent....much thanks for the words...and wisdom.
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Old 09-06-2006, 04:54 PM   #378
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Dang man, awesome stuff. Thought I'd interject a little since there's been no action on this thread lately so's the relative Noobs like myself might get a chance to read the site's best thread!

Cheers Snowrider. Read both the Ak and Mex threads today. I feel like I just got off my bike. Whew!
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Old 10-22-2006, 09:11 PM   #379
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Funny Stuff

Dude,

So Funny. I have had your original webpage bookmarked for a few years unders my "rats" page. I still have a certain affinity for cheap rat bikes. Remember the quote "bad motorcycles for bad people". I still have a couple of project bikes (in pieces of course) but my main ride now is a 04 Vstrom DL650. I have done an Ironbutt 1000 and a Saddlesore 1500 on the strom but I can hear Baja and Alaska calling me.

Very inspirational story. I think it was you that had a quote that said "I hope I never die doing less than a ton"

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Old 10-23-2006, 04:38 PM   #380
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I think it was you that had a quote that said "I hope I never die doing less than a ton"

Ratch

Yeah, that's what I said after my leg was crushed by a car during a rare instance in which I was doing the speed limit.
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Old 10-24-2006, 07:28 AM   #381
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Just finished reading it myself. What a happy way to spend the day working for the government, reading about an adventure in Alaska. It has been said many times in this thread - you are a wordsmith with a keen eye! May the roads rise to meet you, I say!

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Old 03-23-2007, 01:48 AM   #382
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Hey, snowrider, I started reading this thread so many moons ago, maybe even when you were still riding it...and I never got back till today. I don't know why but for some reason I remembered your thread and had to go back to see the end of the story.

Wonderful report
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Old 04-18-2007, 08:53 PM   #383
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Alaska Book

Someone asked me to make a book of the Alaska trip, so I did. Some of the text is pulled from these online ride report/journal entries, but a lot of it is new, and it has some extra pictures.
If anyone wants it, here it is:
http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/43597




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Old 04-19-2007, 03:41 PM   #384
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Someone asked me to make a book of the Alaska trip, so I did. Some of the text is pulled from these online ride report/journal entries, but a lot of it is new, and it has some extra pictures.
If anyone wants it, here it is:
http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/43597




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Thanks fer bumpin' your ride report...I never would have seen it otherwise. I just spent a few hours reading it. I'm sending the link to friends. I think the DR650 is the greatest. I'll have to get your book. What a fantastic trip! Thanks for all the work you put into writing things up.


Wish I had done the same years ago on some of my own trips...at least I took pictures. Should have kept a diary or travelogue like this.
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Old 05-19-2007, 12:19 PM   #385
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Just got through the report - amazing pictures and good storytelling.

Got a real good chuckle out of "30 or free, right?"

Thanks for sharing!
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Old 07-20-2007, 07:28 AM   #386
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Great is all I can say...Sweet pics...great story...
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Old 03-08-2008, 11:14 AM   #387
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Aaron, fantastic ride report!! Your attitude about traveling is just great. I say you're primed for bumming the world.

I'm in the process of planning for my own ride to Alaska this summer on my DR. Maybe I'll swing by Madison in the spring.

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Old 03-08-2008, 12:03 PM   #388
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I'm also glad for the bumps of these older ride reports. This one makes for great reading and the pictures almost make me feel as though I'm along for the trip.

Two days ago I took my KLR out and met a buddy on his XR650 at a local coffee joint. Today I've spent 3 hrs shovelling snow out of the driveway (not finished yet!). I was ready for a break and reading about this trip was just the ticket.

Spring is only 2 weeks away!
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Old 03-08-2008, 03:26 PM   #389
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This is one of the best RR's on the site!!

When you goin' again Snowy?
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Old 03-09-2008, 07:04 AM   #390
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Thanks for the bump. I first read this report when it came out, and followed it while ignoring my office work.

Was that really 2005?

Quit that office job and never did get the work done!
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