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Old 07-01-2005, 08:08 AM   #46
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Whatta great report!! Keep it coming!!!
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Old 07-01-2005, 09:45 AM   #47
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Hey Snowrider,

That airplane at Tanacross has been parked there for a month or so, and we can't figure out what make it is either. Believe it or not, we road race motorcycles on that airport, and were there just this past weekend! If you had been looking for it, you'd have spotted all the rubber marks we leave at the turns. The plane is parked at the infamous "hangar turn".

Great report by the way, and enjoy the rest of your trip. Are you going to ride the Denali Hwy? I noticed you were considering skipping the Prudhoe ride. There is also a pretty big forest fire up the Dalton, burning very close to the road, and is causing some disruptions in travel. Look me up if you need any help in Fairbanks.
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Old 07-01-2005, 10:56 AM   #48
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Snowrider, thanks for taking us your trip with you. Keep the posts coming and stay safe!
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Old 07-01-2005, 12:29 PM   #49
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Believe it or not, we road race motorcycles on that airport, and were there just this past weekend! If you had been looking for it, you'd have spotted all the rubber marks we leave at the turns. The plane is parked at the infamous "hangar turn".
Wow, no kidding! I never would've guessed it, just being there when I was it would've never occurred to me people were racing motorcycles there.

Yeah I'm going to skip Prudhoe I think, although I wouldn't mind getting close to the fire. From all accounts the dirt on the haul road is packed hard enough to be almost like pavement and I don't enjoy that kind much, and there's nothing I want to see in Prudhoe. I definitely want to run Denali highway, that seems like a nice dirt road, and I will go to at least Coldfoot.
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Old 07-01-2005, 12:40 PM   #50
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This is Killer Snowrider! Great that your on a 4 stroke single man! Being a man with an XRL-650, which I just LOVE, your a Trooper Dude!
Travel Safe! Have Fun! Get another Rear Tire! and keep it coming man!


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Old 07-01-2005, 03:02 PM   #51
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Yep, 5 weekends a year it is used as a race track. It was built in 1942 or 43 as a lend/lease re-fueling stop. The pavement is that old too, so racing can be a bit interesting at times!

The Denali Hwy is much more scenic than the haul road, although the haul road is probably a faster ride because of the road surface. I'm thinking about running it this weekend, maybe we'll run into each other. I'll be on my dark blue V-Strom. Have fun no matter what you decide to do.

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Wow, no kidding! I never would've guessed it, just being there when I was it would've never occurred to me people were racing motorcycles there.

Yeah I'm going to skip Prudhoe I think, although I wouldn't mind getting close to the fire. From all accounts the dirt on the haul road is packed hard enough to be almost like pavement and I don't enjoy that kind much, and there's nothing I want to see in Prudhoe. I definitely want to run Denali highway, that seems like a nice dirt road, and I will go to at least Coldfoot.
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Old 07-01-2005, 03:11 PM   #52
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Great Report and Pics snowrider ... I have to get up that way someday ...

this guy must have done something really bad in Alaska to deserve this fate ...



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Old 07-02-2005, 12:31 AM   #53
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Great Report and Pics snowrider ... I have to get up that way someday ...

this guy must have done something really bad in Alaska to deserve this fate ...



We have a saying here..."Happyness is a Texan goin home with an Okie under each arm."
Oklahoma is pretty close to Nebraska so it works for me.
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Old 07-02-2005, 10:45 AM   #54
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Toddy here

We met at Alaska Leather, I had a good ride to Valdez and Kennicott Mine, In Tok now, off 2 Dawson later 2 day. Cheers
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Old 07-02-2005, 11:56 AM   #55
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Snowrider, this write is truely inspiring, what an awsome trip. I HAVE to do a ride to Alaska, it sounds like an adventure of a life time.
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Old 07-02-2005, 12:18 PM   #56
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We met at Alaska Leather, I had a good ride to Valdez and Kennicott Mine, In Tok now, off 2 Dawson later 2 day. Cheers
Hey, it was good meeting you and thanks for the tire advice. Dawson's great, I'm tempted to go back there myself.
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Old 07-02-2005, 01:54 PM   #57
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Old 07-06-2005, 01:42 AM   #58
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Hey, snowrider......it was nice bumping into you in Eagle River this evening. Hope your trip continues well.

Be sure to check out Hatcher Pass on your way to Fairbanks. Also consider Skagway over Haines as a point to catch the ferry.

Keep those reports coming
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Old 07-06-2005, 02:56 AM   #59
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Thanks for the tip, I'm going to take it. Nice meeting you.
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Old 07-06-2005, 03:03 AM   #60
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Thanks for the great ride. Could never do it myself, so enjoying going along with you.

I want to ask you about your music setup. What is it called that you play and how does it work?

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