Alaska on a BMW K1600 GTL

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  1. ClifNotes

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    Did you get an IBA award? Can you show us? CONGRATS! :freaky:freaky:freaky:freaky
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    Actually, Bill and I were talking about this today. I thought he was referring to another post.

    Bill?
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    Nick! Thanks for posting the first embedded videos!!!

    I will use your idea!

    Geico? GEICO????

    Look up "psychic gecko nfl" on youtube!
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    WELL THANKS FOR REMINDING ME!

    Here - I'll reply to you with one of our favorite pics:

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    HOW COULD YOU BE SO RACIST???

    I'm kidding. I love Asian jokes.

    Today Bill and I were at a Chinese restaurant and the girl wasn't that nice to Bill. (Actually, I learned more and found out later there was a misunderstanding).

    Anyway, I wanted to know what part of China she was from so I could remember the "Rude Cities" there.

    I said, "Are you Chinese?"

    "Yes."

    "Where in China are you from?"

    "I from here." She said.

    "You from here?" I responded back, emphasizing the missing 'to be' verb. "You were born here?"

    "Yes, I born here."

    After looking at her a few moments, I realized a few things:

    1) She was telling the truth. Indeed she had grown up there.

    2) Her parents weren't the best English teachers

    3) She clearly thought I was hitting on her.

    I wished her a nice day and we went off on our way.
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    Figures. Missed 'em by 3 hours!

    You're posting to advrider from a bar ! ??

    You're awesome! :freaky:freaky:freaky:freaky:freaky:freaky :freaky:freaky :freaky :freaky
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    Tell me about it! It's hard for me to keep up too!

    Thanks for hanging with us. We'll have to meet when I get to LA
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    There is an excellent Chinese restaurant in North Pole, Alaska. For such a touristy little town, there are several excellent places to eat! I'm probably going to have to take Cindy up there for a sample!

    Cheers,
    Steve
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    Interesting!

    I didn't realize there could be a lot of Chinese there (assuming it's Chinese making the food).

    Is Cindy adventurous like you? Seems she is!
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    I think Jack was saying the Japanese eat moose nose in Jelly form as a delicacy. Am I right, Bill?

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    Luckily, Bill was there to take the photo AND coach me to get the GTL out from there!

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    Bill looking COOL in front of the mountains...

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    My GTL is defecting to Canada!

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    Yes, the place is run by Chinese, and yes, Cindy is quite adventurous...she is not afraid of a challenge, and has hinted of an Alaska ride. But that will be at least two years out!

    Ride safely,
    Steve
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    Oh, she sounds as awesome in personality as she is hot!

    Will she ride as passenger or have her own bike?

    Could you please take the BRC WITH her? I'm sure it'd mean a lot to her if you did. :clap
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    Look closely! It's 3 GTLs socializing with each other!

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    At this point she enjoys riding pillion, but she could always change her mind later! We'll be in Hong Kong, Shanghai,Thailand and Vietnam for nearly a month this fall. Perhaps when we come back she will be interested, but to be honest, I am ambivalent about her riding her own bike..it'll be her decision, but I am happy with her right behind me as well!:D
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    2012 jul 10 2313 @ whitehorse / high country inn

    i don't really remember anything from today.

    i think ... all the riding, learning from bill, learning from advrider... all our interaction is really intense.

    it's not bad at all; just intense.

    and... met a girl named jenna today and i thought she's really nice, observant, sensitive, beautiful. wish she could come with us.

    brenna and aunt jackie won't work because brenna has a job now.

    SO... IF ANYONE HAS INFO ON A TOUR FROM LOS ANGELES TO URUGUAY, PLEASE LET ME KNOW.

    I may ride the GTL to uruguay to spend time with Bill. I'm not sure yet. Thinking about it.

    I emailed some info to alaska state troopers. they want the video i took, but the bandwidth is limited at the hotel.

    i'd write more... but bill suggests we sleep now. we've been sleep deprived for at least a few days in a row. Or... at least i have.

    cindy will use the same SENA model as bill for her helmet. they'll be able to use intercom with each other. i want to be in the conversation too, but i'm hesitant to purchase it unless i'm sure it'll be compatible with the schuberth i wear.

    remember the camps we used to go to as kids? i feel like i'm in a motorcycle training camp.

    bill's this kind of person...

    if I say:
    Bill, there's a lion up ahead

    Bill would respond:
    Oh, it's a little kitten

    if I say:
    we were hitting 90!

    Bill would say:
    What? never went over 50!

    He's a real adventurer - never seems scared, always looking for the next challenge.

    So today, when I was putting on my gloves about to leave the chinese restaurant at haines junction, I remembered and mentioned, "some of those winds are really strong!"

    Bill said, "I know. When I passed that van -"

    "The maroon one!"

    "Yes, I got hit hard."

    "Me too!" I was scared but excited at the same time he experienced it. "I almost went off the road."

    "Me too!"

    So when Bill said that, I was scared. Because I knew earlier on it wasn't just a freak-wind-for-Clif kind of thing.

    I really almost did go off the road. Both of us did.

    The wind is the reason we didn't make it past Whitehorse today.

    * * *

    bill telling me we're leaving early tomorrow... that's his hint i gotta sleep! :huh
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    so.... YOU'RE the one that won the $480 million mega lotto!

    what's pillion?
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    I have submitted my paperwork and should know in the next few months. They have to validate everything, which takes time.