Alaska Primer

Discussion in 'Alaska' started by Alcan Rider, May 6, 2012.

  1. friar mike

    friar mike IronButtGruver

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    They show Talkeetna with a whole mess of roads on the other side of the river and a bridge that isn't there.
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  2. Alcan Rider

    Alcan Rider Frozen Fossil

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    Thank you. But in all honesty, the truth is that my posts are but a compendium of posts from inmates who actually know something. Through taking the information offered by the likes of (in no particular order) Friar Mike, KHuddy, Fighter, Legion, That Guy, Marbee 40, et al, rephrasing it and posting under my own nom de plume so as to give the false impression that I am knowledgeable in my own right, my own dubious reputation (aided and abetted by HayDuchessLives) is favorably enhanced.

    As for photos – by simply aiming my cameras toward every point of the compass, shooting thousands upon thousands of photos, throwing away 99.99% of those scenes captured – even I have been able to luck into a good one or two.
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  3. mpenner

    mpenner Heavy Cruiser

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    I am learning so much from this thread! Apparently, there in Alaska you pronounce the letter "w" a bit differently than we do in Ohio. In Alaska, how will I be able to distinguish between when someone is saying the word "wine" from when they are saying "shine", since from your comment it seems that they would be pronounced exactly the same there?

    I have really enjoyed the ride reports that you and Alcan Rider have done; particularly the one to the Kennicott Mine and McCarthy. That one has me really wanting to visit there, but I am struggling to squeeze it into a 30 day trip. I really hope to meet you and Alcan Rider at D2D this year, as well as some of the other characters that I have "met" from their ride reports.
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  4. dbarnes180

    dbarnes180 Been here awhile

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    I love this country !:evil

    Riders on this forum are fantastic to help you planning your dream ride. Pay attention and enjoy their advice. I have been so blessed to ride in the Great State of Alaska (2009 and 2010) and will be going again. My next trip will be in just a few weeks. This time in a vintage 1985 E350 Class C (that I have been working on for over 14 months...lol.) carrying a little Nighthawk 250 on the back end for fun ! Both my wife and I are retired now and this trip will be an extended journey of fun and exploring.

    take care , David Barnes
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  5. akrider

    akrider mild adventurer

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    Yous guys (and gals) are really entertaining. Jack you really need to publish this stuff. It's all too good to languish here on ADVRIDER only.
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  6. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it?

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    I can’t take it. :lol3 There was only one word, not two.
    This is a test:
    If wine = shine, then wit = ?


    Hint: This is not the answer. :evil

    [​IMG]
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  7. theshnizzle

    theshnizzle Long timer

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    Thanks for the write up. I have been reading about all the preparations people are doing for thier North trip, and I seem to be lagging behind somewhat. I dunno,shouldn't I be doing...SOMETHING? Well, I do have to buy some OFF and a folding saw. I have my 2 piece GPS charged and ready to go actually, its a wad of paper aand a Sharpie.,I always bring extra paper.....I mean memory......LOL.

    Not really doing anything special, it started to get to complicated,so I have some maps and extra paper and 2 Sharpies!! and put on fresh meat and I;m of fon or about 7/8/9 of June or thereabouts and I will be there for D2D and whatever happens on the way....happens.

    I am riding a " pretend" adventure bike.....LOL
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  8. Alcan Rider

    Alcan Rider Frozen Fossil

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    Au contraire, my friend. The name on the bike is immaterial. It is the rider who makes a bike an "Adventure" bike. The bike does not make the rider an "Adventure" rider. A prime example of that: DaBinChe
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  9. Alcan Rider

    Alcan Rider Frozen Fossil

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    Egads, NO! Outsiders who have visited the Great Land have already discovered that, collectively, the Alaskan inmates are a few dogs shy of a full team. Would you really want to broadcast that to the whole world?
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  10. KHuddy

    KHuddy Big Sky Country

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    I think PP has it right. For example your Adventure Goldwing Jack (insert picture of water crossing here.....). :lol3
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  11. theshnizzle

    theshnizzle Long timer

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    I had every intention of riding my Hayabusa up but I got talked out of it......
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  12. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it?

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    :eek1 :uhoh
    Emm ... no. Not in or out of school. Can you find a male that agrees with that? :evil :lol3

    Did you get my PM?
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  13. KHuddy

    KHuddy Big Sky Country

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    :rofl:lol3:rofl:lol3:rofl:lol3:rofl:lol3
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  14. PistonPants

    PistonPants Crankcase Scavenger

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    Jack, my 'adventure' remark was just blatant sarcasm. I too agree that it ain't the boat, it's the captain. My initial ride to AK was aboard a bike that said 'Super Sport' on the gas tank. It was a $700 1980 CB750F ridden from NC to AK. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=465713 is a report that exemplifies the right ethic of adventure touring.

    Peace
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  15. PistonPants

    PistonPants Crankcase Scavenger

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    Oh, and learn to deal with riding in shrieking gusty unpredictable wind to survive yer Alaska adventure.

    Piston
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  16. k7tbt

    k7tbt Been here awhile

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    Great thread, you guys are hilarious! Will be heading up that way mid June on my KLR and wouldn't mind meeting a few of you guys. My son lives in Fairbanks and have driven up there 4 times and spent the last couple of summers up there since retiring, towing a 29 ft. 5th wheel. So thought I would do something different this year and ride the trusty steed up and leave the wife behind. Plan on doing the Dalton since I have only been as far as the arctic circle and the wife said she never wanted to do that road again, it was only a little rainy :D still trying to get all of the mud off the truck. Pretty much have seen everything else except maybe Anchorage, but if I want to see a city I can always go to Seattle.:lol3

    Hope this summer is a little better up there, last summer sucked with all of the rain. Hope to CU guys up there

    Ron
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  17. Kul Mom

    Kul Mom aka sKul Marm

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    Ron-
    Sedro-Woolley? Looks like we will be trading places. I leave on Monday to come down and ride around visiting family and friends. My nephew is the brewer at the North Fork in Deming. Of course I'll have to be back in time for D2D.
    -KM
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  18. k7tbt

    k7tbt Been here awhile

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    You may be heading back up about the same time I'm heading up. I'm solo to Dawson Creek where I will be meeting another rider I met on the KLR650.net forum. Could use a little company if it works out, if not, we have a rather active group of inmates here in the Skagit Valley, join us for a burger and beer.

    Ron
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  19. k7tbt

    k7tbt Been here awhile

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    Belay my last, that is Navy talk, just checked the D2D dates and and you will be atleast a week ahead of me, supposed to meet someone Dawson Creek on June 24th so won't leave until around the 22nd. Anyway, if you have some extra time and want to meet some ADVr's from the lower 48 and share some lies, text me or post on the Northwet regional forum. Cell hr is 360-708-2778, lousy cell service so text is much preferred.
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  20. Kul Mom

    Kul Mom aka sKul Marm

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    Bummer! We would miss each other anyway. I'm coming back via the Marine Highway from Prince Rupert. Will contact you when I get down there.
    -KM
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