Chasing Dreams, vol. 2

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by skierd, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. RhinoVonHawkrider

    RhinoVonHawkrider Long timer

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    Great Stuff Dave

    Keep updating, I'm following along @ home while recovering from cage crash.

    To All - Wear ur gear - was done in Dominican Republic & witnessed a stoppie crash, 5' from my group, no gear on of course, including no helmet! Guy was not bleeding, but his head took a large hit. Later found out he was OK - very lucky indeed.

    Rhino Out
  2. HardWorkingDog

    HardWorkingDog Harvey Mushman

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    Thanks for sticking with the report. Just now got to read the last 3 pages, been away, no internet stuff for almost 2 weeks.

    Glad to hear you made it. I never doubted you would, though :evil
  3. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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    PM'd ya skierdy.
  4. Shavano

    Shavano n00b

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    Man! I am in awe of what you have done. Very inspiring. After a few months of lurking here, I finally had to register and tell you so. You have the courage I only dreamed about at your age. I'm a *bit* older now. On second thought, maybe it's only in recent years that I dream of having that courage.

    A buddy sent me a link to something on ADVRider a few months ago and I started poking around. Your report of the Eastern TAT ride was the first thing I really remember from here and it was the initial inspiration for my finally buying my WR two weeks ago. Of course, the reports from HighFive and BigDog were also part of the reason for getting the WR versus something else. I should add that I never really rode motorcycles until last summer, so I'm a complete rookie.

    Next time you come through Salida I hope you'll let me know. Funny: I actually heard second hand and well after the fact (from the same buddy above), about the case of beer Ramz had for you ... some story about some advrider coming through here. None of it registered in my head at time, not until I read it on this ride report.

    Good luck with the Alaska adventure.

    JT
  5. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    I found this thread while trying to tame my wood for the wr250r. Thanks for sharing your trip. At one point in Canada I believe you said the bike was running like crap. Did I miss it or did you find something wrong or did it just clear itself up?
  6. skierd

    skierd Wannabe Far-Rider

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    Yup, I figured it out. It was something in my programmer's setting, bike runs great now and has since I adjusted it that morning in the Yukon. I had to move the #5 setting to 6.5 I believe to stop the random misfiring/power loss.

    I did have another issue that arose from riding in temperatures as cold as I experienced in the Yukon and Alaska, as both nights fell below 0 degrees F. My fork seals froze, and allowed dirt to get lodged under the seals on both forks causing leaks. Easily fixed with a quick swipe of some 35mm film under the seals.

    So far, I LOVE ALASKA and I LOVE my job! Hardest thing I've had to get used to living up here is waking up each morning knowing I'm doing exactly what I want to do just about every day. :clap
  7. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer

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  8. Ovoidious

    Ovoidious Been here awhile

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    Boy thats a statement I'm sure we all wish we could make...CONGRATS skierd!!! We need more pictures :clap
  9. Gale B.T.

    Gale B.T. Long timer

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    That is about as close to utopia on earth as one can get , enjoy!!
    we all look forward to your summer of 24 hours of daylight!:lol3
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  10. 1Bonehead

    1Bonehead Fearless of Falling

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    That is awesome. Enjoy it!!!!:clap
  11. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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  12. Tail Gunner

    Tail Gunner Life is Good !!!

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  13. redog1

    redog1 KLR650-2009

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    Love the carefree lifestyle and attitude. Ride On.
  14. Notnewchevy

    Notnewchevy Adventurer

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    Thanks for the entertaining trip report can't wait to read about D2D. Going to ride up that way in late July. Could use some bits of info. Like good side trips out of Dawson. Camp in Dawson or hotel it?



    Keep chasing the dream
  15. skierd

    skierd Wannabe Far-Rider

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    I camped at Gold Rush in Dawson proper, but there's a decent amount of places to stay in town if you prefer to be indoors. The loop out through the gold fields that D2D used for the poker run was pretty spectacular. PM me if you want any other ideas or to just bounce off where you're thinking about going.
  16. Cromoth

    Cromoth Inspection due 5_31

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  17. skierd

    skierd Wannabe Far-Rider

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    A year ago today, I rolled off the ferry in Haines, Alaska and rode my motorcycle, with everything I own and needed strapped to the back, through a blizzard north on my way to Fairbanks. I've come so much further than even the miles suggest in that time that I still have to pinch myself from time to time to make sure I'm not still dreaming and my life is really this much different and better. What a difference a year makes...

    Follow your dreams, its the only way they have a chance to come true.

    I've been up to Deadhorse...
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    ...and forgot my Sour Toe in Dawson.

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    Its been a long, cold, beautiful winter, full of magic fire filled skies
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    fun on the ice
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    Fun with ice
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    and magic and fun and love at home
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    ...break up (Spring) is almost here... which means its time to ride. And while the characters may change...

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    the plot will remain the same! I'm as happy as a sled dog thinking about going riding again!

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    happy happy happy!

    Volume 3, coming soon(?), lets light this popsicle!
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  18. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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    Nice followup!:thumb

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  19. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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    Right on! :thumb :thumb
  20. YRU

    YRU After 6, it's iffy

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    Great to see what you have been up to this last year Skierd!
    Looking forward to more........................