Going outside again.

Discussion in 'Alaska' started by noshoes, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. noshoes

    noshoes soñando con México

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    Today was last day of work. So I'm leaving tuesday for AZ. First to Tok, then south to Haines to catch the ferry to Bellingham on the 1st of Oct. I'm wimping out on riding thru Canada this late in the season. This bike ain't got heated grips...:D Thanks for another good summer. (a bit damp tho).
    Neil
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  2. Emidd27

    Emidd27 n00b

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    Do you spend the winters in AZ and summers in Alaska? We live in Mesa and I would love to travel to Alaska. My dream ride is camping off a dual sport while traveling through AK.
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  3. akrider

    akrider mild adventurer

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    I plan to spend part of the coming winter in Tucson. I keep a 1150 GS in Saddlebrooke for winter riding. Should hit town in Febuary. Look for me.
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  4. Fighter

    Fighter Head Gruver

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    Neil, have a great trip and keep in touch.
    Fite
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  5. Wheeldog

    Wheeldog Long timer

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    We head to AZ in mid November. Don't think we can handle the heat down there now.......high 90's/low 100's.:knary
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  6. noshoes

    noshoes soñando con México

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    Stopped in Glenallen for fuel, and who should I run into?
    Yep.
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  7. flybynitetours

    flybynitetours Been here awhile

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    MAGGIE?:evil
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  8. nuttynu

    nuttynu NuttyNu Rider

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    snows right behind you,, hurry
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  9. Boulder Ed

    Boulder Ed Bin Ridin

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    Car tire on back? Knobby thing on front? Probably airplane landing lights on it somewhere? That would be my guess.
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  10. Alcan Rider

    Alcan Rider Frozen Fossil

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    It might be hard to make out in this photo, but he does have a grin :D on his face.
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    A much better time of year to head for Arizona :jkam than when I did it a month ago. :knary
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  11. noshoes

    noshoes soñando con México

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    Been in Haines for a couple days. Getting on the ferry tonite. Had to tuck behind a snowplow on the Cilikat pass. I hope that's the end of snow riding for the rest of this ride.
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  12. noshoes

    noshoes soñando con México

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    Got safely into the lower 48. Spent today riding twistie roads in Idaho. Life is good, and 68F without rain.....:D
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  13. FotoTEX

    FotoTEX Long timer

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    I thought you Alaskans spent ALL YEAR in the Great Land. You mean some of you come to America to ride to escape winter. Oh well. welcome to America, enjoy your time in this place we call home. Because we sure enjoy your Country in summer...
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  14. Wheeldog

    Wheeldog Long timer

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    Spent over 25 years hanging around here in the winter.......spent the last several winters at our place in AZ.:huh:deal:norton
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  15. FotoTEX

    FotoTEX Long timer

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    I would do the same. AZ is great to ride in winter, summer not so much. Whereas, Alaska is great to ride in summer but not so much in winter. Enjoy.
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  16. noshoes

    noshoes soñando con México

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    Safely back in AZ. Took 4 weeks to get here. A nice ride, filled with inmate visits and good food.
    Life is good.










    And warm.
    And dry.

    :augie
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  17. Fighter

    Fighter Head Gruver

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    Where in Arizona did you land????
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  18. noshoes

    noshoes soñando con México

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    West end of Phoenix. And start work tommorrow.
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  19. noshoes

    noshoes soñando con México

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    Looks like I'm gona work in Skagway this year.
    Any inmates in that neighborhood?
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  20. akrider

    akrider mild adventurer

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    Any AZ inmates planning to attend the scrambles in Globe Feb. 23 & 24?
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