My Evening Rides

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Alcan Rider, May 5, 2010.

  1. Alcan Rider

    Alcan Rider Frozen Fossil

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    There are a few of us in this world who are fortunate enough to live in an area that others have to travel for miles and/or days to visit. Those who live in the Colorado Rockies, along the California coast, just about anywhere in Southern Utah, the European Alps, etc. Almost anywhere in Alaska qualifies as well. From the small town where I reside it is possible to ride in four general directions, with a mountain pass to cross over in each of them. So it's not surprising that there is abundant scenery within a few hours riding time in the surrounding countryside. With these photos I'll try to present some of what I have enjoyed viewing over the past few years since I first began using a digital camera. Just about all of these have been taken on rides in the late afternoon or evening, on a therapeutic ride after a busy day.

    A start today, with more to be added as I go through the archives and get in more riding this summer.

    From the Denali Hwy, 5/4/2010 -
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    Denali Hwy, 7/15/2007 -
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    Richardson Hwy, 4/18/2010
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    Richardson Hwy, 3/29/2008 -
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    Richardson Hwy, 4/18/2010 -
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    Richardson Hwy 5/13/08 -
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    Richardson Hwy, 4/18/2010 -
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    Denali Hwy, 9/28/2003 -
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    Right here in Glennallen, 11/4/2006 -
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    Glennallen again, 2/3/2007 -
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    Richardson Hwy, 3/29/2008 -
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  2. demononthebrakes

    demononthebrakes Long timer

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    I live smack dab in the middle of The Great Smokey Mountains and am right there with ya! I love going out for rides after work and enjoying the scenery and roads other folks plan for months/years to get to come see. I am very fortunate as are you and will never take that for granted.:bow :ricky
    Fantastic pics!
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  3. Bowes

    Bowes Oman Dirty Biker

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    Alcan Rider.....yer one lucky bugger. Beautiful pictures there. Any more to share?:evil
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  4. kaipara

    kaipara Adventurer

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    Beautiful photos..
    Cheers for that.
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  5. Desertbilly

    Desertbilly Long timer

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    We need a 'Like' button here.
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  6. Robert-31320

    Robert-31320 Agent of Chaos

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    Fantastic photos!! I hope to get to take some of the same shots before my candle goes out....
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  7. Kbrick

    Kbrick ..the last open road...

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    Man, your pics sure beat the best I could come up with on the east side of Cleveland, but your lucky and you know it so enjoy the ride and thanks for sharing.
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  8. Slash1

    Slash1 Glad To Be Here

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    I got to go to Alaska on business once. All I can say is WOW! I'm loving your pics. Please keep them coming.

    BTW, interesting change from the Goldwing. Seems like most end up going the other way.... but it's all about the :ricky
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  9. BusyWeb

    BusyWeb Adventurer

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    :clap
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  10. Alcan Rider

    Alcan Rider Frozen Fossil

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    Thanks for the comments. Have to admit though, all I do is push the button - can't take credit for the beautiful views.

    Denali Hwy 9/28/2002
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    Denali Hwy 10/7/2001
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    Why I ignored the signs and kept riding 10/7/2001 A heavy snowfall up there the next day!
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    (Newer digital cameras do much better when shooting sunsets)

    Alaska Range from the Denali Hwy 9/24/2006
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    Tok Cut-Off 7/31/2007
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    Klutina River Road 6/15/2008
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    Richardson Hwy 7/23/2000
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    Tok Cut-Off (9 ducklings!)
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    Richardson Hwy, Thompson Pass 4/16/05
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    Edgerton Hwy near Chitina 9/2/08
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  11. AK Charlie

    AK Charlie Born Again

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    For a GEEZER and FROZEN FOSSIL your doing pretty good with that camera. Shame you don't have scenery as pretty as Homer. :wings

    Great pic's, don't forget the camera for PB.:poser







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  12. steve_k

    steve_k Long timer

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    great pictures!
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  13. GB

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    You've got some great vistas there! Thanks for sharing them :thumb
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  14. Alcan Rider

    Alcan Rider Frozen Fossil

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    Old Glenn Hwy just south of Palmer 4/24/10 - On a ride home from Anchorage one evening -
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    Richardson Hwy April
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    Richardson Hwy - winter riding -
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    Glenn Hwy 9/2/02
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    Glenn Hwy 7/13/03
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    Richardson Hwy - Winter alpenglow on Mt Sanford
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    Tok Cut-Off 3/16/10
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    Richardson Hwy 5/13/08
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    Tok Cut-Off 6/28/06
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    Valdez Ferry dock
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  15. Bruno vs Wild

    Bruno vs Wild Adventure Calls My Name

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    :thumb Very cool pics!!! Seeing more would be awesome!
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  16. OldCoot

    OldCoot Been here awhile

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    +1 !!!

    Great pics. Would love to see more!
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  17. Bluesjammer

    Bluesjammer Adventurer

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    WOW Jack!!!!!!!!!!! :eek1 Thanks for sharing the beauty of Alaska, I hope to see it in person someday.

    Steve
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  18. Fireman1000

    Fireman1000 Long timer

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    After work, evening, unwind rides are great.
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  19. Squisher

    Squisher n00b

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    You are one lucky dog man!!! I live in central Georgia and there ain't anything that looks like your pics here. Gotta get to Alaska. It's number one on my bucket list and my bucket is full.
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  20. STOWE

    STOWE n00b

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    That is awesome... I just got my KLR the other day from th US and am looking to explore my back yard...

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    ...the Tian Shan Mountain Range (Ala-Too area), Kyrgyzstan. :freaky
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