Spring Rides

Discussion in 'Alaska' started by Alaskahack, Apr 3, 2013.

  1. Alaskahack

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    Nu you should have checked with AK BIKE when you were down there, he lives in Girdwood

    Did you take any pictures?

    Bob
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  2. richardak

    richardak Been here awhile

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    I've managed to get out everyday and burn through a couple of tanks of gas over the past week (on three wheels). Most of the main roads in Fairbanks are pretty clear though the smaller roads are still pretty icy.
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  3. nuttynu

    nuttynu Long timer

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    Didn't know that. But there's always next time. Photos are on the camera. Will upload later. About to call it a day know. Anchorage rush hour is pick up and these break up water smell like poop... Stinky !
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  4. nuttynu

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    Anyone know if the downtown strip in Talketna is open ? The restaurant and such.

    I'm thinking about taking a ride out there tomorrow .
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  5. J&K

    J&K Been here awhile

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    Finally got my riding partner and beautiful wife's bike home yesterday. She's got 60 miles on it already and said we can't go home till she hits a 100! Don't threaten me with a good time. Lol here's the top of hatcher. [​IMG]
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  6. Alaskahack

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    Nu
    I went up there last month i think it was 3-7 or 3-8 roads were clear

    Stopped at the Roadhouse

    What time are you going up? might join you




    Bob
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  7. nuttynu

    nuttynu Long timer

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    I have the whole day available. Was thinking talking off by 11.

    I took off by 10:30 this morning to girdWood, and it wasn't so bad
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  8. AKDuc

    AKDuc Alaska Born Ducatisti

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    Had one of my best rides of the year yesterday. Fun! :wink: Mark H.

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  9. J&K

    J&K Been here awhile

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    Main drag in talkeetna is clear an the burgers were killer at the west rib tonight. Even seen most of McKinley on the ride into talkeetna.
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  10. nuttynu

    nuttynu Long timer

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    Mondays ride to Girdwood.



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    Today's ride out to Talkeetna & Hatchers ..oh !! The dang chilli is super good !! Try it . Had great time riding today with Alaskahack !


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    The strip is cleared of snow and ice..

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    Construction stop....as always .


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    Alaskahack notice the camera was out.

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    Top the day off with a run up to Hatchers Pass, and no you can't ride up the actually Pass ..


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    I believe we were up there around 4pm ish ??..
    Temp wasn't so bad. Road are good, but slow down for sand.

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  11. Alaskahack

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    The A Frames are open all year sometime when Hap is by himself it's a little stetchy

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    Dog sled pass Great Camping and Skiing in that upper valley

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    Nu at the roadhouse in Talkeetna Food is great

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    Temperatures ran 32-37* going to Talkeetna, 37* at parking lot top of Hatchers 25* on the way down.

    Want to thank the ADV rider in Willow for giving us a hard time at the service station 907????? quit lurking and start posting

    Fun day the roads are clear weather is great start getting out and getting those bike butts in shape for your summer touring :rofl
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  12. Fast Idle

    Fast Idle Since the Sixties

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    Great photos! You guys are lucky to go ride. We've still got 2" of ice on the driveway and side roads so can't get to the pavement yet. There are some patches breaking through and it looks like at least 4 or 5 more days. This winter is just taking it's time going away...aarghh!
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  13. Alaskahack

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    Kitty litter it works, gerbings jacket, buttpad from Barb:rofl
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  14. nuttynu

    nuttynu Long timer

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    Inmate was Mark907 at Willow !
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  15. Alaskahack

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    Thanks Nu

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  16. Fast Idle

    Fast Idle Since the Sixties

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    Yeah I know, but I'd need a lot of kitty liter.:rofl Got the Gerbings' but no butt pad. Need to pick one up next time I'm in the big city. If it doesn't melt soon I'll trailer out to the road. Talked to Mark907 this morning and he said he saw you guys. He's in the same boat as me as far as being ice locked from the highway. We're chomping at the bit to ride. We both have new to us bikes this year that we haven't even rode yet at all!
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  17. Alaskahack

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    I know no one wants to say this but we need just a little bit of rain to break some of this junk up.

    It was really neat meeting Mark yesterday. He just walked up to us and told us to get our bikes off the property and we were getting his bike upset. To funny

    Are you the fellow that he is working on the plane with?

    Be careful when that ice jam breaks, there is a ton of sand on the road

    Bob
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  18. Moto Mikey

    Moto Mikey Been here awhile

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    How are the roads on the way up to Hatcher Pass Lodge? Is there still ice on the road? Is the parking lot clear or icey? I'm going to ride this Saturday and will probably head in that direction if it's not too icey.

    Any other FF's wanna ride up? :ear I'll be leaving from Eagle River.
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  19. Alaskahack

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    Roads are clear, watch for sand, depending on temperature black ice in shaded areas. You can see in the pictures we were at the upper parking lot and it was clear of ice. Parking lot for A- Frames is messed up ice, park on the dry and walk in. Have fun stay safe watch for cages they really don't know anyone else is on the road yet.
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  20. Fast Idle

    Fast Idle Since the Sixties

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    I'd take some rain if it will speed things up. I know the side roads where clear this time last year. I wasn't working with Mark yesterday, it would have been another friend of ours who rides a GSPD. I just fired up my 1974 R90/6 yesterday for the first time after a complete restoration. All I have left to do is the painting.
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