USBYGS on the road...

Discussion in 'Alaska' started by USBYGS, Jun 16, 2006.

  1. USBYGS

    USBYGS Riding the World

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    We made it home after surviving the Canol, Ross River, and Dick. Your pick which was the toughest adventure! Dick was a most gracious host and we had quite the time with the "Greek".

    By the time we hit Tok, planning to run home, I was felling a little out of sorts. Hot. Barley make it to Glenallen, burning up, headache, hot. Gassed up and grabbed Gatorade and water at the corner. Could barely walk, but the riding was not as bad (explain that). Anyway we got a room there, took pills, drank everything I could, watched some Olympics (until the power went out), and tried to sleep. The room finally cooled down about 4AM and got to sleep well until 6AM when people started leaving the hotel out the back door. Not a good room by that door!

    Anyway, I bet my temp was a good 104. Here at home last night it was up to 102 and I did not feel as hot as I did in Glenallen. My back up plan was gonna be to call Beezer to bring my car and ride my bike back, or call one of you other FF who had the time. Sorry that didn't work out!

    I am downloading pics now. South Canol trail (not a road otherwise the gov has to maintain) was the most scenic route! It was almost a 5 hour run to Ross, the last 10 miles of the Canol had slimy mud stretches along a cliff that was a little hairy, but it was all good in the end.

    Another most excellent summer on the road, visiting family, and spending some quality time with Gina. We are very happy to have the Strom home for 2up rides. Now I just have to shake this bug thing! and clean the bike!
  2. AKDuc

    AKDuc Alaska Born Ducatisti

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    Glad you hear you're home safe and sound from another great adventure.

    Sorry to hear about the illness. Best it was so close to home and near the end of your journey.

    Here's to a quick and complete healing, Mark H.
  3. GRIZ

    GRIZ COMMANDANT

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    YEA!!!:clap:clap:clap
  4. Beezer

    Beezer Long timer

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    good to have you guys back.... get better soon, there are "red alerts" that cry out for attention
  5. Treadless

    Treadless avoiding gravity storms if at all possible

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    What he said!
  6. USBYGS

    USBYGS Riding the World

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    one of our better pictures off the coast of OR:

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  7. USBYGS

    USBYGS Riding the World

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    and dinner at some famous biscuit place in Portland:

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  8. USBYGS

    USBYGS Riding the World

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    had to leave the boys:
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    to start our:
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    WE LOVE TIM HORTON!!

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  9. USBYGS

    USBYGS Riding the World

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    camp in Stewart:
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  10. USBYGS

    USBYGS Riding the World

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  11. ptero

    ptero Been here awhile

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    Outstanding Journey! :clap:clap:clap
  12. GRIZ

    GRIZ COMMANDANT

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    WOW GUYZ!!!!:happay:happay:happayNICE JOB...GLAD YOU ARE HOME SAFE!:clap
  13. USBYGS

    USBYGS Riding the World

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    if there is no enforcement?
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    Coffee at Eureka, my body temp would not regulate so hands were froze!
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    Celebrating making it home (and the last time I ate for a week):
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    So, I was able to eat regular food last night. Couldn't eat before due to whatever I had. My throat was sore, raw, and canker sores on the tongue so I couldn't hardly talk let alone eat. Up and down temps for a week, no energy... I was a sad case. But the good news is I am cultivating this virus for sale as a weight loss system. Almost 20 lbs. in a week is better than advertised - no exercise. Just watch the Olympics and BAM! The summer pounds are gone!!!

    Thinking of riding in to the car show, just to get out. Thanks for all the support and I am looking forward to getting back to life! (and Gina is tired of waiting on me...can you blame her?)
  14. ThatGuy

    ThatGuy Brownie

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    Glad you are feeling better/ Strip throat perhaps?
  15. ptero

    ptero Been here awhile

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    Strip throat? New act at the Great Alaska Bush Company??? :norton
  16. USBYGS

    USBYGS Riding the World

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    Negative on both of those.... Nice one Ptero!
  17. helikron

    helikron The Fixer

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    You two make ride reports worth reading! Fantastic trip, great fun, perfect pics.

    Thank you both! :thumb
  18. ptero

    ptero Been here awhile

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    Hope this is ok here...

    Merry Christmas
    and a
    Happy New Year
    to all Pterodactyls.
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    Aw hell, same to the rest of ya too. :bubba
  19. USBYGS

    USBYGS Riding the World

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    Nice to hear from you Ptero! As usual, Life is Good! Hope the same for everyone else...

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  20. The Dick

    The Dick The Brick

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    A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL OF YOU and even those two in the sand, phew, that ain't no Alaska!