Winter Riding

Discussion in 'Alaska' started by Alaskahack, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. Alaskahack

    Alaskahack Adventurer

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    Nutty the bike looks great with those TKC's on it

    I decided to try to make it up to Hatcher Pass this afternoon, temp at house was 16deg, started up (wasilla Fishook) road looks clear but is a little slick really noticed it coming out of forth to third, The cager behind me decided to not follow so close LOL

    As I got closer to the park temp dropped to 14 (I love Gerbings)
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    Moving on snow is pretty high by river



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    The elevation is moving upward, and my one wheel drive all season radial with my skinny butt is starting to break traction

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    I'm actually right down the road from the abandoned Mother Load

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    Fun Day 3.5 hr ride the Sun was shining brightly

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    Or as bright as winter allows this would be a great for marbee40 and his street legal WR


    Anyway lets keep the stories and pictures going
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  2. nuttynu

    nuttynu Long timer

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    Haha that's awesome.
    Lucky u have a sidecar.
    No studs right ?
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  3. Alaskahack

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    Na no studs, I don't have studs on anything I drive. I'm to lazy and to cheap to change from winter to summer driving.

    I do have some chains for sidecar but I'm waiting for some snow :clap:clap Thanks Ned
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  4. nuttynu

    nuttynu Long timer

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    you still riding? hopefully after all the rain, the road will get dry and clear..


    here's a vid from the ride. :)

    http://youtu.be/j78yYgiYe3o
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  5. Alaskahack

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    Thanks for sharing

    That was a great video :clap:clap:clap

    The rain is coming down pretty good up here in Wasilla . Were going to have to see how it goes. But once the temperature drops Its going to be pretty slippery for a day or two.

    Took a trip the other day but messed it up because I made it to long 29 min. And I don't know how to edit and cut it down

    Oh well life is a learning experience

    Keep the pictures and videos coming i'll try to do the same

    Bob
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  6. Multiplicity

    Multiplicity Been here awhile

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    Our winter ride temps are about 54° :D
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  7. Alaskahack

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    Don't catch a cold
    That would be a good summer temp up here ☺
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  8. AKDuc

    AKDuc Alaska Born Ducatisti

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    WAY cool nuttynu!!! Just got thru watching a bunch of rnickeymouse's videos of sportbikes on Mulholland and then watched yours!

    Your enthusiasm is infectious! Thanks for sharing, Mark H.

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  9. nuttynu

    nuttynu Long timer

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    Thanks mark !!

    Well looks like this weather is wet for a few more days. Deff clearing up the roads tho.
    Hopefully some sunshine shines on us
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  10. nuttynu

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    Whoop whoop fun!!
    Went out his morning at 10, rode till 12... Roads are decent. And quite warm.

    Who's is riding ?
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  11. Mr. BigWheel

    Mr. BigWheel b00b

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    This is Cliff H from Sunday. It was a little damp..

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  12. nuttynu

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    Is that on a lake? Or just a flooded area ?
    Sick!!!
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  13. Alaskahack

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    Mr. Bigwheel
    What lake was that on, looks like you guys are having a great time
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  14. Mr. BigWheel

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    That's Anderson Lake, after all of the snow melted in the rain.

    This one is from last week. Just a little bit past Jim Creek:

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  15. b dash rian

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    I saw someone out on Thursday morning (in the snow) on a bike with "training wheels." Looked to be a yamaha/suzuki standard bike circa 1985-1995. Really couldn't tell what it was (it was snowing hard enough to see...).

    The setup looked almost like a full set of car tires in addition to the bike - not "trike-like" - but another set of two wheel just ahead of the rear wheel.

    Anyone on here?

    Looked awfully brave considering the road conditions, even with the extra wheels..
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  16. nuttynu

    nuttynu Long timer

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    Hahah training wheels sounds good. Lol

    Wow and that's was a hefty snow day. To dangerous for me.

    Next time snap a photo.
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  17. Alaskahack

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    That could have been someone with one of these kits

    http://www.outdoor-motorsports.com/miscpage_001.asp

    It was written up on the hack site but it seems like it would't drive like a trike or sidecar but it is made in Spearhead SD.
    Maybe some of our more knowledgeable riders would know something about it
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  18. Kul Mom

    Kul Mom aka sKul Marm

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    SpearFISH! Home of the Commandant.
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  19. GRIZ

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    YEP THEY ARE SOLD BY OUR HONDA DEALER...HAVE LOOKED AT 'EM...TAKE YOUR CAR INSTEAD...IMHO:wink:
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  20. nuttynu

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    went to my local snow bank stash and had some fun : )



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