2020 Florida -> Alaska Again

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  1. oldgrizz

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  2. JagLite

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    I recommend bringing along a few spare head/hat nets to sell along the way. :thumb

    Say twenty or so...
    People will pay any price for one if they are unprepared! :becca

    You could finance your entire trip if your timing works with a hatching and a few people going insane from the critters. :grim
  3. gpax

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    Bought tickets for Major Marine Tours 3.5 hour tour at 1:30 on July 10th in Seward for Ray and me. We are set!
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  4. oldgrizz

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    Doing some planning for the trip and have a major item to deal with.
    When I checked with the hospital booking I was told my shoulder replacment/rotator cuff surgery is scheduled for March or mid April.
    If it is done in mid April I don't think I would be in shape to leave on the trip at the end of May
    So I was going to see if I could get it pushed back to Sept.

    So I saw my family doc yesterday
    She told me to phone scheduling and explain the importance of the trip that has been planned for a year and see if I can get it set for March.
    If I can get it done in early March she thinks I will be good to go in May with a new shoulder that will be a lot more pain free than the FUBAR one I have now.
    Well I will give that a shot and see what happens.
    Maybe both me and my bike will have some new parts for the trip.

    Anyone here had a reverse shoulder replacement and if so how long before you were back riding ?
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  5. KKORO

    KKORO Been here awhile

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    I may have to buy a side car -- a BIG! side car.

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  6. oldgrizz

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    I think I will be good to go.
    I would hate to see you riding in circles around the side car loaded with my fat ads.
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  7. oldgrizz

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    Ops make that fat ass. Damn spell check got me again
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  8. oldgrizz

    oldgrizz Long timer

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    Well I phoned the hospital scheduling and did some sniveling and I am getting my shoulder replaced on March 12.
    Should be good to go at the end of May.
    Will be hitting rehab real hard.
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  9. KKORO

    KKORO Been here awhile

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    Superb outcome!

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  10. gpax

    gpax Honda NC750XD Yamaha XT250 Kawasaki VN-1700

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    Had new bull ring tie downs welded on the utility trailer I used to transport motorcycles. I made a decision to replace my eye bolts after the last trip using the trailer when one of them started bending open.

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  11. gpax

    gpax Honda NC750XD Yamaha XT250 Kawasaki VN-1700

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    I leave next Thursday to take Rita to Cogent Dynamics in Asheville, NC for a new custom suspension. Just getting the trailer ready.
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  12. gpax

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  14. gpax

    gpax Honda NC750XD Yamaha XT250 Kawasaki VN-1700

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    I use twisted throttle as a source for parts but that’s not the reason I used their stickers on my side cases. They are the only ones that are reflective and in the shape of a caution triangle.

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  15. KKORO

    KKORO Been here awhile

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    Sharp lookin' setup Greg.

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  16. oldgrizz

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    Looking darn fine.
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  17. gpax

    gpax Honda NC750XD Yamaha XT250 Kawasaki VN-1700

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    At Tim Tew’s suggestion I ordered an ez-touring cover. The thing is ... it rolls up into about the size of a water bottle. And they are made by a couple of ladies in Oregon. I bought size A.

    http://eztouring.com/product/wanderer-a/
  18. gpax

    gpax Honda NC750XD Yamaha XT250 Kawasaki VN-1700

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    I am staying in Point Mugu / Malibu for two days to ride Angeles Crest





    and Mulholland Drive / Highway

  19. thirsty 1

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    Head up hwy 33 past Ventura and then past Ojai. Excellent road with no one on it! Then 166 to Santa Maria
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  20. gpax

    gpax Honda NC750XD Yamaha XT250 Kawasaki VN-1700

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    Thanks. I'll add CA-33 to my plans. Last year it was suggested I take the Montezuma Grade over the Sierras and ride up S-2 (south grade) of Palomar Mountain to Mother's Kitchen ... loved these roads. I am staying two nights in Point Mugu State Park at Sycamore Canyon Campground. Probably wish I was staying three but I have a date with ProCaliber in Vancouver, WA.
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