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Discussion in 'Alaska' started by 1150Anchor, May 10, 2004.

  1. 1150Anchor

    1150Anchor Happiness is a warm wife

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    Riding to Anchorage from Bellingham, WA May 24th or 25th. Riding 04 GS Adventure that Anchorage BMW dealer set me up with in Tucson, AZ. Rode from AZ to WA in March, time to get it home. This is about my 20th two wheel ride on this route, and this time i'm taking the Alcan route via Dawson Creek. Any one out and about in those parts, drop a line, maybe have a cup of coffee or a beer somewheres. It's my favorite ride, i always find a new detour along the way. Funny how that happens.
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  2. Troutrider

    Troutrider Vicarious Adventurer

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    A good friend moved to Anchorage a few months ago. He took his CBR954RR with him. He sent me a pic a few days ago of his brand new KLR650. I would tell you to keep a lookout for him but he said they sold 40 red ones in the last month. Just wave to all of them. I told him about this site but I don't know if he's started lurking yet. Have a good ride. I drove that route from here back in '96. Still planning on 2 wheeling it one day. Unforgettable! :nod
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  3. legion

    legion Honking the Horn

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    Yo Trout ...would your friend happen to be an ICR member (Intrepid Cafe Racers)? If so I've ridden w/ him a few times.
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  4. See-Double-You

    See-Double-You Long timer

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    Looks like we'll just miss each other. My plans aren't finalized, but I'm tennatively looking at departing Bellingham on the 21st. The Tuesday sailing doesn't work for me, since I have to be back (to work :arg ) by the 30th. Anyhoo, if you see some greasy spot and crumpled up F650 by the side of the road, you'll know who it was.
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  5. Troutrider

    Troutrider Vicarious Adventurer

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    Yes, that would be one Drewcephus, a fellow ICR. I haven't seen him since Christmas. He lived in the land of changing seasons all his life so I'm sure he's making some HUGE adjustments up there. I plan on riding up and visiting sometime while he's there. I badgered him into getting a dual sport. I figure if he stays up there a few years he'll have a big GS. I rode an old 125 enduro when I was up there and had a ball. Keep an eye out for him. He's a good dude. I used to have fun dicing with him at Track Days back when he had a CBR600. There's some pics of us at IntrepidCafeRacers.com.

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  6. legion

    legion Honking the Horn

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    Would he know who I was talking about if I mentioned you by the name Troutrider? I've ridden w/ him a few times at the end of last season and once a couple weeks ago down to Girdwood. Very smooth rider and likes to keep ahead of traffic. Fun to ride with.
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  7. Troutrider

    Troutrider Vicarious Adventurer

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    Most people around here don't even remember my real name. He just calls me Trout. I heard about ya'll's high speed run to Girdwood. You're right about him being smooth. The few times I passed him on the track it would take a few laps because he looked like he was just cruising. Deceptively fast. We really miss him 'cuz he was the great organizer of our club. Meetings, annual rides, meeting places, etc......He kept it all together. Now we're a bit more loose knit than we were with him around. Ya'll are lucky to have him up there. Buy him a Bud Light and let him bend your ear. He can tell some good stories about some of the crazy sh*t we've gotten into on club rides and at the races. :D :beer :slurp

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  8. Troutrider

    Troutrider Vicarious Adventurer

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    Oh yeah, don't let him near a campfire! :eek1 He'll have the nearest fire department responding. He used to have an annual christmas tree burning party in his backyard. The neighbors didn't laugh nearly as much as we did. :rofl I'm sure they miss him! Ask him if he has his own fire tools. I bet he took them with him.....Pyro....

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  9. Boojum

    Boojum I Miss the PartyBoss

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    I'm not so sure about the name Trout, but I can tell you a few names I know his as, :lol3 :rofl :eek1 ............But, after further consultation with the powers to be, and as not to incriminate myself, I'll take the fifth! :nod


    Boojum!
    :freaky
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  10. legion

    legion Honking the Horn

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    That's the culprit. Far left in the 2000 group shot. I've got a GS and went out one time w/ him while riding that but have been out riding w/ him 2-3 times on my FZ1.

    Fast and smooth ...I'll tell him you said howdy.
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  11. Troutrider

    Troutrider Vicarious Adventurer

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    Wow! Thanks for jogging my memory. I haven't been to the site in a while. That pic. was taken when we had five guys racing and most of us were doing track days. We had a local bar that loved us and took great care of us during our weekly meetings. I miss my VFR! Tell Drew to shake the cobwebs out of that 954RR before he sells it.
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  12. legion

    legion Honking the Horn

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    Hmmm... word I heard at a bbq today was the Drew already bought a KLR650.

    Has this thread been properly hijacked and cratered? I just need to know because I hate to do a half assed job. Sorry Anchor. :wink:
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  13. legion

    legion Honking the Horn

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    Yo Trout. I just got back from dinner w/ a bunch of other local riders and guess who showed? I believe you'll be seeing Drewcephus marking the territory in here fairly soon.

    Sending him a link...
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  14. Troutrider

    Troutrider Vicarious Adventurer

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    Very cool! I told him to look at this site a while back. Funny that if you ride you'll find like-minded souls wherever you end up. Tell him I'm still waiting for some action pics with the Killer 650.

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  15. BARB

    BARB Long timer Super Supporter

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    If you find yourself going up the Cassier, stop by Hyder/Stewart on the way. I'll be there on the 28th and 29th for the Hyder Seek with a couple hundred of my new best friends. Barb
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  16. 1150Anchor

    1150Anchor Happiness is a warm wife

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    Hey Barb,

    I still haven't planned my route. I find as I get older, that getting there is all the fun. So I may see ya there, although I see they are booked, but it's no big deal I have my tent...Will
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