Alaska Bound !!

Discussion in 'Alaska' started by Elefant 900 Rad, Jul 17, 2005.

  1. Gusgus

    Gusgus Banned

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    Thanks for the update.
    Rad, just called and he is still very excited to be in Alaska. I can't blame him I still am excited to be here, awake and regular. I didn't say average!

    But Thanks Legion for the escort, although it is going to be a blind leading the blind kind of tour, HUH?

    My house is Heritage Blue with White trim. I will listen for the bikes and be ready to ride soon after your arrival. We will need to look at the previous plans and make some possible changes.

    I already have received a Dear Gusgus call this morning. It was from the first to wish we all have a good time without him.

    I am thinking we will have a great time. With him or without him. ROCK ON!

    As near as I can see it should get better as far as the rain is concerned for this afternoon. Then RAD is into some wet northern riding.
  2. Vagabond

    Vagabond Mr. Sparkle

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    Well, I started out at Humpy's, and never made it out of there. When they have about twelve IPAs on tap, I'm required to sample all of them.:dutch Couldn't drive for obvious reasons, so the wifey came and picked me up. On the way home, I asked(slurred?) her to drop me off at the Bush to meet you guys, but she drove right past that fine drinking establishment (wonder why she did that?):scratch Headache is gone now. Hope to meet you Rad, and re-acquaint with Legion, KL5A , Gus and others before your journey is over. Maybe I'll learn your real names too.
  3. Gusgus

    Gusgus Banned

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    There were 5 total who had enough bravado to ride the pass on a very moist day.
    Lets see Chris, Mike, Randy, Don, and Don. Those are all the real names.
    One Mike decided to remain home, while another rode.
    Does this help?

    Humpys huh?

    12 brews?

    Can't blame you for that.

    The Rad airport meeting went very well, except the missing luggage. This single missing luggage fact created some real trouble when our sunday ride was happening. Rad and Fugawi didn't show until 3pm. The ride across Hatcher was all we could accomplish and Rad went north as we turned south.

    Here are a couple pics for you.

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    The salute

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  4. friar mike

    friar mike IronButtGruver

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    what the mrs didn't ride in the command seat Gusgus? or did you accidentally leave her off the list of 5 :confused no you woudn't do that :hair she must not have gone along thats it ya :vardy
  5. KL5A

    KL5A Bugs are the new black

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    Proving once again that it's hard to keep up with Gus and Legion!

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    Fugawi, good to meet you!

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    The sun smiled on us a little bit....

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  6. legion

    legion Honking the Horn

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    Beautiful ride. Little bit of everything including mud. Didn't quite get enough on the way back so that little gravel pit excursion was the day's desert.

    I rode back to town w/ Fugawi in the rain and I can tell you that man knows how to shovel on the coal.

    Had a good time. Good luck and ride safe, Randy. :thumb

    Btw, when I got home there was a party going on at my house. :dunno Vehicles backed all the way up the driveway and out on the road. You know something's not right when you don't make the invite list for a party at your house :lol3
  7. Vagabond

    Vagabond Mr. Sparkle

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    Okay, so twelve beers was a little over the top. It was more like nine, but the damage was done. :freaky
    Legion/Mike, Remember me? As for you other guys, I can't remember who's who. Sorry.

    As for the luggage you mentioned. The last time I flew AK Air, I went to Florida, my luggage went to LAX, and stayed there for two days.:pissed If it wasn't for all those damn air miles you earn up here.......

    Looked like a great day for a ride.:thumb Wish I were there.
  8. KL5A

    KL5A Bugs are the new black

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    You must have run into him after I peeled out of formation at the Main Street/KGB intersection, the better to avoid traffic. After getting stuck riding with me, he was no doubt ready to get his ya-yas out, glad you could oblige him.
  9. legion

    legion Honking the Horn

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    Hell ya I do. We still have a run over the top on the roster IIRC, no? Looking forward to it, too.

    I was there for the peeling, having a sip out at the corner fuel pump. At first I thought I was witnessing the odd man out formation ...then I realized it couldn't be. That happened at the Big Lake cut-off. :1drink

    Had a good time. Glad to see the only one wearing panties was Friar. It's ok though, bud. Next time stay out in that stuff for a while and you'd be surprised... you don't melt. :lol3
  10. dsmitty

    dsmitty motorcycle soul

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    Hey Guys,
    had a crazy day today, 12 hours on the bike. I am in Whitehorse, after lots of gravel, mud, unpacked road base(@#$%&##), and rain, a tip over at the gas station, the nice truck load of native americans picked up the bike like it was my 200KTM ,(thank goddness) and then some breathtaking sunshine, amazing views, and a hot shower, thank GOD!!!
    I hope to be an Anchorage soon...

    Smitty
  11. friar mike

    friar mike IronButtGruver

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    I know I tryed staying out and Iam still fat:huh I have proved my manhood years ago when I rode my 1100 Ninga to Fairbanks in three inchs of snow and stayed up right :eek1 thay don't grow nads any bigger then that!:vardy plus thay were very cold ones! :lift
  12. BARB

    BARB Long timer Super Supporter Supporter

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    Just saw this thread, what day is it today? Have you come and gone? I just got in from North Dakota, eh. I will be at the shop from 10am to 6 this Sunday (door will be locked til noon so if you are there early, call or beep or holler). Have some friends coming up on a Goldwing on Sunday, look for them on the road. We try to tell everyone that JUNE is the month to ride to Alaska, but do they listen? Barb
  13. Vagabond

    Vagabond Mr. Sparkle

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    I'm a litle slow this morning.:tb What is IIRC again?
  14. legion

    legion Honking the Horn

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    ...uh, a poorly defined acronym, "If I Recall Correctly".
  15. akrider

    akrider mild adventurer

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    Barb I saw the Gold Wingers-towing trailers-Heading out of Anchorage This morning about 7:45am. It was probably a better ride in June, but the kids never listen do they?
  16. friar mike

    friar mike IronButtGruver

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    so Legion is there going tobe a party this weekend since you weren't invited to the last one?
  17. dsmitty

    dsmitty motorcycle soul

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    Guys I am here get info at other post!!!

    Smitty
  18. Gusgus

    Gusgus Banned

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    Welcome to the frozen north Smitty.
    What are your plans?
    How can I assist you?
    I have a shop for oil changes and such, others here also have ability to assist, so ask and you will most likely find.
    Gusgus
  19. Elefant 900 Rad

    Elefant 900 Rad Hedley Supporter

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    I'm sittin' here at a motel in Fairbanks, enjoying an Alaska ESB Ale, mmmmmmmm !! Today I finally bought a cooler so I can carry my beer, tired of paying $5.00 a beer at the restaurants, or the occassional bar stop, the liquor laws up here are strict. I've done 1559 miles so far, it's been quite the Adventure
    !!

    To start, The airlines shipped my bag from Seattle on a wrong flight, , my bag came in the next morning and held me up so it delayed my departure from the bike shop in Anchorage 4 hours. I met and went riding with 5 other locals from Adventure Rider, had a great first day riding and meeting new people !! Then I went to Cantwell for the night. Next day to Coldfoot on the Haul Road (Dalton Hwy.) Following day, I was just going to
    ride a ways to Atigun Pass and turn around, but when I got there I decided I
    had to do the Bonsai run to Deadhorse. That was just under 500 miles round trip from Coldfoot to Deadhorse and back on the Haul Road in 13 hours, I got back to Coldfoot at 1:00am and got a room for $145.00...OUCH !! But, it's been raining on/off 3 of the 4 days so far, glad I bought all the wet weather gear. I camped one night so far, but waking up and having to pack up the tent in the rain SUCKS !! The Haul Road was quite the adventure. Some places, I was hauling 50 to 90mph in the dirt sections. I figured I wasn't
    going to make the whole run on one tank of gas (no services for 240 miles), so I saw a couple hunters in a truck with 5 - 5 gallon gas cans on the back. I turned around and asked them if they were all full, they gave me a gallon or two and didn't want to take any money for the gas !! So Cool !!

    Today, I got a flat coming south on the Haul Road towards Fairbanks. They had just graded the road and I couldn't avoid the loose rocks. I heard how the rocks in the road can be sharp, lots of 4 wheelers get multiple flats. I
    noticed the rear flat when I stopped for a photo of the muddy road. Luckily I
    was able to plug it, the bike came with a plug kit. The haul road is
    challenging in spots because it gets real slick when wet. Now I must take it
    easy the rest of the trip due to the plug in the rear tire.

    I've met a lot of cool people along the way, and all the Alaskans are great,
    friendly, helpful people.

    Tomorrow I head to the Denali Hwy. (dirt), then to Chicken and the Top of the World Hwy., then south again towards Kennicott, then Valdez.

    Hope you're all having fun,

    Rad
  20. Jim Bud

    Jim Bud Long timer

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    sounds like a ball...