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Discussion in 'Alaska' started by KHud, Oct 19, 2013.

  1. Alaskajeff

    Alaskajeff Long timer

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    That shouldn't be a problem.
  2. smitty141

    smitty141 Only Pussy's die of natural causes.

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    Well, I'm on my way as planned. Did a big mile day (985). Had a mix of weather, from sunny to hard rain, Tornado's, to cold rain. Had 6 or so storm chaser's pass me doing 80+.. You really never want to be going the same way they are..

    Sitting in my cabin at the KOA in Jamestown N.D.

    Smitty
  3. devildogg

    devildogg Long timer

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    I am all packed up and heading north tomorrow Smittly, keep an eye out as you get further in to Canauck land hopefully our plans will coincide
    David

    PS no Tornadoes here in the Rockies a sprinkling of white stuff above 7000' on the way to work this morning, but the weather has been clear and warm slightly below seasonal but very comfortable riding
  4. XXMe

    XXMe Not my picture

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    In Telluride, CO tonight. A couple detours due to closed roads but I've really enjoyed the roads from Taos to Durango to Telluride. Great canyon riding!

    In the AM I'll go have a closer look at Black Bear Road... Even from here it looks scary! Still have to decide on W or N tomorrow.

    Be safe out there!
  5. Mapco

    Mapco Been here awhile

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    God damnit... no D2D for me. My wheel is dented. :bluduh

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  6. Alaskajeff

    Alaskajeff Long timer

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    What happened?:eek1
  7. Mapco

    Mapco Been here awhile

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    No idea. I commute daily with my bike and had just got back into town when I made a sharp turn and the front felt really fucking weird so I stopped and noticed the front tire was extremely low on pressure. I made it back home and took the wheel off and brought it to the dealer so I could make use of my wheel and tire warranty I bought with the bike. I just thought it was a flat but they called me back saying the tire was fine and the rim of the wheel was bent and not sealing. For some reason they said they needed the whole bike so I had to grab the wheel, put it back on the bike, and use BMW roadside assistance to get it towed to the dealer. I don't know how it was bent to begin with, probably a pothole.
  8. devildogg

    devildogg Long timer

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    Hey Smitty we are in prince George. Were are you
  9. Dirty bike

    Dirty bike Long timer

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    BTDT in Death Valley, except that i FULL well knew how I dented the wheel. Baby head, 45 mph, bad line...

    Any way, Fairbanks? Got alternate transport? LOANER FROM THE STEALERSHIP? Come anyway. Kiss the Dick, have some drinks, stay up all night and get your sticker. Party and have fun, even if you have to cage it. It's not a rally, eh, it's a gathering. No one cares how you get there, just get there.:1drink
  10. Dirty bike

    Dirty bike Long timer

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    Heading North -

    Left St George/Ivins after work at 3:30 pm. Called it after a hot ride to Ely, NV. HIt it today from Ely, NV to Ontario, OR, snagged a room at a mom and pop and ordered pizza.

    Tomorrow, Ontario to Omak, WA.
  11. LONG DONGER

    LONG DONGER Been here awhile

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    I'm in Shelby Montana. Having a blast. was going to do some big mile days to be in Dawson on the 15th, but having too much fun finding little roads and roadside attractions. Actually hiked about 3 miles today around the Bear Paw Battlefield where Chief Joseph finally gave up in 1877.

    Have to figure out a route for tomorrow. Google is saying straight up thru Calgary and the Alcan but thinking I may run a little further west on 2 and ride some of the Butler Map routes around Libby and Troy, MT, then turn north.

    Need to send Smitty a note! I'm not going to be in Dawson by the 15th!!

    Also, more swag in the mail, should be there tomorrow. Tshirt and hat courtesy of Bentonville BMW in Bentonville, AR.
  12. smitty141

    smitty141 Only Pussy's die of natural causes.

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    I'm leaving Vermillion AB as we speak. Will be in Dawson Creek around 1 pm

    Smitty
  13. Alaskajeff

    Alaskajeff Long timer

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    Is the road to forty mile off the TOW Highway passable? And is it worth the 90km round trip?
  14. AKTroy

    AKTroy BE AWARE OF TRAINS

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    Tried and tried but nope! Im out this year. Have fun. Go fast. Take chances.
  15. Alaskajeff

    Alaskajeff Long timer

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    Bummer :(: We will somehow manage without your smiling face:lol3 Don't spend too much time on the rails this summer.
  16. Alcan Rider

    Alcan Rider Frozen Fossil Supporter

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    Weather up this way has, to say the least, not been outstanding. Cool, wet. Snow down low on surrounding mountains.
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    Advise bringing rain gear, thermal underwear, and - since it changes by the minute - tanning lotion. :lol3

    Y'all have fun. Wish I were going this year. :cry
  17. Dirty bike

    Dirty bike Long timer

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    Spot on with the weather forecast.

    Williams Lake to Smithers today. Never got above 60F and we were in and out of the rain with a little sleet/hail about 35 miles East of Smithers. Not really too bad, with the rain being mostly on the edge of the cells, not running thru the middle of them. Typical for June in BC. The Yellowhead Hwy has always meant rain and cool for me, but maybe I'm just lucky? :D

    Running up to Hyder tomorrow, short day so we have time for lunch at The Bus and to visit friends. As well as check out the changes now that the main street is "paved" and the owner of the Sealaska has passed away. Haven't been up since '11.
  18. Solarmoose

    Solarmoose electric Supporter

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    Cee and I are not going to make it despite trying several angles.
    Time got squeezed with out-of-state-friends and family on either
    end so we thought, ok, Cee will fly the plane there instead since its
    a 2+ hr run from Fairbanks. But the plane has come down with a
    bad cylinder. darn. second one. (cutting into my bike budget...)
    anyone got a cylinder for an O-360-A1A ?
    David
  19. KHud

    KHud Survivor

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    So what's the big deal being down a cylinder or two?
  20. Full Power

    Full Power Long timer

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    It's not like you use ALL the cylinders at the same time.
    Just run a little higher RPM to compensate for the dead holes.
    Those airtractors are overbuilt, got plenty of fudge factor engineered in.