D2D 2019 General Info and Comment Thread (Read The First Post)

Discussion in 'Alaska' started by KHud, Jan 6, 2019.

  1. Fighter

    Fighter Head Gruver

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    Last one what???
  2. AKDuc

    AKDuc Alaska Born Ducatisti

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    Well shucks, won't be doing this year's D2D.

    Family stuff including my father's 93rd birthday on Friday.

    That, and I need to practice more for future Biker Games. :wink:

    Y'all have fun now, hear? Mark H.
  3. Solarmoose

    Solarmoose electric Supporter

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    I'll miss seeing you Mark. Have a great time on your dad's 93rd!
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  4. AK DaRla650

    AK DaRla650 n00b

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    We Made it!!!!! Now we are just trying to find our way around followed a group of riders and now know where the triple j is but just looking for somewhere to camp/ stay.
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  5. djroszina

    djroszina Long timer Supporter

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    Once it gets pitch dark out you can stealth camp anywhere...strike camp before the sun comes up and nobody will notice.
  6. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it?

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    Yeah, here's your 'pitch dark' in the middle of the night on the Dawson Dome in the year 2000. :lol3
    Dawson Dome 2000.jpg
  7. JagLite

    JagLite Long timer Supporter

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    :imaposer
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  8. AK DaRla650

    AK DaRla650 n00b

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    We camped in the pitch dark last night off the Taylor worked out well. we got sorted for tonight anywhere in Dawson to pick up some new riding boots?
  9. keith in alaska

    keith in alaska Valley Gruver

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    Dick’s ....... between the McDonalds and the gold dredge
  10. Fuzzy74

    Fuzzy74 Been here awhile

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    Nice tent sites at Yukon River campground. All sites $12 per night. No potable water or showers. Poorly working hand pumps with boil for a minute warning.

    Campground mostly first come first served. Multiple tents can fit in RV site but not many flat sites. Sites by river fill first.
  11. klebs01

    klebs01 Been here awhile

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    My dad and I had a great time at D2D this year. Thanks for putting it on!!!
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  12. AK DaRla650

    AK DaRla650 n00b

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    Just want to say thank you. Everyone ve met was super awesome and Dawson was super fun. We will be back my wife enjoyed her first motorcycle trip more than 80miles round trip and wants to go on more. She thought it was awesome how anyone on a bike would stop and talk.
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  13. legion

    legion Honking the Horn

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    Awesome time as always! The HP2 got thrown down hard on the ferry on the first crossing when the operator hit the throttle in the opposite direction then hit the landing again. Helmet and pads on for me and the bike isn't delicate so all was fine. My Heidenau rear evaporated en route and was on the ropes when I got to Dawson but took me home anyway. Met new friends and caught up w/ a bunch of old ones. Heard a revolting and true story about a raw hotdog at the Smokey cart at 3:00A. Had a first rate cabin comp'd to my roomie and me.

    Absolute killer weather. Outstanding poker run. Top drawer bike games. This was among the best of the best.

    Bummer for Frank. Sorry to hear about that for certain.
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  14. keith in alaska

    keith in alaska Valley Gruver

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    I think I paid double for my cabin so they could comp. you. I did manage a free piece of pie!!! Thanks Legion!!!
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  15. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it?

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    Frank was sitting at his shop this afternoon with his daughter, Kim, & Carl. He seems to be in good spirits.
    His upper right arm is still out of the socket & broken just below that. He goes in for surgery on JBER in the morning.
  16. simestd

    simestd Packet plumber Supporter

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    Thanks for the update on Frank, good to hear he is on the mend. Tom, this was Graylin's third year of Anchorage to Dawson on her XT225 - join us next year! IMG_20190621_131526.jpg
    We had a great time on the poker run and the biker games. Pretty sure she holds the record for number of passes through the obstacle course!
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  17. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it?

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    Dawson on a XT225? I couldn't stand to go that slow for so long. :lol3
    I'd imagine the light little XT225 would be pretty good on an obstacle course though.
    It sure is fun to ride. I just wring it's little neck every time. :thumb
  18. legion

    legion Honking the Horn

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    That young lady is going places!

    You're the coolest, Graylin!
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  19. X-wing fighter

    X-wing fighter Do or Do not, There is no try!!!!!! Supporter

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    Ha ha I rode my KLX250...To Tuk and then D2D! good thing too, Dennis trailered his Ktm 300 I think just to kick my butt around the Poker run all day!
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    And Graylin is very impressive on that XT225! Overall it was way too fun!
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  20. simestd

    simestd Packet plumber Supporter

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    You should see her Rollie imitation - her unladen, flat ground airspeed velocity on that XT (on a closed course...) is 70+. The blue painters tape on the fairing is holding an RFID timing chip for Tanacross:ricky. I offered both of my street bikes (which she also rides on occasion), but as the adage suggests, she has a blast riding a slow bike fast and is quite good at wringing out all 20 HP.