Finally made it to AK

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by noshoes, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. noshoes

    noshoes soñando con México

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  2. Johnny Drunkard

    Johnny Drunkard Todo utz Super Moderator

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    Where's the pictures?

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    (Keep workin on it)

    If you need a place to crash in Seattle, give me a shout.

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  3. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Very nice!!

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  4. noshoes

    noshoes soñando con México

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    Hey Terry, how come you can post my pic,but I can't?


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  5. noshoes

    noshoes soñando con México

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    Wow! I just posted a pic....wish I knew what I did....
    Anyway, that's Mendenhall Glacier just out of Juneau. I actually got to witness a sunny day here today.
    I post more pix when I figure out what I did.
    Neil
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  6. SirSparkz

    SirSparkz Been here awhile

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    On your smug mug page look at the upper right corner of the picture. You should see "Share" with a little down arrow. Click that and select "get a link" and a list of very cryptic HTML codes will appear. I recommend clicking on "Medium" and you should see "Copied" pop up to the right of it. Then in the post you're typing simply click little picture button ("Wrap" is to the right and "Insert" to the left), right click in the box line and select "Paste"....like this one. Happy posting, and great pics by they way!
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  7. noshoes

    noshoes soñando con México

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    thanks Beaze, Ok, try again. I left AZ a couple weeks ago, and headed to CA in a wind storm. Spent the first night in Barstow, (no pix), and headed out the next morning to the coast. On the way, I diverted up to highway 198 running west from Coalinga. One of my favorite roads, and being spring it didn't dissapoint.
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    I didn't take any pix after this untill I got to Bellingham at the Ferry. Because it's so early in the season, I dedided to take the ferry instead of freezing to death riding thru Canada. Yea, I'm a wimp. Been warm in AZ for too many years,.

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    First stop was Ketchikan, where I hooked up with AKJeff, who gave me a tour of town. Beautiful place.
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    After a couple hours there, it was back on the ferry north to Juneau.
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  8. noshoes

    noshoes soñando con México

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    I got to spend a few days here in Juneau. First stop was the Mendenhall Glacier.

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    Met up with Spicy McH. and JuneauDave for dinner. This was mine.

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    today the sun came out, and I rode around taking pix.

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    Juneau from across the channel

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    tommorrow it's on a differnt ferry to Valdez. Was orginally supposed to go the Whittier, but the road out of there has been covered by a landslide. So the ferry's gona go to Valdez instead. I can't post from the ferry, so will pick it up again when I get to Wasilla or so....
    Thanks again Beaze for the tips on posting pix.
    Neil
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  9. UpST8

    UpST8 turnin gas to noise

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    Beautiful trip thus far Neil!! Thanks for bringin us along, ride safe and blessed...:thumb
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  10. KTMSER

    KTMSER Big bike friendly

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    Great pics sir keep them coming..:clap

    I want to see Alaska, I just may come visit you this summer..

    Playing the lottery as I type...:evil

    Take care Neil..:deal
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    rattlecan Caffeine Driven

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    Awesome! :lurk
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    Nice to see you made it to AK. Subscribed for the next installment. :clap<!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shapetype id="_x0000_t75" coordsize="21600,21600" o:spt="75" o:preferrelative="t" path="m@4@5l@4@11@9@11@9@5xe" filled="f" stroked="f"> <v:stroke joinstyle="miter"/> <v:formulas> <v:f eqn="if lineDrawn pixelLineWidth 0"/> <v:f eqn="sum @0 1 0"/> <v:f eqn="sum 0 0 @1"/> <v:f eqn="prod @2 1 2"/> <v:f eqn="prod @3 21600 pixelWidth"/> <v:f eqn="prod @3 21600 pixelHeight"/> <v:f eqn="sum @0 0 1"/> <v:f eqn="prod @6 1 2"/> <v:f eqn="prod @7 21600 pixelWidth"/> <v:f eqn="sum @8 21600 0"/> <v:f eqn="prod @7 21600 pixelHeight"/> <v:f eqn="sum @10 21600 0"/> </v:formulas> <v:path o:extrusionok="f" gradientshapeok="t" o:connecttype="rect"/> <o:lock v:ext="edit" aspectratio="t"/> </v:shapetype><v:shape id="_x0000_i1025" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="" style='width:18.75pt; height:20.25pt'> <v:imagedata src="file:///C:\DOCUME~1\HP_Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp\msohtml1\01\clip_image001.gif" o:href="http://s3.amazonaws.com/advrider/clap.gif"/> </v:shape><![endif]--><!--[if !vml]--><!--[endif]-->
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  13. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    Looks like you're a picture posting pro now! Keep 'em coming buddy!!
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    Utah Bones Gas X ready!

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    Nice:thumb :lurk
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  15. Crashed Bad

    Crashed Bad Big man, little bike

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    Good to hear from you Neil. Prepare to be over run by AZ Summer visitors!
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    Nice! Have a great summer up there.

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  17. DR650SEDDY

    DR650SEDDY ride2discover Supporter

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    Very nice pics. stay warm and keep off z ice patches . Thanx for z pics.
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  18. noshoes

    noshoes soñando con México

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    Hey KTMSER, if you come up, I'll ride back with you.....


    Picked up the ferry in Juneau.
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    this is the Valdez oil terminal. We docked about 6AM, hence the darkness.
    Stopped for breakfast, I had reindeer sausage omelette. Too cold to go back to the bike for the camera, so no pic of the food.Good stuff tho.

    Next was a the ride up to Tompson Pass on highway 4 to Glennallen. Found some frozen waterfalls on the way up.

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    then it was just ride. I tried keeping up with one of the other riders on the boat, but I found that I was alot warmer going the speedlimit, than I was exceeding it. Also, I'm not in a big hurry, so I just putted along, enjoying the view.

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    I'm now at a motel in Anchorage. Had dinner with some friends who are living in Bethel. They came into the big city to shop. Nice to visit with them. Tommorrow, I'll explore a bit...
    Neil
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  19. Kural

    Kural Been here awhile

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    Beautiful pics so far! Keep 'em coming! (I must admit, tho, it does look *cold*!)
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  20. UpST8

    UpST8 turnin gas to noise

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    Great pics Neil! Stay warm, rubber side down, gray side up.....Thanks for taking us along!! You get cell phone coverage up there?? Still have your digits :D
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