GWN Winter Riding Photo Gallery

Discussion in 'Alaska' started by vegasphotog, Oct 28, 2006.

  1. vegasphotog

    vegasphotog Las Vegas Cheechako

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    Yea, anyone can ride in the GWN in the summer...but, the real fun begins in the winter....Post your winter riding pics here...that includes our neighbors in the Yukon and BC.

    Had a FAB day today riding with Beezer and AKDUCKLR. It warmed up quite a bit....have some great video to post later but here are a few pics from today.

    From the sunny beach of Knik river...
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    AKDUC leading the charge down Turnagain on a spectacular day...
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    We wanted to try out the studs and see what we could do...Mark was the champ...the wee was too heavy for the slippery grass and angle. {did you catch the rider shared no brundt of the blame...LOL}

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    I only made about a third of the way up and turned around...

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    A fine finish to the day...

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    Stay tuned for video....
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  2. KL5A

    KL5A Bugs are the new black

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    I was busy most of the day, but managed to get out for a quick spin.

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    just a short run, enough to get used to the trackmasters again (wobblin goblin!)

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    Tomorrow isn't looking so hot riding wise, if it happens, well, I lookfor you kids out on the road. :freaky
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  3. Alcan Rider

    Alcan Rider Frozen Fossil Supporter

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    Looks like there wasn't enough snow to test the studs, but how did the TKC80 feel with the studs in it.? Did you even notice them on the dry highway? :ear
    Didn't get near the distance you did today, but spent a larger percentage of it riding on snow I bet. :D 5 was right, it's better than I expected it to be. With the studded Gripster up front, I was able to grab a lot of brake from a walking pace and come to an instant stop. This was on icy snowpack that my Sidi On-Roads were slipping badly on.
    The rutted and ridged parking lots gave the tires the best test, and they moved sideways a little some times. But as soon as I stood up on the pegs I didn't even notice it.
    Not quite ready for a ride to Los Anchorage, but gimme a few more days to get used to it and get any bugs out... What say pie and coffee at Eureka next Saturday? :lol3
    There's a chance I'll ride in to Los Anchorage Nov. 2nd (if my shopping list is small enough). Hate to have to rub it in that I was the first one over the pass this winter.:rofl
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  4. AKDuc

    AKDuc Alaska Born Ducatisti

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    Hmmm, interesting new screen name. But you know I AM still very much Ducatisti thank you. :wink:

    I'm glad I ran into you guys today. That was a lot of fun! Good thing The MC Shop advertised their "get together."

    I didn't know I make that bike look so little!
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  5. Alcan Rider

    Alcan Rider Frozen Fossil Supporter

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    Trick photography. :wink: Robert did that to explain why you were able to get up the hill farther than he did. You'll notice that his bike looks huge compared to your KLR. :lol3
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  6. vegasphotog

    vegasphotog Las Vegas Cheechako

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    Great pic FIVE...yea, wheeldog is a tentative... I might just go up to Hatcher and pick around a little...
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  7. vegasphotog

    vegasphotog Las Vegas Cheechako

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    Ok....I'm in....that is your subtle way of challenging me to a dual Jack? Gettin' even for that Denali Highway prod? :evil

    SIGN ME UP....as long as it is not a blizzard, I am in for pie at the Eureka Lodge next saturday at 2pm? Let's try Bellinger Pass after pie?

    HELL YA!:clap
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  8. Alcan Rider

    Alcan Rider Frozen Fossil Supporter

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    Uhh... Bellanger Pass? Sure, why not.:huh But I may be too full of pie and coffee after Eureka and... uhh, my bike may be too heavy for the slippery grass and angle. :rofl
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  9. vegasphotog

    vegasphotog Las Vegas Cheechako

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    Jack, u r 1 KNARLEY DUDE....if I can just hang in your shadow I will feel like a champ!:D :clap :lol3
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  10. vegasphotog

    vegasphotog Las Vegas Cheechako

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    Here is the linkey and hopefully the embed...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0RSeHXYJ40



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  11. AKDuc

    AKDuc Alaska Born Ducatisti

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    Great video! Too much fun! I think it may be my first video!

    Thanks for doin all that for us, akphotog. Mark H.
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  12. legion

    legion Honking the Horn

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    Nice touch... "the low spark of 13mm carbide tipped studs".

    There's a guy in one of the other threads looking for winter shots for the cover of the JC Whitney m/c cat that I bet would enjoy this vid.

    Not to sound like an ass lick but I sure like the way the local riding group has such a varied set of talents and shares them. A couple of examples:

    Professional videography for one and another is the mechanical skill required to build a fully suspended sidehack from scratch... just out of stuff laying around the garage. A third? One of these guys knows what the complete noob's greatest kayak adventure might be. One of these days I'd like to find out... and then do it.
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  13. vegasphotog

    vegasphotog Las Vegas Cheechako

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    Easy for you to say...mine was a porno thus I can never run for public office. :lol3

    he, he, hoo...he said ASS LICK. Now we talking about my days in the gut of korea. LOL

    Yo fellow riders.....who is going to join me next sunday for the Eureka run? Time to really pahrty!
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  14. Bones_GSXR

    Bones_GSXR Will ride anything

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    Great vid guys! but where are you today? I am waiting for the 99 ATK to get here from NJ so I can put the studs on it. Should be here mid to end of Nov.
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  15. KL5A

    KL5A Bugs are the new black

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    Today would be great practice, roads out here in Wally World are nice and greasy! :eek1
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  16. Wheeldog

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    Got the studded tires on and rode around the subdivison today. They didn't work so well on the grease/snot type snow we have. I messed around with air pressure.......didn't seem to make much difference. We NEED colder weather!!!:deal

    When is the Eureka run.....Sat or Sun??? I can go on Sunday if my truck doesn't need too much work.:D Maybe on Saturday???:dunno
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  17. vegasphotog

    vegasphotog Las Vegas Cheechako

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    SUNDAY SOUNDS GOOD TO ME...who needs church when I will be praying my ass off the whole way not to crash. LOL


    oops...i read back the thread...i SAID saturday...but whatever day works best for most
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  18. Stand Up

    Stand Up Ride non-painted roads

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  19. vegasphotog

    vegasphotog Las Vegas Cheechako

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    wow...great shots...was that this weekend?
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  20. AKDuc

    AKDuc Alaska Born Ducatisti

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    Hey akphotog, what do you think about submitting this one as a candidate in the JC Whitney cover thread in the 'Vendor' forum? MH
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