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Discussion in 'Alaska' started by vegasphotog, Oct 28, 2006.
Man did that suck !!
Lake Placid where the USA beat the Russians in 1980 to win the Gold !!
Iceman-excellent photos and the bike is not too bad either!!
Here's my 'Priller on the banks of the frozen Knik river-farthest north point of the Pacific Ocean.
Downtown Anchorage, across the street from the bike show. A few of us braved the sunny skies and dry roads to attend on 2 wheels....
Is it still too late to get a photo with Snowzilla?
As cold as it's been, I don't Snowzilla is going anywhere.
He might be there until July at this rate.......
Ya, it is right behind my house- come on buy- I will offer you some coffee or cocoa to warm you up when you do come by to take a pic!
You haven't seen my backyard yet Dude- just the garage- I have a killer ski hill and jump in my back yard. Looks like we will be summer skiing on that baby too.
Tha Snowzilla snow could have been put to a much better use
Yesterday the temperature was above zero all day, the skies were severe clear and blue, and the sun was dazzling on all the snowy surfaces. The only downside was the wind howling out of the north. With such beautiful weather, it was time for a ride to Valdez.
The waterfalls haven't started falling just yet -
But the highway was dry for the most part, except for going over the top of Thompson Pass -
Winds were 20 to 40, with gusts to 50, and there was some drifting for a few miles, which made me glad for the studded front tire, and the snow tire on the rear.
Bridalveil Falls didn't require a fast shutter speed today -
The primary reason I rode to Valdez was to meet Tom Franken, the man who introduced GL1800 riders to mounting car tires on our Wings. Here he is doing some figure eights in the parking lot of the Totem Inn, as he checks out the tire selection on my bike -
Just curious.....how was the road re-work from the floods last year? I know Valdez got their normal dump plus a bit....do you suspect breakup will be pretty wet or did they build some pretty good infrastructure?
Glad you got a great day in! Way to go Mr. Arctic Adventure Rider!
They did an excellent job of rebuilding the road. There was just one very short stretch of patched pavement in the canyon, near Bridalveil. All new guardrail to replace the stuff the flood took out. You can't even tell there was the damage that happened. And Valdez doesn't seem to have that much snow piled up. Must have been some rain along the way to melt it down. From what I could see, it looks to be a pretty normal breakup for them - albeit a couple of weeks later than normal. Must be the global warming.
Leaving for FBX in the AM. Gonna haul the Wing north on the trxxxxr, and after I take care of business Friday, will see how far up the Haul Road I can get. Would like to at least get a photo at the Circle sign. This will probably be my last opportunity to check out the tires on the Haul Road with snow underfoot. Wish you were able to go along - might be fun, might be an adventure.