Hello Great White North

Discussion in 'Alaska' started by HackyMoto, Sep 30, 2006.

  1. MotoMamma

    MotoMamma Living Life

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    OK Hacky......Time to finish your Grandpa ride report!:nod :lurk :lurk
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  2. HackyMoto

    HackyMoto TEAM USA GS TROPHY 2012

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    Okay I’m back thanks everybody for all the compassion regarding the loss of Honey :nod
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  3. HackyMoto

    HackyMoto TEAM USA GS TROPHY 2012

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    I make it into Yerington about 10:00 pm and to grandma’s place expecting to see my new Grandson but he’s not there. Grandma said there at the hospital in Carson City what!
    She said he’s ok they just needed to put him under ultraviolet lights for a bit.
    The next morning MotoMama and I call the hospital to tell momma (daughter) that were on the way.
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    View off the front porch.
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    Total time from Salem to Yerington what a Grandpa :gerg
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    I Park the bike and we jump in the Mini Van it’s off to Carson City.
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    I had to stop at this place first for some parts for mechanical #2.
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    Snuck into the back and got these shots.
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    Cop GS 650s Look out if your in the dirt breaking the law :gun1
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    Got out of there for under 100
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    Finally Carson Tahoe Regional medical Center a branspankin new place. NICE.
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    And there he is 6 lbs. 11oz. 6 days old cute baby :baby
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    He’s got some Lungs he’s Raapped out a bit
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    He gets released today so were waiting for the Doc. To show
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    Family shot Daughters Husband, Daughter, Son, Grandma, Grandpa, and Baby
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    The Doc. Finely shows and gives an a ok where out of here.
    #1 Son getting checked out by the nurse
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    Some cool fused glass works about a foot wide 3 feet high.
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    Go figure.
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    MotoMamma doing the windows hey you missed a spot.
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  4. Gusgus

    Gusgus Banned

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    Maximum speed 309.3 MPH????

    Holy Moly!~
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  5. helikron

    helikron The Fixer

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    Nothin' to it... it's a borrowed bike! :lol3


    :razor Barb!
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  6. MotoMamma

    MotoMamma Living Life

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  7. HackyMoto

    HackyMoto TEAM USA GS TROPHY 2012

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    Ya Ya like I said she got a good Spanking, More like a whoopping :pierce
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  8. HackyMoto

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    The next day. Good morning Mason.
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    I go outside to access mechanical # 2 I decide to go to the town car wash to clean the oil and dirt off the bike before I get to work on der bike. BARB the bike have a name? From this shot you can see mechanical #1 & #2.
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    Morning shot out the backyard you can see the old mine road the Anaconda mine used to use :evil
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    Of course I take the back way to town via Anaconda mine.one of the many dirt piles from the hole.
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    And another it’s hard to see the immenseness of the piles.
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    The Pit that’s one Big hole like the sign says 1mile long ½ miles wide 810 feet deep
    Over by the Hwy. there’s another pile that’s at least 2 miles long! and I believe the mine covers 11 sq. miles :eek1 I can just imagine the devastation in South Central Alaska if the Pebble Mine project was to go through, stuff like the devastation of the surrounding area contaminated ground water like Arsenic, Uranium and such.
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    Welcome to Yerington
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    Didn’t take many pix. In town just washed the bike and got a espresso this is the only place in town to get one.The Hearts Desire :jive
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    Back at the hacienda, Hi Mason.
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    I tend to mechanical #2 fork seals don’t forget your safety glasses Hi Ace:ace
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    Going back together
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  9. legion

    legion Honking the Horn

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    So... how'd the kroket taste? I'm getting a mental picture of a sort of nasty jelly sammich. Can't be right if he bagged 53k of 'em, can it? :ear
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  10. HackyMoto

    HackyMoto TEAM USA GS TROPHY 2012

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    O the Kroket's yes a wrapped jelly thingy kind of like a pancake but alittle harder. They are open on both ends so when you take a bite the jelly comes shooting out the end.. the outer part not bad the innards taste like au not like homemade.
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  11. legion

    legion Honking the Horn

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    Jelly taco made w/ a pancake? Sounds like the subway was a good call.
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  12. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it? Supporter

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    Thanks Hacky.
    And thanks for this too.
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    Pebble mine? No f'n way! :boid
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  13. MotoMamma

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  14. HackyMoto

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    Get mechanical #2 finished up and the family decides were going to Lake Tahoe everybody loads into the Minivan but there’s no room for me :cry dam looks like I have to ride the bike :D

    A Sign of things to come :thumbup
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    Following the family Minivan heading south down Hyw. 339
    And on the right we have The Lost Drive-In of Yerington
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    Humm Mason valley
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    As you drive south the road turns to Hyw. 208 though Wilson Canyon and some more awesome twisty didn’t take pixs. Was having too much fun trying to drag the bags, I think this road is something out of Need for Speed or something not very long thou.
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    Nice little Recreation site on the weekends this place is full of dirt bikes.
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    Another sign of things to come
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    I lost the family sometime back thinking there were going to have lunch at Topaz Lake Resort I turn left at 395 to Topaz Lake
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    Nope not there I turn around :(:

    I high tail-it back up 395 north to try and catch up with the family but had to make another u-turn for a avoidance maneuver so I end up way-up here[​IMG]
    Above is Intersection of 208 & 395
    Hyw. 208 coming in from the top 395 running left to right in the pic.
    Somebody’s track down there I seen a sign that said winners circle but didn’t check it out looks interesting, something to checkout next time :wink:

    Pic. above was takin from this trail.
    It just happens this trial go’s over to Hyw. 89 From 395 across the Cal. Border :wink:
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    I end-up here
    Hyw.4 looks pretty nice but I had to make a right to Lake Tahoe.
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    Welcome to Markleeville
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    I Hangout for a bit.
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    Maybe we should call it Harleeville :lol3
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    Another pretty drive 89 is.
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    Can you guess
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    where I'm getting close to :dunno Ho Hum
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    YES :jive :wings I made it Adventure Rider Redux 2006 :clap
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    I made it Lake Tahoe Cali. Side.
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    Nevada side.
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    I find the family Hi Mason.
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    Doing the tourist thing we check out the shops around Heavenly Valley Gondola
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    Do that look like something?
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    Hanging with the Brothers.
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    Hi MotoMamma.
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    We hit the beach for a bit.
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    Au A Lake Tahoe Kiss:rogue
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    Leaving Tahoe
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    We stop for Chinese food Hi Mason
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    Back home Goodnight Mason
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  15. vegasphotog

    vegasphotog Las Vegas Cheechako

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    Hacky....this is such a great fng report.....great pix dood...thanks for sharing....and, you have such a great sense of humor!:clap :clap :clap :rofl
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  16. akrider

    akrider mild adventurer

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    memories......I Have been on that same beach and ridden HWY 4. Ah I need to go back. It is such a great area to ride. Next time take me with you Hacky.
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  17. HackyMoto

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    All right lets go I’m ready :ricky oh wait HWY. 4 is closed in the winter :2cry
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  18. HackyMoto

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    Up with the chickens today or should I say the chuckers.
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    Good morning Mason
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    I have oranges & grapes for breakfast today.
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    that orange is bright enough to wake me up just looking at it :yum



    Well it wasn’t all fun and games I did have to work (sucks) all that I try I just can’t seem to get away from it :nah And there it is a 1951 Chevrolet 235-6 powerglide from what grandma tells me it dropped a valve :(:

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    So I needed to get an engine hoist calling around there seems the only one for the whole city that has been rented out for passed 3 months :scratch
    Well being a farming town I decide we get a ft.end loader well that didn’t farm out so we get a fork lift from this place some nice people there.
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    Here I come u pile I’m going to pull your cherry :gdog
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    AU shit I’m stuck:pissed
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    We get her unstuck and here we go:nod
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    Dam what a boat anchor:bluduh
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    Time for a donut break I work for DONUTS. A new place that makes Mexican style donuts ?
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    This guy was singing at the counter he’s Italian isn’t he?
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    The carnage seems we have a broken valve spring Off with its head:grim
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    Not what you want to see, a broken valve stuck in the top of the piston and a gouged up cylinder :nah
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    From getting the fork lift stuck bring it back to the rental place and the donut break, that took all-day no bike ride today :becca :tough
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    Spending quality time with Mason:baby
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  19. vegasphotog

    vegasphotog Las Vegas Cheechako

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  20. HackyMoto

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    I’m going to call this 2-up to Bodie on the Gs Thanks two Luv2lean for the heads-up :thumb

    MotoMama wanted to go for a little ride today so I say lets go over Mickey Pass she was a little hesitant but I got her to see it my-way :webers

    Warning lots of pix. Wish I could show my route from my gps I’d put it up here but I can't seem to make it happen :cob

    This shot stolen from luv2lean it shows the trail over Mickey Pass behind Weed Heights
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    I was to busy getting up there to take pix. At the trail head, besides it starts from somebodys backyard :2guns It starts off a little soft and gets packed down towards the top. I’ve got plenty of photos when I return solo.

    Shot of MotoMama on the other side of the pass
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    There are roads (trails) every where back here from the old mining days
    We make a left south down Smith Valley.
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    And the XM played After the Gold Rush by Neal Young:dunno
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    After a couple of miles we see some pillars to the far left they where hard to see from the middle of the valley must have been 2-3 miles from the trail we where on. I was kind of looking for them because of Luv2Lean had some shots of them.
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    Came to find out later this used to be a town site with a bunch of houses a round here.
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    Lots of garbage here it’s everywhere and burned. Kind of had a funky smell here to, like a toxic waste dump that’s all burned garbage on the left. Far right is Artesia Lake it's dryed up now.
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    I didn’t take more photo’s in the valley had to pay attention to the trail I didn’t want to go down with Mamma on the back. Anyways we got a late start and we wanted to get to Bodie :ricky
    Took HWY 338 south out of Smith kind of a boring road long strait Ho Humm
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    338 turns into182 at the border into Bridgeport a left on to 395 to 270 and into Bodie nice set of twistys 270 is. a little cold and windy today.
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    By the looks of things around here it seems the people had it pretty well back then.
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    MotoMamma had enough time to go.
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    On the way out we spot a heard of sheeeeeppp ..BARB Wheres the Shearers

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    Back in Bridgeport we stop for some food units don’t remember the name of the place but it was good food.
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    It was starting to rain and I didn’t have rain gear for Mamma.
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    So I ran over to this place for some. cool place a little bit of everything.
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    That's it for today goodnight Mason :snore
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