Labor Day Weekend in Kodiak...

Discussion in 'Alaska' started by kodiakfrank, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. kodiakfrank

    kodiakfrank Gloria's Cheerleader

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    Spicy McUraler and I would like to invite you folks to our humble island paradise.
    How about a get together on the northern most Hawaiian Island of Kodiak over the Labor Day Weekend?

    What say ye?:ear





























    BTW, I promise to keep my clothing on unless otherwise requested.:deal
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  2. friar mike

    friar mike IronButtGruver

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  3. AKtracks

    AKtracks Kilted Fükengrüver

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    I'm in!
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  4. kodiakfrank

    kodiakfrank Gloria's Cheerleader

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    That's two (hopefully 3 counting the Penguin)!:clap
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  5. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it? Supporter

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    Used to ride and drive out there at night and party in the fall of '64. Locals called it Point Abercrombie. Wasn't much to see. Great big old concrete bunkers,.. busted beer bottles. Hell raisin, girl chasin..
    Rode through the woods a little. Couldn't go far, or fast. Talkin 'woods' fer sure. Looking at that little State Parks map, I don't know if it's even the same place.
    I look at Kodiak on Google Earth and I can't recognize a thing. Where was that big fishing boat that was washed up on the hill during the tidal wave from the '64 quake? Think it was in a church yard.
    Went down into some other huge concrete bunkers way South of town too. Pitch dark, thought I stepped on a body in the dark after my scrap paper torch went out. :uhoh

    Frank, you claim you will keep your clothes on. Will it be rain gear all the time?
    Wouldn't mind seeing how Kodiak looks now, but would guess I liked it better 45 years before. I might be in, months away, will see. :thumb
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  6. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it? Supporter

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    Sorry, I can't think about Kodiak without thinking of this:
    Bought a Yamaha factory race bike there in 1964. Dealer got two by "mistake", sent one back. That SOB had seen me ride and wanted me to try it. That did it. Traded a Hodaka Ace 90 & $1000, all the money I had and by far the most I'd ever had at the time. Screamin loud and fast 250 two stroker, Yamaha Ascot Scrambler. Pretty much the same engine as the famous TD1 road racers. Expansion chambers, no silencers. Had it licensed for the street. :D
    Everyone always knew where I was. Had read a test that had it doing the quarter mile in the 13 second range, on knobbies. Nearly equaled the fastest 750 of the day, just a tenths or even hundredths of a second off. Man, when that big tach hit five grand it was like flipping a switch. Bam! Katie bar the door! :thumb
    Guys couldn't believe it. 'Brutal' was one description.
    Traded it off for a little DT125 for my ex a couple-3 years after I got out of the service. '71-'72? Still regret it. In hindsight, dumb move. Maybe I didn't know what I had. One of those things where you think you can always get another like it or better. Then find that it's gone forever. Like 19.

    Can't seem to find diddly for info on those bikes now. Pix I have found, no two look alike. And none have the long chambers & stingers like mine did. Air cleaner's different too. Hardly anyone anymore seems to have heard of them.

    Crashed it on the other side of Wasilla, busted off the stingers that went almost to the back of the wheel, bent bars, other minor stuff.
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    Dry cell battery lashed to the down tubes for the 'headlight'. :lol3
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    Pix I found on the net so far.
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  7. friar mike

    friar mike IronButtGruver

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    heres my old Yami a RD250 and dam it was FAST got me in trouble more then once but as old bikes go I drove it under a truck that turned right in front of me when I came out from under the truck I was fighting mad as you can imagine. This shot is about 1977
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  8. beamertwin

    beamertwin Paul

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    LONG ways out there for a firm commitment but am very interested.
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  9. kodiakfrank

    kodiakfrank Gloria's Cheerleader

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    Not lookin' for a commitment, just a two night stand!:lol3


























    Seriously, just trying to see what the numbers might look like.:deal
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  10. beamertwin

    beamertwin Paul

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    Just keep your clothing on...and not that dress....
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  11. legion

    legion Honking the Horn

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    Sounds like a good time and something that I'd be up for. Haven't been to Kodiak in years.

    It's on the roster. :thumb
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  12. legion

    legion Honking the Horn

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  13. kodiakfrank

    kodiakfrank Gloria's Cheerleader

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    Does that mean Gusgus is coming too?:lol3
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  14. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it? Supporter

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  15. Spicy McHaggis

    Spicy McHaggis Darth Peach's cracker...

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    Freakin' awesome...!!! :beer
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  16. akrider

    akrider mild adventurer

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    Does it rain on Labor day in Kodiak?
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  17. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it? Supporter

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    :poser :rofl
    Does a Kodiak Bear s...
    ..................nevermind
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  18. kodiakfrank

    kodiakfrank Gloria's Cheerleader

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    It never rains in Kodiak; in fact it's usually clear blue and 80*.

    We just started the rumors of nasty weather to keep the tourists away.:deal

    :lol3
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  19. Pastieman

    Pastieman Been here awhile

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    Like Paul said, its hard to know for sure this far out. But I'd be up to make a completely recreational visit :ricky.

    Brian
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  20. AKDuc

    AKDuc Alaska Born Ducatisti

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    For those wondering, Labor Day '09 is Sept 7th.

    I'll just be comin off a big trip to WA/OR and SE AK.

    But I'm gonna try to make it to this gathering.

    Haven't been out there yet. Mark H.
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