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Discussion in 'Alaska' started by Fighter, Sep 19, 2013.
6,322 miles and I’m back on the homestead. Helluva trip, but I’ll be glad to drive the truck for a while.
Looks like you took a few naps along the way so you should be well rested . Thanks for taking us along.
Nice job Mud.
Perimeter Secured for D2D 2019.
Spousal Unit and I rode the Going to the Sun Road in Glacier National Park today. We were in the Kalispell and learned that the road had just opened. This was our third ride on the road since we moved to Montana eight years ago and is likely our last. The Going to the Sun Road is wonderful, but crowds have made it unbearable. Bumper to bumper traffic, people who think it is okay to drive at 10 MPG (limit is 25), people who think stopping in the road to take pictures is okay (the people in the 20 cars behind them won't mind) and people who are terrified while driving near a rock wall or cliff all combine to make the ride an ordeal. Today the ride was particularly unpleasant because there was a steady rain for the entire ride and most of the ride on the western slope was in a cloud (hence no pictures).
My advice for those who plan to ride the road: Ride east to west. There seems to be less traffic in that direction because there are fewer places to camp or lodge on the east side. Start early... very early, first light early. Bring a 55 gallon drum of patience. Spousal Unit does not suffer fools and today I relearned why one should not ever buy a woman a gun... she was one pissed lady.
We are a day-ride away from Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks. Both are becoming intolerable due to the summer crowds and the rude behavior of people. We are fortumate to be able to visit Yellowstone in the early spring and late fall when there are few people. In the summer both parks are reflections of the cesspools that are modern American cities.
We took some time and looked and talked about where we might want to live and just kept coming back to Dawson and now the new house is well under way.
At the Commandant’s. Unfortunately, this is as good as it gets....
Yo Boys, been a little busy building a new house but have faith that the Dick has D2D shirts on the way to "Da Boys" Need any size upgrades? Need to arrange a time and place for a meeting next year and not at some dumb ass rally! Personal time!
The Montana Outpost is available and a suitable staging area for the BMWMOA rally in Great Falls next June.
You must have missed the part of some dumb ass rally, they are for Hamsters!
Not all Hamsters are Pricks - JSNS
OK all of you team members...I will take it upon myself to make this sad announcement. Late last night we received a phone call from Arleys son to tell us that he lost his fight with that damned cancer. We will miss our beloved "SPARKPLUG" dearly! That is all I care to say at this time, other than our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
A most genuine man... Loved and missed...
Sad news for sure. A man of great humor and many friends.
Max and I have been in almost daily contact with RLee since we heard he started his fight against cancer.
He fought a horrendous battle.
He drove to Seattle in June in hopes of joining us for D2D. Could not get enough oxygen to make the flight.
He had been a most hospitable host at Southern Comfort in Gainesville, FL.
The man could tell a story that would keep his audience laughing for hours.
He was a magician on the drums as well as a motorcycle.
Words can not express the sorrow I am feeling right now.
Arley was a very close friend of mine.
I am confident his pain is gone and he is dissecting new roads as I tearfully try to say goodbye.
Ride hard Arley and take no prisoners!!