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Forum: Alaska 04-24-2015, 11:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,029
Posted By HayDuchessLives
I can vouch for your veracity - the road over...

I can vouch for your veracity - the road over Hatcher Pass is not open yet. We have been enjoying spring skiing at Hatcher Pass every weekend the past 7 weeks or so. Last weekend we parked at the...
Forum: Alaska 04-19-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Hey Tom - I love it. :rofl

Hey Tom - I love it. :rofl
Forum: Alaska 04-18-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By HayDuchessLives
DR 650 oil cap

Does anybody happen to have an extra little cap that screws on where you put oil in, for a 94 DR650? It isn't for my bike. If you have one, PM me.

Happy spring! I haven't gone riding yet, but I...
Forum: Alaska 04-05-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,721
Posted By HayDuchessLives
License plate edited for uh, correctness. ...

License plate edited for uh, correctness.

http://i974.photobucket.com/albums/ae221/koktoya/zpanzy_zpsyzbu1fbc.jpg (http://s974.photobucket.com/user/koktoya/media/zpanzy_zpsyzbu1fbc.jpg.html)

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Forum: Alaska 03-09-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,191
Posted By HayDuchessLives
I pondered entering the new-to-me bike I bought...

I pondered entering the new-to-me bike I bought (and giving credit to the previous owner), but I don't want to hassle with trying to find a trailer and trying to use it. The new bike has been nicely...
Forum: Alaska 03-09-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,877
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Bicycles on motorcycles

Hey AKDuc,

How did you find that photo of my "dual sport" motorcycle, with the bicycle on the back? I remember somebody made a comment that I had a "nice rack." :lol3 I'm envious of your bicycle...
Forum: Alaska 03-08-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,877
Posted By HayDuchessLives
:lol3:lol3. Don't forget, I can also carry a...

:lol3:lol3. Don't forget, I can also carry a spare bicycle on my DR!!
Forum: Alaska 03-08-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,877
Posted By HayDuchessLives
I love both of my DRs! :clap They have been a...

I love both of my DRs! :clap They have been a great fit for me and have performed well and we have traveled (tens of) thousands of lonely miles. I mainly do solo riding, so like everybody says,...
Forum: Ride reports 03-06-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,919
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Bummer!

I have two DR650s and overall they have been very Dependable and Reliable, which has been a blessing as I ride solo most of the time in some very deserted wilderness areas. However, this past summer...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-05-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 439
Views: 20,136
Posted By HayDuchessLives
I have been lucky to have some very experienced...

I have been lucky to have some very experienced mentors teach me a lot, about riding as well as maintenance, but that was AFTER I had already been riding alone for a couple summers. I don't have much...
Forum: Ride reports 03-05-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3,661
Views: 762,416
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Congratulations!

I'm glad to see you met all the challenges and fulfilled your dream! :clap:clap:clap You two embodied the famous statement: "it's the journey, not the destination." It's hard to believe it was...
Forum: Alaska 03-04-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,500
Posted By HayDuchessLives
And - they provide outstanding service to DRs as...

And - they provide outstanding service to DRs as well! :clap
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-03-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,293
Posted By HayDuchessLives
What a great idea and an excellent use of a...

What a great idea and an excellent use of a nearly empty lakebed! I can't remember when I first started visiting my mom and stepdad in Elephant Butt (now they're in T or C), but the first couple of...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-26-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 865
Posted By HayDuchessLives
If you make it up to Alaska, let me know. I'll...

If you make it up to Alaska, let me know. I'll ride with you and/or give you a place to stay. We have spectacular scenery up here. We just don't have many roads. Riding both the Dalton Hwy and...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-25-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 865
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Wow - this sounds like a wonderful event. I...

Wow - this sounds like a wonderful event. I really wish I could do the dual-sport ride up into WY and MT. That would be AWESOME! Unfortunately I have a scheduling conflict. I may see if there's any...
Forum: Alaska 02-20-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,583
Posted By HayDuchessLives
I hope you can make it back up here this year!...

I hope you can make it back up here this year! Come visit some areas that aren't suffering from drought. Even though I'm not a yehoo, it would be nice to see you again. :D
Forum: Alaska 02-12-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,365
Posted By HayDuchessLives
The Jack in the video slightly resembles our...

The Jack in the video slightly resembles our infamous Alaskan Geezer Jack as he travels long distances and his bike gets dirty enough to look like it has traveled the Alcan and Dalton Hwys but........
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-04-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 660
Views: 37,011
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Green Water Valley Road

While my style of riding on dirt (touring) is different than everybody else at this event (a lot of double/single track/technical), we all share a deep passion for riding our motorcycles! :clap I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-03-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 660
Views: 37,011
Posted By HayDuchessLives
I had fun!

I didn't get to meet everybody, but I did visit a few campsites to introduce myself and swap tales of riding adventures. I enjoyed the camaraderie, sharing laughter and listening to the mini jam...
Forum: Alaska 01-28-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 959
Posted By HayDuchessLives
I know my DR would have done fine, but I heard...

I know my DR would have done fine, but I heard from several people that the road can be scary when wet, and it had been raining for at least 2 hours, pretty hard, when I got to that road so I decided...
Forum: Alaska 01-27-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 959
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Wow - what a temptation. I LOVED riding through...

Wow - what a temptation. I LOVED riding through British Columbia (Beautiful Country) last year and down to Skagway the previous year and can't wait to go again someday. I definitely recommend...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-26-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 660
Views: 37,011
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Excitement is growing!

I (obviously) don't get on this Forum and post a lot, but I'm looking forward to meeting some new folks and getting out on some fun rides. If this group of Inmates is anything like the Alaskan...
Forum: Alaska 01-25-2015, 01:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 665
Posted By HayDuchessLives
The Quail Motorcycle Gathering

This looks like a pretty cool motorcycle gathering.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHWr3w08fcI&feature=youtu.be
Forum: Alaska 01-25-2015, 01:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,406
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Chugach skiing

We tried skiing up to Ship Lake Pass in the Chugach yesterday and turned around about 1/4 mile from the top of the pass. The forecasted 14" of snow sure did NOT materialize. We had the best snow...
Forum: Alaska 01-23-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,970
Posted By HayDuchessLives
I was down in Wyoming in December and the gas...

I was down in Wyoming in December and the gas prices dropped to $2.23/gal. The prices dropped even lower after I left there. I was envious as we were paying a lot more than that up here.

Are you...
Forum: Alaska 01-22-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,970
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Hey - not everybody has suffered from chaos and...

Hey - not everybody has suffered from chaos and disaster after spending time near my DR! We visited Solarmoose and his wonderful wife on our first trip up to Deadhorse and I don't think anything...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-22-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 660
Views: 37,011
Posted By HayDuchessLives
I'm not bringing "Schmot dogs," but I'm bringing...

I'm not bringing "Schmot dogs," but I'm bringing something for an appetizer one evening that rhymes with Poked Jammin'. :D

I'm glad I'm heading down south to do some riding as winter may have...
Forum: Alaska 01-22-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,970
Posted By HayDuchessLives
I'll be down south riding in a week. :clap I'm...

I'll be down south riding in a week. :clap I'm glad I didn't store my bike in Albuquerque.
Forum: Alaska 01-17-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 1,193
Views: 182,377
Posted By HayDuchessLives
:D I hope you don't send me BM!!!!

:D

I hope you don't send me BM!!!!
Forum: Alaska 01-15-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,346
Posted By HayDuchessLives
I also enjoyed the movie and talking with many...

I also enjoyed the movie and talking with many "motorcycle friends" I rarely see. :1drink All the riders in the movie mentioned the brotherhood and camaraderie typically inherent within the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-07-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 660
Views: 37,011
Posted By HayDuchessLives
There's room for an extra tent at my campsite -...

There's room for an extra tent at my campsite - #107.
Forum: Alaska 01-06-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,083
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Great choice in bikes!

No worries about your transportation to the, uh, rally, or get-together or whatever it's called. You wisely chose an excellent motorcycle that will easily get you to Dawson, and on up to Inuvik if...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-08-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 660
Views: 37,011
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Dress code?

I sure hope the suggested dress code for the dinner isn't strictly enforced. I have good excuses for not wearing bib overalls sans a shirt!!! :nod First off, I don't own a pair of bib overalls and...
Forum: Alaska 12-02-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 685
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Published author in our midst...

As I was thumbing through the "Forum" winter magazine, published by the Alaska Humanities Forum, I saw an article about some of the history surrounding the Spenard area that looked interesting. Lo...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-20-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 660
Views: 37,011
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Odd weather

I am storing one of my bikes in Pahrump at a friend's house and she just told me they have been having temps in the 20s and people's pipes are freezing. I'm sure my DR feels right at home in those...
Forum: Alaska 11-15-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,349
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Charlie sure used to enjoy teasing you, "Crappy,"...

Charlie sure used to enjoy teasing you, "Crappy," the young whippersnapper! Didn't you call us mainland scum or something entirely disrespectful like that? I can't believe you're going to have...
Forum: Alaska 11-15-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,349
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Thanks - this photo is pricesless!! AKCharlie...

Thanks - this photo is pricesless!! AKCharlie used to frequently (jokingly) badmouth my #1 DR but look how utterly happy he is to ride my wonderful DR!! :D He had hoped to ride my #2 DR and accompany...
Forum: Alaska 11-10-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,891
Posted By HayDuchessLives
AK Duc takes a lot of pride in his appearance and...

AK Duc takes a lot of pride in his appearance and likes to be visible, which is a good thing, especially since he rides as well as he dresses. And he gets a lot of appreciative female attention. He...
Forum: Alaska 11-05-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,169
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Electric motorcycle

Harley Davidson announced their new electric motorcycle. It's pretty fast and looks sweet.

http://www.latimes.com/business/autos/la-fi-hy-harley-davidson-electric-livewire-20140618-story.html...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-04-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 660
Views: 37,011
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Sounds like I will have some fun with you guys!! ...

Sounds like I will have some fun with you guys!! :clap

I might have to get knobbies reinstalled on my bike. Does anybody know a good mechanic in Pahrump??
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