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Forum: Canada 03-11-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 62,099
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Ride and Hike

Wow! :clap That video was great and I'm ready to come down and go riding and hiking with you!! I do plan on riding through Vancouver Island on my way down to the Lower 48 this summer. I'll keep...
Forum: Canada 02-09-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,538
Posted By HayDuchessLives
BC Ferry Service

I started planning a ride down to the Lower 48 in June and originally thought I would just spend a few extra days in B.C. to do some hiking. However, after doing more research and seeing photos of...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-25-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 924
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Alaska!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Alaska!
Forum: Alaska 12-21-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 950
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Solstice Ski Trip

I had a couple options of fun ways to celebrate the Winter Solstice. I chose to go backcountry skiing instead of climbing to the top of Flattop Peak to spend the night. (I know AlcanRider sometimes...
Forum: Alaska 12-21-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,663
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Actually, if Golden Valley Electric Association...

Actually, if Golden Valley Electric Association is successful in their plans to build an LNG plant up in Deadhorse, that project will result in an additional 44 trucks traveling the highway each day,...
Forum: Alaska 12-13-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,009
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Will Mead Sledwell (Treadwell) be there? If...

Will Mead Sledwell (Treadwell) be there?

If we do get the predicted dump of snow, you can thank me and Murphy's Law. I'm heading out on a three-day backpack trip tomorrow morning and with new...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-11-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 1,800
Views: 340,611
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Welcome to Awesome Alaska!

I realize I'm a little late welcoming you to our piece of heaven up here, but it's better late than never. :D I haven't read all of your posts, but a couple of items you mentioned I can totally...
Forum: Alaska 12-11-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,477
Posted By HayDuchessLives
+1 million bezillion on the DR. :lol3

+1 million bezillion on the DR.

:lol3
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-09-2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 647
Views: 29,881
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Bummer!

Man, I am so bummed. I'll be in DV in January but I'm leaving less than a week before your shindig starts. :(: I've been to DV twice before and have gone driving around some of the fun dirt roads in...
Forum: Alaska 12-08-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 469
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Bolivia - ride report

Below is a link to a ride report about my all-too-short motorcycle trip in Bolivia. I have family down in Bolivia and most of them are in Cochabamba. One of my second-cousins, Gustavo, loves to ride...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-08-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,570
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Return to Cochabamba

After checking out the turtle cemetery we ate lunch and headed out of town, wishing we could have spent another day here to see the caves. But I was happy with the sights we did get to see and was a...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-07-2013, 11:36 PM
Replies: 3,706
Views: 496,797
Posted By HayDuchessLives
My rental bike in Bolivia, somewhere near...

My rental bike in Bolivia, somewhere near Torotoro National Park.

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Forum: Alaska 12-07-2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,339
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Innovative style of "trike"

While I was down in South America we flew to Cusco, Peru, to do some sightseeing, including making trips to various Incan ruins including Machu Picchu. Wow - talk about impressive! And the roads...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-06-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,570
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Cemeterio de Tortugas

I could tell Carlos was a very skilled rider so I offered to let him take Loquota for a brief ride. Unfortunately for Carlos he’s shorter than I am, with shorter legs, and his feet dangled a few...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-06-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,570
Posted By HayDuchessLives
El Vergel Canyon

Eventually the mist started lifting and we were rewarded with outstanding views of this deep, gorgeous canyon, which the Toro Toro River runs through. The scenic lookout has a grated walkway you can...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-06-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,570
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Dinosaur tracks!

Our guide was scheduled to pick us up at 7:00 to ride out to the big cavern, which was 20 km or so outside of the village on a dirt road. However, during the night a storm moved in, with thunder and...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-04-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,022
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Sweet!

That sure looks fun! :clap I go backcountry skiing through terrain like that quite frequently but never thought about riding a bike through deep powder snow. You can cover terrain a lot faster than...
Forum: Alaska 11-27-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,379
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Since they have a minimum age limit on who you...

Since they have a minimum age limit on who you can ride with while on a permit, they should probably have a maximum age limit too, like 90 or 95, before senility truly sets in. Although I realize...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-24-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 31,770
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Cochabamba, Bolivia

I rented this Honda 450 dirt bike from Freddy Herboso's shop in Cochabamba and was very surprised to be able to ride it directly from the shop, through the SCARY traffic in Cochabamba, up to Torotoro...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-24-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,570
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Sightseeing in town

After taking a very late siesta (what a wonderful custom) we ate dinner and wandered over to the visitors bureau to discuss our sightseeing options for the next day, based on our limited time...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-23-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,570
Posted By HayDuchessLives
On to Torotoro

On to Torotoro
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Forum: Day Trippin' 11-23-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,570
Posted By HayDuchessLives
I think it could be phewnomenally poopular! ...

I think it could be phewnomenally poopular!

:rofl
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-22-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,570
Posted By HayDuchessLives
On the road to Torotoro

We made a few sightseeing stops along the way. I saw dozens of gorgeous churches, basilicas and cathedrals during my month-long trip, ranging from simple, small churches to grossly ornate basilicas....
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-22-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,570
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Bolivia: Cochabamba to Torotoro National Park

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I spent the month of October in Bolivia and Peru, meeting family...
Forum: Alaska 11-10-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,339
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Bicycling Down the World's Most Deadly Road - Bolivia!

I know this is a motorcycle forum and we should generally only post items related to motorcycles, but…. I wanted to share photos from this fantastic mountain bike ride I did because it’s something...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-05-2013, 07:37 AM
Replies: 1,985
Views: 528,188
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Tora Tora - Bolivia

I rented a Honda 450 racing dirt bike to do an overnight trip from Cochabamba to Tora Tora Nat'l Park with my cousin Gustavo and his wife Lourdes. I had to fill up a few times due to the small size...
Forum: Alaska 11-04-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,339
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Bolivia: new Motoquera, Death Road and Dakar!

I just returned from an amazing, month-long trip to Bolivia and Peru and I had some incredible experiences and enjoyed spectacular scenery in various areas. I also got to meet lots of friendly family...
Forum: Alaska 10-25-2013, 05:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,370
Posted By HayDuchessLives
I am absolutely positive that the thought of...

I am absolutely positive that the thought of having the opportunity to ride pillion on a DR was a contributing factor to the improvement in Charlie´s health! He probably has nightly dreams about how...
Forum: Alaska 09-28-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 523
Posted By HayDuchessLives
DRs Rock!

Of course I loved this video! I guess I like riding dried Samurai warrior testicles so much I had to buy two DRs. :rofl
Forum: Latin America 09-28-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 865
Posted By HayDuchessLives
I'm flying down to Bolivia next weekend and we...

I'm flying down to Bolivia next weekend and we have to pay $160 for our visa. I was warned about bringing $20 bills in mint condition. I may have to iron some of my U.S. bills. :rofl I will be in...
Forum: Alaska 09-27-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,370
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Nancy, Charlie has lost a LOT of weight just...

Nancy, Charlie has lost a LOT of weight just since this photo was taken. Things sure don't look good for him. He really enjoyed your visit!

---Amy
Forum: Alaska 09-27-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,370
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Thanks, but I'm just doing what everybody else...

Thanks, but I'm just doing what everybody else does to help their friends through life's challenges. I may have to admit I have an ulterior motive though. He's one of the few people up here who ride...
Forum: Alaska 09-27-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 765
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Congratulations!! :clap Being a parent is a...

Congratulations!! :clap Being a parent is a very rewarding experience, especially when you see a big smile on your child's face when they look at you with love and excitement in their eyes. Now we...
Forum: Alaska 09-22-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,370
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Charlie update

Thanks so much for sending thoughts and prayers Charlie's direction! I love the photos. I'll try to share them with his daughter. He is so emaciated I barely recognized him and I just saw him 5 or 6...
Forum: Alaska 09-20-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,370
Posted By HayDuchessLives
AK Charlie can use some prayers

It's been a long time since AK Charlie posted on here, but I'm sure some of you remember him. He's in the hospital again and not doing well and his prognosis is not looking good. :cry I'm going to...
Forum: Alaska 09-10-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,081
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Practicing for the AK Iron Butt Ride

My #1 DR, Loquita, has complained several times that she really misses riding with AlcanRider and the charming way he effusively espouses complete disgust for her. Jack probably misses the...
Forum: Alaska 08-28-2013, 07:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 432
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Coast Magazine article

There's an interesting article about ADVenture riders in the August "Coast" magazine, with some great photos by inmate Jim Kohl.
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Forum: Alaska 08-17-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,877
Posted By HayDuchessLives
I am contemplating heading up that way over Labor...

I am contemplating heading up that way over Labor Day Weekend as I have four days off from work. I'm bringing my packraft and hiking boots to do some non-motorized exploring. I usually wear my...
Forum: Alaska 08-16-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,517
Posted By HayDuchessLives
Geo

I think in your case, GEO means you are full of Grandiose Effusive Officiousness. You aren't as full of it as the Gregarious Geezer from Glennallen, but he has at least 4 or 5 decades more experience...
Forum: Alaska 08-13-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,605
Posted By HayDuchessLives
KHuddy, I'm surprised you were so thoughtless as...

KHuddy, I'm surprised you were so thoughtless as to expend a little time and effort trying to be helpful and posting the weather forecast to save the OP a little bit of time. Gee... how many people...
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