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Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2014, 01:36 PM
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Posted By GaryAK
Know how to keep a Kiwi in suspense? (Tell you Later...)

Hey Andi -

Glad to hear all of your intensive pub scrap training is paying off - could have been much worse without this important training.:evil

Impressed at how much energy...
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2014, 08:07 PM
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Views: 593,384
Posted By GaryAK
Andi & Ellen, Bummer - but so glad...

Andi & Ellen,

Bummer - but so glad you guys are okay. :clap

Everything else can be fixed, replaced or otherwise dealt with. Stupid shit like this happens all over the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 29,820
Posted By GaryAK
Hey Bruce!

Great to hear from you and glad you had an awesome trip. :clap:clap

We tracked you on your Delorme page - looks like you took your time and took it all in - well done! :thumb

Really enjoyed...
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 3,090
Views: 593,384
Posted By GaryAK
Geez Andi - I would give $50 to unsee that...:lol3

Geez Andi - I would give $50 to unsee that...:lol3
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 29,820
Posted By GaryAK
Tire wear...

8/13/2014 - ...always a factor on extended ADV rides. I'm not intending to start a "which tire is best" discussion, but rather simply reporting on how our chosen tires performed on this trip, which...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 29,820
Posted By GaryAK
Thanks Wyngs...

...for the good intel. We did detect a bit of an alcohol subculture while in Dawson, but we never experienced any confrontation or lashing out as you described - but I can appreciate how that would...
Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 29,820
Posted By GaryAK
Awesome!

Jeannie - was a treat to bump in to you today - you're awesome. :clap

Love your new moto - let's ride sometime - and D2D for sure next year. :deal
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 29,820
Posted By GaryAK
Cool factor 1000+

Andi - thanks, what a generous invitation - you are cooler than the other side of the pillow. :thumb

We would love to come visit you and Ellen in Wanaka - already trying to make the planets align....
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,548
Posted By GaryAK
Great ride report!

:clap

Hey Moralem,

Sorry we didn't hook up with you in Tok - was hoping the planets would align. :norton

Yeah, that Beaver Creek/No man's stretch seems to be perpetually under...
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 29,820
Posted By GaryAK
Dawson to Anchorage - Iron Butt point 5

7/3/2014 - We're not really iron butt riders, but a few factors emerged that put us on track for a half an iron butt ride back home to Anchorage. Normally, we would have done the 510 miles from...
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 29,820
Posted By GaryAK
Ah Dawson - what a town...

8/2/2014 - ...colorful in several ways. Today was planned as a slack day, we were pretty much going to see everything there was to see, but a maintenance glitch reared it's ugly head. While getting...
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 29,820
Posted By GaryAK
Top of the World - you betcha!

8/01/2014 - Tok is an interesting town - basically a work camp/staging area during WWII when the Alaska Hwy. (aka Alcan Hwy) was being built to support the Lend/Lease program of airplanes and...
Forum: Ride reports 07-31-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 29,820
Posted By GaryAK
Awesome ride today...

7/31/2014 - ...near ideal temps, weather, roads - and no construction. Of course, our rear ends are aching after spending most of a month off the bikes. Saw very few bikes on the Glen Hwy. to Tok....
Forum: Ride reports 07-31-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 29,820
Posted By GaryAK
About 90 miles...

The TOW dirt/gravel part is about 90 miles, and the scenery is second to none - at least when the weather cooperates. Harleys/Wings/Cruisers/RVs do the TOW - highly recommended dry, not so much when...
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2014, 11:42 PM
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Views: 29,820
Posted By GaryAK
If it's dry, why not?

Moralem,

If the TOW hwy is dry, and you have the time, I think you'll love it.

Gonna be hot on the Kenai this week - only detractor is the roads are packed with fishing folks and RVs....
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 29,820
Posted By GaryAK
On the road again...

7/30.2014 - ...but wait, there's more! The past month or so we've been home has flown by, and we've been itching to get back on the road. Bills, appointments, contracts, etc. have kept us busy in...
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,354
Posted By GaryAK
Excellent ride...

...thanks for sharing. Good pics & narrative. I also like your approach to your iron butt ride - which includes sleep.

Having done two stateside rides with my wife this summer and last, I...
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 29,820
Posted By GaryAK
Getting used to being home...

7/12/2-14 - ...been home for two weeks now, quite a transition from being on the road to home residents. The fridge was empty and the lawn was waiting to be mowed, (even though I had hired a service...
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 29,820
Posted By GaryAK
Video Summary...

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This...
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 75,348
Posted By GaryAK
The Force is strong in this one Obi Wan...

...yes, the adventure spirit resides within her. :norton
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 3,090
Views: 593,384
Posted By GaryAK
Healing thoughts to Ellen...

... and to you both, really - time to get out of this bizarre twilight zone episode.

Geezus - you have established without a doubt you are in a part of the world where there is no criminal...
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 72,824
Posted By GaryAK
Esther rocks!

It's yorn - brutha - thought of you and Alex while writing it, and Esther of course...

Now that our kindred spirit Esther is back on the road, we need to help keep her there - representing all of...
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 29,820
Posted By GaryAK
Hey Bubba...

Thanks Glen - we thought about you a lot, you would have loved this ride. Just like our old flying days - dodging weather and acting like that's what we meant to do. :lol3
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 72,824
Posted By GaryAK
Hi Esther, We just got back from our...

Hi Esther,

We just got back from our stateside ADV ride - you posted on it once about Deb's Hawaii stickers on her Pelican cases. We haven't met in person, but we did trade a few PMs this...
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 29,820
Posted By GaryAK
Juneau -> Yakutat -> Whittier -> Anchorage

6/24-25-26/2014 - Walking back to the ferry from the waffle restaurant in Auke Bay, we spotted the ferry M/V Columbia that we sailed from Haines to Bellingham, WA. last year. Back at our ferry,...
Forum: Ride reports 06-26-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 29,820
Posted By GaryAK
Yes...

Mike - you are on the mark, truly humbling - a lesson in kindness that means a lot to us. :nod
Forum: Ride reports 06-24-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 29,820
Posted By GaryAK
Ketchikan -> Juneau, Alaska

6/23-24/2014 - We had a great conversation with one of the crew. Earlier in the voyage after leaving Bellingham, she noticed a solo passenger on deck, looking pretty poor, not having noticed him...
Forum: Ride reports 06-24-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 29,820
Posted By GaryAK
Yep...

...hey George, they mentioned the earthquake and tsunami warning on the ship, but assured us we were fine - sailing in protected waters and all. Interesting how that news traveled through the ship...
Forum: Ride reports 06-24-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 29,820
Posted By GaryAK
We have a winner...

...Hey Jeff, yep, it's The Landing restaurant, and we agree, good food. :clap

Of the three times we have been to Ketchikan, this was the least rain encountered. :lol3
Forum: Ride reports 06-23-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 29,820
Posted By GaryAK
Bellingham, WA. -> Ketchikan, AK. via marine hwy...

6/21/2014 - as much as we enjoy riding our bikes everyday, it is a fun diversion to kick back for a few days and let someone else drive - in this case, the marine hwy to Alaska. Because we...
Forum: Ride reports 06-21-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 29,820
Posted By GaryAK
Sailing day...

6/21/2014 - ...although last night's sunset was awesome!
http://garag.smugmug.com/photos/i-9WJCQtj/0/XL/i-9WJCQtj-XL.jpg

Woke up this morning and the first thing we checked to see if our chariot...
Forum: Ride reports 06-21-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,702
Posted By GaryAK
We found these helpful...

...hi, don't mean to be chiming in on your well planned ride, but we found these items inexpensive and helpful on our long rides:

Super Visor (http://www.super-visor.com) - there is no substitute...
Forum: Ride reports 06-20-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 29,820
Posted By GaryAK
Sequim -> 101 -> 20 -> I5 -> Bellingham (Okay, Fairhaven)

6/20/2014 - We rolled out of Sequim to catch the ferry in Port Townsend at 11:45, but wound up getting there a couple of hours early, mostly due to our slowly gained efficiencies on this ride. ...
Forum: Ride reports 06-19-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 29,820
Posted By GaryAK
Seaside, OR. -> 101 -> Sequim, WA.

6/19/2014 - Okay, our third time overnighting in Seaside, OR. has lost some of its luster. The first two times, it had a fun, carnival vibe, not so much this time - dunno why. We geared up and...
Forum: Ride reports 06-18-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 29,820
Posted By GaryAK
Newport -> 101 -> Seaside, OR.

6/18/2014 - Said goodbye to our friends Terry, Paul, and Tony - and to Newport, fun times. As I've mentioned before, the 101 is a mixed bag - some sections seem like a regular road, nothing special,...
Forum: Ride reports 06-18-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 29,820
Posted By GaryAK
Our layover/goof off day...

6/17/2014 -...was a fun respite from the road.

Photo Interlude -

http://garag.smugmug.com/photos/i-BP73J3Z/0/XL/i-BP73J3Z-XL.jpg
Our day started out like this...
...
Forum: Ride reports 06-17-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 29,820
Posted By GaryAK
Layover day...

6/17/2014 - ...we decided to take the day off and lay over in Newport, OR. for the day. Nice area, we have a hike on Agate Beach planned, a nap, and probably some more goofing off. Riding will...
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 29,820
Posted By GaryAK
Crescent City, CA. -> 101 -> Newport, OR.

6/16/2014 - Overall nice day of costal riding. Got up to a nice breakfast at one of our favorite restaurants - the Good Harvest in Crescent City. We rolled out of CC on the 101 North, and the first...
Forum: Ride reports 06-15-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 29,820
Posted By GaryAK
Klamath Falls -> Crater Lake -> Pacific Ocean

6/15/2014 - Chilly temps this morning - 45 degrees at 8am, as we rolled through Klamath Falls and headed for Crater Lake. This being Father's Day and a Sunday, we expected more traffic - and we were...
Forum: Ride reports 06-14-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 29,820
Posted By GaryAK
Oh the high plains of Oregon were fantastic...

6/14/2014 - ...but first, it was an Alaska-like 45 degrees in Burns, OR., this morning, sun shining, and the previous day's winds were gone. Grabbing the hotel continental breakfast, a leisurely...
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