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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-13-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 92,591
Posted By Alcan Rider
More From This Past Summer

Although fall colors have arrived here in Alaska, the constant rainy weather has made capturing them rather difficult. However, photos from some of the few dry, sunny days of 2014 are available, so...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-13-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 68,163
Posted By Alcan Rider
Let's See Some More...

Now that summer is over here in Alaska (we had snow hereabouts two weeks ago :ddog), maybe there are some new photos to post in this thread, so to revive it I'll post this photo of Pump Station Four....
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-07-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,510
Posted By Alcan Rider
You might have to look closely to find the bike &...

You might have to look closely to find the bike & rider. At the left end of the faraway bluffs. Franklin Bluffs were about 18 miles distant; the rider about 3 miles. Fully extended telephoto....
Forum: Alaska 09-04-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,232
Posted By Alcan Rider
Just a guess... that you haven't "dual-sported" a...

Just a guess... that you haven't "dual-sported" a Wing all that much, especially over that road. Slime and/or Fix-a-flat won't help much when a rock puts a one inch cut in the tread or sidewall. ...
Forum: Alaska 09-04-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,791
Posted By Alcan Rider
Thumb :clap :clap :clap Never doubted for a minute...

:clap :clap :clap
Never doubted for a minute that you could do it, Annie, just wondered when you'd get around to it.

Now that you've done that one, what's next? BB1500? Or BBG? If you make...
Forum: Alaska 08-15-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,161
Posted By Alcan Rider
Being no stranger to gravel roads, once past a...

Being no stranger to gravel roads, once past a flagger in my 4-wheeled vehicle I'll usually move right out to make up for time lost at the stop. Quite a few years ago I was in line a couple of...
Forum: Alaska 08-15-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,357
Posted By Alcan Rider
Lemme put it this way: Do something that gets...

Lemme put it this way: Do something that gets the rest of us banned from riding across and we will find you. :D
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-10-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 189,242
Posted By Alcan Rider
Franklin Bluffs on the Dalton Hwy - ...

Franklin Bluffs on the Dalton Hwy -
http://alaskajack.smugmug.com/photos/i-HmsDnzJ/0/X3/i-HmsDnzJ-X3.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-10-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 2,673
Views: 355,026
Posted By Alcan Rider
Looking across Alaska's Cook Inlet at the...

Looking across Alaska's Cook Inlet at the silhouettes of some of the Chigmit Mts in the Alaska Range-
http://alaskajack.smugmug.com/photos/i-M44h8td/0/XL/i-M44h8td-XL.jpg
Forum: Alaska 08-10-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,628
Posted By Alcan Rider
A further report follows the one above: ...

A further report follows the one above:

"Geoff G. writes:

"'The first week of July, along with a fellow on an R1200 GS and a fellow on a V-Strom 650, I rode an '07 F650GS (thumper) up the...
Forum: Alaska 08-10-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,628
Posted By Alcan Rider
To get back to the originally hoped-for purpose...

To get back to the originally hoped-for purpose of this thread, here is a report from a rider who recently completed the trip to Prudhoe Bay. To give a little better perspective of his experience,...
Forum: Alaska 08-10-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,161
Posted By Alcan Rider
In my experience it has been inconsistent. When...

In my experience it has been inconsistent. When it's a DOT crew doing maintenance, and DOT flaggers, the general rule seems to be: Everyone stays in their place in line. But with flaggers hired by...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-05-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 92,591
Posted By Alcan Rider
A couple from Hatcher Pass - ...

A couple from Hatcher Pass -
http://alaskajack.smugmug.com/OtherHighways/Hatcher-Pass/i-SmK3Td5/0/XL/IMG_3711ce-XL.jpg
...
Forum: Americas 08-02-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,445
Posted By Alcan Rider
She's doing great. :thumb Had lunch with her...

She's doing great. :thumb

Had lunch with her in Tok, AK a few days ago, and all was well, keeping on schedule. Right now she is in Iowa, within three or four days of Key West. Quite a capable...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-31-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 92,591
Posted By Alcan Rider
Obviously, the highway has been open for several...

Obviously, the highway has been open for several months now. But on a recent trip to Valdez I did manage to get some photos of the remains of that avalanche. This is the most snow I have ever seen...
Forum: Alaska 07-26-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 15,709
Posted By Alcan Rider
Just finished several delightful days spent...

Just finished several delightful days spent touring with Brian (XXMe) and Ricardo (now PhotoMotoAdventures). Brian described meeting you at the Portage end of the tunnel... and it was apparent that...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-22-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2,673
Views: 355,026
Posted By Alcan Rider
With Mountains, As Usual

Mt Redoubt volcano on the left -
http://alaskajack.smugmug.com/OtherHighways/Sterling-Highway-AK-1/i-BPTMQsq/0/X2/IMG_3284_FusC-X2.jpg

Denali, "The Great One" as viewed from Talkeetna -...
Forum: Alaska 07-21-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,441
Posted By Alcan Rider
Was wondering how your trip went, since it turned...

Was wondering how your trip went, since it turned wet and cool in Homer shortly after you were due to leave there. Glad to see you made it all right. :thumb

We were all three glad we got to meet...
Forum: Alaska 07-14-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,876
Posted By Alcan Rider
Boy, do I feel excluded!

Boy, do I feel excluded!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-07-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 68,163
Posted By Alcan Rider
Yep. :nod Here's a shot I took in August of '08....

Yep. :nod Here's a shot I took in August of '08.
http://alaskajack.smugmug.com/Dalton-Highway-Haul-Road-AK-11/By-Motorcycle/August-2008/i-XpBXRTH/0/XL/DSC00974-XL.jpg
Forum: Alaska 07-07-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,464
Posted By Alcan Rider
There appeared to be quite a few riders going up...

There appeared to be quite a few riders going up the Nabesna Rd over the 4th weekend. No idea if they were headed all the way in to Devil's Mt or stopping at Sportsman's. They must have come back...
Forum: Alaska 07-07-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,981
Posted By Alcan Rider
Not a dualsport, but only 250cc - ...

Not a dualsport, but only 250cc -
http://alaskajack.smugmug.com/Dalton-Highway-Haul-Road-AK-11/By-Motorcycle/June-29-July-1-2014/i-rvrrZhZ/0/L/IMG_3187_CBX250-L.jpg
We saw him first at Coldfoot...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-05-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 189,242
Posted By Alcan Rider
On The Dalton

There's an overlook off of Mile 86.6 that most people pass right by. But the view from there is outstanding when the weather is clear....
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-05-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 68,163
Posted By Alcan Rider
Glad I got to meet you two. Sorry about the...

Glad I got to meet you two. Sorry about the weather - it's been a cool, wet summer so far... kind of a mild winter. Coming back down I was riding in rain from the Yukon River to Delta, then it...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-05-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 68,163
Posted By Alcan Rider
Some More From Earlier This Week

A few more taken on July 1st or 2nd.

http://alaskajack.smugmug.com/Dalton-Highway-Haul-Road-AK-11/By-Motorcycle/June-29-July-1-2014/i-HL5jTkQ/0/XL/IMG_3183_45-100lt-XL.jpg
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-03-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 68,163
Posted By Alcan Rider
Time For Some New Ones

Back up to Deadhorse last Monday, and managed to get some pretty decent photos along the way. Here is a brief sample -...
Forum: Alaska 06-25-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,442
Posted By Alcan Rider
And you guys trust him to work on your airplanes?...

And you guys trust him to work on your airplanes? :eek1




:lol3
Forum: Alaska 06-25-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,469
Posted By Alcan Rider
That "InuvAK" sounds good too. The 2nd one...

That "InuvAK" sounds good too. The 2nd one sounds too much like the name of one of our native villages, and a SS1K to/from any of those within the foreseeable future is pretty doubtful. :lol3
Forum: Alaska 06-25-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,469
Posted By Alcan Rider
Definitely send it in. Even without the starting...

Definitely send it in. Even without the starting witness signature, the SPOT track should go a long way toward proving the ride. As with all such rides, it's up to the rider to prove he/she...
Forum: Alaska 06-25-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,469
Posted By Alcan Rider
VERY Impressive! :clap That one definitely...

VERY Impressive! :clap That one definitely deserves its own label, and its own place in the IBA records.

Presuming you'll be sending the necessary paperwork in, include a letter suggesting a...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-24-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 47,981
Posted By Alcan Rider
Cool2 Nasty Up There!

Lookin' out my kitchen window -
http://alaskajack.smugmug.com/Nature/Sky/Clouds/i-pd8W78S/0/XL/DSCN5040_BMC-XL.jpg
Forum: Trip Planning 06-22-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 49,197
Posted By Alcan Rider
The OP's question reminds me of one of my first...

The OP's question reminds me of one of my first drives down to the South 48 from Alaska. This was back in 1960 and we were still pretty uncivilized up here back then. Haven't changed all that much...
Forum: Americas 06-22-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By Alcan Rider
Worry not! They are probably safer traveling...

Worry not! They are probably safer traveling that route than many they could be taking within the South 48 states.

This time of year - tourist season - there is a fair amount of traffic moving...
Forum: Americas 06-22-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,241
Posted By Alcan Rider
I'm with nachtflug. :thumb Driven and ridden...

I'm with nachtflug. :thumb

Driven and ridden back and forth across that route more than a few times, starting back in 1960, racing grain trains along US30 as they hauled the harvest to the Great...
Forum: Alaska 06-21-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 545
Posted By Alcan Rider
Homer to Deadhorse (or the reverse) in 24 hours...

Homer to Deadhorse (or the reverse) in 24 hours or less: IBA calls that the "Alaska Insanity Gold". If conditions are halfway decent it's not too hard to do in under 21 hours. Believe it or not,...
Forum: Alaska 06-21-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 545
Posted By Alcan Rider
Way to go, Jeff! :thumb You really lucked...

Way to go, Jeff! :thumb

You really lucked out, weatherwise, compared to other parts of the state. It appears you planned well, dodging the worst stretches of highway. All-in-all, a very good...
Forum: Alaska 06-20-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,818
Posted By Alcan Rider
Hey... oil wells nearby mean cheap gas, right? ...

Hey... oil wells nearby mean cheap gas, right? Gotta help a fellow rider keep the costs down. :wink:

Yeah, I thought about that... for a few seconds. In the past I've zoomed right on by all the...
Forum: Alaska 06-20-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,818
Posted By Alcan Rider
Border Crossings, Quick Route

Coming from the East Coast, my recommendation would be to get to Fargo, ND by the shortest route (you can circle south of Chicago, or zip right through it at 0'dark thirty). From Fargo, west on I-94...
Forum: Alaska 06-15-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 23,435
Posted By Alcan Rider
Pissed Weather!!

Weather up this way has, to say the least, not been outstanding. Cool, wet. Snow down low on surrounding mountains. ...
Forum: Americas 06-11-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,082
Posted By Alcan Rider
Wouldn't hesitate if it were me - and it has...

Wouldn't hesitate if it were me - and it has been, more than a few times. October 1st might be a little doubtful, November 1st ill advised, but even that late it's a definite maybe. :wink:
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