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Old 03-15-2009, 02:25 PM   #1
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Spring Ride Down Turnagain Arm w/Sjaak Lucassen & Friends

Yep, this guy on his Yamaha R1: http://www.sjaaklucassen.nl/index.php?lang=en

His traveling mate, Doris, was unable to make it but a few of us local adv'ers got together and escorted him on his first trip down the Seward Hwy south of Anchorage.

Sjaak and Doris just got into town a few days ago after completing their NY-Key West-Prudhoe Bay winter ride. The weather was less than ideal for photos on their ride down from Fairbanks so we were hoping to get some good shots on this ride. And I think we did.

Sjaak, myself, and Beezer, met up at CruisingRam's place and headed over to our local Harley shop to meet up with Subybaja. We timed it pretty good as the shop was having a chili cook-off. The cruiser crowd seemed pretty impressed and interested in Sjaak, his bike, and his travels. Sjaak even ran into a trucker there who remembered him and who was also holed-up in Wiseman for 2 days as they waited out a big Phase 3 storm on their way to Prudhoe a couple weeks ago. The trucker, who's a rider himself, commented on how he thought someone HAD to be mistaken when he heard over the radio that there were a couple bikers in the area up north during the huge storm.



That's one of CriusingRam's Frankenbikes on the left and Beezer's KLR w/side hack on the right.



Makin our way outta town.


Headin out the highway on a beautiful day.




Glorious day out on one of our Designated Scenic Biways, the Seward Hwy.


Sjaak was pretty amused by the sea ice as he was ever craning his neck to take it all in. The tides in Turnagain Arm of Cook Inlet range over 35 feet so we get a lot of pretty amazing ice formations.





Good stuff.


Our destination, Girdwood 40mi south of Anchorage. From L to R yours truly, Subybaja, CruisingRam, Sjaak, and adv n00b excessivemachine who very excitedly just happened upon us.



Coming up, the return trip..... Mark H.

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