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Old 06-16-2006, 01:26 AM   #1
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We just seperated from the local Ptero's who are heading for the Haul Road at Delta Junction. We are now sitting in Beaver creek. The ride over Denali Hwy was spectacular. Gusgus and Friar met up with us this morning at the gracious house. All is good. Nice to be on the road again. Be in the states in about 4-5 days. PS: thanks to Barb for getting Fite such a furry mount. We are having a great time with that and he spends a lot of time petting and grooming it... No More Mondays - glad I don't have to do it until August...
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Old 06-16-2006, 01:28 AM   #2
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Leaving early after a stop a Tim Horton's, for the Casiar. Mrs. USxGS has to have her coffee, double-double and a couple of plain donuts. Road to Destruction bay has lots of frost heaves but not bad otherwise. Lots of moose, a fox, coyote, swans (one swan ran a moose out of a lake)... over 200 picts already and some great video. Gas is about $4.80 US a gallon.

Ran into a couple of biker gals heading to AK. F650 and a Honda dual sport. German ladies I believe. Been on the road 3 weeks and have 5 to go. That's all for now........
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Old 06-16-2006, 01:48 AM   #3
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Just arrived on Vancouver,WA

Okay, the Cassiar has only about 40 miles of dirt. What is that all about? Now everyone will start using it! There is some sweet paved stretches around Bell 2.

We ran from Whitehorse to Iskut - saw fox, coyote, and no bear. Great road - about 20 mi. of dirt before Dease Lake and 10 after with misc. stretches of dirt. Ran into a couple of groups of adventure riders. Most had heard about the D2D. Two guys on Harleys were running up to Deadhorse from Key West. Had to get there and back in 30 days. They had raised $110K for MS by getting pledges per mile... pretty cool. Were not worried about paint jobs - cosmetic can be fixed.

We came across a family of 4 brown bears and 7 black bear btw Iskut and Prince George. One blackie was half way up a tree. Yeah, there is video footage. Saw a Black fox and a couple of shaggy reddish ones. We then set up camp in the rain in P.George and hit the showers.

Prior to bed we gave a call to sis and the in-laws. Found out we had a family emergency on hand - Mrs. USxGS's grandma was in the hospital and it was not looking good (aggressive C of lungs - not even a smoker!). So, we have to get Gina down to Southern Ca. ASAP.

So, as Sheryl Crow says, Everyday is a windy road...
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Old 06-16-2006, 02:01 AM   #4
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800 mi day

From P. George to Vancouver, WA. I hate those long runs but sometimes you gotta do it. We got a flight for Gina to CA from Portland the next morning and I will ride the bike down and meet up with everyone.

Frasier Canyon BC was awesome and the weather cooperated for a long ride. 20 miles from out goal (Gina's sister's place in Vancouver) we hit grid lock on I-5 at 11PM. We finally made our goal in 16 hours, including stops at several Tim Horton's on the way. Gotta love the coffee! (and doughnuts).

I will toss Gina on a plane in the morning and head out on the road solo to meet up with my bride in Southern CA. Lonely days aheab but I love getting reaquainted!

Oh, yeah - we met a guy on the Cassiar who said he met 5 Pterodactyl's several years ago at a rally and remembered Griz and his "painted" bike. Them Ptero SOB's sure get around!

Anyway, I am three beer's into it, tired and need some rest. We'll drop some more 'scribe later... Thanks for the push on doing the thread, MotoMamma, and we live your motto. We have been thinking about you and Hacky and we are glad you are finally on the road!
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Old 06-16-2006, 06:33 AM   #5
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Keep postin USBYGS. I must be the only one left in Anchorage besides poor Barb.
Maybe I will see her today when I get a new tire.
Maybe not.
Assume you took some pix & we will see them sometime.
Have a good & safe ride.
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Old 06-17-2006, 09:55 AM   #6
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Thumb Going Solo for a day or so...

I am hitting the road this morning for Southern Ca. to meet up with Gina. Grandma is now at peace along with one of my aunts who had been fighting more aliments than I can mention. Same day.

So not only is this road we travel windy but has some serious ups and downs. As you fellow bikers know, when life throws you a curve lean into it...

So I ride with the thoughts of meeting up with my soul mate and the pleasures of the open road. Gas prices here in Vancouver are $3-$3.20 for reg and super . The front tire (Dunlops) is looking excellent while the rear is flattening out quickly in the middle. Too many straight roads. Someday I want to wear out the sides first. I am thinking of splurging for some driving lights after riding out of town with Katoomer and seeing how visible he was.

I hope all is well for the D2D riders as well as those on the road to the Land of the Midnight Sun. We wish you a speedy recovery, Barb, as we have been thinking of you. Thanks for the words, Tom. Time to roll, I am outta here...
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Old 06-20-2006, 11:34 PM   #7
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Mrs. USxGS's grandma was in the hospital and it was not looking good (aggressive C of lungs - not even a smoker!). So, we have to get Gina down to Southern Ca. ASAP.

So, as Sheryl Crow says, Everyday is a windy road...
I hope Mrs. USx made it in time.

Keep posting away and don't forget to unload that little mac music thing you use to store pics on and toss a couple up here when you get a chance.

I'll hoover down a donut and a snort a' coffee in you two's honor tomorrow morning. Be safe. Have fun.
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Old 06-21-2006, 01:02 AM   #8
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One more day b4 hitting the road again.

Finishing up here in a day and we will be heading for Joshua Tree National Park and then start winding our way up north. So far our milage is as follows:

Home - Gracious House 318
GH - Beaver Creek 409 (nice campground behind Westmark Hotel -cheap w/hot showers)
BC - Whithorse 303
WH - 64 mi. past Dease Lake 497
- Prince George 592 (Camped in rain - found out about Grandma)
PG - Portland 778 Gina on plane next morning
P - Redding, CA 504 (slept on bike @ Walmart)
R - LaVerne, CA 596

total miles to date : 3997

Today, Kit, Gina, SisterDi, and I went to Chapparal motorsport and Berts motorsport. Both carried 4 brands of bikes and had huge accessory departments. The showroom floor was HUGE. Prices were about the same you might find elsewhere but with a 7+ percent sales tax...

We are looking forward to getting back on the road. We are about ready for a new tire. It was new when we left. The dunlop does not get the milage the Anakee's get. We will squeeze another 1000 out of them. We will work on picts, but they may have to wait (I am just lucky to be able to post once and a while. Happy Trails!
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Old 06-21-2006, 05:07 PM   #9
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