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Old 05-05-2010, 09:00 AM   #1
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My Evening Rides

There are a few of us in this world who are fortunate enough to live in an area that others have to travel for miles and/or days to visit. Those who live in the Colorado Rockies, along the California coast, just about anywhere in Southern Utah, the European Alps, etc. Almost anywhere in Alaska qualifies as well. From the small town where I reside it is possible to ride in four general directions, with a mountain pass to cross over in each of them. So it's not surprising that there is abundant scenery within a few hours riding time in the surrounding countryside. With these photos I'll try to present some of what I have enjoyed viewing over the past few years since I first began using a digital camera. Just about all of these have been taken on rides in the late afternoon or evening, on a therapeutic ride after a busy day.

A start today, with more to be added as I go through the archives and get in more riding this summer.

From the Denali Hwy, 5/4/2010 -


Denali Hwy, 7/15/2007 -


Richardson Hwy, 4/18/2010


Richardson Hwy, 3/29/2008 -


Richardson Hwy, 4/18/2010 -


Richardson Hwy 5/13/08 -


Richardson Hwy, 4/18/2010 -


Denali Hwy, 9/28/2003 -


Right here in Glennallen, 11/4/2006 -


Glennallen again, 2/3/2007 -


Richardson Hwy, 3/29/2008 -
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Old 05-05-2010, 09:08 AM   #2
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I live smack dab in the middle of The Great Smokey Mountains and am right there with ya! I love going out for rides after work and enjoying the scenery and roads other folks plan for months/years to get to come see. I am very fortunate as are you and will never take that for granted.
Fantastic pics!
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Old 05-05-2010, 10:16 AM   #3
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Alcan Rider.....yer one lucky bugger. Beautiful pictures there. Any more to share?
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Old 05-05-2010, 01:28 PM   #4
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Beautiful photos..
Cheers for that.
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Old 05-05-2010, 01:43 PM   #5
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We need a 'Like' button here.
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Old 05-05-2010, 05:55 PM   #6
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Fantastic photos!! I hope to get to take some of the same shots before my candle goes out....
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Old 05-05-2010, 06:11 PM   #7
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my .02

Man, your pics sure beat the best I could come up with on the east side of Cleveland, but your lucky and you know it so enjoy the ride and thanks for sharing.
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Old 05-05-2010, 07:20 PM   #8
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I got to go to Alaska on business once. All I can say is WOW! I'm loving your pics. Please keep them coming.

BTW, interesting change from the Goldwing. Seems like most end up going the other way.... but it's all about the
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Old 05-05-2010, 10:32 PM   #9
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Old 05-05-2010, 10:44 PM   #10
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A Few More...

Thanks for the comments. Have to admit though, all I do is push the button - can't take credit for the beautiful views.

Denali Hwy 9/28/2002


Denali Hwy 10/7/2001


Why I ignored the signs and kept riding 10/7/2001 A heavy snowfall up there the next day!

(Newer digital cameras do much better when shooting sunsets)

Alaska Range from the Denali Hwy 9/24/2006


Tok Cut-Off 7/31/2007


Klutina River Road 6/15/2008


Richardson Hwy 7/23/2000


Tok Cut-Off (9 ducklings!)


Richardson Hwy, Thompson Pass 4/16/05


Edgerton Hwy near Chitina 9/2/08
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Old 05-06-2010, 12:11 AM   #11
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For a GEEZER and FROZEN FOSSIL your doing pretty good with that camera. Shame you don't have scenery as pretty as Homer.

Great pic's, don't forget the camera for PB.







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Old 05-06-2010, 02:43 AM   #12
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great pictures!
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Old 05-06-2010, 03:43 AM   #13
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You've got some great vistas there! Thanks for sharing them
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Old 05-07-2010, 12:17 PM   #14
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Another Batch

Old Glenn Hwy just south of Palmer 4/24/10 - On a ride home from Anchorage one evening -


Richardson Hwy April


Richardson Hwy - winter riding -


Glenn Hwy 9/2/02


Glenn Hwy 7/13/03


Richardson Hwy - Winter alpenglow on Mt Sanford


Tok Cut-Off 3/16/10


Richardson Hwy 5/13/08


Tok Cut-Off 6/28/06


Valdez Ferry dock
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Old 05-07-2010, 04:53 PM   #15
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Very cool pics!!! Seeing more would be awesome!
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