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Old 02-11-2013, 01:12 PM   #76
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I've been having a great time getting out and about Fairbanks. Not to far or fast for me yet just a lot of running around on local roads. The ice on the roads isn't as bad as it was but I'm still working on hang of hack driving and getting things set set up such as lights. Lots of fun, I should've done this years ago!

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Old 02-11-2013, 02:12 PM   #77
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I hear you Richard.
It does make you wonder what took you so long to get into the side car.
I've been out the last couple days, but it hit 37* and got real messy, the roads in the neighborhood got real slippery. But it was still fun, 4" of snow last night and the temp is dropping.

I love being able to ride year round
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:18 PM   #78
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WAS WAS going to go ride , until all this snow came thru.. oh well. it'll melt eventually.. 6 weeks i give ...
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:28 PM   #79
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In six weeks it's really to be great for everyone
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:10 PM   #80
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this is one of the nice thing about winter, you get the riding taste outta your mouth and get all pump up for the coming season, also a great time to work on the bike ..
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:02 AM   #81
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it'll melt eventually.. 6 weeks i give ...

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In six weeks it's really to be great for everyone
Six weeks?! I’m lucky if the ice is off my driveway & road by May 1st. Even then there are some bikes that I don’t want to ride unless I want it, & me, to be covered in mud.
Flatlanders!

10 weeks from Feb 11, 4-25-08 7:45 am, Seward Hwy @ Huffman.



Same day, same place, 7:01 pm.



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Old 02-12-2013, 12:06 AM   #82
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As long as there's pavement for traction? I'll be riding. Sand,rain,gravel; excuse excuse. I understand some ppl like to ride on hot nice clean days, not here in ak for me
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:10 AM   #83
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Did you miss the part about ice?
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Old 02-12-2013, 03:06 PM   #84
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Ya Tom there not to smart then they will get to watch from there hospital window as the spring turns into what little summer we have seen it happen every year whos it going to be this year who can't wait.
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:00 AM   #85
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Friar, it was their overly optimistic “snow gone in 6 weeks” stuff that got me. It’s not impossible but not very likely. I don’t remember that happening since that one year in the early 1970s when I was riding single track trails thru the woods here in mid-March.
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Old 02-24-2013, 01:27 PM   #86
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Heading to Deadhorse 02-24-2013 09:00

A close friend of mine came to visit me a week ago from Whitehorse YT




His riding time between Whitehorse and Wasilla was a little over two days




Last March he did the first solo ride to Tuktoyaktuk via the ice road.

His plans are to do this winter ride to Deadhorse and then go back to Whitehorse and do Tuk again because they are supposed to stop doing the Ice roads and I guess build a road instead.

Anyway he spent a week here changed his oil he is using
Mobil1 0W40 to assist in starting the bike in the cold.

He camps outside and is not using any electric clothing because it might breakdown.




He's adding 2 Grip Studs to the center knob of his TKC's (Google to find out about them) He's tried almost everything And he is using the Part#1200 for the front and back a little over 200 in front and back.












Anyway he is on his way and I expect him back in a week
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Old 02-24-2013, 01:53 PM   #87
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Love it!!

I may be riding next week .. Well see how this weather goes
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Old 02-24-2013, 02:12 PM   #88
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try those studs they screw in and out

They wont hurt your TKC and you wont have a clearance problem


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Old 02-24-2013, 02:20 PM   #89
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Mmm not now. I don't want to destroy them. I know it may not hurt . But ...trying to keep them fresh for this summer when I do need them. And I'm not soooo much in a hurry to ride. Hoping the highways clear and dries a bit. So I can do some back and forth riding
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Old 02-24-2013, 02:53 PM   #90
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I went ahead and bought a spare front wheel and tire like the cagers do, and stud the TKC.
Bostjan rode from Whitehorse and never threw a stud and they looked brand new.
He showed by removing a few to show me that there was just a pin prick in the rubber.

I'll let you know how it goes for me
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