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Old 12-04-2004, 02:27 PM   #46
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Didn't see any of you wimps there....damn cold ride, too. Short ride there and back. Nice place but they ran out of pizza right away, so I went home and warmed up some from last night.
I think the Pegaso needs a block heater. For some reason it doesn't want to start at 0F. And the brakes froze up. Maybe 0F is too cold for wimpy Italian bikes....
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Old 12-04-2004, 03:43 PM   #47
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Cassiar is one sweet road to take, I loved it.

I would try to hit the June 21 Summer Solstice in Dawson City, best party I saw. If your going to carry a spare tire with you then why not ship it ahead. I made reservation for the River View Hotel in Whitehorse and Bridgette the Manager let me send tires ahead and she stored them in her basement. The other thing would be to figure where you plan to change ahead of time and just have the shop order them and they'll be there when you arrive.

Here is my favorite spots on Alaska trip.

Dawson City, Summer Solstice party, Dome rock midnight party
Dempster
Dalton
Cordova, Childs Glacier, Million dollar bridge
Talkeetna, K2 glacier flight around Mickinley, Fairview Pub, Stay at the roadhouse.
Homer Spit, Salty Dawg
Whittier tunnel and ferry to Valdez
Haines Highway
Skagway, Moes Frontier bar and the Red Onion afterhours

I wish I would have hike the Chilcoot trail and flown over to Katmai from Homer.
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Old 12-04-2004, 07:35 PM   #48
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Bluhduh food

I was there but a bit WEAK on the food I guess thay thought 2 pizzas would do it no donuts ether so much for a GRAND opening I did notice that the shop is nice lots of cycle lifts I guess that makes sents it is a Harley shop
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Didn't see any of you wimps there....damn cold ride, too. Short ride there and back. Nice place but they ran out of pizza right away, so I went home and warmed up some from last night.
I think the Pegaso needs a block heater. For some reason it doesn't want to start at 0F. And the brakes froze up. Maybe 0F is too cold for wimpy Italian bikes....
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Old 12-04-2004, 10:42 PM   #49
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curtis you need to post your ride report from your Alaska ride for these guys.
Your report was one of the best and had great pictures of Alaska.

Loved the picture of the GS hauling firewood in Homer!
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Old 12-04-2004, 10:52 PM   #50
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Wink Yes Curtis, let us have it!

A good winter story with pictures would do my chilly arse good.
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Old 12-04-2004, 11:07 PM   #51
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I was there but a bit WEAK on the food I guess thay thought 2 pizzas would do it no donuts ether so much for a GRAND opening I did notice that the shop is nice lots of cycle lifts I guess that makes sents it is a Harley shop
I was looking around for a freindly face or two while I was there, must have missed you. Did bump into a surprising number of people I knew. Those bikes are damn pretty but arfully expensive, eh? I one I like was around $10.5K. That would buy a lot of lumber around the KL5A Kompound....
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Old 12-05-2004, 11:02 AM   #52
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KL5A and FM, you guys were there toooo early. I was there for two pizza deliveries Saw a few Gruvers and Northern Rider folks there. Only things that really interested me there were a tire guage and a airhead in the storage area.
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Old 12-05-2004, 06:48 PM   #53
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Twas the night before Solstice when all through Dawson not a creature was squirming not even a Teacher on Summer break and a Coed on Vacation.



The traveler was hung all cozy in his chair, knowing that coeds they soon would be there.

When out on the walkway there rose such a clatter. I sprang from my chair to see what was the matter. When what to my wonder my eyes do appear, 2 coeds in front of me all suck facing there.




Now dasher, now dancer, now prancer and vixen. On comet on cupid on donder and blitzen. To the top of my lap they all do appear.

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Old 12-06-2004, 12:51 PM   #54
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Thanks Curtis

Curtis your ride report is great. Read it again today. Great pictures.

14,000 miles in 69 days is about right to do it right and see it all. Ive been in Alaska 34 years and havent visited all the places you saw in 3 months.

I hope all the people planning an Alaskan trip get a chance to read your report.

Thanks for sharing ...... again.

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Old 12-06-2004, 07:05 PM   #55
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Twas the night before Solstice when all through Dawson not a creature was squirming not even a Teacher on Summer break and a Coed on Vacation.



The traveler was hung all cozy in his chair, knowing that coeds they soon would be there.

When out on the walkway there rose such a clatter. I sprang from my chair to see what was the matter. When what to my wonder my eyes do appear, 2 coeds in front of me all suck facing there.




Now dasher, now dancer, now prancer and vixen. On comet on cupid on donder and blitzen. To the top of my lap they all do appear.




Gruvers/Pterodactyls..... don't we know some of those Canadian "growlers"
Dawson Girls....ya baby... livin' large in the land of the midnight sun, eh?
157 days 'till D2D '05 ... probably too soon to start packing.
Mark your calendars kids,
fun and frivolity just around the corner.
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Old 12-06-2004, 07:23 PM   #56
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Great story Curtis,
I like the christmas tale application, and all the elves as well.
Thanks very much.
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Twas the night before Solstice when all through Dawson not a creature was squirming not even a Teacher on Summer break and a Coed on Vacation.

The traveler was hung all cozy in his chair, knowing that coeds they soon would be there.

When out on the walkway there rose such a clatter. I sprang from my chair to see what was the matter. When what to my wonder my eyes do appear, 2 coeds in front of me all suck facing there.

Now dasher, now dancer, now prancer and vixen. On comet on cupid on donder and blitzen. To the top of my lap they all do appear.
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Old 12-07-2004, 09:34 PM   #57
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G'day all.

A group of us are planning a ride from Vancouver to Anchorage (and points further north) next June/July.

We'll be in holiday mode, riding up the Cassier and stopping to look at the sights along the way. We wish to book some accomodation in Anchorage a few months in advance, so how long do you reckon the trip from Vancouver to Anchorage should take ? Ten days ? Twelve ? Eight ?

Are there any not-to-be-missed highlights we should detour to see ?

Thanks for any suggestions !
Greetings from "up over"

I also live in Vancouver and offer any help I can when you arrive. On your way out of vancouver, you can increase the fun factor drastically by following part of our "loadedpalooza" route. This will point you in the right direction to head north and should take any longer. Plus you can stop by the northern colony of Australia - Whistler, BC - for lunch

checks the links for the pics & reports from the last 2 yrs
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Old 12-08-2004, 02:06 PM   #58
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Thanks for the suggestions, dr650bc.

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