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Old 07-26-2012, 06:16 AM   #61
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I don't think I've every been into any snobbery about types of motorcycles. Heck, I own a Ural with a sidecar. People choose for all types of reasons, including just trying to impress someone else. The riders who impress me are those who use whatever motorcycle they have and push themselves where self doubt puts a little scar on their character. Just like exercising causes little scars on our muscles as they grow bigger and stronger, pushing ourselves puts little scars on our character, making it stronger. You're not just showing through the Big Sister program how to build character, but showing everyone here so fortunate enough to read your excellent ride report. Thank you for living by example....
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:48 AM   #62
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Thumb Hot. Damn.


I've done 3 transcontinental crossings on two continents camping wild, and rode a GS in all seasons for 5


Kinda thought I was tough.

I look at your pix, a bloody HAYABUSA on Alasakan GRAVEL, and try to imagine doing it on my KGT.

NAW... I'd be scared!!!!!

And not just for the bike either.

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Old 07-26-2012, 09:11 AM   #63
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Excellent R/R Shnizzle.....I told you you would love the D2D and the far north didn't I?
So, when are you heading back to rekindle the memories? I thought after two trips accoss this wide country I would be done, but after reading your R/R and remembering all the fun times along with the not so fun, rain, extreme cold and more rain.....I too am thinking.....well, maybe one more time. Not on a Busa but my trusty are one crazy gal!

And yes you should have left that huge size 5 footprint in that old bugger's door yesterday.....poor dogs! Green boots too

Again....excellent pics and report....well done!!
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Old 07-26-2012, 09:51 AM   #64
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I'm getting in the long line to give, attagirl, outstanding, and lotsa other superlatives! Delighted that it all worked out so fab.

Keep it up & let's see some more fine pix & stories. Hope to seeya down the road sometime.
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Old 07-26-2012, 11:32 AM   #65
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A most excellent ride & report! You young lady are a skilled rider & should be proud of your worth. I think the aloneness of solo travel does change us.
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Old 07-26-2012, 12:11 PM   #66
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Pink hair! Hayabusa! Alaska!!! What's not to like about this report? Great write up Schnizzle and very impressive doing it on a bike like that. Respect!

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Old 07-26-2012, 02:03 PM   #67
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Old 07-26-2012, 02:50 PM   #68
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Cool ride, like said before, is not the bike, is the biker that makes the difference on where we can ride.
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Old 07-26-2012, 03:56 PM   #69
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Sorry for the noob question, but is the Dawson City event an annual thing?
I'm actually turning my 05 R1 into a sport tourer so I can go see the US, but I have a 07 KLR that I want to take to Alaska in a couple more than 3. Lol
Another question, did you do anything for music? I've been riding without for 21 years, but I am considering some kind of speaker on the bike or helmet.
Thanks again for the info, and I will be starting a thread, for info for my trip, soon.

Oh yeah, maybe I missed it, but did the RV guy give you the Doritos for free?

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Old 07-26-2012, 04:00 PM   #70
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Yes every year on or around the summer solstice, June 21 or so. Every adventure rider needs to go at least once!
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Old 07-26-2012, 04:12 PM   #71
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Great report! Sorry I didn't get to meet you at D2D, I didn't manage to stay up right on a rocky road a couple of weeks earlier and was still sporting a messed up leg by departure date We'll meet up yet!
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Old 07-26-2012, 06:33 PM   #72
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Hey Lorie, so glad to find your report and looks like you had a great time.

I'm glad the jacket showed up and it looks like it fit you well.
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:06 PM   #73
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Originally Posted by theshnizzle View Post
I hope that one young girl somewhere in the Big Sisters program will look at me and know that despite the shit that you get dealt in life sometimes,you either curl up in the fetal position and hide under the bed, or pull yourself up by the bootstraps and get on with your life.


I wonder where that road goes?
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:54 PM   #74
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Great Share Shnizz, great share :)
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:43 PM   #75
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Hahaha, on a Hayabusa . Fantastic!
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