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Old 09-16-2012, 02:13 PM   #61
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Oh, sure. Served up by Legion's maids.

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Old 09-16-2012, 02:21 PM   #62
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I can see why ya stayed home. It's chilly up here!
I sure hope you obeyed the sign and DID NOT start a fire up there. The puddle looks like it has whitecaps on it. Finger Lake sure does. You the man!
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Old 09-16-2012, 05:16 PM   #63
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I'd be "Da Man" in the way you meant had their been a moto-sickle in the picture. I went up all warm and cozy in a four-wheeled implement. Flippin miserable had we been on bikes. Another day....but soon.
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Old 09-16-2012, 08:49 PM   #64
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At about 1830 tonight Finger Lake was flat calm and blue sky, so I hopped on the KLR and headed out. WRONG. I cannot explain the pocket of calm, but it did not last long. Pretty interesting ride to the Post Office. Another day for sure.
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Old 09-16-2012, 09:17 PM   #65
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At about 1830 tonight Finger Lake was flat calm and blue sky, so I hopped on the KLR and headed out. WRONG. I cannot explain the pocket of calm, but it did not last long. Pretty interesting ride to the Post Office. Another day for sure.
Hhahaha....At 1830 the wife said "Ohhh, it's sunny and calm outside..." I almost fell for it. Oh man, got breezy again real quick.
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Old 09-17-2012, 02:41 AM   #66
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Stormy

It was a dark & stormy night .... Well, it was.
Nevertheless the lure of free booze & many tasty snacks served up by a legion of sexy scantily clad maids was not to be denied.
Off to Legion’s ...
Little XT225 to the rescue. Be easier to pick up when the wind blows me down. Or I get drunk on my ass & throw it down.



WTF? Must definitely be something going on when there is a warning sign at the bottom of the hill that the parking is at a premium even all the way to the top. How does Legion pull this shit off?



Better try this lower road first to see if Legion still even has power before hitting the higher wind area. Hell, might be a house blown into the middle of the road up there.
Holy shit!
The place is lit up like a whorehouse on a Saturday night! More kilowatt hours bein’ burned there than I can do in a week.



To the top of Legion’s driveway I rode. Damn near got blown over by a couple of big gusts. The wind blew & shit flew. A lot of shit flyin’ around here for sure!
Down Legion’s killer ski hill driveway I went & parked the mighty 225. The lights of Anchortown sparkled below.



I could see in the window of Legion’s mansion ... Oh, man, what a party!



There were Legion’s bevy of hot maids! Pam was no where in sight. Expensive booze of all kinds flowed like a bore tide in Turnagain Arm. Tasty snacks by the truck load! You name it, crab, lobster, smoked salmon, Beezer’s wife’s potato salad, (the best!), caviar, cheetos! The band was rockin’ out & almost drowned out the roar of the wind! Hot & cold running women! Dancing, singing, & debauchery reined! It was wonderful orgy of excess! Let me in!

I went to the door & rang the bell. No answer. Pounded on the door, rang the bell some more. At last someone appeared at the door.



But they wouldn’t let me in. I begged. I pleaded. I offered a large bribe. One half of my life savings, a buck two twenty three. No dice. “Hit the road, bitch, we don’t want your kind around here”

I slunk back down the hill to home in the rain, wind & dark on the mighty 225.
When I arrived I was thankful & somewhat surprised to see that I sill had lights, a warm shack & some cheap, cold beer.
And I still do.

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Old 09-17-2012, 07:05 AM   #67
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Surprisingly calm right now. But I’m afraid we will be in for more of this later tonight & tomorrow morning.





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Hahaha - that photo is HILARIOUS! Working in the electric utility industry, I can appreciate how strong winds can cause lines to blow all over. Some of the distribution lines in our small villages get flopping around pretty crazily during strong wind storms and blizzards.


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The winds were blowing pretty hard in this area at that time and it rained pretty hard off and on throughout the day. I stayed home and did a bunch of baking. It looks like I am going to have an opportunity to be a "sailor" later this week so I baked goodies to bring on the boat with me. I'll also bring the crew some fresh fruit. I'm hoping that will save me from having to "swab the deck," or whatever other chores newbies might have to do.
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:48 AM   #68
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about noon thirty the winds picked up at my house behind Freddies in Eagle River. As we watched, 3 big birch trees behind our house snapped and fell, all three at the same time! What a gust. My guess it was over 100mph (we are in a wind tunnel here). We then video'd a big 'ol birch behind the neighbors fall, just miss our table by the creek. The woods were snapping and popping for about 15 minutes! Overall, we lost about a half dozen right behind the house in those gusts.

We drove around later and did not see hardly any other fresh damage or trees down around here...
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Old 09-17-2012, 12:11 PM   #69
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Dog! Knock louder!

I can't hear crap anyway and when the wind kicks up a little the dogs can't either.

...and HDL; that effect is called galloping and there are some pretty amazing vids of it on the net. Tears lines apart pretty easily. You'll sometimes see a non-conductive brace connecting two hot lines together mid-span so the wind energy dissipates a little and can't whip as bad as they otherwise might.
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Old 09-17-2012, 01:13 PM   #70
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Tom, not only do you do a great job enhancing photos but also spin a GREAT yarn!

Made me feel like I was right there with you sharing/observing all the fun.

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Old 09-17-2012, 01:36 PM   #71
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I too ended up going up Hatcher Pass yesterday with my gal friend Steph. I took the Jeep, because I'm a pussy. But, I got some great pics from the Crooked Creek trail area...

Goofin' off with the Jeep


Good photo ops




The trail was a little wet....






Had to do a little fjording...


Steph drove for a while and was digging the Jeep


Giving the jeep some love


Then on the Willow side, it cleared up nicely!




Sorry for the non-motorcycle hijack!!!
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Old 09-17-2012, 02:01 PM   #72
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Great photos, Ben.

Looks like a lot of fun.

Thanks for sharing, Mark H.
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Old 09-17-2012, 02:47 PM   #73
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I got called into work yesterday.
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Old 09-17-2012, 03:40 PM   #74
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I got called into work yesterday.
It wasn't me!! I have a good alibi!!
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Old 09-18-2012, 09:50 AM   #75
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Ben, I was with you!
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