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Old 09-23-2012, 04:38 PM   #1
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Going outside again.

Today was last day of work. So I'm leaving tuesday for AZ. First to Tok, then south to Haines to catch the ferry to Bellingham on the 1st of Oct. I'm wimping out on riding thru Canada this late in the season. This bike ain't got heated grips... Thanks for another good summer. (a bit damp tho).
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Old 09-23-2012, 04:45 PM   #2
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Do you spend the winters in AZ and summers in Alaska? We live in Mesa and I would love to travel to Alaska. My dream ride is camping off a dual sport while traveling through AK.
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Old 09-23-2012, 05:20 PM   #3
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AZ here I come

I plan to spend part of the coming winter in Tucson. I keep a 1150 GS in Saddlebrooke for winter riding. Should hit town in Febuary. Look for me.
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Old 09-23-2012, 06:14 PM   #4
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Today was last day of work. So I'm leaving tuesday for AZ. First to Tok, then south to Haines to catch the ferry to Bellingham on the 1st of Oct. I'm wimping out on riding thru Canada this late in the season. This bike ain't got heated grips... Thanks for another good summer. (a bit damp tho).
Neil
Neil, have a great trip and keep in touch.
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Old 09-23-2012, 08:13 PM   #5
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We head to AZ in mid November. Don't think we can handle the heat down there now.......high 90's/low 100's.
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:10 PM   #6
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Stopped in Glenallen for fuel, and who should I run into?
Yep.
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:04 PM   #7
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Stopped in Glenallen for fuel, and who should I run into?
Yep.
MAGGIE?
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:26 AM   #8
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snows right behind you,, hurry
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Old 09-26-2012, 12:38 PM   #9
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Stopped in Glenallen for fuel, and who should I run into?
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Car tire on back? Knobby thing on front? Probably airplane landing lights on it somewhere? That would be my guess.
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Old 09-26-2012, 02:05 PM   #10
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It might be hard to make out in this photo, but he does have a grin on his face.


A much better time of year to head for Arizona than when I did it a month ago.
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Old 10-01-2012, 02:42 PM   #11
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Been in Haines for a couple days. Getting on the ferry tonite. Had to tuck behind a snowplow on the Cilikat pass. I hope that's the end of snow riding for the rest of this ride.
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Old 10-06-2012, 06:07 PM   #12
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Got safely into the lower 48. Spent today riding twistie roads in Idaho. Life is good, and 68F without rain.....
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Old 10-07-2012, 05:09 PM   #13
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I thought you Alaskans spent ALL YEAR in the Great Land. You mean some of you come to America to ride to escape winter. Oh well. welcome to America, enjoy your time in this place we call home. Because we sure enjoy your Country in summer...
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Old 10-07-2012, 08:23 PM   #14
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I thought you Alaskans spent ALL YEAR in the Great Land. You mean some of you come to America to ride to escape winter. Oh well. welcome to America, enjoy your time in this place we call home. Because we sure enjoy your Country in summer...
Spent over 25 years hanging around here in the winter.......spent the last several winters at our place in AZ.
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Old 10-08-2012, 05:24 PM   #15
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I would do the same. AZ is great to ride in winter, summer not so much. Whereas, Alaska is great to ride in summer but not so much in winter. Enjoy.
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