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Old 02-21-2014, 10:40 PM   #1
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The Ice is Nice

Winter's been tough. Not that much snow and weather that crushed what snowpack we had. Good news for ice and trail conditions. Daylight's returning and the ice spikes mounted again. Last weekend's shakedown run was awesome and this sunday promises more 2-stroke wringing out there. I bet the Denali Higway is even rideable.

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Old 02-21-2014, 10:56 PM   #2
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Lots of new train activity coming to Healy this summer. We may just get to meet finally.
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Old 02-21-2014, 11:15 PM   #3
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Spending too much time in Healy these days. Working 6 day weeks on 'Little Bulgaria'. They'll be here in 2 months. By then, dry roads, relatively warm. We should ride. But why wait? The ice is nice.

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Old 02-23-2014, 05:39 PM   #4
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Temps in the mid teens. Beautiful sunny day. Perfect ice conditions. First went out to the ice supermoto loop with Lex for his exercise run. Then, without dog, headed down river to the Nenana all the way to Clear Creek rapids. As always, a spectacular afternoon of riding.

Swapping over tires in the living room is just plain cool.



My furry pal, Lex.


Panorama!


6600' above sea level up there. Clear Creek.


Clear Creek Rapid.








It was real fun. It will happen again.

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Old 02-23-2014, 08:19 PM   #5
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Old 02-23-2014, 09:54 PM   #6
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Is Lex a rescue dog? That open water would scare me if riding alone.

Dick is right......great photos
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Old 02-23-2014, 11:35 PM   #7
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In fact, Lex is a rescue dog. German Shepherd Rescue of Alaska. He hit the jackpot and lives a great life. He was dangerously close to death row. What makes you ask?......Oh, him rescue me? Maybe if I had a backpack full of jerky.

Open water is no danger. Don't ride into it. 99% of river ice is thick and solid. The sketchy stuff is pretty obvious, and I know the river pretty well. Safer than Minnesota Drive. Glad you like the photos.

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Old 02-24-2014, 10:18 PM   #8
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Hubby was out on his Repsol trials bike this past weekend, here in Yukon. Serious spring fever! He just toodled around the yard though...

http://suethomas.ca/20140223_Repsol.html

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Old 03-14-2014, 08:14 PM   #9
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Last weekend's fun through the lens of the helmet cam. I'm a novice video editor. Enjoy anyway.

http://youtu.be/hBCAUArR57s

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Old 04-04-2014, 07:39 PM   #10
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Yesterday was the last day of 3 weeks of cloudless bluebird days! Capped off an epic streak of rides with an adventure into the tributary creeks of the Nenana Canyon. It was the coolest sh*t ever.

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Old 04-07-2014, 12:06 AM   #11
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Riding the canyon ice!

Thursday afternoon I hit Nenana Canyon tributary creeks. Bison, Antler, Fox, Iceworm and Kingfisher. Hope you like!



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Old 04-07-2014, 01:12 AM   #12
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Thursday afternoon I hit Nenana Canyon tributary creeks. Bison, Antler, Fox, Iceworm and Kingfisher. Hope you like!
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Old 04-07-2014, 10:23 AM   #13
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Cool videos. That's an awesome playground you have.
Thanks for posting
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Old 04-07-2014, 11:05 AM   #14
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Impressive riding there Piston.
Will think about this vid next time I'm headed to anchortown and cross those bridges.
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Old 04-13-2014, 11:50 PM   #15
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Thumb Sweet video!

I wondered who would be creeking Bison Gulch in April. Once I linked to YouTube and saw your username, I understood! Had to be another Alaskan kayaker! Looks like a sweet day in the canyon! Love the ice studs! Thanks for sharing the footage.
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