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post #171 of 207 (permalink) Old 05-08-2016, 09:19 PM Thread Starter
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Met two gentlemen today driving 2008(?) GWs. They flew down to Seattle and bought them. No experience with large bikes. Got a short lesson. Now they're driving them back home to Fairbanks. They've both dropped the bikes only once. I've got their contact info and will try to have them join.
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post #172 of 207 (permalink) Old 05-09-2016, 03:51 AM
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Really enjoying your trip and blog. Brings back so many memories of my trips up the ALCAN highway over 30 years ago. I used a truck which just make me appreciate your trip even more. Be safe and keep posting.
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Really enjoying your trip and blog. Brings back so many memories of my trips up the ALCAN highway over 30 years ago. I used a truck which just make me appreciate your trip even more. Be safe and keep posting.
I'm glad people are enjoying the posts. It gives me something to do during the long days.
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I'm glad people are enjoying the posts. It gives me something to do during the long days.
But how do you post those great pics and insight while riding

Seriously, I have enjoyed reading your post here and watching on your blog. I'm far from retirement and can only vicariously live through people who are doing what I dream of. For now my 9 day trip to the Smokies will have to do

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But how do you post those great pics and insight while riding

Seriously, I have enjoyed reading your post here and watching on your blog. I'm far from retirement and can only vicariously live through people who are doing what I dream of. For now my 9 day trip to the Smokies will have to do
The Smokies don't play second fiddle to anywhere! Great riding, great views. You're going to love it. I think there's a town there that brags that the sun comes out for a little while each day. Free newspaper if it doesn't.
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Congratulations on making it through Destruction Bay. I don't recall what is mixed with the water sprayed on the roads in that area, but it will dry like concrete on your bike. The service station there in Tok has a coin operated pressure-washer, that I suggest be used to clean the underside of the bike as quickly as possible. Be safe and enjoy! Really enjoying reliving our own adventure through your ride.
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Congratulations on making it through Destruction Bay. I don't recall what is mixed with the water sprayed on the roads in that area, but it will dry like concrete on your bike. The service station there in Tok has a coin operated pressure-washer, that I suggest be used to clean the underside of the bike as quickly as possible. Be safe and enjoy! Really enjoying reliving our own adventure through your ride.
Okay, now I'm worried. I will look for this pressure washer.

To be a little (lot) weird: My bike has two names. She's MALeficent, the fairy antagonist of Sleeping Beauty. She's black and red with fiery eyes. Terrible beauty. He's also MALcolm Reynolds, the Captain of Serenity (foxSyFy), a tough-minded Space Cowboy. Screw the bumps, I'm kicking ass! Mal and Mal. Bottom line; to be both, she/he needs to be clean.

TMI, for sure.
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Doug, maybe you need to come down out of the mountains for while.
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Doug, maybe you need to come down out of the mountains for while.
Words of caution. Well received.

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Words of caution. Well received.
Naw, carry on!

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