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Looking For Death

I flew into Seattle for the weekend. Tickets were so cheap that I couldn’t pass up the opportunity. My good friend Marla rode the train up from Portland and met me at the airport. From there we headed north to the border. During my travels by motorcycle in Canada the last few years, I’ve … [Read more...]

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Monk’s Mistress clothed in bubble wrap

Michael and I drove out of Grantsville, Utah heading south on 36, crossing over the range through Eureka. The cutoff from Grantsville to 36 was riddled with potholes large enough to take a bike down or do tire damage. Michael (riding in front) would wave a leg off the bike to point it out for me … [Read more...]

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Construction 129

We met Craig, a co-worker, at this nice little place that served homemade chicken sausage and potato-carrot pancakes for breakfast (Home Plate). Craig has worked out on Alcatraz for 20 years. He spent an hour telling us about the ins and outs of riding a boat to work every day and what it’s like to … [Read more...]

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The BMW has gone Utahn… or Utahan?

I lived in Utah for 27 years; you would think I would know the answer to this question. I guess it could easily be Utahian, or maybe an ite? How about Utahtite? Playing catch-up on the blog today, I thought I would wind my year up and finish lose ends. When last I wrote, Michael and I were … [Read more...]

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I wish I filmed that…

Wow! I’m sitting to blog about the last couple of days and I can’t remember where I was. It seemed like I crossed into three different states (Arizona, Nevada, and Utah), and stayed in a couple of motels. We left Phoenix late and only made it to Wickenburg on account of the smell of food in … [Read more...]

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Barbie dodges dragonflies on the way to Whitehorse

What a long day! What a long SUNNY day. I got a bit of sun today. We got up early and snuck out of town. We weren't the only ones. There were several motorcycle riders that felt the town was too crowded and they needed to hit the road. We had a long day of about 350 miles ahead of us. The road is … [Read more...]

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Making Mud – Showering off the Dust 2 Dawson (D2D)

Whew! Let me start out by saying I had way too much Black Death tonight. So, you have to give me more leeway than usual for typos and such (giggling). What a day! I am so tired I can't see straight. We pulled out of Chistochina this AM to a gorgeous day and a gorgeous ride. I stopped to take a … [Read more...]

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North to the Klondike

I have been negligent in my blogging duties. I have done some really cool trips recently that I have failed to share. I went mushing in Fairbanks and wore my Go Pro for the first time, and managed to film my crash - nice. I went to Minnesota and Seattle and saw the land of 10,000 rubber duckies. And … [Read more...]

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Chatting with artists, dinner with mermaids, and a growler of China Poot Porter

Headed out of the city this weekend and went south to the coastal town of Homer, Alaska. I have always liked Homer more than any other “get-a-away” spot from Anchorage. As they like to say on their bumper stickers, “A quaint little drinking town with a fishing problem." We headed out of Anchorage … [Read more...]

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The bartender said, “The beer truck showing up on time is more dependable than the sun showing up.”

With that in mind, we have decided to press north to see what we can see. Before I went to bed last night, the sun shined on the boggy roads for at least two hours. If it holds through the night, it may not be so dangerous. We have heard that the road from here to above the Arctic Circle holds up … [Read more...]