MACLAREN RIVER LODGE ON THE DENALI HIGHWAY


The Denali Highway

Mile 42 on the Denali Highway is the Maclaren River Lodge owned and operated by Alan and Susie with their gracious host Heidi when we visited this lodge on our Alaskan Adventure Summer 2011.  We arrived on a really rainy day, it was cold and we were hungry.  As usual not really planning where and when we would stop we came across the Lodge.  Settled into our rooms, Heidi gave us a space heater, went back to the restaurant, ate, used the WiFi and drank beer.  Most impressively was we were able to get warm and were greeted by very nice folks. Continue reading “MACLAREN RIVER LODGE ON THE DENALI HIGHWAY”

EVERYTHING ALASKA


TRAVEL ALASKA OFFICIAL WEB SITE

OUR 2011 TRIP ROUTE (we made a few mods to the actual route)

YAMAHA Super Ténéré (pronounced like “tay-nay-ray”)


Tested: 2012 Yamaha Super Ténéré

DateSunday, December 4, 2011 at 11:26AM

Photos by Tom Riles and Brian Nelson


by Ken Freund

Yamaha has been selling this new Super Ténéré adventure-touring model in Europe for several years now and is finally bringing it to North America. Ténéré (pronounced like “tay-nay-ray”) is the word for “desert” in the language of the Tuareg tribe that resides in the region of the Sahara where Timbuktu is located. The first bike to carry the Super Ténéré name was the 1989 XTZ750 twin and it won the trans-Saharan Dakar Rally six times — so this new machine has good DNA! Continue reading “YAMAHA Super Ténéré (pronounced like “tay-nay-ray”)”

THE BIKER’S CREED


  • I ride because it is fun.
  • I ride because I enjoy the freedom I feel from being exposed to the elements, and the vulnerability to the danger that is intrinsic to riding.
  • I do not ride because it is fashionable to do so.
  • I ride my machine, not wear it. My machine is not a symbol of status. It exists simply for me, and me alone.
  • My machine is not a toy. It is an extension of my being, and I will treat it accordingly, with the same respect as I have for myself. Continue reading “THE BIKER’S CREED”

AMA – International WOMEN & MOTORCYCLING CONFERENCE JULY 26-29 2012, Carson City, NV


Contact:

Tigra Tsujikawa
American Motorcyclist Association
tigra@ama-cycle.org
(614) 856-1900

When:

Thursday July 26, 2012 at 9:00 AM
to
Sunday July 29, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Add to my calendar

Where:

Carson City, Nev.
Carson City, NV 89701

2012 AMA Women & Motorcycling Conference
July 26-29, Carson City, Nev.

The AMA International Women & Motorcycling Conference is the premier event for women who love to ride. Taking place July 26-29 in Carson City, Nev., the 2012 conference will combine inspirational speakers, great roads, demo rides, product showcases and unmatched camaraderie for the best AMA International Women & Motorcycling Conferences ever.

Early registration for the conference is available now for AMA members. Not an AMA member? There’s no better time to become one of the group. AMA membership is just $39 a year. Not only will you be able to register early for the conference and save as much as $110 off non-member registration, but you’ll be eligible for AMA Roadside Assistance, receive 12 issues of American Motorcyclist magazine, get numerous money-saving member benefits on products and services, be eligible to participate in AMA-sanctioned events and protect motorcycling by supporting the organization that fights for your right to ride. Please join today!

Register for the conference by following the link below. If you have any questions, please call the AMA at (800) 262-5646 or email us at IWMCinfo@womenandmotorcycling.com. Also, please subscribe to our Twitter updates for the latest conference information at http://twitter.com/#!/womenandmoto.

Thanks! And see you in Carson City!

Cruz TOOLS – Because OEM kits Suck


SOURCE:  CRUZ TOOLS HERE

We have learned that the tool kits that come with many bikes just suck.  So, we started out our new and improved tool kit for our Beemers with a Cruz Tools kit and have since added many other might need extras from our own garage.  We feel the Cruz set up provides a good foundation and the quality of their tools are pretty decent. 

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“Prudhoe Bay Motel perfect for the end of the road”


PRUDHOE BAY MOTEL, ADVGRRLS TRIP ADVISER REVIEW

Yeah this hotel is expensive at $110 per person but there are not many choices in Deadhorse. PLUS, you get to eat 24 hrs a day in their really good cafeteria. So, for the money you get WIFI, a very clean room and facility, clean showers & bathrooms, polite locals, wear your booties to help housekeeping and all is good.

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“Oasis in the Middle of Nowhere”


Dalton Highway is North of Fairbanks

ADVGRRLS Review of BOREAL LODGE off the DALTON HIGHWAY on Trip Adviser

Much nicer and cheaper than Coldfoot!  You should remember this place if you are going to ride the Dalton! 😉 We promised the owners of this lodge we would post a review on Trip Adviser and I finally got around to doing just that…the review was just approved.

We rode our motorcycles up the Dalton Highway this summer, 2011 and were told about this Lodge by some fellow ADV riders. Much better than the Coldfoot accommodations and half the price. Only about 13 miles north of Coldfoot and 3 miles off the Dalton and you get a wonderful host family, clean facilities and just a nice place to stay warm for the night en-route to Deadhorse. Don’t expect cook meals but the main Lodge has some canned goods and staple foods for you to buy. Coldfoot is not far away if yo must have someone cook for you.

Continue reading ““Oasis in the Middle of Nowhere””

London to South Africa Motorcycle Expedition : Malawi (F800GS)


OH TO DREAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Welcome to the Salty Dawg Saloon on the Homer Spit in Homer Alaska


We had a beer here of course when on the Spit….great video about the history of this landmark.  Be sure to watch….we just LOVED Alaska!

My Deep Homer Spit thoughts 😉

Homer Spit Bald Eagle

see Homer Spit Camping & more Eagles

2012 XT660Z Tenere ADV BIKE–MINI Super!


Heard about this bike from the BMW F800 RIDERS FORUM

2012 XT660Z Tenere adventure bike

2012 XT660Z Tenere adventure bike

Gallery

2012 XT660Z Tenere Midnight black2012 XT660Z Tenere Midnight black2012 XT660Z Tenere Power Blue

Technical

2012 Yamaha XT660Z Ténéré

Continue reading “2012 XT660Z Tenere ADV BIKE–MINI Super!”

HOW ABOUT SIGNING IN BY COMMENTING?


THOUSANDS ARE STOPPING BY, WHY NOT JUST LEAVE A COMMENT OR TWO WHERE YOU ARE FROM IN THE WORLD?  175 COUNTRIES REPRESENTED ON HERE….WE ARE VERY THANKFUL!

We want to know where everyone is from who is taking a look at the BLOG….if you wouldn’t mind leaving a comment as to where you are in the world and how did you hear about this BLOG we would love it. Thanks! Cheryl & Leslie

Oh and don’t be shy 😉

Update:  We see so many visits from all over the world…would love to hear from the folks in the far east, South America, Australia, everywhere…so many taking a peek but not chiming in…as we said above don’t be shy…share where you are from so we all can see.  Thanks for taking the time to view our BLOG!  Also, feel free to share our link…the more the merrier! 😉

Cheryl being Cheryl
Leslie’s as always self-portrait

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