Snow covering the ground, cloth covering the Wing... for now. That means there's a little time for posting some photos of places the Wing has taken me. For those who don't like photos that don't have a motorcycle in the picture - try to find your BACK button
, because some of mine might have just scenery that I saw while riding. For the rest of you, I'll do my best to present Alaska as viewed from the seat of a GL1800.
This fall a fellow rider managed to borrow a Suzuki DR650 and we rode north on the Haul Road together to Wiseman, enjoying fall colors along the way. Stopped at the Arctic Circle, of course -
And a little farther north, at the top of Gobbler's Knob -
Heading south the next morning, the lighting was pretty good for this shot across the valley of the South Fork of the Koyukuk River -
Back at the start of the Haul Road, rather than ride back to Fairbanks, we turned west on the Elliott Hwy and rode to Manley Hot Springs. There were miles of this cobblestone-like rock that the Wing didn't really appreciate -
But the scenery made it all worthwhile -
A few weeks later a lady friend managed to obtain a permit to travel into Denali National Park, so we took the Wing two-up and rode all the way to the very end of the park road. Here's one shot as we were coming back out -
More from that trip later.
More recently, a little ride that was cut short by a heavy snowstorm west of Fairbanks. This was a gas stop at Tok earlier that morning. Temperature had warmed up to around 25° (from a low of 2° earlier), and there were 65 miles of icy pavement before I got on dry asphalt again.
Our summer riding season is too short up this way, so it has to be extended into winter. Makes for some good photo ops -
you don't mind a little cool weather -
Will try to add more photos to this thread as time allows.