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by RidingAK
Wed Dec 19, 2007 10:35 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: hard of soft saddlebags?
Replies: 17
Views: 3502

Keep in mind that if you ride alone, or ride off road and are more likely to take an occasional spill, hard bags can fall on your legs and cause a lot of pain and damage. I was reading a post on another forum just today about a guy who took a low speed spill in mud and ended up with his leg broken i...
by RidingAK
Wed Dec 19, 2007 10:26 pm
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello out there fellow bikers
Replies: 10
Views: 3257

Hi Mo

I'm a BMW dual sport rider, but like you I just love motorcycles and riding. I haven't taken a lot of portrait style pics of bikes, but have a lot of photographs taken on various rides over the years. Many of them are posted as various slideshows on my blog. Check it out if you're interested. Karen
by RidingAK
Thu Dec 13, 2007 6:36 pm
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: Ladies... I give you The Short Bike List!
Replies: 21
Views: 27202

I have a custom seat on my bike that dropped a good two inches from the stock seat. It is also incredibly comfortable. I'm 5'2" and ride a fairly tall bike. I have to slide a little to one side, but not enough that it is an issue for me. When I first started riding I bought a pair of boots that fit ...
by RidingAK
Thu Dec 13, 2007 6:13 pm
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: At what temperature do you say NO WAY?
Replies: 24
Views: 15625

I've gotten caught out a couple times when storms came in unexpectedly, or when we were on a trip and didn't have a lot of choice but to continue. The coldest has been in the high teens. With my Gerbings jacket and heated grips the only things that really got cold were my thumb and little finger. It...
by RidingAK
Thu Dec 13, 2007 6:00 pm
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Alaska
Replies: 4
Views: 2217

Thanks for the welcome. I'm in Los Anchorage, went to college in Fairbanks though. :? I haven't been in Fairbanks for a few years. We are planning on riding the haul road next summer so we'll be going through then, and I've been wanting to do the Anchorage, Denali, Fairbanks, Tok, Anchorage loop by ...
by RidingAK
Thu Dec 13, 2007 1:32 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Long Distance Riders : a poll
Replies: 29
Views: 16324

It's all in how you ride

I rode my BMW F650 GS over 750 miles in one day on the Alcan in some pretty nasty weather (snow, sleet, and heavy wind). I got off and was tired, but ready to ride the next morning without any aches and pains. I think it's because I have a totally custom seat, and good gear that works for me. I doub...
by RidingAK
Thu Dec 13, 2007 1:11 pm
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Alaska
Replies: 4
Views: 2217

Hello from Alaska

Hi everyone, my name is Karen. http://AlaskaDualsport.smugmug.com/photos/153919656-M.jpg Here I am on a break in the Bad Lands, on our Spring 2007 tour I live in Alaska and ride a BMW F650 GS. I love dual sport riding and touring. My favorite trip so far was a 17 state and 3 Canadian Province tour t...