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by ClarkA
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Ride Reports
Topic: Connecticut to Alaska via Key West Ride Report Blues
Replies: 162
Views: 20605

Re: Connecticut to Alaska via Key West Ride Report Blues

Thank you Patrick. My ride wasn't an original one but a motivation passed on to me from previous riders. When you and others keep me in their thoughts when making this ride, spiritually I'm back on the road with you. I'm back in the saddle on rare occasions nowadays, but I do have the itch to get ba...
by ClarkA
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Ride Reports
Topic: Connecticut to Alaska via Key West Ride Report Blues
Replies: 162
Views: 20605

Re: Connecticut to Alaska via Key West Ride Report Blues

They were too cool to deal with a mere JHS student!!! I laugh when people confuse NY with SA Peru!!!
by ClarkA
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Ride Reports
Topic: Connecticut to Alaska via Key West Ride Report Blues
Replies: 162
Views: 20605

Re: Connecticut to Alaska via Key West Ride Report Blues

It's been a few years (duh) I don't recall them. What grades were they in at Peru?
by ClarkA
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Ride Reports
Topic: Connecticut to Alaska via Key West Ride Report Blues
Replies: 162
Views: 20605

Re: Connecticut to Alaska via Key West Ride Report Blues

I went to 7th & 8th grade at Peru JHS let in 67.
by ClarkA
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Ride Reports
Topic: Connecticut to Alaska via Key West Ride Report Blues
Replies: 162
Views: 20605

Re: Connecticut to Alaska via Key West Ride Report Blues

Sadly, my father passed away 6 years ago. I would truly love to be able to ask him your question. Did you go to school in town or on the base?
by ClarkA
Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Ride Reports
Topic: Connecticut to Alaska via Key West Ride Report Blues
Replies: 162
Views: 20605

Re: Connecticut to Alaska via Key West Ride Report Blues

Hey! My father was stationed at Plattsburg AFB 1957-67 before I-87 was done. We were there when the last B-47 left.We lived over behind Northside Elementary School we were the first occupant of those Capehart houses on Kansas Avenue.
by ClarkA
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Ride Reports
Topic: Connecticut to Alaska via Key West Ride Report Blues
Replies: 162
Views: 20605

Re: Connecticut to Alaska via Key West Ride Report Blues

P.S. Since I completed this trip , my brother in law lost his battle with Brain Cancer, my son retired from the US Army, my second son married the true reason he could not make the fulltrip, I had a mild heart attack, 2 months later, totalled my Gear-Up ended up hospitalized with significant interna...
by ClarkA
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Ride Reports
Topic: Connecticut to Alaska via Key West Ride Report Blues
Replies: 162
Views: 20605

Re: Connecticut to Alaska via Key West Ride Report Blues

But wait there's more! I again pulled out my maps and debated the route home from South Lyons. I have an "Old Army Buddy" living in Flint, MI area north of my location to stop and see ,so heading into Canada was a reasonable plan . I called Mark & Tanya to alert them I was coming over and said my ad...
by ClarkA
Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Ride Reports
Topic: Connecticut to Alaska via Key West Ride Report Blues
Replies: 162
Views: 20605

Re: Connecticut to Alaska via Key West Ride Report Blues

My road fatigue resulted in my only being awakened by the noise and activity associated with the ferry docking in Muskegon 3 hours later. I reassembled my "electronic warfare suite" on the bike in the ferry terminal parking lot prior to heading eastward to South Lyons, MI. I had 24 or so hours and 1...
by ClarkA
Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Ride Reports
Topic: Connecticut to Alaska via Key West Ride Report Blues
Replies: 162
Views: 20605

Re: Connecticut to Alaska via Key West Ride Report Blues

As I rode through the Wisconsin night, I was rewarded with he consistent sale of ethanol free 93 octane gasoline! Wisconsin Dells at 2 AM is a pretty unimpressive place, well lit but unimpressive.Riding across southern central Wisconsin I kept reflecting on my past eastbound rides through the area a...
by ClarkA
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Ride Reports
Topic: Connecticut to Alaska via Key West Ride Report Blues
Replies: 162
Views: 20605

Re: Connecticut to Alaska via Key West Ride Report Blues

As my in laws live south of Milwaukee WI, I thought of getting reservations on the evening ferry to Muskegon, MI, so I could mooch a free meal and some rest at their place. The "Ferry Gods" chose to continuing to not answer the customer service phone line or respond to my emails, leaving me unsure o...
by ClarkA
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Ride Reports
Topic: Connecticut to Alaska via Key West Ride Report Blues
Replies: 162
Views: 20605

Re: Connecticut to Alaska via Key West Ride Report Blues

Sitting in my Wall , SD motel room emptying my second beer and ruminating about my journey home while trying to get my replacement laptop operating; I came to the conclusion that my bike would need a service and new tires soon, I needed a reservation on the Milwaukee to Muskegon ferry as it was peak...
by ClarkA
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Ride Reports
Topic: Connecticut to Alaska via Key West Ride Report Blues
Replies: 162
Views: 20605

Re: Connecticut to Alaska via Key West Ride Report Blues

No, I had a pretty bad accident and totalled the rig.
by ClarkA
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Ride Reports
Topic: Connecticut to Alaska via Key West Ride Report Blues
Replies: 162
Views: 20605

Re: Connecticut to Alaska via Key West Ride Report Blues

The Ural NE video was after my Alaska ride .No longer riding I had a pretty bad accident and totalled the rig.
by ClarkA
Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Ride Reports
Topic: Connecticut to Alaska via Key West Ride Report Blues
Replies: 162
Views: 20605

Re: Connecticut to Alaska via Key West Ride Report Blues

no I have decided to complete this report before I forget details.