Surprise, surprise. Alaska was so close & I didn't know it. What a great small town, that, I feel, doesn't have long for this world. I hope I'm wrong.
Downtown Hyder, Alaska.
That's right, ZERO. ?? Not sure what that means.
This shot is for the ladies... : >)
I'm glad there was a vacancy.
This bike belongs to a gent named Tim. He drove from Florida. We will cross paths many times.
This guy was up & out early. About 5;30am.
@ the time, I didn't know what he was photographing. The mile zero sign.
I drove in circles a few other times in my life.
Hyder, Alaska might have a room I was told.
Off to Hyder. Never heard of it.
Great ride in. You are only seeing a small fraction of this ride. Sorry : >)
This is a port town. The ocean @ low tide.
I would have been sad to miss the views in Stewart & Hyder.
What a good guide Thomas can be.
Sun is setting. Usually means take a break.
I turned the corner & found this.
From across the street.
A glacier that probably has a name.
This view is unfolding
I have been to Switzerland & have seen this type of beauty. Still awestruck.
This is how a lot of the rest of this ride will be.
A prelude to something good maybe?
Looks like a ski lift building.
The bike wants to keep going.
Alaska? Nice surprise.
I keep expecting some form of wildlife to jump out.
Nice road so far.
Another photo op.
I will stop in over 100 gas stations.
Looks good ahead.
It's cloudy & a little cool. No rain in sight.
A little church with a teepee set up. I don't know the story. I'm sure there is one.
This river was overflowing and had crazy rapids.
OK, a little civilization.
Each little piece of human evidence has it's broken down areas.
PINE BEETLES are tearing up a lot of woodland in North America.
Looks cold up ahead.
It seems like some of these mountains manufacture clouds.
Trucks & trains are a big part of the north west.
Can't forget the RV's.
I spend a lot of my riding time trying to get away from them.
One of the routes I spend a good amount of time on.
Very elaborate border markings.
Bc's northern capital. Is it the capital?
They include the V-rod in some of their evolution.
The V-rod on display @ Prince George Harley.
I went here to check on an ignition. A week to have one delivered.
More border markings.
The road work seems sporadic & extensive. Chunks of road work all over.
Taped up so nothing else falls out. Luckily it's in the on position.
My wire set-up was clumsy.
Paul had an old Honda 90 in his yard he said could be used for parts. A few snips & some tape & we have a simpler connection.
Paul's House from the back yard.
My bike tucked away.
Nanook guarding the fort.
What a great dog. Smart, friendly, good looking & loud.
Paul's truck. The first time I saw it, he was pulling in to the gas station where I discovered the lost key & ruined ignition. I noticed the truck because Nanook was hanging out the window barking up a storm. When I came out from paying for gas, Paul was looking @ my bike. We got to talking & I had a place to sleep for the night.
I have a HONDA-DAVIDSON now for sure. Honda components to connect/disconnect.
SACK-RA-MONT, WHATEVER THAT MEANS.
The key had a circular alarm/fob that had been annoying me for weeks because it was blowing all over the place. I thought about fixes. That's all I did. Thinking doesn't make it so. I could have headed this off weeks ago, but, no. It was the movement that annoyed me. The wind eventually ripped the guts out of the ignition. I didn't think that would happen. Think again...
It all happened for a reason? Fate. Destiny. I usually don't get into that type of thinking, but, those ideas were developed for a reason. Maybe?
By-pass the battery. That's all I got.