I came back to Fairbanks a week ago on Saturday and I've been able to ride just about everywhere since I've been back. Actually went through four tanks of gas. Today, there was a group ride to the Monderosa Bar & Grill just outside of Nenana. Really good burgers. There were five of us on a wide variety of bikes. R1, R1200GS, KLR, a cruiser (I don't remember what it was) and the Ural. Of course, I was sweep. The KLR rider was thrilled that he wasn't the slowest one. Actually, the Ural ran really nice with cruising speeds between 60 and 65 for just about the entire trip. This was my type of group ride. We all knew where the destination was and there was no expectation that the group stays together. This is the first sunny day we've had since I've been back. Lots of rain.
I will be heading north in a little over a week and again around the end of the month.