Sunday, May 20, 2012

A Short Ride

It was another beautiful day with just a few clouds. This is from my favorite view point overlooking the Tanana Valley. I wasn't on any trip but just sort of running around enjoying the afternoon. Yesterday afternoon, I stopped at a friends home to work a bit on our presentation of the Ethiopia trip. Their driveway was steep and rocky and while trying to back the bike up, it decided to take a short nap. No pictures but that hasn't happened for quite a while.

On Friday after my trip back from Anchorage, my son wanted to try out a new Japanese restaurant in town. The food was pretty good though the service was very slow. Of course, I don't remember the name.

Monday Afternoon - I had posted this from my iPhone using BlogPress and the way it formats pictures is poor unless you just accept the defaults as far as thumbnail size and text wrap. If you try and do anything else, a lot of extra html is added to the post that needs to be cleaned up afterwards using a computer. The mobile browsers just don't seem to handle all of the javascript on the Blogger site.

This morning was another beautiful day and I needed to talk to a vendor about printers in Barrow. That sounded like a good enough reason for a ride. It does tend to get warm if you need to wait for a light to change. The auxiliary power outlet on my bike doesn't seem to be working. Maybe I blew a fuse last week as the heated handgrips don't seem to be working either. I'm glad these things are showing up now.

12 comments:

SonjaM said...

Lovely pic from the viewpoint. I like the crisp shadow of your steed.

Thanks to Bob's wife I have become a big fan of (good) sushi. Nice to see that you can get such in your vicinity.

redlegsrides said...

Richard, sorry to hear about your motorcycle taking a short nap....no damage I hope?

dom


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Colorado Motorcycle Travel Examiner

RichardM said...

The sushi was actually pretty good. Far better than any other offerings in town. And about as good as Osaka's in Barrow. Good sushi has been hard to find in Alaska.

I like the viewpoint and it is only about 15 miles from town. On a clear day you can see hundreds of miles to the east.

RichardM said...

Nope, no damage as it went down very slowly. I was on the downhill side and misjudged the grade.

Trobairitz said...

Great pics.

Bummer about the nap. The one time Max napped it was on a rocky grade and I put my foot down on the low side, doh!

RichardM said...

It's not the first time it's ever happened. Fortunately, the bike has these cylinders to break the fall...

Unknown said...

Richard:

I nearly had a Nap moment on the weekend, backing up with wet roads and my left foot hit a slippery manhole cover.

it's good to get rid of all those electrical gremlins before your trip. Are you looking for a home printer ? for photos ? was just wondering . . . it took me a while to figure how to use ICC profiles with my Canon Pro9000 mk2

bob
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RichardM said...

No, I was looking for a color laser printer that their company was willing to support in Barrow, i.e. carry supplies, have local staff available for maintenance,etc. For home, we have an HP multi-function unit that supports AirPrint functionality was a requirement in our house. It makes it so easy to print photos or text directly from a phone.

Dar said...

I hate bike narcolepsy - you never know when it is going to happen! Nice pictures!

I love sushi and we eat it pretty regularly.

BeemerGirl said...

Wonderful lookout. I can see why you like it. Naps for people good. Naps for bikes bad. ;)

RichardM said...

"Bike narcolepsy", never thought of it that way before. Good sushi is hard to find up here as all of the fish needs to be flown in from other areas. This was pretty good but their prices seemed a bit steep when compared to the PNW.

RichardM said...

I think I've had quite a few pictures from that turn out before. Great views of the Alaska Range and the whole Tanana River Valley. And on a clear day you can see mountain peaks well over 100 miles away.