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Contents

VOLUME 40 NO. 1

Meet Heathen, page 36

Alaskan birthday ride page 50

Our GWRRA experience in Iceland

Anti-lock brakes page 20

Alaskan adventure page 44

Meet Heathen page 36

Alaska: the last frontier page 54

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CELEBRATING 40 YEARS OF MOTORCYCLE ADVENTURES

WING WORLD

Contents View the January issue of Wing World online: USERNAME: ROAD PASSWORD: TRIPS

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Alaskan birthday ride

FEATURES 18 Golden dealer 30 32

th nniversary ogo winner a t ring two-

riding memories

56 Our Newfoundland trip

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58 Newfoundland/Labrador 60 Ontario, Canada

Readers’ rides

62 Grapevine bound

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COLUMNS 8 President’s letter 10 Director’s letter 12 Editor’s letter 23

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24 Workbench

EVERY ISSUE

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Our Newfoundland trip

14 Products 16 News 70 Marketplace 74 Calendar 76

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fficer listings

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ON THE COVER: Edward and Betty Thornton’s matching Blue 2012 Gold Wings alongside Photographer and Wing World Cover Contest Winner Terry Goepferich’s Maroon Wing at the famous Sign Post Forest in Watson Lake, Yukon, Canada. The trio is from Des Moines, Iowa.

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president's letter MILESTONE YEAR FOR GWRRA How to be a part of a year full of festivities

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t’s amazing – 40 years in business! Now that is quite a feat for any business today but for an association, it’s even bigger! Not only does the o e ffice celebrate this ilestone but all of our Members join into that celebration because of what this Association means to them. Back in 1977, a couple, Paul and Shirley, were looking for motorcyclists to ride with, to tour with actually. Their motorcycle of choice, the Honda Gold Wing, the ultimate touring machine! Paul started soliciting for like-minded motorcycle riders who shared their love of the road and rode Gold Wings. They got together at a Denny’s in Phoenix, and June 4, 1977, the Association was born. Thank you Paul and Shirley for your ision to find old Win ers who shared ridin experiences, knowledge of their machine and safety tips – what a great foundation for our Association. My, how we have grown in the past 40 years. We have become the go-to Association for safety and our Chapter, District and Regions have organized FUN! With that in mind, let’s celebrate! We’re calling all Chapters that are having milestone birthday/anniversary years, please send pictures and a brief write up to president@ gwrra.org, so you can share in the celebration. Also, if you are planning to celebrate our 40th Anniversary in your “neck of the woods,” please take pictures of your “celebration to GWRRA” and send them in with a brief write-up to president@gwrra.org. We’re planning fun celebrations this year as well. One such celebration will be when 40 to Phoenix riders arrive in March. They will take part in some 40th Anniversary festivities. At Wing Ding 39, we will have a 40th Anniversary dinner, GWRRA Throwback to the Desert Disco Ball! Yes, a disco complete with the glass ball! We’ll be looking for the best John Travolta from “Saturday Night Fever”! We may have guests at the ball from 1977 movies, such as Smokey from “Smokey and the Bandit” or maybe Luke

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Skywalker, Han Solo and Leia from “Star Wars,” or Richard Dreyfuss in his role as Roy Neary from “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” or comedy great Mel Brooks from “High Anxiety.” Come and listen to the tunes from some of our favorites. You remember the tunes from the Bee Gees, Eagles, Electric Light Orchestra, Andy Gibb, ABBA, and The Jackson 5, to name a few! So, dust off your best dress or leisure suit from 1977 and plan to come and have a ball! It will be a special night designed for our dinner guests only, so sign up for the dinner soon to get your spot and the special 40th Anniversary commemorative item available only to those dinner attendees. What a year 2017 is going to be! We are excited and look forward to sharing memories and fun and making new memories with all of you as we start the next 40 years. So don’t be shy, reach out to another Gold Winger or future Gold Winger and share this special organization with them. We are offering an anniversary special to existing Members starting Jan. 1, 2017. For each new Member recruited, we’ll pay back to you $4 per household membership! Let’s spread the wealth around and the fun and make 2017 a year for the record books! ANITA ALKIRE President of GWRRA president@gwrra.org

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director's letter

[REZ-UH-LOO-SHUN] as in “New Year’s …”

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t isn’t that hard to pronounce or even to write down. The challenge comes when we try to accomplish all that we wrote on our list of New Year’s resolutions. Sometimes the hardest part is remembering in June what we wrote down in January. If you are struggling with your list of resolutions for the new year, here are some that you might adopt. • Put your arm around someone new and bring them into your GWRRA family, it’s FUN! • Make “safety” a high priority every time you ride. • Practice our “perishable skills” each month if possible. • Plan to attend some rallies this year – FUN awaits you. • Look for “Help Wanted” signs in your Chapter. We need your talent and skill. e e ber to thank all fficers and taff Members, and welcome the new ones. Remember they all volunteered. • Enjoy all of the new awards available in the “Find

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a Friend” program and the Rewards Program. • Check your Levels! Are you still current with your ARC, TRC, CPR, First-aid training? • Don’t forget you are always welcome whether you drive two, three or four wheels or brand A, B or C. • Get involved and celebrate our 40th Anniversary for GWRRA going on all year. Have FUN! Sandi and I have decided that age is only a number. In GWRRA, we have the opportunity to surround ourselves with like-minded friends and together we can all stay young at heart. Remember, “We joined because of the bike, we stayed because of the people!” Our wish for you in 2017 is that you enjoy good health, lots of happiness, great fortune and lots of safe riding on two, three or four wheels. RAY AND SANDI GARRIS Your Directors of GWRRA

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Editor’s letter

hare in the oy of Gold Wing Road Riders Association

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old Wing Road Riders Association is hyped about celebrating a special year together during the next 12 months. It has been 40 years that this organization has connected Gold Wing enthusiasts with each other and provided reat e ber benefits rider education infor ation in magazine, newsletter, or more recently via email and social edia and so uch ore. Here at Wing World, we’re ecstatic about for se eral reasons. We look forward to e eryone isitin the o e ffice durin the to Phoenix cross-country ride this spring. We’re greatly anticipating the huge gathering and great ridin at Win in , and speakin with ore of you there. And, as members, riders and co-riders, we look forward to th nni ersary W ear that we can proudly wear. And there’s so much ore th anni ersary fun surprises. At Wing World, we are also enthusiastic about magazine and website enhancements in 2017. With a new design team coming together in late 2016, we launched more appealing articles. While building on those articles, we aren’t stopping there. few other chan es were ade for better readability, functionality and presentation, and we ll continue to pro ide ore of the content Members want to read, including trip accounts, and technical and how-to articles. We are always lookin for folks who can write well, so if so eone in your Chapter fits this bill, encourage him or her to submit an article on a topic Gold Wingers would want to read. Or maybe you are a writer. Please consider sharing your expertise and knowled e or e perience about old Win s with others in the membership. ou ay also notice we e rena ed uick its to roducts, and we e added a pa e of ews. In the future, we ll also be includin letters fro readers. o, feel free to e ail or write us. Tell us what you find ost beneficial about your a a ine subscription. If a story touched you, share why it touched you. If you read an article that in oked a

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desire to share additional facts or your e periences or thoughts, please email those. Also, send in anything to do with Gold Wings, motorcycles or riding – poems, art, ideas, photos, ideos and stories. ll we ask is that it has not been published before. Keep e ents, other rides and eaders rides co in . end infor ation about what W has done for you to be included in an article as part of our th nni ersary celebration. We ll be lookin back at our bi , happy fa ily of four decades and how we rew throu hout the years. Email all submissions to editor@gwrra.org. ere s to another years of so ethin ore precious than gold – a Wing and GWRRA. Share in the oy of . ANITA STIENSTRA ditor in Chief editor@gwrra.orgvv

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EDITOR IN CHIEF

PUBLISHER Melissa Eason

SENIOR

TECHNICAL EDITOR

Anita Stienstra

maeason@gwrra.org 623-581-2500, ext. 217

Stu Oltman

editor@gwrra.org 623-581-2500, ext. 253

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS BOB BERRY JODY COX TOM DENNY DANIEL FRYER RAY GANGLUFF

SALES EXECUTIVE

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

TERRY GOEPFERICH

Jodi Lipson

Alana Hyatt

Jay Coulbourne

MARK THOMAS

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LINDA WAGNER KEN WHITE

GWRRA PRESIDENT Anita Alkire

aalkire@gwrra.org 623-581-2500, ext. 218

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News

Goepferich wins cover contest

Wing World is pleased to announce Terry Goepferich of Des Moines, Iowa, is our 2016 Wing World Cover Photo Contest winner. We would like to thank everyone who entered the contest that ran through much of 2016. We received almost 100 entries, which will be posted to our website at a later date. Go to this issue’s cover to see Terry’s entry.

Progressive urges motorists to give

Progressive Insurance is calling on motorcyclists to be rebels for a cause, by sponsorin the Mo e ber oundation to raise awareness and funds for en s health issues. uelin the idea of “Throttle Therapy” and the advantages that riding has on your mental well-being, they encourage all to oin the Mos Motos Mo e ber fundraisin tea . Those who oin the Mos Motos network and raise at least will be entered to win a one-of-a-kind, custom motorcycle created by renowned otorcycle fabricators at Classified Moto the creators of aryl s otorcycle on MC s The Walkin ead. Learn ore about this cause and the bike giveaway at monetwork.co/mosandmotos.

Rolling Thru America Tour rolls into Canada in 2017

ollin Thru erica is ericade s hugely popular high-end Septemberonly tour co pany. or its destination is the beautiful Montebello region of Quebec. Montebello is a quaint village sitting among lush natural landscape at the foothills of the Laurentian Mountains. The roup will stay at a stunnin hotel and en oy se eral days of guided riding to amazing lunch destinations along perfect motorcycling roads. Rolling Thru Tours are limited to 100 riders. Rolling Thru Quebec goes on sale in December 2016. The tour takes place ept. - , . etails are available at http://rollingthruamerica. co and .

November Wingy winner

Con ratulations to re chwart iller W , of edford, Kentucky, contest winner. Win y is located in the o e ber issue of Wing World on pa e picture at the bottom of the page. He is in the water.

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Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis (VCR) is a motorcycle therapy program for wounded and amputee veterans. C takes eterans on otorcycles, in sidecars and odified trikes fro Los n eles to outh akota, for the tur is ike ally. tarted in , this year co bat eterans, includin fi e a putees participated in nine days of tra elin scenic back roads and a week of concerts, rides, e ents and acti ities in tur is. Crai rro o and his team at Champion Trikes and Sidecars builds and donates sidecars, which makes it possible to take se erely in ured and a putee eterans on these ad entures of a lifeti e. or infor ation or to no inate a veteran, visit www.veteranscharityride.org.

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t was a beautiful day to tour us and said, “Welcome, what Billings for Wing Ding. But, ana er fi ured Custer State Park or so our can we help you with?” Butch the ser ice group of three trikes and explained to “Pappy” what out the problem – a radiator one bike from Illinois thought. had been happening, and he cap! He added new antifreeze, As we entered the park riding said, “Follow me and we will a new cap and test rode it. All the curves and climbing take it around to our service in all, it was about one and a half hours from when we drove upward, one of our trike door.” He introduced us to the into the parking lot. The trike owners exclaimed over the Butch did not overheated after that. manager. CB, “My trike is heating up. Is service We were greeted with such yours? None of ours were but explained the situation. The we stopped to let the trike service manager said he warmth and hospitality and cool down. After it had cooled would take a look. In the want to thank their greeter down, we were off again. meantime they invited us into Duane “Pappy” Wirth for Again though, Dwight’s trike their air-conditioned waiting that. He has been greeting room while the trike was folks for years and enjoys began heating up. One of the trike owners, being checked out. Pappy meeting customers. He sure Butch is a retired railroad took us in and because it was made us very welcome. If you engineer and is good at rather hot outside, offered us are e er near pearfish, outh pinpointing problems. He some ice cold pop (It was so Dakota, be sure and stop at suggested that they trade good and icy). The showroom the Outdoor Motor Sports, drivers to see if he could had many different types of Interstate 90, Exit 14. They fi ure it out. utch found the cycles, trikes and outdoor were great. problem and knew we would sports equipment, which we need to find the nearest onda also looked at. We all had visions of having Daniel Fryer, GWRRA #122692, Gold Wing dealer to resolve it. We checked the Gold Book, to overnight apart and/or rent is with IL H-2. but one of our Members had a car to complete our trip to been to the Honda dealer in pearfish, outh akota, Home of the World Famous “Day-Long” Touring Saddles and recommended we go there – that was 100 miles from where we were! As we nursed Dwight’s trike to the dealer in pearfish, we coasted down the hills whenever we could. As we turned into the parking lot of Outdoor ALL YEARS, MAKES Motor Sports we noticed his AND MODELS! outdoor sign – “Welcome All Gold Wingers to Wing Ding.” While parking the ( 8 0 0 ) 4 3 2 - 9 5 6 6 • WWW.DAY-LONG.COM trikes, “Pappy” Werth met 4 9 1 7 S H A S TA D A M B LV D, S H A S TA L A K E C A 9 6 0 1 9

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ANTI-LOCK BRAKES Deciding the value of staying upright by Bob Berry

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common frustration among rider course and instruc tors coaches is that while riders will spend upwards of $25,000 on their Wing, they balk at $50 or $100 or more to hone their safety skills. As I write this, I am in that “dollars for safety” conundrum while considering the purchase of a 2017 GL1800. All of us have a favorite color and I like white. Of my six Wings, four have been white only because white was not available in the other two model years. o, after fi e years and over 100,000 miles on my White 2012, Honda is offering white in two of the three 2017 models, one of which is equipped with an anti-lock braking system. I

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have never had ABS, being of the mind that a skilled rider could stop as quickly without. On dry pavement under perfect conditions, that might be true. And with Honda’s various combined braking systems, Wings can produce very quick stops, with reduced chance of skidding on a very good roadway surface. ABS shines when the roadway surface is less than stellar, especially when the defect is unseen. But, a hot topic at last Motorcycle State fall’s S a f e t y Administrators (SMSA) meeting was how to get experienced riders proficient in threshold braking, i.e., using the maximum amount of traction available before initiating a skid. And part of the answer

was ABS. So, armed with much newly found knowledge, I decided to explore the issue further. After all, if I am going to spend several thousand extra dollars to get the ABS equipped model, I want to understand if the value is there. Lee Parks, Chief Instructor of Total Control Advance Riding Clinics put it pretty simply – “One saved crash pays for itself,” he said. But I wanted more detail so I reached out to Mark Weiss, MSF Rider Coach Trainer, who knows more about motorcycling and motorcycles than most in the business. He gave me the detail I sought. “Bob, you are correct in the assumption that a highly skilled rider should be able to outperform ABS braking when making a stop on smooth, clean pavement. I’ve found this to be sort of true. While I have come across a few riders who are able to demonstrate (not just claim) shorter stopping distances, they all seem to need two or three practice stops to build up to their best performance. One advantage to ABS is that it will perform with no warmup. I’ve bet a few riders that they cannot outperform ABS on a no-warmup run test. So far, I’ve never had to buy anyone lunch.” But wait, there’s more. The message was clear from all the parties I interviewed that ABS is not there just to produce shorter stopping distances but to ensure enough steering control to maintain stability under unexpected or unpredictable conditions.

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rider ed Some at the SMSA meeting countered that in some cases ABS can result in marginally longer stopping distances. “That is true,” Weiss continues, “some riders complain that when ABS takes over, they can feel braking force reduce and they are certain that this results in longer braking distance. But considering that ABS would not have become active if the rider was not in imminent danger of crossing the traction threshold (then skidding, losing steering, and likely crashing), ABS reduced braking force to a manageable level and prevented a loss-of-control crash. You could still crash into whatever you are trying to avoid, but at least you will be going a lot slower than you were traveling when ABS intervened so that you could maintain steering control.” Armed with all of this professional advice I ordered the ABS equipped Gold Wing. And now I can’t wait for the fun part – using ABS to learn to recognize threshold braking. In our Rider Courses and Shiny Side Up exercises, we strive to stop in less than 20 feet at 20 mph. A Gold Wing without ABS can do that and better. The trick is to reach threshold braking, but not exceed it. Many riders don’t reach the full potential of their non-ABS braking capabilities because they fear loss of traction and therefore control. With some practice, ABS eliminates that fear. It’s a great training tool. It allows the rider to come right to the Wing’s traction limit without unnecessary danger. Learning to gradually brake harder and harder until ABS kicks in takes some practice. Just short of ABS engagement is where maximum braking, without danger of loss of steering, lives. Now you know exactly what to strive for. All without having to skid, and hopefully not crash. All the braking techniques we learn in a Rider Course still apply, but ABS allows us to get much closer to threshold braking without negative consequences. You will make your own decisions about the value of the motorcycling technology that is here and that which is coming in the near

future. I am not here to sell you anything; just to share a few thoughts. The expected delivery of my new Wing is sometime in late December or early January. As I write this, it is October and December seems very far away. I am now reduced to the mentality of a 5-year-old waiting for something really special. But, having “I can hardly waits” in our lives, brings out the child within and that’s a good thing (except sometimes it drives Althea nuts). Bob Berry, Director of Rider Ed, is GWRRA #89977. Berry and his wife, Althea, live in Marana, Arizona.

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AGE OF ELECTRONICS

battery, the Li-Ion in the CBR1000RR is a first for a Honda streetbike.

Honda has always been a technology leader in motorcycling, and the very first Gold Wing was a fine example. Liquid cooling, shaft drive, unique engine layout, non-traditional fuel-tank location— the list goes on and on. And throughout the years, Gold Wings have continued to explore novel technologic solutions and technologies.

Honda Selectable Torque Control This one is all about how the engine’s power gets delivered to the rear wheel. If the sensors see that the rear wheel is accelerating and the front wheel is decelerating, HSTC adjusts the throttle position to optimize power delivery. It also pays benefits where pavement traction is compromised—wet leaves, sand, road debris, and so on.

With perfect hindsight it’s easy to trace key motorcycle breakthroughs—aluminum chassis design, inline-four engines, disc brakes, single-shock suspensions. Today, the biggest breakthroughs are electronic. Maybe the first electronic component most veteran motorcyclists remember was the switch from breaker-points to electronic ignitions—two of the first Hondas to feature Capacitor Discharge Ignition (CDI) were the 1977 Hawk and 1978 CX500 twins. Today, electronics do far more than simply reduce maintenance and increase reliability. For 2017, Honda is once again offering some exciting new technologies. Today, these are showcased on three new Honda motorcycles: the 2017 Honda CBR1000RR, CBR1000RR SP, and CBR1000RR SP2.

Öhlins step-motor electronic suspension controls Multi-axis sensor technology knows when and how far the motorcycle is leaned over. With this data, as well as the rate of the lean, vehicle speed and acceleration, the system electronically adjusts both front and rear suspension rebound and compression damping to improve ride quality. Selectable ride modes The CBR1000RR offers five riding modes: 1, 2, and 3 are pre-programmed, with 1 being the most sporting and 3 the most sedate, and two userprogrammable options. You can also program in how much engine braking you want. Quick Shift assist system This allows the rider to upshift and downshift without using the clutch by automatically controlling engine output during shifting. Gyro-Assist ABS Experienced riders know that you can’t brake as hard when the bike is leaned over as you can when the bike is straight up and down. And they also know that the harder they brake, the more the tendency of the rear wheel to lift. Gyro-Assist ABS measures both chassis lean angle and rearsuspension lift, and adjusts the ABS to help the rear wheels stay in contact with the road under both extreme deceleration and when the bike is leaned over in a corner.

Throttle by wire Honda’s first throttle-by-wire system first appeared on the VFR1200F. The system used on the CBR1000RR allows a whole suite of other rider aids, some of which are listed below. Lithium-Ion Battery Lighter and more compact than a conventional

Riding aids like these are just the latest in a long Honda tradition of making motorcycles more user friendly. Electric starters, automatic transmissions, self-adjusting valves and more—Honda offers a wide range of features for all riders. What will the Gold Wing of the future offer? Guess you’ll just have to keep riding to find out. Until next month, ride safe. WINGWORLDMAG.COM

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Wing World’s Senior Technical Editor Stu Oltman answers your technical questions Submit technical questions about Gold Wings or Valkyries to workbench@gwrra.org or Workbench, GWRRA, 21423 N. 11th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85027. Please include your name, city, state and GWRRA membership number. The opinions of the technical editor do not necessarily reflect those of the editorial staff or publishers of Wing World magazine, GWRRA or their agents.

TRIKE TIRES

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This is just a FYI regarding your response to Kathleen Christiano, “On The Rubber,” in the September 2016 issue [p. 32]. Four of us left the Austin, Texas-area to attend this year’s Wing Ding with our Chapter O Director John Osborn running a newly installed Avon trike tire. John was riding a 2015 GL1800 with Motor Trike “Razor” kit and had the tire installed a couple days prior to leaving on our trip. The tire failed with a little more than 2,000 miles on it. It did not blow,

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but it became so deformed (as if belts separated) that it had to be replaced. Dexter Poullard San Marcos, Texas

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Thanks for the heads up. But I have to tell you, 20 years of experience with these complaints of failed tires, deformed tires, belt separations, tread chunking, bubbled sidewalls, etc., has taught me that virtually every one of them is the direct result of severe overloading and/or under inflation. ften, the under inflation was the result of a tread

puncture or bead leak, which went undetected, but I guarantee you that this tire didn’t deform due to faulty design or manufacture. FYI, belt separations often result when tires are installed with incorrect directional orientation. Just saying.

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to a defecti e tire. If you find the tire was installed backwards, please let me know. Thanks.

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Assuming the tire in question was Avon’s part #90000020646, model AV71 Cobra Trike tire, it is absolutely not designed as a rear tire. ecause it s specifically desi ned for front fit ent, I suspect the sidewall has a directional arrow, and that arrow must point in the direction of normal rotation. If no directional arrows appear on either sidewall, then the tire may be mounted in either direction. I hear you about checking every morning and airing up “when necessary,” but this isn’t my first rodeo, as they say. I d be willin to bet if that tire were examined by someone who knew the signs of heat-related carcass damage, that’s what the findin would be. nly if you told e that you had personally inspected and inflated this person s tire each morning would I believe the time-worn tale of “religiously checking tire pressure.” Even so, the pressure shouldn’t change noticeably from one day to the next. If he’d checked it himself and needed to re-inflate it each ornin (a possibility), who’s to say how much pressure was lost over that 24-hour period, and why? These things happen, and the damage occurs hours after leaving the motel as the pressure declines. All I’m saying is that I don’t have enough information to determine whether the issue was due to incorrect installation or gradual pressure loss, but I’m certain it wasn’t due

TRAXXION DYNAMICS I just want to let you know that I had the Traxxion system installed on my 2002 GL1800 this spring. WOW! What a difference it has made. With 130,000 on the bike and the pre-load adjustment not working, I was way past due. After reading your column in Wing World in which a letter writer was complaining about his suspension, you told him not to ride the bike, that it was dangerous. He described my ride perfectly. I did some research and found a technician in Evansville, Indiana, to install it. It was expensive but well worth the money. I think that if I ever do buy a new Gold Wing, I will have the Traxxion system installed at the very beginning. It’s so much better than stock. Tom Howe Trail Creek, Indiana

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Once again, a soft, sacked suspension is mistaken for a too-stiff suspension. It really can fool us that way. I’m glad you’re happy with the Traxxion setup, and thanks for getting back to me.

UPGRADES FOR THE 1500

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I’ve got a question that I couldn’t find in the archives. I’m riding a ’97 GL1500 and most of the guys I ride with have upgraded to the 1800. My question is which would produce more power – changing the exhaust by removing the collector box and stock mufflers and replacing them with the Torq Master X-Factor and Daytona pipes or advancing the

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ignition with a 4- or 6-degree trigger wheel? Really looking at the 4 vs. 6 because of the fuel issue. I know you can’t beat displacement but would really like to keep it as close as possible. Thanks for all you do. Cecil Carter Jr. Palm Bay, Florida

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We were dragged through all of this kicking and screaming back in the 1990s. But because it’s been a very long time since anyone asked me about GL1500 performance upgrades; I suppose it bears repeating. Collector boxes, mufflers, trigger wheels, and even an à la carte selection of performance cams, cylinder heads and ignition wires .... each was ballyhooed as God’s gift to performance oriented GL1500 owners. After getting our 1999 SE’s performance baselined at a local performance shop, we proceeded to install each “performance” item, one at a time, and dyno tested afterward to determine which item, if any, yielded the most bang for the buck. After all items were installed and tested, we ran the bike out to our local Gold Wing specialty shop where the techs instantly took notice as we blipped the throttle. We heard comments like, “Man! I’d bet that bike gained at least 15 horsepower!” Yes, the exhaust note had a nasty and impressive bark to it. Needless to say though, the techs were shocked and disappointed to hear that the bike had actually lost more than 7 horsepower and 5 foot-pounds of torque. As I remember, the cost of parts alone to accomplish this magical transformation exceeded $3,500. O f cour se, many of those who bought and installed these per formance par t s had read glowing internet reports, and with absolutely no personally obtained instrumented proof of improvement, they echoed them to all who would listen. One glaring example of this was offered at a manufacturer’s display booth at a rally by an owner of an expensive pair of Italian performance mufflers. He claimed to the crowd that at 70 mph in fifth

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workbench gear, his GL1500 had gained so much power that it now cruised at 500 less rpm than with the OEM mufflers. And they all seemed to be drinking his KoolAid. Yikes! My advice to you, if you’d like your GL1500 to perform like a GL1800, is to purchase a GL1800.

TRIKE WON’T REVERSE

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My husband and I have a 2008 Gold Wing trike with a 2012 Adventure trike kit. I am the driver since my husband is handicapped. When I put the trike in reverse and press the button to back up, not all the time, but sometimes, it makes a sound, I don’t know how to describe it, and the trike won’t back up. I take the reverse off and go back to neutral, then put it back in reverse and it works.  In March of this year, I took it to have the rear end serviced and was told that the driveshaft was broken. I thought it was odd that the trike would even go with the driveshaft broken, but it did. They replaced the driveshaft. It did the same thing with the supposedly broken driveshaft. Got any suggestions what I should do? Thanks for your help.  Melissa Haney Cleveland, Georgia

to 12:00. I have been watching to see if it could be a loose connection or short but I have rode on some fairly rough roads and hitting bumps doesn’t seem to bother it. I have owned the bike for four years and haven’t put a battery in it. I don’t know when the last time the previous owner put one in. Have you seen or heard of this problem before and what should I try? Thanks for your help. Absolutely love Workbench and that’s the first place I turn when I get my Wing World. Frank Ewart Shelbina, Missouri

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Yes, this problem is quite common when the battery is on its last legs. Fuse #22 on your 2003 model allows battery power to all keep-alive circuits, including audio unit, CB, gauge assembly (including trip meter and clock setting), horn call relay, trunk light, and trunk lock assembly.  I suspect what’s happening is that your battery is toast. Keeping it on a maintainer (I hope not a trickle charger) overnight is providing it with enough grunt to keep voltage adequate during the first start. But subsequent starts

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As you suspected, your trike won’t be going anywhere with a broken driveshaft. Maybe they meant to say that it had a bad U-joint? The reverse system is designed to avoid electrical and mechanical damage by not engaging if the load is excessive, such as when the ground rises to the rear. But a heavy load or something such as an obstruction behind a wheel could duplicate the conditions that trigger this selfdefense mechanism. However, your issue could also be caused by the reverse cables being out of adjustment or the gear position switch not making good internal contact. When you intend to back up, be certain that both the neutral light and reverse light are lit before pressing the start button.

ELECTRICAL SHORT

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workbench and stops are likely depleting the battery enough that its voltage drops significantly – enough to deenergize the keep alive circuits while the starting motor is operating. If I’m correct here, it may not be long before the voltage begins dropping low enough that the engine will crank but not fire up.  FOLLOW-UP SERVICE

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Just got my bike back this Wednesday. After 10 weeks, they finally determined what I told them was wrong with it eight weeks ago. They installed part #38770-MCA P00 1 PGM-F1 Unit. On the bill they wrote, “Test rode bike a total of six times to determine internal short in the ECU after riding at least 20 miles. Installed known good ECU and test rode 44 miles with no issue. Test rode again with original ECU and engine started losing power and F1 light came on after 20 miles. Pulled over and switched with good ECU and rode another 50 miles with no problem. Ordered new ECU from Honda, installed and rode bike 47 miles without issue.” They called me and told me they were not going to charge me

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any labor on the work just for the ECU. But what I paid them Wednesday and six weeks ago adds up to more than $2,000. I appreciate your help and thought I would drop you a line and thank you for all your help. But it is sad that they lied to me and overcharged for their service. Richard Bowles Rocky Mount, Virginia

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An incorrect answer is a lie, only if the person giving the answer knew at the time that it was incorrect. Your techs may have been offering educated (or not) guesses, because it’s very infrequent that an actual fault develops within the ECU. What was the FI code, and why did it point away from an ECU fault? I don’t know the answer, so I won’t point fingers at the techs. However, this scenario is not uncommon, either at bike or automobile dealerships. One issue is the need to actually test components (other than the ECU), and confirm they’re faulty before replacement. Only when thorough testing reveals no issues with electronic components should the ECU (which cannot be tested) be suspected, and that logic is reflected in the “diagnostic tree” approach shown in Honda’s service manuals. Most customers assume that faulty components stick out like a sore thumb and shouldn’t require hours of diagnostic time. While that may be true of mechanical components, diagnosing electronic issues can take considerable time. If improper testing leads to incorrect conclusions, serviceable parts end up in the dumpster without resolving the original problem, and the customer gets socked with the bill for both the parts and the wasted diagnostic time. To reduce outcomes like this, many auto dealerships employ drivability specialists. These techs might be referred to as geeks, with knowledge and use of specialized test equipment and techniques who get great pleasure from reasoning their way through electronic problems in the shortest time and at least cost. Folks with this mindset working as service associates in the motorcycle repair industry are rare birds indeed, in my experience, and many move on to auto dealerships or specialty repair shops where their earning potential is much greater. I realize this isn’t any consolation to you, but it may at least explain that there wasn’t anything nefarious going on in that dealership. Training and experience are more likely the issues. 

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Rhonda Cook named winner of GWRRA

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WRRA announced its 40th Anniversary Logo Contest winner recently. The honor went to Rhonda Cook of Des Monies, Iowa. With over 30 years of experience in graphic design, Cook crafted a logo incorporating what she felt was important to GWRRA Members, making sure it had “a wow factor” and elements that were “appealing, not busy, but still had class.” She explains, “I wanted to make sure I had the red, white and blue in there.

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GWRRA is worldwide and so I wanted the world to be included.” She also used the color gold because of associations of the color gold to grandness and royalty. The motto and dates of GWRRA’s anniversary are a couple other features of the logo. “It was a lot of fun. I got on a roll.” That roll is because Cook loves to create. That’s why three years ago after the promotion company she worked for closed its doors, she opened the doors to her own business, Infinite

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Color Works, LLC. “I’ve been guided around to where I needed to be in anything creative.” Word of mouth has generated much business. Her orders range from racing decals for stock cars to T-shirts. Because of these projects, Cook knew that the 40th Anniversary logo might need to be an image that would work on different formats, such as paper, electronic communications, as well as on fabric. Cook heard about the contest from her friend Duayne (D.J.) Johnson, whom she rides with on the back of his Blue Blaze GL1500. The two meet over 20 years ago and have been friends and support for each other ever since. They are both Members, Cook since 2009, but she says D.J. “has been a member for a long time and into Chapter life and goes to a lot of events.” They both belong to Chapter A in Des Moines. Cook adds that she’s always been creative. The other thing she knows for sure and proudly states it, I a definitely a Gold Wing gal.” To learn more about Cook’s graphic design business isit acebook or InfiniteColorWorks.co . he can be reached by e ail at onestop infinitecolorworks.co . WINGWORLDMAG.COM

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Capturing two-up riding memories by Jody Cox

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iding two up is enjoyable, fun and exciting for a large segment of the motorcycling community. It’s just you and the one you love, riding together, escaping the mundane or hectic pace of daily life. On a motorcycle all of your senses come ali e My husband, ary, and I find that it s a fun way to reconnect as a couple … no distractions … just you, your partner, and the open road. There are always new routes to follow, local eateries to explore, and anticipated destinations where the earth’s beauty blows your mind. I realized, during moments like these, I was lucky to have someone to share this incredible adventure with and I wanted to remember it forever. We needed to take more pictures. The 21st century has provided us with a multitude of electronic devices that are created to help us capture, save and share the highlights of our adventure long after the ride is over. Some of these devices come labeled as “action cameras.” A few years ago we took the plunge and purchased a GoPro Hero 3 Black digital camera. It didn’t take long for me to realize that my tech skills were lacking and Gary’s were even worse! In the beginning, I had a passionate love/hate relationship with my Hero 3. I lo ed the hi h definition and spectacular uality of the video and pictures. Our images (when I got them)

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were remarkable and rivaled those of a professional, yet the tech element was driving me crazy. Some of the issues were What is the ca era s field of ision Is it turned on Is it recordin What is the status of the battery Is the re ote connected Is the Wii connected The only way to know was to look at the tiny display or the remote control that constantly needs recharging. I found it ery difficult to turn the ca era on and scroll through the menu using GoPro’s tiny, little silver buttons. Viewing the small menu screen was also another challenge while on the go. This process is further complicated for riders because of the gloves, helmet and other protective gear we wear. Multiple times we went through the process of mounting the camera to our motorcycle. We rode our otorcycle throu h a nificent landscapes and fervently anticipated the videos we were taking (or so we thought!). Later, when I uploaded the memory card and opened the file, there it was an unintentional

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selfie This was a co on scenario whene er I fired up the camera, because I couldn’t easily navigate my way to the correct function on o ro s button-clickin menu. Let’s be honest … the menu is like a maze! To add insult to injury, all of the beautiful pictures we were anticipating didn’t exist because the camera that was once turned on … inadvertently turned off. ary and I were fre uently pullin off the road to check the camera status. It was at this point we realized it wasn’t practical. The camera was causing too much angst and was distracting us from the exhilaration and fun that riding brings. We were ready to throw our camera down a deep ravine never to be vexed again! But wait, the story doesn’t end there. Things got better with the evolution of the GoPro App. What a Godsend! When GoPro launched their app for smartphones and tablets it was a a e chan er for this techchallenged user. I discovered the app now made it possible for me to navigate the Hero 3 menu using my iPad while riding two up on our motorcycle. I love using my iPad for directions, points of interest, weather, etc. while riding, so this was a no brainer. Currently while riding two up, I easily use my iPad and GoPro in conjunction with the Cruise Pack, a new accessory to hold your electronic tablet, which my husband and I developed. The combo is a marriage made in heaven. I’m glad I didn’t discard our Hero 3, because now I’m a devoted user and can be found, with confidence, cruisin the hi hways on the back of our motorcycle successfully capturing a kaleidoscope of beautiful images. With the GoPro attached to the end of our POV (point of view) pole I have the ability to capture images that aren’t possible if the camera is hard mounted to the motorcycle or helmet. Some of our favorite shots are taken with the camera inches above the asphalt. This position pro ides a uni ue perspecti e of our ride … it is up close and personal, showing road, chrome, and scenery that lies just ahead. I can simultaneously aim the camera and access the GoPro menu on my iPad. This allows me to actually see what the camera is capturing as I record. The POV pole provides numerous points of view. I can switch the pole position to the side of our bike for a otorcycle selfie, abo e our heads to capture, for example, the Arizona desert with its impressive pastel colors and distant sunset. You can change it up and be as creative as you desire. When the camera is turned on I easily know what I recordin because the i ad is in y field of ision, held securely in place by the Cruise Pack. This allows me to safely tweak the height of the pole, or pivot

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Meet Heathen

The perfect bike and customization for me by Mark Thomas

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’ve almost always owned otorcycles and y first was made by Sears. I bent my forks about 30 degrees doing jumps. Then, I moved up to the big time – a Hodaka Super Rat dirt bike. Man she was loud. Neighbors would run out of their houses when they heard me coming down the road e. and shake their fists at Then college came (Auburn University post graduate work; University, State Missouri B.S. in Wildlife Management; University of Missouri, M.S. in Forest Management) and for a long period, I was bikeless – a dozen years in the corporate world working for Fortune 100,

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time to ride her. She’s a 1985 model with 12,928 miles and brand new tires. In 2000, I started my own business in forest and wildlife management (www. forestrywildlifeintegration. com). I’m still going strong. I have regenerated over 1.25 million acres and planted over a billion trees in my career, and now I’m mostly managing game and nongame wildlife species. After about 15 years running my own company, and serving on several boards, I felt that I could make the time necessary to once again feel the tremendous peace and enjoyment only found riding a motorcycle.

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I was approaching 60 years of age at the time. So my search began, starting with the internet and mainly looking at Craigslist (all major cities within about 500 miles of home) and eBay. I probably looked at a couple thousand motorcycles over a fairly short time span, all online. The first ti e I saw a Honda Valkyrie, I was pretty much hooked, and the last thousand or so I looked at were all Valkyries. I looked at a Rune locally, but did not like the futuristic artsy look.But the Standard and Tourer Valkyrie models really struck a chord with me. I also researched the history of the Valkyrie and production runs, worldwide distribution, etc., and joined Valkyrie Riders Cruiser Club (VRCC), Valkyrie Owners Club (VOC) and GWRRA. Sometimes the sweetest rides are not even advertised. I wanted a later model Tourer, all Black and Chrome, well treated, never down, garage kept, one owner, with low miles. Other than that I was fle ible. I put a message out on VRCC about what I was looking for, and a fella from Grand Junction,

Colorado, emailed me that he had the perfect match. He sent some pictures, and I bought her over the phone for full asking price, which included a Drop-Tail trailer. Fortunately for me, he turned out to be a wonderful, honest Christian man who also owned a Valkyrie trike. His loss was my gain. We still communicate almost monthly and trade pictures of our Valkyries. I will be heading out to western Colorado this fall for an elk hunt, and will finally et to eet y friend. So, meet Heathen. She’s a reflection of y life and life style, not for everybody, but perfect for me. She’s a 2003 Tourer. Now, some of you in the know will immediately correct me, there is no such thing as a 2003 Tourer because Honda did not make any Tourers in ’03 (nor Interstates for that matter), only Standards. And, that is true. But add a Honda windshield and HondaLine Tourer saddlebags, and presto, you have a Tourer. So you can easily make a Tourer out of a Standard, and you can easily make an IS out of either. Some folks even “SuperValk” their

bikes. The Valkyrie has a beautiful 1520 cc liquid-cooled, hori ontally opposed si cylinder bo er en ine that is “out there” for everyone to see, all chromed up. The bore and stroke is 64 mm, compression ratio 9.8:1 with SOHC; two-valves per cylinder. There are si 28 mm diaphragm-type CV carburetors with a solid-state di ital i nition and fi e-speed transmission. The most notable engine differences, compared to the Gold Wing, are the ca shaft and chan e to si individual carburetors, one for each cylinder. These changes dramatically increase both power and torque, and also provide a very unique throaty sound. Honda Valkyries were made in the plant in Marysville, Ohio, which is clearly in the United States (last time I looked), which distinguishes it from many other brands. “Made in the USA,” is stamped on the engine.

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I started adding my own touches to my Valkyrie almost immediately. First, I added four Dragon hides. Dragon is one of the nicknames for these bikes. The other most popular is Phat Ghurl. The Dragon hides are actually cayman hides from Klein Karoo (backstraps, full crowns, co nac, saddle finish, grade 1). Then a mirror upgrade and I chose Image Motorcycle Products Eagle Talons, plus a couple more Eagle Talon foot pegs for sparklers hanging from my handlebars. Image Motorcycle Products makes very high quality custom products, but e pect months to receive your order. e t, I added y ei ht custom knives with custom leather sheaths. Can you f i n d

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them all – two elk handle a ascus fi hters on the front, either side of my gauges; two more Damascus Bowies with bull moose jaw handles on the sides; two more elk jaw 440-C stainless steel behind the seat; and two moose jaw/caribou tibia fi hters with a ascus caper blades in the back for my fla stands. I fly the erican and MI fla s for atriot uard and American Legion functions. e t, I concentrated on y seat. I looked at various custom seat builders for almost 1 1/2 years before finally findin the guy that could do the job that I wanted. I asked Wayne Hagler, with Heather’s Leathers, to make my custom seat, side saddlebags, front tool pouch and floorboard fringe. Wayne is a true leather

artist and easy to work with. There was a slight issue with y tool pouch and he fi ed it at his own e pense. is staff and support folks are great. I am hard to please but he e ceeded y e pectations. our seat actually makes your bike, in my opinion, at least with a highly customized one like mine, and I could not have found a better custom seat maker than Wayne Hagler. I hand stitched the leather “feathers” out of Indian hair bone pipe. I made a set of custom truck stacks for my e haust, and added a nu ber of small leather accessories over time. I added a Cobra light bar, aftermarket spotlights, bullet storage chambers, clock/ temp gauges, and purple LED light strips to my engine. You really have to spend some time looking closely at my “Heathen” in order to see all the customization that I have done. Some are hard to spot at first lance. So there you go; hope you like her. I also have a ’99 highly customized bobber-style Valkyrie that I will introduce in y ne t article. My “Heathen” is a real h e a d

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turner. I often get stopped while riding and have to pull over and spend some time with interested folks, and I don’t mind. I came out of a local restaurant recently only to find ei ht arley- a idson guys standing around Heathen drooling all over themselves. One guy said, “Yea, full custom job, that motor is out of a Corvette.” I must admit that I was somewhat disappointed when Honda came out with the new Valkyrie in ’14. The engine

was essentially hidden with all the plastic, a “crotch rocket” looking affair. I was hoping they would recognize that Indian is eating Harley’s lunch with their old-style look and maybe they would come out with a “new” version of the old ’99-’03 Valkyrie. These older Valks are actually selling for about the same as the newer ones that are still in showrooms. Perhaps they will some day. Until then, I’ll ride my “Heathen,” and at almost 9-feet long, and 900

pounds, she’s all I can handle. Mark Thomas, GWRRA #401843, is President of Forestry/Wildlife Integration LLC and a Certified Wildlife Biologist and Forester. He lives in Hoover, Alabama.

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International

Our GWRRA experience in

Iceland By Tom Denny

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n July 2016, my wife, Santana, and I spent two weeks in Iceland on vacation. We had heard n u m e ro u s t i m e s f ro m people how beautiful Iceland is so we thought we would go to see for ourselves and, as part o f o u r a d v e n t u re , w e thought we would try to attend an Icelandic GWRRA Chapter meeting. We found that not only is Iceland a beautiful place, the people of Iceland are pretty special as well.

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◄ Opposite page: Tom and Santana Denny.

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We arrived on a Wednesday hold a brown-bag auction. It is ing to Iceland and asked if she morning and that afternoon used their annual Chapter fundraiser. would mind letting us take the our Gold Book to call Region During a brown-bag auction, g i a n t re d u n d e r w e a r a l o n g . “V” Director Hannes Gilbert. you don’t know what you are She willingly passed them to When Mr. Gilbert answered, I bidding on because every item us. We spoke to the Chapter explained that we were GWRRA is wrapped, often in a brown-pa- WA-N Director about our travel Members from the U.S. and per shopping bag. Almost all of plans and he gave us the tighty were hoping to attend a local the items auctioned are useful whities to take along as well. Chapter meeting. Mr. Gilbert and appropriate and some are Our plan was to display them at said unfortunately they did not actually expensive items that an Icelandic Chapter meeting have regular monthly meetings have been donated. But, there or another Icelandic GWRRA during the summer because are two gag items. function. I realize that a thing their riding season was so short. One is a very large pair of like this could have ramifications Instead of meetings they went men’s tighty whities and the other to international GWRRA diploon rides, but he said he was is a very large pair of women’s matic relations with Iceland but anxious to meet us so he would red panties. If you are lucky (?) that was a chance I was willing see what he could put together. enough to win the bid on one to take. He called back the next day of the underwear, you have to Sunday evening arrived darkly and invited us to dinner the take it with you and display it overcast, raining and a cool following Sunday evening. We a t a l l G W R R A f u n c t i o n s y o u 50 degrees, apparently typiagreed to meet at the Viking attend during the year. If it is cal Icelandic weather for July. longboat sculpture on the wa- somewhere they haven’t been Hannes Gilbert and his wife, terfront in the city of Reykjavik, before, you get to add a pin or Agnes, along with their friend just a few blocks from where a patch to them. and fellow Chapter IS-A Member we were staying. We were set. As it happened, a lady from Skuli Bjarnason were waiting for Santana and I were excited our Chapter won the women’s us when we got to the meeting and even a little apprehensive. underwear. We told point. (We spell it “Iceland” We were in a different country her we were go- w h i l e t h e y s p e l l i t “ I s l a n d , ” with different customs and didn’t know anything about anybody we were going to meet. We had thought to bring along some of our Chapter WA-L hats and sun visors for gifts hoping they might help break the ice at our first meeting. We also had a surprise for them but we weren’t sure how it was going to be received. My wife and I are members of Washington state Chapter WA-L (Looney Tunes) located in the TriCites, (Kennewick, Pasco, Richland). Every April in Spokane, Washington, our friends in Chapter From left to right: Iceland GWRRA Members Hannes and Agnes Gilbert and WA-N (W ing Nuts) Skuli Bjarnason. WINGWORLDMAG.COM

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International hence IS-A.) They had arrived on their Gold Wings, of course, and appeared to be completely comfortable in the 50-degree rain. Not only are they used to Icelandic weather but they were also wearing excellent quality European riding gear. These folks are serious about their motorcycling. There was an initial moment of awkwardness, then hugs all around and just like that we were among Gold Wingers. Introductions were made and we gave them the Chapter WA-L hats and sun visors. (Really? Sun visors as gifts in Iceland? What were we thinking?) Santana complimented Hannes on an Er nir (Eagles) pin he had on his jacket and he took it off and gave it to her. There was an immediate bond between those two. They then had us follow them to a gas station some distance away where we waited for more of their members. Two more showed up, James and Thor. After introductions, we headed to the restaurant for dinner. I took a picture of Hannes standing next to Santana. He is so tall that his head was out o f t h e p i c t u re . E v e n t h o u g h the picture was a little blurry, I showed it to his wife, Agnes, who burst out laughing when she saw his head was missing. When Hannes saw it, he scowled in mock disdain and said, “Okay, Tom, now I see how you are!” We all had a good laugh and it was “game on” for teasing each other. Dinner was at an establishment called Grillhusid, where you eat to music videos and American tunes of the 60s through the 80s. The decor is very much along the lines of TGI Fridays/ Planet Hollywood. There was a

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“We looked at their pictures from when they toured Europe on their Gold Wing and talked about the differences between riding in Europe and riding in the USA. ”

chopper on display, a jukebox and albums on the walls. The menu was in both Icelandic and English and the food was excellent. I told them I had an announcement to make. W ith Santana quietly pleading with me, “Not here, not here,” I stood up and briefly explained about the brown-bag auction in Spokane, Washington. I enlisted Thor to help me hold one side of the giant men’s underwear and we displayed them for all to see. Our Icelandic friends loved it! When the big red panties came out they laughed almost to the point of tears. I don’t know what the other patrons of Grillhusid were thinking about the large underwear presentation that evening but our Gold Wing friends were having a great time. These folks have a tremendous sense of humor and told us many funny

stories. In the parking lot after dinner, the underwear came out again so they could take some more pictures. Hannes and Agnes live about an hour away from Reykjavik in the city of Keflavik. Before we left the restaurant that evening they invited Santana and I to their home for a traditional Icelandic roast leg-of-lamb dinner the following Friday afternoon. We accepted instantly. Friday afternoon was breezy, about 60 degrees and sunny, with scattered clouds in a blue sky; it felt much warmer than the previous Sunday. We arrived about 20 minutes early at the Gilbert’s house. When Hannes answered the door we were quite surprised to find him wearing Bermuda shorts, socks and nothing else. With sunny days at a premium in Iceland he says he takes every opportunity to

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International work on his tan and had been sunbathing on his patio when we arrived. Hannes works at the nearby Naval Air Station Keflavik. After changing into street clothes, he drove us to the base and gave us a tour of the facility before dinner. The United States Army had built the base during World War II as part of its mission to s e c u re n o r t h e r n A t l a n t i c a i r routes. It was turned over to Iceland in 2006 and is currently used by the Icelandic Coast Guard. They had also invited Skuli and his wife, Emilia, to dinner along with another couple from their Chapter, Gunnar and Maria. Gunnar and Maria had ridden five hours from Akureyri

to Keflavik to attend the dinner that evening. Did I mention these folks are serious about their riding? Dinner with the Gilberts was amazing. The home-cooked meal was perfectly delicious and their congenial manner made us feel completely at ease. We looked at their pictures from when they toured Europe on their Gold Wing and talked about the differences between riding in Europe and riding in the USA. We talked about the friction zone and about rider education and of course, we engaged in some good-natured ribbing. The Icelandic language is difficult for Americans to pronounce and we had been working all week on learning to say “thank you” in their language. Our version of “Takk Fyrir” brought big smiles to their faces. We thought the Icelanders were funny and they t h o u g h t w e w e re f u n n y. We talked, joked and laughed until late into the evening. I cannot imagine spending time with nicer people. Everything has to come to an end and eventually it got late enough in the evening that we had to leave. Gunnar and Maria still had a two-hour ride to where

they were spending the night before completing their ride home the next day. There were big hugs and kisses all around as we said goodbye. Before we left, they gave us two of their Chapter IS-A patches, which my wife and I proudly display on our vests today. We miss our Icelandic Gold Wing friends and hope that someday we have the opportunity to repay their hospitality. I think the lesson to take from our story is that Gold Wingers are Gold Wingers everywhere y o u g o . I f y o u a re t r a v e l i n g somewhere, whether it be to the next state or to another country, contact the local Chapter if you have the time and go meet some new people. Remember, it’s “Friends for Fun, Safety and Knowledge.” So go find some new friends. To m D e n n y, G W R R A # 1 5 3 5 0 0 a n d Master Instructor, rides a 2002 Pearl Orange GL1800 and his wife, Santana, rides a 2002 GL1800 with a Champion trike conversion painted to look like a tiger. Active members since 2000, they are Assistant Chapter Directors of Chapter WA-L. They have ridden their machines in 49 of the 50 states, all the provinces of Canada, except for Nunavut and Prince Edward Island, and the Arctic Circle, Key West and Cape Spear, Newfoundland.

Top: Hannes gifted an Ernir (Eagles) pin to Santana. Bottom: Iceland Chapter IS-A’s Chapter patch.

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road trips

Alaskan adventure By Ken White

cost wasn’t too bad. I rode a 2010 Honda Gold Wing equipped with GPS, ABS, heated grips and seat, 880 Metzler front tire with about 3,000 miles of use and an 888 Metzler rear tire with about 2,000 miles of use. Pre-trip prep included an oil change with 10W-40 Honda oil and a chan e of the final dri e oil with Amsoil synthetic 80W90 hypoid gear oil. Gary rode a 2005 Gold Wing and Leroy rode a 2004 Gold Wing trike, which pulled a 1995 Aspencade trailer. Gary’s bike and Leroy’s trike are equipped with CB radios. The trailer is equipped with a cooler mounted on the tongue. [Editor’s note: We begin the trio’s journey as they cross the Canadian border.]

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Rolling Thunder Chapter 5 PA. Gary is also a member of Legion Riders, Connellsville, Pennsylvania. I am retired after 30 years in the Coast Guard, Gary is a retired truck driver and Leroy was newly retired in 2014 and this was his retirement trip. we Though were equipped if camp to we needed, a in stayed motel each night and took turns Most paying. of the nights we shared the room, so the

Following Route 93 into Canada, we were concerned with getting to our ferry in Prince Rupert on Aug. 19. Colombia British Entering was uneventful. We had to take off our helmets so they could see our faces and show our passports and that was it. We rode into the mountains and past Radium Hot Springs. Just past that, we entered a breathtaking canyon where the road wound along the canyon ertical floor with towerin walls close on each side of the route. We rode into beautiful Banff National Park. There were spectacular mountains the entire route into Alberta Province. Route 93 follows the crest of the mountains with switchbacks alley floors and cli bs fro to mountains tops in Jasper Provincial Park. There is a lot to see. We passed glaciers, valleys

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and waterfalls too numerous to mention. We thoroughly enjoyed our ride up to Jasper. The road was busy with a lot of folks taking in the sights. The visitor center half way through Jasper Provincial Park is the only gas until you get to Jasper. We found gas and most items to be expensive. Thirty dollars is a lot to fill a otorcycle tank, ust think if we were driving a motor home. August may be the busiest time of the year in the area. We could find no roo s or even campsites available in Jasper, so we rode west on Route 16 until we found a nice room near McBride, B.C. Total mileage was 430 miles.

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After a very nice breakfast at the motel, we headed west on Route 16. We rode on to Prince George, B.C. (Gateway to Western Canada) and on to Smithers, B.C., where we stopped for the night. We passed a forest fire where an entire mountain was engulfed in fla e. ou could s ell and see it for miles. There were a lot of fire fi hters respondin to the fire so roo s were hard to find. Miles tra eled, .

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Departed Smithers and continued west on Route 16 toward the Alaska Marine Highway ferry in Prince Rupert. Along this very scenic road, we passed through an enchanted forest. Conifer trees were tall and straight with wide bases and sparse branching toward the top. ou knew so ethin was special about these trees even before seeing the sign announcing you were in a primeval forest, unchanged

since the beginning of time. We arrived in Prince Rupert early enough to check into our reserved rooms and then go to the ferry terminal to see if we could check into the ferry a day early. We were able to. ou need your passport to ride the ferry because it goes to Alaskan ports. After, we found a place to wash our dirty bikes and then take in a movie. We covered 250 miles for the day.

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We didn’t have to be at the ferry terminal until noon for 2 p.m. departure. After a casual breakfast, we rode to the ter inal. We were not the first to line up in the numbered lanes. Several bikes showed up to board, most of which were dual sport bikes headed to Nunivak for a tour. We rode across the boarding ramp into the auto hold of the ferry ship Matanuska, where we were directed to park along the bulkhead in a tight group with other bikes. We had to provide our own tie downs for the bikes, which were parked on kickstands and in first ear. ou don t use the center stands because they are too unstable on the steel decks. Ships rock and roll. This was an unnecessary precaution. The trip was smooth. We had elected to get a stateroom but there was a choice of spending the night in lounge chairs on an enclosed deck or camping with tents on the weather deck, as did the group of bikers headed for uni ak. Ca pfires were not allowed. Meals were available in the ship’s dining room. When the ship docks on its route you have the chance to go ashore but it’s

up to you to get back in time to sail. They don’t wait. Gary and I took a short two-hour stop at Ketchikan. The ferry got underway at 8 p.m. and sailed smoothly all night.

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We woke to a dense fog so thick the ship had to come to a full stop for several hours waiting for the fog to lift. Once the ship was able to move on in narrow channels, everyone was on deck to watch many whales migrating, as well as eagles in the trees along the shore. The ship docked for a short stop at Juneau, Alaska. We couldn’t go ashore because of the short one-hour stop. Back underway, we were off for Haines, Alaska, where we would disembark.

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We were able to get some sleep in our stateroom prior to docking at 12:45 a.m. They want you up and off the ship so they can get underway again. We rode 5 miles to the city of Haines and Captains Choice Motel where we had reserved rooms. At 8 a.m., we were packed and on our way to the ukon border. It was a bright sunny day and the road was good. The border guard was friendly, told us of moose sightings down the road and asked if we had bear spray. Bear spray is a type of pepper spray designed to protect you from a grizzly bear attack. They also recommend carrying bells to alert bears of your approach. Bear spray costs over $50 and may never be used. A service station attendant in Haines Junction told me they have noticed bear scat smelling like pepper and having bells in it. WINGWORLDMAG.COM

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Trip stats Beginning odometer mileage

28,080

Ending odometer mileage

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Total miles traveled

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On the road near Devils Tower National Monument. The road from the border was new and smooth so we are able to travel along at a good pace. This lasted until we got to Haines Junction where the road was under construction and repair because of frost heaves. Long sections of gravel or mud road, slowed our pace and made the ride challenging. ou stop lookin at the scenery and start concentrating on the road. There were clouds of dust when meeting other vehicles or following someone. In my opinion, this is not the most beautiful part of the ukon. It s filled with a lot of scrub trees and marsh lands. In all, we crossed about 150 miles of rough gravel roads before we got to Beaver Creek about 8 p.m. We got very substandard rooms for the night and walked down the road to a place called Buckshot Betty’s for a late supper. Earlier in the day we had passed an older gentleman on his older Gold Wing trike towing a trailer. He was satisfied to lu ber alon at a more reasonable speed than us. As we were eating, he showed up to get a bite and a campsite. He was easily in his late s and probably on the adventure of a lifetime all on his own. I was impressed.

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found improved roads, but because of frost upheaval, they were still rough and you had to really watch where you were going. We headed northwest on Route 2 toward Fairbanks. Our route took us through Tok, elta unction (official end of the Alcan Highway), North Pole, Alaska, and on to Fairbanks. In Fairbanks, we visited Outpost Cycles where we ordered new front tires for the trike and my two wheeler. We spent the night at a very nice motel called Sophie Station.

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After departing our motel we stopped at Sam’s Sourdough Cafe for sourdough hot cakes and reindeer sausage. What a treat. After breakfast, we headed back over to Outpost Cycle where we had new front tires put on. They were offering a free cookout lunch, so we stuck around a little while visiting with other customers. We talked to a lot of interesting folks who ride all over Alaska. They gave us up-to-date road reports and let us know that the route we intended to take toward Denali, and on to Anchorage, had a lot of construction with a long section of mud road; plus there was rapidly developing bad weather. We had our fill of ud and ra el in the ukon and would have to face it again

Total cost

~ ~ $6,570 on our return trip. After some discussion, we decided to head back the way we had come. I was disappointed because I felt that we would be missing the most beautiful part of Alaska. It was decided we would catch an earlier ferry in Haines so we could spend a couple days in Juneau. This was an acceptable alternative. Juneau has much to offer. We left Fairbanks in the early afternoon with a stop at Santa’s shop in North Pole, Alaska. There was a lot of Christmas items for sale, but the beauty of riding a motorcycle is the lack of room for a lot of extras. We rode on to Tok where we got a cabin for the night. Gas in Tok was $4.89 a gallon for regular.

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With an early start, we headed to Beaver Creek and stopped again at Buckshot Betties for lunch. It wasn’t far from Beaver Creek when we were back into road construction. It had been raining, so instead of dust we had very slick mud, pot holes and wash boarding that slowed our progress a lot. When you met an oncoming vehicle you were peppered with mud spray. It didn’t take long before the windshields were too dirty to see through. We had to stop and clean them several times taking care

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Counterclockwise from top: Flathead Lake, Montana; riding the giant jackalope at Wall Drug Backyard; and onshore at Yellowstone Lake in Wyoming.

not to scratch plastic. We had to splash our drinking water over the windshield to remove the grit. The dirt also got into some of the bike’s controls causing minor problems with ary s four-way flashers stayin on. This leg of the trip was by far the toughest we had endured. Because we had gassed up at Beaver Creek, we committed the worst mistake you can make on a trip into the northern bush – and that was passing a gas station without fillin up. When we reached Haines Junction, our tanks were still three quarters full, so we just pushed on. It should be noted that the trike pulling the trailer has somewhat worse gas mileage than the other bikes. By the time we reached the U.S. border north of Haines, we were on fumes and had to use the small reserve gas-can we

carried. On the way to Haines, we passed through some of the thickest fog any of us had ever experienced and we had to ride at a crawl guided by the edge of the road. After we reached Haines, got a room and gassed up the bikes, we had time to go check out the ferry schedule to Juneau.

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We had to be at the ferry terminal by noon to change our tickets for an earlier ride to Juneau. We spent the rest of the day exploring Haines, shopping and watching numerous eagles. While exploring Haines, we discovered old Fort Seward, a long closed Army base. One of the old homes has been turned into a bed-and-breakfast where a group of bikers had stayed. They all rode Harleys and were standing around their bikes, so

we started a conversation with them. It turned out they were all Vietnam-era veterans like us. One of them had lost his legs in the war but was still able to ride a specially equipped Harley trike. He was an amazing guy. His buddies sat him on the trike and he was then independent to ride on his own. They had traveled the Alcan and gone up to Dawson Yukon and then on up the Road to the Top of the World, as far as the Arctic Circle. Despite the mud and rugged terrain through which the road cut, he and all his buddies had successfully reached the end and returned. We got to the ferry terminal and lined up at 6 p.m. for a midnight departure. Just when you are proud of yourself for doing something like riding a motorcycle from Pennsylvania to Alaska something or WINGWORLDMAG.COM

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road trips Items packed for trip All items, except tent and bedroll, packed nicely on the bike with waterproof pack shock corded on the backseat and everything else packed into saddlebags, luggage rack and trunk. The tent and bedroll were carried in the trailer. We took turns pulling the trailer. • Ledger • Camera • Binoculars • Pen and pencil • Seven days of clothes: three pairs of jeans, seven underwear changes, seven pairs of white socks, T-shirts, three denim shirts, one sweatshirt • Laundry bag • Toiletries • Compact sleeping bag • Four man tent • Cellphone • Phone charger • Canvas shoes • Leather boots • Rainsuit • Jacket with removable liner • Two pair leather gloves: short riding gloves and gauntlet gloves • Full face MC helmet • Half helmet • Miniature air compressor • Tire repair kit • MC tool kit • Insulated water bottle • Sunglasses • Towel • 1 quart SAE 10W-30 motorcycle oil • Two microfiber rags • Assorted shock cord tie downs • Four ratcheted tie down straps to secure bike on ferry • 100-inch parachute cord • Knife • Compass • Small flashlight • Lighter • Fire starter kit • Survival kit • First-aid kit • The MILEPOST directory (a must) • Road atlas

• Waterproof pack • Waterproof duffel pack • Four vacuum shrink bags for clothes • Two canvas saddlebag liners

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someone comes along and puts you in your place and things in perspective. We met a woman in her 20s, who was on a small Kawasaki Ninja 300 crotch rocket. After talking to her for a while we learned she had done much the same trip we had, except she had left Sturgis and come up the Alcan on her way to Alaska. She hadn’t gone to Fairbanks but had turned north at Tok and headed to Dawson and then also had gone on up the Road to the Top of the World ending at the Arctic Circle. This is a road, if you want to call it that, which is little more than a muddy ribbon through the wilderness. She did this on that small bike and alone, with pictures to prove it. Humbling. She was heading home to Oregon after over eight weeks on the road.

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Boarding started at midnight. We had to wait over two hours for all the cars, buses, 18-wheeler trucks and campers to be loaded. Though we had been among the first to line up, we were the last to be loaded. It was hard to see where they had put all those vehicles on the ship but somehow it all went on. The name of the ship was the Colombia, and I think the largest ship in the Alaska Marine i hway fleet. We didn t take a stateroom on this leg of the trip. This was a decision we regretted because it turned out to be a long, uncomfortable night sleeping in lounge seats. I recommend taking the stateroom whenever it’s an overnight trip.

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The ferry arrived at the terminal, about 10 miles of the city, at 4:30 a.m. the terminal headed for

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to find a roo . To kill so e ti e before we checked into the Super 8, we rode to see Mendenhall Glacier. We arrived just at sunup and hoped to see a bear on the beach. It was raining hard so we stayed in the shelter for a while before heading back to check into the motel for sleep. At 3 p.m. we woke and wnet into the city. I wanted to stop at the Red Dog Saloon for a burger and cold beer. The Red Dog Saloon claims to be the hang out of Wyatt Earp when he came to Alaska. We were back in our room by 6:30 and settled in for the night.

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t about a. ., we were up and on our way back to see Mendenhall Glacier. The day was cool but clear and promised to be beautiful. We took more time at the glacier and hiked the trail to Nugget Falls, a beautiful cascade of water from the top of the mountain to the shore of the bay. There were a couple small iceber s floatin in the bay and one had eagles perched on it. After a couple hours, we headed into Juneau. The day prior, we had struck up a conversation and friendship with a local guy who rode a Gold Wing. He loaned us passes on the tram to the top of the mountain above the city, where shops, museums and shows were. After we returned the passes, we headed to line up for the ferry. We were underway by 4 p.m.

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The ferry offloaded in rince Rupert at 1:30 a.m. We had not made motel reservations. The plan was to wait for first li ht at a Tim Hortons that we thought to be open 24 hours. The weather was cool and damp. When we got to Tim Hortons we discovered it was closed until 6 a.m. We were joined by a couple of Canadian bikers we had met on the ferry who had also hoped to sit out the night at Tim Hortons. One of them was a retired CM officer and rode a Gold Wing. His friend rode a Harley-Davidson. After some discussion we all agreed to head down the road rather than stand around til morning. I was concerned with riding on unknown curvy roads at night through the mountains where moose are known to roam. I was assured that we would travel at a slow pace to watch for moose or bear on the road. Off we went with the Canadians in the lead. To make conditions worse, about one half hour into the trip it started to rain hard. This slowed us down, but we had no choice but to push on. It took us two hours to reach the next town of Terrace, where we found a Denny’s open. We were able to get coffee and breakfast and kill time until first li ht. We parted ways with the Canadians and headed for Prince George. By the time we reached Prince George, we were so exhausted it was unsafe to continue. We had to stop for the night even though it was only 3 p.m.

As we approached taller mountains, you could see that there was snow on the peaks. That snow had not been there when we had passed through two weeks earlier. After a stop in a crowded Jasper for lunch, we went south into Jasper Provincial Park. Again, things had changed in two weeks. We hit rain, freezing rain and wind. We were lucky the roads stayed clear and were warm enough not to ice up. It was still a great ride through Jasper Province Park and into the beautiful city of Banff, where we stopped for a bite. We rode on to Calgary where we spent the night. We had ridden 500 miles that day. (One week later Calgary had a foot of snow on the ground.)

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We rode south out of Calgary on Route 2, heading for the U.S. border, and then into Glacier National Park, which we bypassed journeying north.

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Sept. 6 was the last day of our trip and we just wanted to get home. I arrived back in Normalville, Pennsylvania, by

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Alaskan birthday ride By Ray Gangluff

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une 22, 2014, four experienced Gold Wing riders departed southern New Jersey and began a trek to Alaska and back via the Alaska Highway. Our leader, Stan Ware, had carefully planned this trip for over two years. Stan’s goal was to ride his Gold Wing to Alaska in celebration of his 80th year of life. It would be his third motorcycle trip to Alaska, in a motorcycling career that didn’t begin until he was almost 50 years old. In his late 40s, Stan and his wife reconnected with Stan’s old friend Jim. Jim and his wife rode motorcycles. Stan asked Jim to teach him to ride. Soon Stan bought Jim’s wife’s 350 cc Honda and so it began. In a short while, Stan became envious of Jim’s Gold Wing. Stan’s wife surprised him with a new 1984 1200 Gold Wing for his 50th birthday. Stan’s motorcycle touring began soon after and has included all the contiguous United States and all Canadian pro inces and territories. is first

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trip to Alaska was in 1992 astride a 1989 1500 Gold Wing. In 2004, he returned to Alaska on a 1997 Wing. On this 2014 trip, all four of us were riding GL1800s. Tom Keller, age 74, had ridden to Alaska with Stan in 2004. Tom began riding small street bikes in his late 20s and bou ht his first Win , an model in 1977. Carl Murphy and I, both age 68, are previous Harley-Davidson riders who began our riding careers on two-cycle dirt bikes at an early age. I switched from a Road King to a Gold Wing when I retired in 2002 and now ride a Yellow airbag model. Carl was still riding a Heritage Classic a few months prior to this trip. He sold his Harley and bought a Gold Win specifically for the laska trip. Carl has serious arthritis issues from when a helicopter he had deployed from hit a tree and fell on him in Vietnam. The crash put him in a full body cast for six months. The four of us typically ride ev-

ery Wednesday year round, weather permitting, with the Southern New Jersey Retread Motorcycle Group. Stan is our senior ride leader. In addition, I ride on Saturdays with GWRRA New Jersey Chapter A. Good company and Stan’s reputation for being organized and doing his homework, was the perfect scenario for me to tag along on this trip. Day one was a 570-mile interstate ride to Marysville, Ohio, where we rendezvoused with Stan’s family. This was our only reserved lodging on what turned out to be a 28-day roundtrip. The next couple of days were interstate travel, highlighted when we passed through Theodore Roosevelt National Park on Interstate 94 in North Dakota. ay fi e, we ate lunch at the famous Jersey Lilly Saloon off Route 12 in Ingomar, Montana. The saloon is on the National Register of Historic Places. Ingomar once claimed to be, “the sheep shearing capital of North America.”

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Road trips We ordered the traditional pot of beans with four bowls. Before lunch, we ate sheep herders hors d’oeuvres. You take a cracker, piece of orange and piece of onion, put it in our mouth and chew a little before popping in a small piece of cheese. We headed west on Route 12 and soon encountered a sign indicating construction ahead and advising, “motorcycles – seek alternate route.” Being four military veterans, we unanimously decided not to retreat but forge ahead. Miles later we had to wait for a pilot car to lead us thru the construction area but we had no serious problems. We then turned north on Route 89 and rode through the Lewis and Clark National Forest and on across the Canadian border to High River, Alberta. The next morning leaving High River early, we struck out for Ice Fields Parkway thru Banff and Jasper National Parks. We were able to stop at several scenic turnouts, a few of which tested our motorcycle handling skills. This was one of the top 10 motorcycling days of

my life. We found rooms in Hinton, Alberta, and the next morning rode in light rain for Dawson Creek, British Columbia, which is mile zero of the Alaska Highway. In a few hours we neared Grand Prairie with intense rain. June 30, 2014 at 8 a.m., we arrived at the start of the Alaska Highway. It was a cool, sunny morning with temps in the low 60s. We took photos under the official si n and set off for ort Nelson via Fort St. John. The only services we encountered were just outside Fort S. John. That was a long stretch with no coffee or bathroom breaks. We also gained an hour by passing into the Pacific Time Zone and arrived at the Fort at 3 p.m. We saw one black bear and a lot of moose warning signs. The first day of uly was bri ht and sunny. This was Canada Day, a national celebration of when three colonies were united into a single country called Canada. Our fellow breakfast diners at the Fort Nelson hotel included three handsome, young Royal

Canadian Mounted Policemen decked out in red dress uniforms complete with knee high boots and shiny spurs. I regret not asking them to pose for pictures with us. We headed for Watson Lake, Yukon Territory, which was about 330 miles ahead. Wildlife was abundant. We encountered nine black bears and one mother bear with two tiny cubs. There were fi e s all roups of bison, two big horn sheep and a lumbering cow moose that crossed the road between Tom and Carl. About 94 miles out of Fort Nelson, we came upon a sign advertising hot cinnamon buns ahead.

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tory and arri ed to find lod in in Watson Lake near the famous sign forest. The “forest” has over 72,000 hometown signs posted by visitors since the tradition began in 1942 during the construction of the Alaska Highway. We left Watson Lake and arrived in Whitehorse, the capital of the Yukon at 12:30 p.m. A planned short riding day, our next stop in Tok, Alaska, was 400 miles away with sparse accommodations in between. Next to the Whitehorse airport, we visited Yukon Transportation Museum, featuring modes of travel during the gold rush. Outside, the world’s largest weathervane, a retired Douglas DC-3 sits atop a swiveling support. KM hour wind is suffi-

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cient to rotate the plane. After breakfast, we made out toward Tok. It was a rough day. Tempatures were in the low 50s and we rode thru intermittent rain showers. Prior to crossing the Alaska border we hit a major road issue. First were the frost heaves that leave deep dips in the road surface that are hard to see and painful to feel. We got to an area of active road construction with wet slippery gravel, loose rocks and large holes. At a number of construction areas we were required to wait for a pilot truck to lead us thru. The fla ers would wave motorcycles to the head of the line. We crossed the border into Alaska at 3:10 AST (Alaska Standard Time) and rode an addi-

tional 90 plus miles to Tok, which is mile 1,315 on the Alaska Highway. On the Fourth of July, we headed for Valdez. The sun shining on the snow capped Wrangle mountain range was spectacular. We hiked a ways up at the Worthington Glacier. We lunched at a little café called The Tiekel River Lodge, owned by Phil and Kim Nute. The business is up for sale because Kim’s health requires a move south. Phil ended up offering us a four bed cabin at his place for $180 total. He just handed us the key, no credit card, no money exchanged and said, “I’ll see you in the morning for breakfast.” We finished the e enin with a ride south about 70 miles to Valdez. We began to notice a huge pipeline about a quarter mile off to one side of the road. Valdez was festive for the Fourth. We ate a free barbecue, listened to bands and checked the sights. Our 14th day on the road, July 15, we arrived in Anchorage. Stan took us to the start line for the Iditarod dog sled race. To me, the driving conditions here on a Friday night were reminiscent of New York City. We left Anchorage the next morning and blazed south about 220 miles to Homer on the Kenai Peninsula. Stan, Tom and Bill Hall had seen hundreds of bald eagles while riding thru this area on their 2004 trip. While getting free coffee at the Kenai Visitor’s Center, we were told there were few eagles because they were following fish elsewhere. Later in the day, we tried to find lod in . I finally checked my Gold Book and found one listing for a GWRRA Member in Homer. His wife advised me he was now riding a Harley but she gave us the number of a church friend who rented us a nice apartment for four with full kitchen for $176 including tax. The o er pit is about fi e miles long and several hundred yards wide. In summer, there are

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Road trips hundreds of boats, campers and motorhomes. It’s a real vacation paradise for people who love catachin and eatin fish. We rode to the end and had fresh halibut to celebrate Stan’s 80th birthday at Lands End Restaurant. We had our picture taken on the deck overlooking Cook Inlet. We walked the boardwalk and ate ice cream while people watching. We had an 11-hour ride ahead of us the next morning, without counting lunch and gas stops. Not anxious to re-ride the horrendous construction zone and frost heaves, we took the “Top of the World Highway,” on to Dawson City to Whitehorse. Stan, Tom and Bill all spent a night from hell durin a a or forest fire on this road in 2004. They were hung up in hea y s oke and fire traffic, leaving them to ride from Dawson City to Whitehorse from midnight to 3 a.m. On this current trip, the Visitor Center advised us that the 30-mile gravel portion of the road was in “pretty good” shape, so we began. We left Tok and rode about 80 miles thru wilderness woodland, much that had been burned 10 years prior. The road turned to gravel as we neared an oasis called Chicken. We had expected to ride

the 30-some miles of gravel to the Canadian border but the gravel had been turned into two inches of slimy, gooey mud by a heavy rainstorm the night before. It was nearly impossible to keep the smooth, tired heavy Gold Wings upri ht. We were fishtailin . We struggled on about 4 miles until a solid gravel-and-stone parking area at Chicken. We agreed not to risk injury to our bodies or bikes and rode back to Tok. We made reservations in Beaver Creek, 120 miles from Tok. Heavy rain, losing an hour, tired, we had ridden 280 miles but only wound up 120 miles from our starting point. It was one of the more physically challenging days of our trip. The following day we stopped three times thru construction to wait for pilot trucks. Carl suffered a cut rear tire that we repaired with a plug. We were retracing our route home to include the cinnamon bun stop. Stan got a nail in his rear tire, which we plugged and re-inflated in about inutes. It was beautiful riding between endless fields of yellow canola flowers and fields of freshly owed hay. We got lodging in Red Deer prior to Cal ary, since the finals of the Calgary Stampede were in progress. We crossed back into the states

on day 23 – July 14, 2014. We arrived home in South Jersey, the “garden part of the Garden State,” on Sat., July 19, 2014. Despite a couple tires issues and two burned out headlamp bulbs, we had no problems. We wore raingear for most of the trip because only two full days in Canada and Alaska were rain free. Our bikes ot filthy but ained no scratches. We all had electric jacket liners but I never had to plug mine in to supplement the electric seat and grips. No one dropped his bike, which is still hard for me to believe because of poor road conditions. Our lodging averaged $105 per night double occupancy. Total cost per man for the entire trip was approximately $3,600, plus tires. Stan traveled 11,114 miles on this 28-day adventure. In addition to planning our route and leading us, he sent emails home almost every night to our family and friends reporting our location and the events of the day. We have been kidding Stan about leading us back to Alaska for his 90th birthday. Ray Gangluff, GWRRA #237016, is a retired 32-year agent for State Farm Insurance. Since retiring in 2002, he has logged over 200,000 miles on several Gold Wings.

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Alaska, the last frontier By Terry Goepferich

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y wife and I were sharing details with our friends, the Thorntons, about our two-week trek to Alaska in the summer of 2014. We discussed road conditions and construction, weather, wildlife, long mileage between gas stops and towns, and the great distance just to get to Alaska. Years ago, they had their hearts set on going upon retirement, but it never happened. I could sense disappointment in their voices, but see eagerness in their eyes. I volunteered to lead them to the 49th state. When I asked what they wanted to see and where they wanted to go, Ed replied, “If we're going that far, we might as well go to Denali.” We all agreed and then the plan revolved around circling the interior of Alaska, as well as visiting the capital in Juneau. It was determined that camping while traveling long distances was just too tough for them, but that meant less gear to pack. With less in the trailer, I would have room to pack Debbie's helmet, boots, heated gear and riding ear so she could fly in to oin us for part of the interior loop. We found airline tickets that coincid-

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ed with ferry schedules so she could fly into uneau, ride two up with me for 11 days through the interior and down the Kenai Peninsula, then fly out of nchora e. Betty was relieved by this idea, too. It gave her an opportunity to hand her bike over to Deb, and she would ride two up behind Ed and get to rest. A win-win for everyone. The itinerary continued to expand. I suggested places to visit, and Betty, like a little kid, wanted to see it all. And as long as it meant riding to get there, Ed was agreeable. Our lodging varied from Super 8 motels to cabins, with a couple of historic bed-andbreakfast stops planned. Everything was reserved before we left. This allowed us to relax and spend our time enjoying the scenery. We had nearly as much fun planning the trip as we did traveling. As I remember, Ed and Betty had a short list of "must see" items: Ride to Alaska, the 49th state they have ridden to and explored on their Gold Wings. Visit the state capital building in Juneau, the 49th state capital they had visited on their Wings. Visit Denali National Park and Visitors

Center with an all-day bus tour to the heart of the park and the end of the road. Visit Sign Post Forest in the Yukon and nail up their old license plates as proof they were there. As long as they were riding, anything else they saw and experienced would be just wonderful they said. Debbie and I had more things on our "must see" list: Ride the Alaska Highway from end to end – 1,387 miles from Dawson Creek, B.C., to Delta Junction, Alaska. Ride to Dalton Highway, the beginning of the road to Prudhoe Bay. See the trans-Alaska oil pipeline. View Mt. McKinley. (Only one of five people who visit has clear enough skies so they can see it. Ride to Homer Spit at the end of the road on the Kenai Peninsula. Ride to Seward and Resurrection Bay on the Kenai Peninsula. Kenai Fjords National Park to see Northwest Glacier and marine wildlife by boat and Exit Glacier on the Wings.

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Ride through the 2.5 mile long (one way only) Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel to visit Whittier. Visit Wrangell-St.Elias National Park, the largest national park in North America. Tour McCarthy and the Kennecott Copper Mill (we flew in by bush plane). Ride to Valdez to see the oil pipeline terminal. Ride to Chicken, Alaska, to tour the gold mining area in the 40 Mile District.

Then we included a list of things to see if weather and time would permit: Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park at Dyea near Skagway. AJ Gold Mine tour and panning for gold in Juneau. Santa Claus House at North Pole. Gold Dredge 8 tour and panning for gold in Fairbanks. Steese Highway through the gold dredge area and Davidson Ditch near Fairbanks. Talkeetna and historic Nagleys Store. Iditarod Trail Race Headquarters with a ride on a wheeled cart pulled by sled dogs.

Betty and Ed with Terry and Debbie at AJ Gold Mine in Juneau, Alaska. lane highway. I took 6,936 digital photos between two cameras. We had remarkably nice weather, with temperatures in the 60s and 70s most of the time. There were a couple of days that it stayed in the 40s when our heated gear felt very nice. We rode in light rain or drizzle for only 400-500 miles total, with only a couple of real cloud bursts. There were several areas of road construction, for which we rode approximately 200 miles of gravel, fortunately in the dry. We left home with only one 81 year old, and returned with two, as Ed's 81st birthday was spent riding from Anchorage to Chitina. I took on the role of trip planner, tour guide, photographer, lodging

arranger and tire pressure monitor so Ed and Betty, and my adventuresome wife, could sit back and enjoy the beautiful scenery. I feel blessed that we could make this journey together, and I am humbled with the Thorntons’ trust in me to arrange a trip of a lifetime like this one. It took a lot of strength and endurance to cover the miles we did, and to handle some rough roads that we encountered, but their motorcycling skills and their willingness to complete the journey to Alaska prevailed. Awesome Alaska and awesome friends! Terry and Debbie Goepferich, GWRRA Life Members #14903 and #14903-01, live in Des Moines, Iowa.

Ride to the western-most highway point in North America at Anchor Point, Alaska. Visit the Alaska Sea Life Center in Seward.

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Our Newfoundland trip By Linda Wagner

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anada consists of 10 provinces and three territories. From the west coast are: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island. North of that is Newfoundland/Labrador, which is the farthest east in North America. Canadians affectionately call people fro ewfoundland, ewfies. The three territories are ukon, the orthwest Territories and una ut, located north of all the provinces. We took a trip to Newfoundland this year. Here are some highlights.

Day 1-4 We left home and rode to the U.S. border to meet with three other couples – Vince and Ethel Drouin, longtime GWRRA Members; Leo and Faye Roose from London, Ontario; and Liz and Ken Lucas. Across the border about an hour later, we were on our way to Albany, New York. The night was cold at Molly Stark campsite in Wilmington, Vermont. The next day, we rode through Vermont and New Hampshire and slept in Maine. We picked up a new air mattress and warmer sleeping bags. The next day’s ride was to Sussex, New Brunswick, to stay with Ken’s sister. The road to her property was gravel with some high hills. We camped in her yard. On day four, riding toward North Sydney, Nova Scotia, our destination was a campsite close to the ferry we were taking in the morning. We got caught up in some construction near Antigonish, Nova Scotia. Supper was at a restaurant in Louisberg that Jack and I stopped at seven years ago.

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Day 5-8 The ferry ride the next day took six hours. After docking, we dined. Potholes were huge riding to the campground. We relaxed a bit on the morning of day six, and then rode to Cornerbrook to have Vince’s front tike tire changed. He would have to return in the morning. Jack and I stayed at Glynn Mills Inn, a beautiful older hotel and had a nice steak dinner in their restaurant. The rest of the group camped in the backyard of a friend of Liz’s. Day seven, we rode to meet the rest of the group after breakfast in the hotel restaurant, then it was off toward Gros Morne Park. Once there, we set up our camper, did laundry and barbecued steaks. The next day, Jack and I were going to take a boat tour at St. Anthony but they had trouble with the boat. Staying not far north, we made a morning appointment for the tour. Day 9-13 On the boat tour, we saw humpback whales, dolphins and icebergs. Even though sunny, it was also windy. After a two-hour tour,

we grabbed subs and sodas and rode back to Gros Morne to get our camper. We stopped at a Viking exhibit (Vinland), saw a few lighthouses and saw some caribou. Next morning’s plan was to head toward Gander and Country Inn Campground. After packing the camper, but leaving it so we didn’t have to pull it all day, we rode to Twillingate and went up into the lighthouse. Once we had the trailer, we rode to Gander to visit Gander International Airport and the Aviation Museum. Then we were off to St. John’s and spent the night about 200 kilometers shy of the town. Pippy Park was our campground for the next two nights. We ventured into St. John’s to look around, do laundry, eat supper and pick up a few things. Day 13, we took a bus tour and they picked us up right at the ca p round ate. The first stop was Cape Spear, the most easterly point in North America. They had 10-inch guns cast in the 1800s. We also went to St. John’s, Signal Hill, Quidi Vidi and more. It was all very interesting.

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Road Trips Day 14-18 Bona Vista was our next destination. We wanted to see puffins but had no luck. The night was spent in a cabin in Cape Bona Vista. Day 15, we rode to Gander and set up camp at Country Inn Camping Park, then phoned around to find where the rally was. We re istered for the rally at Hotel Gander, ate and rested until supper at the rally. It was pouring rain for our ride. We met up with the two other couples and had a ewfie Christmas supper with cabbage, pork, potatoes and carrots. We decided to stay another night at the campground so we didn’t have to pack up the next morning. Back at the rally, we got initiated as Honorary Newfoundlanders. We ate screech (like moonshine) and hard bread. We laughed so much. The next day we left Gander, headed back to Cornerbrook. We ate lunch and rode to Blow Me Down, which was a twisty, hilly road. We rode toward Port Aux Basques and J.T. Cheesman Campground, but got a hotel instead and visited with the group. Tomorrow was the ferry ride to Nova Scotia and then on toward home.

Day 19-21 After a long ferry ride, we arrived at Sydney. We went on a 1 1/2hour ride to Cape Breten with another couple we met at the rally, and then had supper at a truck stop. We didn’t sleep well that night because the hotel air conditioner wasn’t working, but there was continental breakfast the next morning. Back on the road, it rained a bit. In Hartland, New Brunswick, we stopped to see the Longest Covered Bridge. We ate Chinese food around Edmunston, then headed to Quebec to spend the night in Riviere Du-Loup. We rode over 900 kilometers on day 20. We stayed at a nice motel in Quebec and the next morning headed for home. a or traffic a al ost caused our bike to overheat. It was slow going for almost an hour, with a little rain, but we made it home safe and sound. We were tired and sore but had lots of memories. We put over 8,000 kilometers on the bike. Jack was disappointed that we didn’t see even one moose but he got to kiss one hanging out in the lobby of the motel in Port Aux Basques.

About the ferries If interested in going to Saint Pierre/Miquelon from Newfoundland to get your passport stamped with a stamp from France, there is a ferry that leaves from Fortune, Newfoundland, that goes to Saint Pierre/Miquelon. It will take you in the morning and bring you back the same afternoon. Otherwise you might need to spend the night. Check out prices, schedules and crossing times as they might change. It is recommended that if you plan on taking the ferry to Newfoundland that you book your motel/campsite near where the ferry leaves so you won’t have to worry about traffic, etc. I reco mend taking the long ferry (12 hours) over to the east coast of Newfoundland and the short ferry (six hours) back from Port Aux Basques to North Sydney, Nova Scotia. Linda Wagner and her husband, Jack Geddes, GWRRA #351465, live in Grimsby, Ontario. They ride a 2005 GL1800 Gold Wing and have been Members since Feb. 2012. They have also ridden a Kawasaki and a GL1500.

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here aren’t many international destinations in the world that you can easily drive to and not have to worry about the quality of the roads, gas, or accommodations, but Ontario, Canada, is exactly that destination. Over the pas t seven year s the province has adopted motorcycling in a way that few places in the world can boast. Every region has their own route – in some cases two or three – where they put rider needs first. Hotels and restaurants are ranked on a 10-point scale and only the ones that score highly are put into their big trip planner – www.GoTourOntario.ca – that lists every route and all of the amenities best suited for riders. Routes typically range between a weekend or weeklong in length, and there are access points from every border state and province:

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Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, O h i o, N e w Yo r k , Ve r m o n t , Manitoba and Quebec. Ontario spans almost a quarter of the width of the entire continent of North America, meaning there are plenty of routes and roads to choose from. Ser vices are well-placed although the best thing about Ontario is the sheer amount of space and access to undisturbed nature for thousands of miles in ever y conceivable direction. In the nor thwest of the province, from Manitoba and Minnesota, starting at the Rainy River and Kenora and carving over to Thunder ay, you ll find so e of the most remote road riding. Gentle twisties around massive rockcut s and huge lakes are ever present, as is First Nations culture and world-class freshwater fishing. You might even catch a glimpse of some pictographs on

the rocks out here. Past Thunder Bay all the way to Wawa (home of the big goose) and Sault Ste. Marie is part of the Ride Lake Superior loop. You’ll find iconic views of the world’s larges t f res hwater lake, and some of the best scenery in the province, as well as motorcycleonly parking at plenty of local businesses who love riders. A s you enter nor theas ter n Ontario, you’ll find the Ride the North routes, with the Lake Temiskaming loop being the most prominent one. This route passes through Quebec as well as Ontario, and there is a strong Franco-Ontarian culture throughout – especially good for those who love their poutine! In the Muskoka/Algonquin Park re ion, riders will find two routes (known only as The Big Loop and The Small Loop) that balance s o m e q u i c k t w i s t i e s (w a t c h

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out for Highway 141) and some massive sweepers through two of Ontario’s most well-known natural areas – the cottage playground, and their oldest provincial park. In the east, riders come to ride the twistiest sections of the province in the Highlands. Roads like The Calabogie, The Buckhorn, Elephant Lake, Lower Faraday and Westport are all known for their highly technical quality – if you like things slow and easy, this might not be the best area for you – but if you like an active riding day, the former logging roads in this area never follow a straight line. Finally, in the south, following the shores of Lake Erie is “Cruise the Coast,” a series of small day trips per fec t for the weekend cruiser. Expect to find plenty of great restaurants and attractions at which to stop in this populous area, including the epic Niagara Falls. F o r m o r e m o t o r c yc l e t r i p planning information, check out www.OntarioTravel.net/GoRide.

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A maximum of THREE (3) rooms may be held under one name. A valid credit card number is required to secure your room reservation. Confirmations will be emailed by the hotels on request. Non-refundable deposits in the amount of one night’s room & tax will be charged on June 30, 2017. To avoid the non-refundable deposit, cancellations must be made by June 29, 2017. Be sure to obtain a cancellation number or written cancellation confirmation.

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Besides the great rate, benefits include: •Better networking opportunities when you stay at the contracted hotel with other attendees •Reservations within the block are better-protected from relocation •Block rooms help support the conference. Meeting space rental and future room rates are based on in-the-block bookings, helping to keep the overall cost of your registration lower. Future cost savings for all depends on strong in-the-block bookings.

Important Information about organizations that are not authorized to handle Wing Ding 39 reservations. Housing pirates are unauthorized, unaffiliated housing providers that offer rooms at reduced rates under the guise of an affiliation with Gold Wing Road Riders Association and Wing Ding 39. These are often not legitimate companies with actual room blocks. Gold Wing Road Riders Association cautions attendees and exhibitors to only use the methods outlined above to book your Wing Ding 39 hotel reservations. If you are unsure that a solicitation is legitimate, please contact the contracted hotels directly. Only the contracted Wing Ding 39 hotel where you are holding a reservation is authorized to charge a deposit to your credit card on June 30, 2017. Any vendor asking you to pre-pay in full is a scam. No organization is authorized to solicit or initiate a call to Gold Wing Road Riders Association members or exhibitors for the purpose of booking hotel rooms for Wing Ding 39.

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We list only GWRRA-sponsored and supported functions by category, date, name, location and contact person’s information. For full details, including rally costs, we recommend you also visit online listings according to GWRRA Region, District and Chapter. Event listings may run up to six months in advance of an event and will run through the month of the issue’s cover date. “Photo Tours” and “Other Tours” will appear periodically. The deadline for Events is approximately the fourth Friday of the month, three months before the issue’s cover date. To submit event information, email editor@gwrra.org or mail to “Events,” GWRRA, Inc., 21423 N. 11th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85027. To help assure inclusion, please include “Event” or “Events” in the subject line of an email.

NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EVENTS MARCH 28 — APRIL 9, 2017

EIGHTH ANNUAL 40 TO PHOENIX RIDE STARTS IN WILMINGTON, NC AND ARRIVES IN PHOENIX, AZ, on April 4. The cross-county ride offers stops along the way at numerous attractions including at the Home ffice in hoeni pril , . It s a fun day of tours, food, prizes, rides and more. The ride continues April 6 to Chula Vista, California, for three days in sunny southern California.

JUNE 1 — 4, 2017

ITALY CHAPTER B FOURTH ITALIAN NATIONAL EVENT IN LECCE, PUGLIA. Popular location in Italy to enjoy four days along scenic roads and beautiful beaches. Logistics base in Lequile Lecce at prestigious Four tars esort istoppia, di ersified high quality housing with good daily price. Make room reservations using phone numbers below, preregister at www.gwrra.it (English website, click on events). Road book available for those wishing to extend the holiday beyond event’s four days. Info or reservation, call (Italian lang. only) Lorenzo +39 338 2988381 or (German or English language) Renato +39 349 5544623, renato. ciullo@gmail.com.

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AUGUST 29 — SEPTEMBER 2, 2017

WING DING 39 WILL BE HELD IN THE GREAT STATE OF TEXAS IN GRAPEVINE AT THE GAYLORD TEXAN RESORT AND CONVENTION CENTER, the site that proudly upholds the creed that “everything is bigger in Texas.” Join GWRRA for its huge 40th Anniversary Celebration with Fun, Safety and Knowledge. There will be fi e days of a a in rides, da lin entertainment, fun activities, informative seminars, grand parade, light show, Couple of the Year selection, ’70s Ball and more! This is one Wing Ding you won’t want to miss. Visit www.wing-ding. org to register now or get on the phone immediately and call 1-800-843-9460.

REGION EVENTS APRIL 27 — 29, 2017

REGION H RALLY will be April 27-29, 2017. Information will be forthcoming on the website at www.region-h.org/events.

AUGUST 3 — 6, 2017

REGION L CONVENTION/RALLY ON BEAUTIFUL PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND, CANADA. Convention will be held at Causeway Bay Hotel, Summerside, PE (1-800-565-7829) or (1-902-436-2157). Come for lots of fun, beautiful scenery and wonderful people. Preregistration will be available early in 2017. (Must say you’re with GWRRA for room rate.) For details or registration, contact Region L Directors Ron Martin or Ruth Foster

at ronmartin@ns.sympatico.ca or 902-6781298. Send registration form to Blanchard Atkinson, 56 Nita Dr., Truro, Nova Scotia B2N 6G7 or email bbra@eastlink.caInfo. canadianatlanticregion.org/ann.html.

DISTRICT EVENTS FEBRUARY 3 — 4, 2017

OHIO DISTRICT D CABIN FEVER in Perrysville, Ohio. For information, contact District Director Rudy Copeland, 937-7266243 or director@ohiogwrra.org.

MARCH 23 — 25, 2017

FLORIDA DISTRICT 38th ANNUAL GATHERING OF THE WINGS, “A Tropical Paradise,” International Palms Resort and Convention Center, 6515 International Drive in Orlando! Grand ri e raffle of old Win or , cash, second place pri e of , cash, third place pri e of cash e eral other grand prizes, numerous seminars and competitions, 50/25/25, Couple of the ear basket raffles, bin o, Costu e Contest, Talent Show, Chapter Challenges, Banquet Dinner and FUN! Preregistration (post arked by March , ) each for GWRRA Members. Preregister by Jan. 15, 2017 to get entered in drawin for cash esort close to all Orlando theme parks; walking distance to many restaurants, three onsite. Beautiful pool area, live alligator pit ate is per ni ht (with breakfast for two), Group: Florida Gold Wing Road

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TENNESSEE DISTRICT RALLY “SPRING FLING” IN PIGEON FORGE, TENNESSEE. Join us to celebrate the Fabulous Fifties at Ramada Inn Convention Center. Hotels are Ramada Inn, 4010 Parkway; Creekstone Inn, 4034 River Road South; Country Cascades, 204 Sharon Drive. Call 1-800-223-6707 for reservations. Mention, Gold Wing Road Riders Association when making reservations. Great dinner and show after closin at atfield McCoy Dinner Show. Reservations on registration form. Vendors, games, seminars, talent show, sock hop. Come ride the mountains and have fun with TN GWRRA. Gary and Patti Hamilton District Directors. Phone 865-982-7905 for more info. Gwrratn.org.

MAY 6 — 7, 2017

SOUTH CAROLINA DISTRICT RALLY “Wingin’ it Southern Style” in Historic Beaufort, SC. Rally site is Old Bay Marketplace on Bay Street, adjacent to Waterfront Park. Come Friday night for a free Welcome Party with pizza, sweet tea, incredible costume contest and southern hospitality at host hotel Quality Inn at Town Center. Take a guided ride to Hunting Island Lighthouse, Fort Fremont, Old Sheldon Church Ruins, and Parris Island Marine Corps Museum. Horse drawn carriage rides through downtown Beaufort, Bay Street shopping, ice cream by the harbor. Best talent show in the South will be Saturday night; Grand Prize is a three night getaway for two in Beaufort. Join us for fun, rides and discovery. www. gwrrasc.com. SC District Director Buddy and Kim Summer, 803-924-2851 or scdd. buddy@gmail.com.

JUNE 1 — 3, 2017

Missouri District Rally – June 1-3, 2017 in beautiful Branson, MO. You can be “Wingin the Ozarks” with guided rides, free opening night entertainment, free lunches, ice-cream social, Kansas

Twisters, discounted dinners, discounted Clay Cooper tickets, Showboat Branson Belle, White Water, Silver Dollar City, Titanic Museum, Ride the Ducks, 150’ Branson Ferris Wheel, and free trout farm tours. New vendors. Lots of giveaways/ drawings. First 400 receive free rally pin. To register:www.mogwrra.org

CHAPTER EVENTS JANUARY 1, 2017

ALABAMA CHAPTER A NEW YEAR’S DAY RIDE. For 34 years, AL Chapter A Dixie Wings in Mobile, AL, have ridden to Ezell’s Fish Camp in Lavaca for lunch. A 2 1/2hour escorted ride, we ride in rain, shine, ice, snow, sleet, freezing temps, whatever. We’ve had as few as 10-12 couples; as many as 450-500 attendees. Ezell’s does amazing job getting everyone black-eyed peas and a main course of choice, from fried catfish to ha bur ers and ore. Funds are raised for Ride for Kids Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation in Birmingham. Please contact CD Dave Napp at 251-5108628 or email davidnapp@bellsouth.net.

JANUARY 14, 2017

“SNOOZIN AND CRUISIN” WITH THE FIREBALLS. Come to our PAJAMA Party hosted by FL2-L, the Lakeland Florida ireballs. rand ri e, arbecue lunch. e istration . Costu es, games, FUN and prizes! More information at www.lakelandfireballs.com or contact Michael Grimes 863-712-2426 (mgrimessr@ verizon.net) or Ed Bahrenburg 607-427-8777 (gwrra.ed.dottie@gmail.com).

FEBRUARY 18, 2017

CHAPTER FL2-A WINGTOBERFEST! Why Wingtoberfest in February? Hurricane Mathew forced us to cancel in October, so we kept the theme and set it outside of hurricane season! Join us at John Stretch Park, 47225 U.S. 27 Lake Harbor, FL (Clewiston, FL) 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. for brats, burgers, barbecue sauce, potato salad, sauerkraut, all the fi ins and root beer! Several grand prizes, beautiful game prize baskets, extensive silent auction and nly each for prere istration before eb. , . each onsite re istration. ownload flyer at http www. oldwin fl -a.co -

fl -a-rally-win toberfest and see hotel and campground options. For info, Senior Chapter Director Cheryl Smith 561-445-1624 gwrider2up@gmail.com.

MARCH 31 — APRIL 2, 2017

CHAPTER CA1R’S 19TH ANNUAL “RALLY IN THE VALLEY,” LAUGHLIN, NV. Host hotel: Harrah’s Laughlin Casino otel. Make roo reser ation by Feb. 28, 2017 to receive reduced rate. Theme: “LIVE FROM LAUGHLIN: On Saturday Night!” Self-guided tours, fabulous vendors, special parking, wonderful grand prizes, 25/15/10 drawings, special drawing for paid preregistrations received by Feb. 28, 2017. Join us Sat. night for Ice Cream Social, entertainment, drawings for all gifts. Jim Wilson, 714-267-1303; Mary Kay Wilson 714-267-1273. Register at www.rallyinthevalley.com.

APRIL 7 — 8, 2017

TX-O’S 29TH ANNUAL BLUEBONNET LL C M T, Lady ird ohnson Municipal Park, Fredericksburg, TX, 830-997-4202 http://fbgtx.org/other/ rvpark.htm. Tour beautiful Texas Hill Country during peak wildflower season. Camp with us Fri. and Sat. in reserved rally spots 1-30. Mention you’re with Chapter O when paying camping fee at gate. If not camping, park admission is free. Rally starts Sat. 8 a.m. Guided Fun Run, catered lunch, off-bike games, vendors, huge silent auction! Rally in enclosed Pioneer Pavilion, so come rain or shine! Closing ceremonies 2 p.m. Lyle or Sheri Altes, 512-897-0860 or director@ oldwin austin.or . etails and flyer at http://www.goldwingaustin.org/.

APRIL 29, 2017

GWRRA-WI CHAPTER Q PIG ROAST AND 35th BIRTHDAY PARTY at Eagle’s Club, 1703 S. Third Ave., 1-5 p.m., Wausau, WI. prere istration ( ust be re istered by pril , ). at door. Music by Woody press. affles, 50/50, games. Bring stuffed toy for a special drawing. Open to public. Send info and checks payable to GWRRA-WI Q to Jan Cahak, P2231 N. Pole Road, Birnamwood, WI 54414.

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MOTORCYCLES 1976 Honda GL1000. Great project bike for right person. Static for many years. Located in Oklahoma City area. Pictures taken in September 2016. If interested, please send email to tonygw97@msn.com. 1990 Honda Gold Wing 1500, Blue, runs great. 26,583 miles. Includes three-piece luggage set for trunks. Just don’t ride it much anymore. $5,000. Call Gordon at 973-8756200. Northwest NJ. 1995 GL1500 Pearl Green. Very good condition. Professionally maintained. CB, Travelcade Road Sofa, Progressive springs. Recent water pump, battery and tires. Always garaged. Shop manual and spare alternator. Trailer hitch used only for Igloo cooler. Large windshield, driver backrest, passenger armrests and intercom control, Chrome trunk rack, highway foot boards. Approx. 99K miles. $4,200. Paul (FL) 386-437. p s pcfl.net. 2004 1800 Gold Wing, Titanium, 61K, ex. condition, always garaged, about 2K in extras, professionally serviced. Selling for health reasons. Bargain at $7,995. Bill 623-5840100. Sun City West, AZ.

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2005 Blood-Stone Red GL1800, 30-Year Anniversary model, 65K miles, $10,000, lights everywhere plus taillight grills, highway pegs, aftermarket pipes, runs great, trailer hitch with wiring. Steve Mckisick, 541-580-8077, stevesusy@msn. com, Oregon. 2005 Burgundy GL1800, 36,000 miles. DC radio, armrest, new tires, beautiful bike. $11,500. Many chrome extras. Dave, bikerpdn@yahoo.com, 513-385-1800. 2007 Honda Rebel 250 Red, 3,134 miles, excellent condition. Always garaged and covered. Starts easy, runs great. Lots of accessories: saddlebags, trunk, highway pegs, fork bag, windshield, chrome crash bar, bike cover and chrome wheels. The shifter is a chrome socket. Pictures available. $2,150. Larry, OH, 614-2064591, robinsle2000@yahoo.com. 2007 GL1800 Silver / 2003 Bushtec custom trailer (New MSRP $5,300.) 44,000 miles, selling as a package, NAV, heated seats and grips, premium sound and CB. $4,900 of additional equipment and accessories, including MC and trailer covers. Garage keep, excellent opportunity to upgrade, no joy rides! $18,000 and looking for a cash sale only! Everything is mint! IN. Call 812-752-2390 or teebass56@yahoo. com.

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TRIKES 1992 Honda Gold Wing with Motor Trike conversion. 62K, lots of extras, passenger armrests, CB plus passenger CB, backrest, intercom, AM/FM tape deck, pinstriping. New front tire trailer hitch/trailer asking $10,000. Call 717-466-2160 for pictures. 2008 Thoroughbred Stallion Trike. Red, 10,000 plus miles, 2300 cc automatic, steering wheel, heat, a/c, Sony radio and CED with intercom. Extra LED rear light. Car tires = 18" rear, 15" front. 10 gal. Gas tank. Disc brakes all around. Garage kept. No history of accident. Pictures. $22,000 negotiable. 405-777-6508 or jkmott44@ gmail.com. 2012 Gold Wing with Motor Trike conversion, 6-degree rake, trailer hitch, GPS, running boards, heel-toe shifter, 10,000 miles. $26,000 OBO. For more info call Chris, 763-213-3658. 2012 Spyder. It’s beautiful. Runs like a Swiss watch. Cost: $14,500 (below Blue Book). Mileage: About 10,000. Contact info: (1) cellphone 727-482-3973; (2) email bronekc@me.com.

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adjustable rear, cup holders, armrests, extra lights and other accessories. One owner. Only 7,900 miles. Runs perfect. Always garaged. Health forces sale. $21,000. Mt. Dora, Florida. Lou, 352, flalb aol.co .

2002 Escapade Trailer. Silver in color. Includes tongue mounted ice chest, interior lid mounted garment bag, swivel hitch, air suspension. $1,200. Jim 216-4968077. jimhgw@snoopy.net. Ohio.

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2006 GW Cabernet (dark) red saddlebags with Kuryakyn lights. Dunlop E-3 180/60R16 rear tire with wheel. Only 2,225 miles on tire. $300. New, never used, still in box, HJC IS-33 helmet with new J&M Elite 629 headset installed. $319 value, asking $280. Color: wine, size: L. Hank, Long Beach, CA, 562-426-4873 rskillsta@aol.com.

2009 CSC Escapade Elite Trailer. White to match 2004 GL1800. $2,000. Al, 740541-2823. Ohio.

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Corbin seat for Honda Gold Wing F6B #H-F6B-PAD with driver and passenger backrests. Not heated. Never used and still in box. $575 OB(reasonable)O. Lloyd 804-338-1169.

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New, mint condition white 2011 Kompact Kamp Mini Mate camper. Would be difficult to find a nicer condition trailer camper. Pulls effortlessly behind a Wing. Trailer located in Mesa, Arizona. Light, reliable, bug and rainproof, comfortable. Selling price $1,900. Jerry 602-7028081, jerryrbrink@gmail.com. Extra options included: Bearing Buddies, awning, two spare tires and wheels, custom jack/wheelstand for tongue, cooler and tongue rack mount, chrome wheels. Uni trailer one wheel trailer. It came with an older 1500 I bought and I do not need it. $300 or make me an offer. Randy 419427-4383. 1983 Kutter pull behind motorcycle trailer. While not a showpiece it is very functional. 18 cubic feet. Tires are good with all the lights working. When purchased, I changed all bearings, tires and rewired from front to rear. Pulls easily. $350. Dennis Smouse, Pennsylvania. dsmouse@frontiernet.net. 570-265-8073. Like new Kuryakyn floorboards and heeltoe shifter kit. Fits all 1800 Wings. Cost new $440. Will take $200 plus shipping. NE Texas. 816-261-9260.

MISCELLANEOUS Wanted: Right side cover (battery cover area) for 1993 Honda Gold Wing Aspencade. Honda # is 83600-MN5000ZN; the color is Candy-Spectra Red. Please email neilhmsolutions@gmail.com. NC Home for sale: 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,240 sq. ft., central heat and air, two levels, separate thermostats both levels, ceiling fans, hardwood floors, carpet in bedroo s, electric fireplaces, low aintenance rounds, finished base ent with kitchenette sleeps 10 adults, 2 outside covered decks both levels. Circle driveway w carport, all furnishin s w flatscreen TVs included. Like new condition. Seasonal usage. 1 mile to town of Franklin. $194,900 for all. 863-967-3030. Two pair brand new ri inal W T 9-inch boots never wore (one size 7/one size 7 1/2). Original cost $125 each. Both for $150 or $80 each. Larry, OH, 614-2064591, robinsle2000@yahoo.com. In search of replacement radio for 2003 Honda Gold Wing GL1800. Mine is toast. Call 812-216-3128 or email steve@ gotothepoint.com.

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HALL OF FAME Members who have recruited more than 101 new GWRRA Members are inducted into the Hall of Fame. Photos of these honorees can be seen online at www.gwrra.org/hall or at the Home Office. ALLEN, DONALD...................................................................................FAIRFIELD, CA BIBLE, MIKE.......................................................................................MIDDLEBURG, FL BOLDT, FRED & CLARA.............................................................................TOLEDO, IA CARSON, JOHN & MCREYNOLDS, CAROLYN............................JACKSONVILLE, IL CARTER, DAVID & GWEN.............................................................CRYSTAL LAKE, IL CHAPMAN, JIM & ETA...................................................................................ALBIA, IA COLEMAN, CHARLES.............................................................TRAVELERS REST, SC COLLINS, JIMMY..........................................................................GREEN VALLEY, AZ ELLIOTT, KIRK & KATHY....................................................................KAMLOOPS, BC FARMER, SUE...................................................................................CLARKSVILLE, AR FOX, RON ..................................................................................................BENSON, AZ FISHER, STEVEN & SUSA...........................................................HUTCHINSON, MN GRANT, KEN & CELESTE.................................................................PENSACOLA, FL GREER, ROBERT & KARLA............................................................JONESBORO, GA HARRIS, JR & RACHEL.......................................................................INVERNESS, FL HEAP, KEVIN & CINDY........................................................................HANOVER, MN HEWITT, DAVID & EDITH.............................................................................MESA, AZ HOLTON, DEAN & FAYE..................................................................LOUISBURG, NC HUMPHREY, ROBERT & JOAN....................................................CLARKSVILLE, AR HUTCHENS, JIM & SHIRRIN...................................................PLEASANT VIEW, TN JOHNSON, ED & LINDA..........................................................................BRISTOL, VA KLEYMANN, CHERYL...................................................................................BIXBY, OK KNUDTSON, RONALD & KAREN...................................................MASON CITY, IA KOLASKE, NEAL & ROXEANN........................................................MILWAUKEE, WI LANTZ, CHARLES & NANCY.............................................................WOOSTER, OH LEWIS, EDWARD & JUDITH..............................................................CONCORD, NH LYMAN, KIT....................................................................................................HEMET, CA

MCNABB, CHARLES.....................................................................SPRINGFIELD, MO MYTINGER, DAVID & BARBARA...............................................INDIANAPOLIS, IN ONDOF, ANTHONY & JEAN..................................................................GILBERT, AZ PANTER, JIM & IRENE............................................................................CANTON, OH PRESTON, JOHN.................................................................................KNOXVILLE, TN RASMUSSEN, DELORES............................................................MINNEAPOLIS, MN RENNICK, BOB & SYLVIA....................................................KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC ROBERTS, LOGAN & TATE-ROBERTS, JACKIE...........................CHANDLER, AZ SCOTT, DAN....................................................................................................BIXBY, OK SHARP, GAYLORD & CHERYL......................................................SIOUX FALLS, SD SHRADER, ROBERT & NANCY...................................................SAN ANTONIO, FL SIMMONS, WILLIAM & SONDRA......................................................NEWBERN, TN SMITH, BRUCE & JANET................................................................ST. THOMAS, ON SMITH, STEVEN...............................................................................................YORK, SC SWANSON, LLOYD & EDITH................................................OKLAHOMA CITY, OK TAGGART, TOM & SANDY...................................................................BUCHTEL, OH TAYLOR, HOWIE & KAREN.....................................................WESLEY CHAPEL, FL TAYLOR, JOHN & SUSAN......................................................HUBER HEIGHTS, OH THAYER, GARY & BARBARA.....................................................MCDONOUGH, GA TOWNSLEY, RICHARD & JAN.........................................................HARLINGEN, TX TURNER, MIKE & JANET.................................................................KENNEWICK, WA VAILLANCOURT, MICHEL............................................................CANTERBURY, NH WHITE, KIRBY & SANDRA.................................................................BURGOON, OH WILLIAMS, BOYCE...................................................................HOLIDAY ISLAND, AR WILLIAMS, ZELMER & WEATHERSPOON, GLORIA................................GARY, IN ZAKRAJSEK, MARTIN & MARYANN...............................................RICHLAND, WA

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READERS’ RIDES This picture was taken in Norway, Feb. 2014 near Lillehammer at the Kristall-Rally, a winter rally for sidecars. We were the first solo bikes in 36 years at the rally without a sidecar. The ride to the rally was 2,300 kilometers, approximately 1,420 miles. Five other Wingers and I crossed into Suisse, Germany, where we had to take the ferry to Norway, and for the last 100 kilometers, or 65 miles, we had to put studs on the tires. To protect my ’05 Silver Gold Wing’s paint and chrome, I sprayed it with Plastdip that leaves a removable film. I added a big offroad headlight on the right side and I used one Enduro winter tire on the front and one winter car tire on the rear. For clothing, I wore all the heated clothing available – foot, legs, body and hand – only my helmet was not heated. Maurizio Oldani, GWRRA #71185 GL1100 Gold Wing Interstate Novara, Italy

This is my third Gold Wing. My first was a 1980, then a 2001. I’ve been riding since I was a tyke (14 year old) in Wisconsin. I’ve always had a motorcycle in my life and garage. That would be for 58 years. I recently retired after 43 years as a realtor and am totally enjoying the freedom of daily rides. I am sure I have ridden at least 3/4 of a million miles on motorcycles in my lifetime. I live in God’s country for motorcyclists, right at the foot of Rocky Mountain National Park. This picture was taken at the entrance to one of the local subdivisions and the statue of bears is a nice background for a beautiful motorcycle. Don Riedel, GWRRA #173657 2012 Blue GL1800 Loveland, Colorado

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An extended look into Terry, Debbie, Ed and Betty’s Alaskan adventure through amazing photos submitted by Terry Goepferich, GWRRA Life Member #14903 of Des Moines, Iowa. The images accompany his article, “Alaska, the last frontier,” found on page 54 of this issue. Goepferich, who was our Wing World Cover Photo Contest winner, also took January’s cover photo and Add-ons photo on the previous page.

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Ride to Dalton Highway, the beginning of the road to Prudhoe Bay.

Ride the Alaska Highway from end to end – 1,387 miles from Dawson Creek, B.C., to Delta Junction, Alaska.

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Ride to Homer Spit at the end of the road on the Kenai Peninsula.

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Gold Dredge 8 tour and panning for gold in Fairbanks.

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The Carsons riding in the Wing Ding 38 Grand Parade.

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