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post #1 of 37 Old 03-29-2009, 10:16 PM Thread Starter
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Just got orders to Alaska

Not too sure if it's a good or bad thing. I've been spoiled with track choices here in Texas and have been racing with CMRA to the point I haven't really started my street bike in a while. I have read that there is a track errr abandoned airfield up there so I am not sure what I should do. My question for you Alaska peeps is is there any road riding to be done up there? I know the season is short so I was considering selling my 07 ZX10 here before I leave and getting a quad or dirtbike to race, and keeping my racebike 07 6r to bring to those trackdays. What do I need to know about Anchorage?
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have fun, you may want to consider getting into fishing while your up there. i have a buddy in citgo Alaska that does charter fishing during the summer time.
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Let me know how bigs Sara tits are in person.. JK.... ANC is nice been there in a high school basketball league and with FedEx Express. The air is very thin. Its takes awhile getting use to.
Other than take its like any other major city, but it needs more diversity!!
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I know there's a motocross track here.

There's a couple drag strips out in the Valley, if I recall (about 1.5-2 hours from Anchorage if you obey the speed limit), but i've never been to them personally. I also hear that there's an actual racecar track in Wasilla, but never been to that either. Other than those, I don't know of any... but i've been trying to find one here because i'd like to get my 10 on one.

The roads here suck, in my opinion. Alot of potholes, BIG ones, and they often pop up overnight. It's ok for cruising around, lots of good scenery and roads that aren't manned by LEO. I've NEVER seen a road here that i'd be willing to open her up on, but that might just be me... I like my bike in one piece.

There's a saying here:
"There's only 2 kinds of roads in Alaska... Under ice, and under construction."
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Oh yeah, as far as need to know about Anchorage:

1. Get a BIG chain for your stuff. (It's too easy for toys to disappear in Alaska, never to be seen again.)
2. Don't park your ride in the Mt.View area, unless it's a POS... even then there's a 50/50 chance you'll never see it again.
3. Drugs are like gold here.
4. The hookers hang out on Spenard Road, and sometimes 4th Avenue.

Don't get me wrong, i've lived in Alaska all my life and love it here. I'm just speakin' the truth.
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damn how do u go from texas to alaska?? that sucks GL tho man
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Come on up, Bro !!

Salami is beign a little pessimistic.. We have some decent roads.

We have some awesome "pole racing" at an old Cold war airbase called Tanacross. 5 weekends this summer, starting May 30th.

There is some fun to be had, even here in town...Like this nutjob from last summer.


I also have a top secret top speed spot,....

I have an ATK605 street plated enduro, and it does get some use here.

We do have a pretty good bunch of riders here, in fact consider yourself invited to my place for a BBQ.
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Damn sorry to hear that Bro....I was so sploiled in NY and now i am in italy and the price to get on track is freakin INSANE!
how does $280 for (3) 25 minute sessions at mugello sound?

yeah the PCS'ing thing can truly not always be so great,,,,my buddy said the time he did ride when it was ridable weather said he had lots of fun, so sure there is some riding time on a sportbike just not much of it.
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