Officially departing for Alaska

What’s on my mind……. hmmmmm…… I’m about to depart to fulfill a bucket list over 40 years in the making with my awesome friend Randy Owens aka the polar bear. Everything’s been checked & rechecked. Paperwork, ins & vital first responder stuff in order……..yup I think I’m ready to see the Kodiak bears on Kodiak island, go the the Salty dawg saloon, cross the arctic circle twice & go to the top of N America & the Yukon/NW Territories. It’s gonna rock. For anyone that wants to follow along in real time go to my site overlandgal.com, click on the menu, click on “follow Lori’s route here” & join us in or adventure. Look for posts on fb & the blog @ overlandgal.com

A huge THANK YOU once again to all those that helped me to get here. Especially my awesome family that has had to tolerate my lunacy for many years. 💞💞

49er Rally in Mariposa

A lot of fun was had at the English tusks this morning. Rafe Hardy loaned Randy Owens his gsa & he gave it a go.

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It’s been a good rally for sure. Made a number of new friends. Gonna have a nice dinner tonight.

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5/27/19

And so ends a awesome 49er rally. After years of wanting to come to this one it was awesome. A HUGE GOD BLESS TO ALL OUR MILITARY ON THIS MEMORIAL DAY. AS WELL AS THEY FAMILIES THAT SUPPORT & SACRIFICE ALONG WITH THEM. GOD BLESS & RIP ALL THOSE WHO MADE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE TO PROTECT THE FREEDOMS WE ENJOY EVERY DAY. Safe travels to all.

Lori

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5/27/19

A HUGE shout out to Mark from Wieser ultra brite lights for hooking overlandgal.com up with these super brite led turn signal replacements. I had a much earlier generation I bought when my gs was new. They worked flawlessly. But these new ones WOW are they brite. It’s all about viability friends & these things ROCK. Thanks again Mark & Weiser lights!

Made it to Mariposa

There yea go, the Kodiak gal & the Polar bear depart. Headed to Mariposa for the 49er rally. Safe ridin to all!

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Welcome to Mariposa…..we made it here all safe & sound. Camp is all set up for the next 3 days. We’ll see how we get bombarded tomorrow when the rest of the attendees show up.

Randy and I do some mods

Well we just finished doing a bunch of maint. a few mods then went & gassed up. Went for a little shake down ride with Randy Owens aka the Polar Bear. The Kodiak gal (his tag for me) chasing the Polar bear….

Heading up to Randy’s!

Well here we go again, overlandgal.com on the road again. Today barstow, lake Isabella then Clovis Ca to Randy’s. If ya see me wave!! Safe travels

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Well, overlandgal.com aka Kodiak gal aka Lori, hmmmm. Made it to Randy Owens & his wife Gini’s house. It was quite a haul. What a way to get acclimated to a sidecar outfit. The wind was relentless, I’ve ridden in a lot of wind but nothing like this. From Flagstaff to Bakersfield. It only stopped off & on for maybe a total of 40 or so miles. Wow. But I’m here now. Things are good. Gonna look over the outfit top to bottom front to back. Gotta do some bike maint. Then onto the 49er. The Kodiak gal’s gs in the Polar bears den.

From the 2019 Overland Expo…

WOW, this thing is huge!! So many vendor’s compared to the last time i was here! Holy smokes! You can’t cover just the vendor area in a one day much less the event areas.

Overland Expo 2019

Overland Expo 2019

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May 19, 2019

Welp, sad to leave but merry some awesome people @ Overland expo. Gettin kinda nasty up here so I’m gonna be like everyone else I’m outta here. Cheers

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May 19, 2019

Well for anyone following. I left Overland expo in a insane wind & rain. Even the vendors were tearing down early as it was blowing merchandise all over. Crazy, I delt with it all the way to Needles Ca. At times I could barely keep it on the road, trucks & rv’s even blowing all over. I decided to do Rt 66 to Kingman, wanting to get off the interstate, the wind was still epic h a lot of rain but it was still a nice ride. Even got to put a overlandgal.com sticker in the window of a historic roadside stop off. Check the pix out. Tomorrow headed out early to hook up with Randy Owens at his house or he may ride to meet me. Oh yea & anyone that wants to follow my adventure in real time this is the link https://share.garmin.com/LoriRGaskill

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May 19, 2019

Just heard from my friend Kurt Asplindh. We wound up camped next to each other at OX. He’s with Clearwater lights. But a very knowledgeable BMW guy. Very nice person with a heart of gold. It was so nice to spend a few days with him. He just sent these pix. Gonna see him at the 49er rally in Mariposa Ca with Randy Owens. Gonna be very cool. He’s got some really cool ideas for lights on my hack.

Hittin’ the road, 1st stop Overland Expo in Flagstaff, AZ

Photo of GS Sidecar Outfit ready to roll
GS Sidecar Outfit ready to roll
Photo of GS Sidecar Outfit ready to roll
GS Sidecar Outfit ready to roll x 2
Photo of GS Sidecar Outfit ready to roll
GS Sidecar Outfit ready to roll x 3

Welp there ya go. Overlandgal.com

hittin the road…. if ya see me & my outfit give a wave. All packed up & headed to Overland expo west in Flagstaff. A HUGE THANK YOU to all that helped me getter done.

And later the same day….

And there ya have it…….casa de lori aka overlandgal.com, ride went very well. Bike handled well with the sidecar. Even in some pretty windy conditions. Gotta finish setting up. Not to far from the porta johns either lol

Photo of GS Sidecar next to tent in Flagstaff, AZ
GS Sidecar next to tent in Flagstaff, AZ

Alaska 2019 Starts Tomorrow

Ok for anyone that might have interest…….. I’m back doing my crazy adventures again. Alaska 2019 is on….. starting tomorrow you’ll be able to go to this link, https://share.garmin.com/LoriRGaskill and you’ll be able to follow me & share in my adventure on my newly completed bmw r1200gs adventure outfit. I’ll be riding with Randy Owens, he’ll be on his gsa. I’ll be starting out at Overland Expo west in Flagstaff, then onto the 49er rally in Mariposa Ca, where I’ll meet up with Randy, then headed north from there basically. Also please check out my website overlandgal.com for updates & pix. Safe travels to all. I’ll be posting a more competed pic of my outfit soon.

Photo of my GS sidecar outfit fixed up and ready for my 2019 Alaska Adventure
My BMW GS sidecar outfit ready for my 2019 Alaska Adventure

Mother’s Day Message

Well, I just have to say it this way. You’re prayers we’re answered mom in the very peaceful way you departed & went home to be with the lord…… but I miss you so much. I know you’re with dad & buddy looking over all of you’re flock. As I take off on this next adventure you be in my mind & my sidecar as we talked about with a smile on you’re face & silver dollar sized eyes. You could have never gone on my crazy adventures but I know you’d have been following me on the computer. The ride we’d have taken thru D.V. & the valley of fire would have been so amazing. I would have loved for you to see from the sidecar why I do what I do. Luv ya, mis ya, RIP with the lord as I know you are….happy mom’s day……Lori