After our big evening feed in Coldfoot, it was time to move on. That is, after a belly top up at the all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet (muffins/pancakes/fruit/yoghurt/toast/eggs etc), and some careful, sleit-of-hand food smuggling for the road.
Thanks to those at … [ Read More → ]
We’re just back from our 9 day, 500 mile journey to Deadhorse, the most northerly point you can ride to in the Americas (the last 8 miles is BP’s private road to the Arctic Ocean).
It’s been an epic trip; … [ Read More → ]
We’ve now leap-frogged our way up to Fairbanks. We have Mike, who works with robots in the Air Force’s bomb disposal squad, to thank for our comfortable and speedy ride here, after he picked us up in Palmer and … [ Read More → ]
So after our night on Kenai Lake, a fast gravel road descent fed us back onto the highway at Cooper Landing, where some blueberry muffins refuelled us for the road ahead.
Back on tarmac, we pushed on to the tiny … [ Read More → ]
First off, Alaska is amazing. Both Dan and I agree that this last week has been amongst the best mountain bike touring we’ve ever done. The scenery is expansive and simply beautiful – and that’s just the little nugget of … [ Read More → ]
Quick update after our first few days on the road. We’ve arrived in the tiny tiny sleepy sleepy town of Hope. I’ve managed to track down a yoga class for this evening; seems a good way of stretching out tired … [ Read More → ]
After chatting to our host Alan, a wiry, lithe guide whose inhabited these parts for some 27 years (we’re camping in his garden, amongst the twenty or so bikes parked up and dozens of tyres scattered about like pasta … [ Read More → ]
… friends and family, here’s a rough outline of our route for you peace of mind. We shan’t bore you with details of how remote the stretch to Prudoe Bay is said to be, or the various tactics we’ve been … [ Read More → ]
Bike shops are bad for your wallet.
On my trawl through town in search of bike shops for general browsing, the kind folks at the aptly named The Bicycle Shop helped me out with some loctite to keep my shapely … [ Read More → ]