While I rest up my hand (which I fractured back in Montana), I’ve had a dig through some posts I never got round to finishing, including this one, from the Denali Highway in Alaska – way back in July.
So … [ Read More → ]
Alaska is a diverse and an unusual looking state; ball up your right hand hand, outstretch the little finger and you’ll have its general shape.
Since vast chunks of it are unreachable by land, Dan and I didn’t take much … [ Read More → ]
After our relatively brief forray in the Yukon, we’re back in AK, Alaska. For now at least – within a week, I’ll be in Canada once more, heading to Banff, while Dan returns to his studies in Bozeman. Over the … [ Read More → ]
We’ve now arrived in Whitehorse, which at 22 000 people or so, is the Yukon’s largest settlement. While the setting is idyllic (its local singletrack comes highly recommended by Alaskan riders), Whitehorse itself sprawls out far beyond it’s charming 50s-fronted … [ Read More → ]
We’re arrived in Tok, just 92 miles from the Canadian border. Our tent is pitched beside an airfield and this morning my alarm clock was the loud buzz of a light plane – akin to someone running their thumb … [ Read More → ]
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 → ]