Thursday 30 July 2009,
The shorter day yesterday, and the extra rest did my knee some good, but it was far from perfect. Still, I had resolved to reach Fairbanks no matter what, and I would just take it at a more slower pace. Not that I had a great deal of choice in the matter considering that my left knee wouldn't bend properly, and that's kind of important if you want to ride a bike. To be honest, I'm not sure how I managed another ten hours of cycling, and I wouldrather not think about it. I reached the Go North hostel at 18.30 ish, and booked my tent site for 3 nights, although i may choose to extend this to five in order to rest up a little. When setting up my tent, i noticed that Koko, Cass and Dan had also turned up, and I talked to Cass and Dan well into the night.
So anyhow, stage 1 of the trip is now complete, not without its difficulties. Lets hope that stage 2, the journey to the Canadian border, will be a lot smoother!