Today was the final day of phase 1 of the bike tour through Alaska, and saw me cycle from Joy to Fairbanks. It had been challenging due to my knee, but mission accomplished! Cycling from Joy to Fairbanks (Blog post written: 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 … [Read more...]
The beginning of my cycling trip from Alaska to Argentina. These updates cover my flight to Fairbanks, Alaska, and cycling the Haul Road, or Dalton Highway.
On day 8 of my cycling trip from Alaska to Argentina, I cycled from my camp on the Elliot Highway to the settlement of Joy. Starting the day's cycling (Blog post written Wed 29 July 2009) My knee was still aching in the morning, but after looking at my map, I figured I was only 20 miles short of yesterdays original goal of Joy. I would also be passing a river, which was good news. I … [Read more...]
Continuing my cycling adventure in Alaska, today's ride saw me cycling from Five Mile to somewhere on the Elliot Highway. Organising the bicycle trailer (Blog post written: Tuesday 28 July 2009) I sorted the setup up of my bike and trailer out during the night, the upshot of which, is that I can now peddle Bob up steep hills!! Yay me! Now initially, this was good, because even though I was … [Read more...]
It's not every day you get your photo taken next to an Arctic Circle signpost! This blog post was updated when cycling in Alaska along the Haul Road. Photo in the Arctic Circle (Blog post written Monday 27 July 2009) It took a frustratingly long time to pack everything away in the morning because the mosquitoes were unbelievably dense in numbers. The amount of bites I have is at least … [Read more...]
It was only today that I realised I had actually been cycling INSIDE the Arctic Circle for about a week. Day 5 of my cycling trip from Alaska to Argentina. Leaving Marion Campground (Blog post written: Sunday 26 July 2009) I said goodbye to Koko in them morning, and had my photo taken by him, which stands a good chance of either appearing in the Japanese equivalent of Cycling monthly or … [Read more...]