Monthly Archives: July 2009

Ways to stay cool on hot days

This July has been extraordinarily hot and dry up here in Alaska and Canada. Since starting my bike journey on July 1st in Prudhoe Bay I have had but two cloudy days and got wet only once from a thundershower … Continue reading

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Peace River and Pine Pass

After 2000km on the Alaska Highway I left it just before Fort St. John to ride West towards Hudson’s Hope on the Peace River. Traffic had gotten progressively worse the closer I got to the larger towns of Fort St. … Continue reading

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Celebration of Life, Nature and Technology

This is a more philosophical note… When an acquaintance of my wife heard about my adventure plan, he said something like this: “Sounds like an extreme case of midlife crisis – why couldn’t he just have bought a Corvette?” Once … Continue reading

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Northern Rocky Mountains

Over the last couple of days I have crossed the Northern Rocky Mountains from West to East. Coming from Contact Creek, the last settlement in Yukon, down to the Liard River hotsprings, then South through the Muncho Lake Provincial Park … Continue reading

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Bad tires – and good samaritans!

Yesterday was one of those days! Alternately I felt cursed, but also very blessed. Here is what happened: It all started the day before. I was cruising along with a nice tailwind on a slight downhill stretch next to a … Continue reading

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