Hello from Beaver Creek, Canada! I’ve got a fast (wired) Internet connection, so I spent half of the morning uploading Alaska pictures, updating the Alaska page, creating a new (Canada) SPOT page, and enjoying good breakfast all the while Except the uplink speed of these satellite Internet connections is so slow that I can’t upload the video I took last night from the ride right after the border (1m30sec HD video = 120MB would take more than 1 hr at the slow uplink speed…)
As mentioned in the last post, the light last night was truly spectacular. Apart from a 7km gravel section – they had a road sign “Extremely Dusty Conditions” – it was some of the finest riding I have ever done.
I had to ride slowly and carefully in the gravel and also endure the occasional dusting from a passing truck, but aside from that it was just magic.
I almost felt a bit melancholic to leave Alaska already; the weather up here has been very favorable and I truly enjoyed riding in the great state.
The Alaska – Canada border is marked by the 141st meridian; it’s a straight line cutting through the boreal forest some 1200km (I believe) all the way up to the Arctic Ocean.
Check out the entire picture library linked from the Alaska page.
Note also the link to the new Canada SPOT tracking page on the right side of the page.
I better get going – it’s going to be another hot day of riding, no rain since 2 weeks and more heat and sun in the forecast…