Alaska Bicycling Adventure
August 3 - August 16, 1998
My personal Alaska Bicycling Adventure is the ALCAN Highway Expedition by Alaskan Bicycle Adventures, now known as alaskabike.com.
alaskabike.com no longer offers this tour, but it does offer pure cycling tours and multi-sport hiking, rafting and kayaking trips.
This is the route map and it's about 700 miles from Juneau to Anchorage. Unfortunately (or was it?), I pedaled probably less than 500 miles for various reasons. First, it wouldn't be a real vacation unless I got a cold, so the third morning, I rode in the van as I was gagging and coughing. Some parts of the road were a little rough in the second half of the trip, so we all hopped in the van as we drove through the construction zones.
We didn't have our bikes yet and we had no idea who the riders were on this trip.
That tram goes practically straight up
Whale in Lynn Canal
Bill, the Canadian, tried to convince me that this never contained ice, but it did! This once contained a layer of ice. It doesn't now, and all that remains now is a lifeless pile of rocks.
We stayed in these hotels.
This is the replacement van, by the way.
Bob, Brenda, Mary, Bill, Phil,
Kurt, Rob, Doug, Sharon
(Should this really be on this page?)
TOO MUCH ESPRESSO!
Those knobby things on the wood are called burls.
This is for CRL's own Tamar Gollan
It looks like this might be from Los Angeles, but it just has ground-in rock.
You really have to see it in person. Web photos just don't reveal the incredible shade of blue.
This glacier is receding at a rapid rate. Is it evidence of global warming or is it due to the fact that we are still moving out of an ice age?
Wait - I got one - oh, no, it's just the guy five feet away from me.
This one was fenced in. The only other moose I saw on the trip would have looked - well - kind of like that bald eagle.
This is Anchorage, and the end of the adventure.
To view a dark side of Alaska, a result of when man meets wild, click this link. Parental discretion is advised.