Bears, bike failure & tears above the Arctic Circle

I’m now back in Fairbanks after my 10 day / 500 mile cycling expedition from the most northern tip in Alaska.  I’ll be posting a second report with details of the “tent mauling” incident after this one (this was kindly executed by a black bear at around midnight near milepost 22 of the Dalton; mildly…

Prudhoe bay – ice road truckers

Quick post to let you know I’ve made it to Prudhoe; having gone as far north as possible above the Arctic Circle and I’m now ready to start cycling south. This will be the only spot with reception for the next 10 days, so last update for a while. Wednesday was spent at hilltop truckers…

Lying in bed, 11.21 pm the night before…

…heading up to the Arctic ocean tomorrow (hopefully). A state of high excitement. Going to a truckers cafe to try to get a ride, could be tricky as most truck company policies don’t allow it. I’m hoping the gods will be kind to me as they were coming up from Anchorage to Fairbanks, although I…

Made it back!

Quick update before I set off up north to the Arctic Ocean. It’s been so hard to keep up with the schedule of this trip; I’m bound by certain weather windows so I must do all I can to hurry up. Anyhow made it back from my first training exercise on the Kenai Peninsula; quite…