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Bikepacking 101

So what is Bikepacking? The simplest definition is found on the Bikepacking.net website. The short answer: it’s backpacking with a bike. Longer answer: any ride that includes an overnight stay. This could be anything from ultralight singletrack tours to fully loaded dirt road touring (e.g. on the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route).  bikepacking.net focuses on off-road touring, away from cars. But […]

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Ivanhoe Lake Take #1

Ivanhoe Lake Take #1

I love exploring Colorado on my road or mtb bike.  The views are amazing and cycling is the best way to see it all.  So this past weekend my roommate Nic and a customer of the Aloha’s, Wild Bill attempted to circumnavigate Ivanhoe Lake.  The ride was supposed to be a 110 miles.  We made a wrong turn after lunch, despite […]

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Tok – Day 23

Tok – Day 23

After much thought I have decided to leave Mike and I’s tour. Between the large amount of weight I have lost, loss of appetite and not wanting to ride my bike I made the tough decision to go home. I told Mike while planning the trip if it’s not the number one thing in your life don’t go. This applies […]

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Porcupine Creek to Tok – Day 22

Porcupine Creek to Tok – Day 22

07.22.12 Day 22 Porcupine Creek to Tok 62.21 miles, 1175.63 trip miles 13.3 avg mph, 29.1 max 4:40:04 ride time All pavement Sunny and a few sprinkles. 60-70’s Days of rain: 9 I slept well last night even though it sounded like thunder was rolling through my stomach as I attempted to fall asleep. The morning came fast and I […]

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Gakano Lodge to Porcupine Creek – Day 21

Gakano Lodge to Porcupine Creek – Day 21

07.21.12 Day 21 Gakano Lodge to Porcupine Creek State Recreation Site 62.15 miles, 1175.63 trip miles 11.8 avg mph, 45.3 max 5:15:01 ride time All pavement Sunny. 70-80’s Days of rain: 8 We woke to rain on the fly of the tent and spokie dokes passing by. The international kids, as I heard them called, were up early and leaving. […]

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Sand Pit on Rt. 4 to Gakano Lodge – Day 20

Sand Pit on Rt. 4 to Gakano Lodge – Day 20

07.20.12 Day 20 Sand Pit on Rt. 4 to Gakano Lodge 63.49 miles, 1113.49 trip miles 13 avg mph, 34.9 max 4:50:59 ride time All pavement Sunny. 70′s Days of rain: 7 So last night I appeared to be feeling better and slept okay. I actually woke up feeling good. I ate some but it wasn’t a ton. It seemed […]

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Valdez to Sand Pit on Rt. 4 – Day 19

07.19.12 Day 19 Valdez to Sand Pit on Rt. 4 79.45 miles, 1049.99 trip miles 11.1 avg mph, 40.2 max 7:06:25 ride time All pavement Sunny. 80′s Days of rain: 7 Another horrible night of sleep and more stomach issues. The stomach was an issue throughout the day until about 6 pm. It seems okay now but I haven’t had […]

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Big Bear CG to Valdez – Day 18

Big Bear CG to Valdez – Day 18

07.18.12 Day 18 Big Bear CG to Valdez 8.07 miles, 970.54 trip miles 7.8 avg mph, 15.8 max 1:01:31 ride time All pavement Mostly sunny. 70′s Days of rain: 7 I slept well last night for sure. Though I did wish I had more sleep. My stomach was fine but shortly it reared it’s uglier side in no time. Eating […]

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Anchorage to Big Bear CG -Day 17

Anchorage to Big Bear CG -Day 17

07.17.12 Day 17 Anchorage to Big Bear CG 71.17 miles, 962.47 trip miles 12.8 avg mph, ? max 5:32:29 ride time All pavement Mostly sunny. 70’s Days of rain: 7 As I mentioned I didn’t sleep well last night. My stomach and tired legs reminded me all day of this. My poor belly either felt full or empty and pretty […]

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Big Bear RV’S Park to Anchorage – Day 16

Big Bear RV’S Park to Anchorage – Day 16

07.16.12 Day 16 Big Bear RV’S Park to Anchorage 42.84miles, 891.3 trip miles 12.3 avg mph, ? max 3:28:54 ride time All pavement Clouds and some sun. 60’s Days of rain: 7 It was another damp morning today. My poor tent got put away wet once more under gray clouds that threatened of rain. We got a slight mist but […]

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