Back in Melbourne watching the rain fall, figured it was time to close out my RideAbout 2015 blog. Going to roll back a few days to Yellowstone National Park, please add Yellowstone to see once in your life time list. The roads around the park can be crowded, but once you hike in a bit, […]Read more "Rideabout 2015 Wind Down"
Ok, starting to lose track of what day or time it is, think that was one of the purposes of the trip. A lasting image of Alaska will be: From Anchorage I headed to Seward, AK a pretty cool coastal fishing village, spent some time walking around, had a bite to eat, then it was […]Read more "No Clue What Day It Is – Anchorage, AK to Whitefish, MT"
Been slacking on blog, too much to see and do. Have been living the college life the last few days staying in a dorm at the University of Alaska – Anchorage. As dorm rooms go, this is not bad, it’s a one bedroom suite with a bathroom, coffee pot & coffee, with a stunning view […]Read more "Anchorage, AK"
Rain stopped today, awesome to see the mountains around Fairbanks when the clouds lifted. Had a fulfilling breakfast at a place simply called “Diner”, good food and nice folks. After breakfast, had to go to ….Wal-Mart to get straps to secure my bike on the ferry. After that went to a car wash joint to […]Read more "Day 25 – Fairbanks,AK"
The last few days have flown by, the gang left Whitehorse, YT in good spirits for the final push to Alaska. The weather when departing the hotel in Whitehorse was chilly, but the sun was out, about an hour into the ride the rain started, it poured with the temps dropping to low 40’s. Only […]Read more "Days 23 – Whitehorse, YT to Tok, AK & Day 24 – Tok, AK to Fairbanks,AK"
Last two days have just been outstanding, the country side just keeps getting better and better. Weather has not been too bad, a few periods of rain and we are past the smoky section. Just getting to the smoky zone. A few constructions delays and slow travel over the gravel sections. Entering the Alaska Highway […]Read more "Day 20 – Fort Saint John, BC to Muncho Lake, BC & Day 21 Muncho Lake, BC to Whitehorse, YT"
Wooohooo, what a day, we have moved from rolling prairies to wooded areas, start of mountains with a dash of construction. We stopped for a photo when crossing into British Columbia: First time for me ever being in BC, have read stories about BC, seen pictures, now its the real deal. A few hours later, […]Read more "Day 19 – Edmonton, AB to Fort Saint John, BC"
Finally got to meet the group last night in Regina, SK. The rode 700 miles yesterday from St Cloud, MN to Regina,SK, better yet they were still smiling when they got there. We rolled today about 8 AM, the fields in SK are awesome scenery, nice riding along at 100 kilometers or 62 mph. Speeding […]Read more "Day 18 – Regina, SK to Edmonton, AB"
Out the door early today to get ahead of the rain, a balmy 48 degrees at 6 AM. Not long into the ride going north on 83 in ND the oil field camps started. Think every RV type known to man was parked in the workers camps for living quarters. Lots and lots of truck […]Read more "Day 17 – Belfield, ND – Regina, SK"
Woke up this morning to chilly temps for this Florida guy, was 58 out when I walked to the store for coffee. Had a peaceful night at the Cowboy Inn, the owners are quite pleasant, Not sure they are too happy about the oil boom here. Lots of oil pumps across the fields. Will say […]Read more "Day 16 – Tour of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Medora, ND"