Monday, July 7, 2008

Riding the IBBS in Alaska!

I am thrilled to have attended the
first Interstate Bike Blogger's Summit
held in Anchorage, AK.

I read this blog about riding in Alaska,
in the snow,
on one of these:

Turns out they're OK on dirt too but it
was above the call of duty for Tim,
the gracious host of the event, to pull out
the Pugsley to come up with loaners for
me and The Old Bag:

Now that's a great start
but then the crew shows up
and off we go.

I didn't ask at the time
but I couldn't help but wonder,
is stopping at a pile of bear scat
an Alaska tradition,
or just an unfortunate coincidence?

Either way, seems everyone is
trying to get their nose
as far from it as possible!

Scat or not, this was one of the most scenic rides I've been on,
topped only by the second ride in the sky above Anchorage.

Thanks Tim!

PS, she calls herself
The Old Bag
but anyone can see,
Sweet Young Thang
would be more fitting...

1 comment:

  1. We stopped to chat right by the bear scat? Oops. I guess our manners need some work!

    Glad you could get a taste of the local goods. See ya next time!