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Old 05-25-07, 03:50 AM   #1
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First trip!!!

Had to brag a little.
My sister, dad, and I just completed a 350 mile trip from Fairbanks to Anchorage, Alaska. For my sister and I it was a first, and dad has done a few vacation package type bike trips as well as the STP. We did between 45 and 85 miles a day and traveled with a truck for support. We stayed with friends and at one hotel. The whole trip took 6 days which was one less than we'd planned for. Lots of fun. Dad rode his motobecane speed something or other road bike, I had my 06 specialized sirrus, and my sister gets the prize for completing the entire trip on a kona lana'i. as far as i know the only modification she'd made was to get some slicks.
The punch line is that despite two of us having cameras, there was not a single shot taken during the entire ride. sorry guys. I can, however, assure you that it was a beautiful ride with lots of mountains, trees, and rivers (including a nice and wispy view of Denali in the distance on one day).
I think we'll all be taking more trips in the future, whether together or on our own. I for one am hooked.
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Old 05-25-07, 05:49 AM   #2
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Had to brag a little.
My sister, dad, and I just completed a 350 mile trip from Fairbanks to Anchorage, Alaska. For my sister and I it was a first, and dad has done a few vacation package type bike trips as well as the STP. We did between 45 and 85 miles a day and traveled with a truck for support. We stayed with friends and at one hotel. The whole trip took 6 days which was one less than we'd planned for. Lots of fun. Dad rode his motobecane speed something or other road bike, I had my 06 specialized sirrus, and my sister gets the prize for completing the entire trip on a kona lana'i. as far as i know the only modification she'd made was to get some slicks.
The punch line is that despite two of us having cameras, there was not a single shot taken during the entire ride. sorry guys. I can, however, assure you that it was a beautiful ride with lots of mountains, trees, and rivers (including a nice and wispy view of Denali in the distance on one day).
I think we'll all be taking more trips in the future, whether together or on our own. I for one am hooked.
-Akugluk
Good to hear about a new touring junkie on the planet! Welcome!

Next time though, you better get pics or I'll have to put you on super secret touring lodge probation!

May you have many, many more tours!
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Old 05-25-07, 01:46 PM   #3
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sounds like a nice trip, and how nice to do it with family.
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