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... with that great idea is that mixed with rainwater, the road becomes a vehicular slip'n'slide. You know where this is going, right?
It was misting when we stopped to walk along the pipeline. Let me tell you, that thing is an engineering marvel. The variables they had to figure out: expansion, insulation, temperature control, strength, repairing, longevity, etc, it is amazing. The pipeline is on a sled that shifts back and forth, as needed, between ...
... resolve to stay widely apart to learn from these tragic deaths.
As we exit the construction zone, Lee is in the lead, Walt following, and I'm riding drag. Dodging potholes, using the entire road width, we dance on the pegs, to find a smooth, mud-less route. I'm riding in the far left part of the roadway and notice late that the boys are slowing and pulling off to the right; brake-lights and blinkers are obscured by mud covering the lenses. Lee is looking for ...
We stop in Joy at a homestead gift shop ,for a rest and dry out session and coffee. The story of the family who homesteaded this land, built a cabin and raised 23 kids is amazing. The father worked on the pipeline during it's entirety, but obviously had plenty of home visits. I go out to retrieve my camera from the bike and see a muddy little fur sticking out of the mud. When I go to pick it up it ...
... br> around the bend. The highway that will lead us to Deadhorse and the Arctic
Ocean. The highway that will challenge us.
We see the Dalton Hwy sign and the excitement exudes from
John. It’s contagious. I am so excited to do this. Scared and excited. The road
isn’t too bad. We reach the Arctic Circle. Wow! We stop for a picture. Oh man…Arctic
mosquitos are fierce. Ours in Oregon are docile bumbly ...
... it easily to the Yukon River where we got fuel to carry us to Camp Coldfoot. We also got some rhubarb and cherry pie. It was a good break and there were a number of Brazilian riders who were there at the same time on break.
The rest of the ride was uneventful but we did get some rain just as we stopped for fuel at the Yukon River. When we got to Coldfoot, there were tons of mosquito's as well. We got fuel so we were ready to begin ...