Friday, February 23, 2018

Bikerafting Alaska's Lava Coast: Cold Bay to Meshik.

Way back in the summer of 2011 I completed a traverse of a chunk of the Alaska Peninsula with Dave Gray, Pete Basinger, and Brian Blair.

I shared a detailed writeup and lots of pics in several chapters after returning:

I also shared an opinion on the headspace required for a traverse of this nature, along with a handful of out-takes.

Gear geekin' extravaganza here.

Worth mentioning with all of the above: This was 2011.  The Surly Moonlander (R.I.P.) was only a prototype, tires like Bud and Lou were still but a faraway dream, and Alpacka had not yet come out with their Cargo Fly.  Practically the dark ages!

Gear aside, it was a most memorable traverse, and a fantastic way to see a writ-large chunk of the peninsula.

Today I can finally share the full-blown video from that trip.



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  2. In a word, amphibious, or maybe amphibian?

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