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Biking anyone?
March 18, 2015 10:33AM
I try to get in a bike ride most days after work. It’s a great way to breathe some air, clear my mind, and write all those emails I should never send. And since I live in the Napa Valley, it’s a pretty nice place to ride.

But yesterday was a little different. As I rode along one of my main routes, I noticed two cyclists stopped by the side of the road. These were not your run-of-the-mill day bikers. They were heavily laden with panniers and backpacks. And from the rear fender they sported small Polish flags.

I stopped to see if they needed any help.

No, they were fine. Just checking their location.

So asked them where they were going.

The young man looked up at me with a smile, and answered: “Alaska.”

I suggested that they might not make it by nightfall. He laughed and replied that maybe tomorrow…

They explained that they had met a Polish expat on their ride earlier in the day, and were on their way to his house for dinner and a shower.
That sounded like they were in good hands, so I left them to continue their ride…to Alaska.

So what are you doing this summer?



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Re: Biking anyone?
March 18, 2015 02:23PM
Hmm. Napa Valley is already pretty far North for a trip to Alaska this time of year. Hoping they take the scenic route before hitting the -40 to -50 degree weather just hitting the big dog mushing races over the last couple weeks. The Iditarod Winner just finished this morning!
Re: Biking anyone?
March 18, 2015 02:57PM
They were taking their time....so who knows how long it will take to make it further north...



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Re: Biking anyone?
March 26, 2015 02:40PM
Just read an article about the couple I met. The left Poland years ago, heading for Capetown. From there, to Patagonia, and up through Latin America...now heading to Alaska.

Heck, given that data, a bike trip to Alaska seems almost too tame...



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Re: Biking anyone?
March 26, 2015 12:01PM
In May I'm planning a 4 day bike tour. Starting in Guerneville, first night in Cloverdale, 2nd in near Navarro, 3rd in Gualala, 4th day back to Guerneville. Then home.
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