July 10: Cold Water and Sharp Rocks

Blue Skies

I wish I could stay up late and write for a long time, but it’s already later than I should be up and I have a long ride tomorrow.  Long and short of it is this:  I got to Coldfoot yesterday evening after a long, sometimes harrowing ride through anything and everthing (mud was my favorite), camped there, got up this morning and road (again, through anything and everything) to Deadhorse, AK.  I got a flat tire about 50 miles north of Coldfoot which was no fun.  I had the stuff to patch it, though, and was back on the road in about 20 minutes or so.  Got up here around 4ish and took a tour of the oil fields which ended up at the northern coast, where I took a quick swim.  Air temp was 31 with windchill and the water was about 34.  Refreshing.  Anyways, I have so many pictures and photos to share from the last two days but sadly, it must wait.  Today was a good one and it represents the the culmination of  many months of planning and thinking.  I’m glad you all could share it with me.  I’ll post more on it later, but for now you can check out some pictures that I put on Flickr.  More later.

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