Thanks again to…

Thanks again to…

Aug 30

Cameron and I are back in Bozeman and grudgingly returning to everyday life. Most our gear has been cleaned and put away and Cameron is starting to process 1,000+ pics.  In the next few weeks we’ll have some follow-up posts on gear, pics and what should be a pretty nifty interactive map. But first we’d like to take some time to thank those who made this trip a reality (and success!).

We’re baaaaack!

We’re baaaaack!

Aug 25

Just a quick update from the Anchorage airport.

We made it to the Copper River Highway on August 22nd and pedaled the ~35 miles into Cordova, AK. Within minutes we found the Alaskan Bar and were celebrating with a few Alaskan IPAs and fried food. With few lodging options in town we camped at ‘Hippie Cove’, an off-the-grid community down near the docks.

On Monday we hopped on the ferry to Wittier then hitched a ride through the tunnel to Girdwood, a great little AK mountian town.

Today, we’re on our way back to Bozeman and with that our Alaskan adventure has come to a successful and fun end. Cameron and I had a great time and are incredibly thankful to all the people who helped make this trip a success.

Over the next few weeks we’ll be posting a few more details on the trip, and of course pics (several hundred of em).

Thanks to everyone who followed along and commented, and expect some more updates soon!

Live Updates

Live Updates

Aug 08

We’re currently in the middle of  our Yakutat to Cordova (Alaska) bike/paddle trek. These are our updates from the field. For more info please read this.

  • Final set of preview pics from our Lost Coast trek, the muddy Copper River Delta - http://ow.ly/2AOyx
    2010-09-07
  • Pics from our Lost Coast Bike Trip: Icy Bay to Controller Bay - http://ow.ly/2zNeg.
    2010-09-05
  • Next set of pics from Biking the Lost Coast: Yakutat Bay to Icy Bay - http://ow.ly/2ydEZ
    2010-09-01
  • The pics are coming! Here's a few from our first days on the Lost Coast - http://ow.ly/2x9xi
    2010-08-31
  • After some camera-computer issues we're going to get our first look at the Lost Coast pics tonight. Will post some previews later.
    2010-08-30
  • Our Lost Coast bike trip wouldn't have been possible without the help of these folks (and we're probably missing some): http://ow.ly/2wPlA
    2010-08-30
  • The Road to Cordova - our bike/hike/paddle route from Yakutat to Cordova, AK: http://ow.ly/2vvfW
    2010-08-27
  • Our Lost Coast route on Google Maps: http://ow.ly/2viJ8. Page 2 at the bottom left shows the 2nd half. 341 miles total, mostly beach riding.
    2010-08-26
  • No risk in jinxing ourselves now, we had only 1 minor gear issue (pipe clamp on Cam's rack), amazing considering the conditions. Great gear!
    2010-08-25
  • Bikes and gear are packed up and we're on our way back to Bozeman! We'll be posting more details and pics over the next few weeks.
    2010-08-25
  • http://fms.ws/3KVyZ We're at Jack Sprat near daylodge
    2010-08-24
  • http://fms.ws/3KHXZ On ferry to Wittier to meet my parents
    2010-08-23
  • http://fms.ws/3K8hF Yakutat to Cordova, 100% human-powered!
    2010-08-23
  • http://fms.ws/3K6Kg Rolling into Cordova
    2010-08-23
  • http://fms.ws/3K1aQ Yeeehaaaa! Copper River Hwy! 35mi to go
    2010-08-22
  •   Follow us on Twitter...

Our updates are made possible using a DeLorme PN-60W GPS with SPOT Communicator.  While in the backcountry the PN-60W lets us send short updates to Twitter, Facebook and other social networks, as well as txt messages. It’s a truly amazing piece of technology.

In addition to our text updates you can also follow us on a map.

If Twitter is your thing you can find our updates on our @LostCoastBikers page.  Keep in mind that starting August 9th our Twitter account is one-way. We can post tweets but won’t be able to receive any @LostCoastBikers replies. Definitely feel free to respond however and we’ll be sure to catch up when we return!

And one more note: If our updates happen to stop it does NOT mean we’re in danger.  It could be that we ran out of batteries, broke our GPS or a variety of other factors. So there’s no need to panic  if our updates stop.

The Plan

The Plan

Aug 07

Tomorrow is the big day! After months of planning we’re finally departing on our great Alaskan adventure. Our bags are packed, the bikes are boxed and (we think) we’re ready to go.  Here’s a really basic timeline of the next few weeks.

3.7 Inches of Love

3.7 Inches of Love

Aug 04

After tinkering with various setups for weeks the bikes are finally ready!  Here’s some additional details to go along with yesterday’s popular pics of our beasts of burden.

About The Bikes
The terrain we’ll be covering means we can’t use just any ‘ole bike unfortunately.  To stay on top and keep traction in the soft sand and mud we need some seriously fat tires. For this reason we chose to go with two Surly Pugsleys.