2013 Wrap Up

My resolutions for 2013 were Fat, Fatter, Longer. I pretty much achieved my goals by somewhat maintaining  a LCHF (low carb, high fat) diet, building and riding a fatbike, and riding a 1200K brevet. Along the way I rode quite a bit, but really not as much as I would have liked, about 3300 miles or so. But the fatbike did allow me to ride some all year long, something I hadn’t done in the past. Plus, riding the fatbike is loads of fun!

Here are some pictures of my rides in 2013.

January 2013:

Maiden ride on the fatbike. Coastal Trail, Anchorage

Maiden ride on the fatbike. Coastal Trail, Anchorage

February 2013:

Fatbiking on Kincaid Singletrack

Fatbiking on Kincaid Singletrack

March 2013:

Fatbiking on Eagle River

Fatbiking on Eagle River

April 2013:

Fatbiking in Far North Bicentennial Park

Fatbiking in Far North Bicentennial Park

First Brevet - 200K. Mary's McKinley View Lodge (not quite open yet)

First Brevet – 200K. Mary’s McKinley View Lodge (not quite open yet)

May 2013:

300K Brevet - Turnaround at the Motherlode Lodge, Hatcher Pass

300K Brevet – Turnaround at the Motherlode Lodge, Hatcher Pass

300K Brevet - Heading home the Old Glenn Highway

300K Brevet – Heading home on the Old Glenn Highway (photo by Eric Nelius)

June 2013:

400K Brevet, Seward Highway (photo by Kevin Turinsky)

400K Brevet, Seward Highway (photo by Kevin Turinsky)

Finishing up the 400K Brevet. Jan fixing a flat on the lonely Seward Highway

Finishing up the 400K Brevet. Jan fixing a flat on the lonely Seward Highway

600K Brevet.  Wonderful ride on the Richardson Highway! (photo by Kevin Turinsky)

600K Brevet. Wonderful ride on the Richardson Highway! (photo by Kevin Turinsky)

600K Brevet, with my riding partners Tom Dosik and Jan Schwarzburg

600K Brevet, with my riding partners Tom Dosik and Jan Schwarzburg. Summit Lake on the Richardson Highway. (photo by Kevin Turinsky)

July 2013:

Big Wild Ride 1200K Start! Valdez, Alaska (photo by Kevin Turinsky)

Big Wild Ride 1200K Start! Valdez, Alaska (photo by Kevin Turinsky)

Big Wild Ride Day 1. Isabel Pass on the Richardson Highway.

Big Wild Ride Day 1. Isabel Pass on the Richardson Highway.

Big Wild Ride Day 3. My riding partners for the day Debra Banks and Drew Carlson.  The Alaska Range on the Parks Highway.

Big Wild Ride Day 3. My riding partners for much of the day Debra Banks and Drew Carlson. (Let me tell you, Debra can bomb the downhills!) The Alaska Range on the Parks Highway.

Big Wild Ride Day 3. My riding partners for the day Debra Banks and Drew Carlson.  The Alaska Range on the Parks Highway.

Big Wild Ride Day 4 Finish, with Karel Stroethoff and Craig Mathews. Anchorage, Alaska.

August 2013.  I pretty much took August off as far as riding. We did take our son Will to start his first year of college at the University of Wyoming in Laramie.

Laramie, WY.  Short ride while getting son into first year of college.

Laramie, WY. Short ride while getting son into first year of college.

Will and his Surly LHT.  Ready for college.

Will and his Surly LHT. Ready for college.

My wife Saree and me.   We've done our job, now he is off on his own adventures.

My wife Saree.
We’ve done our job, now Will is off on his own adventures.

September 2013.

Final Brevet of the Alaska season.  Anchor Point, near Homer, Alaska.  With fellow randonneurs Martin Renner, Mark Stevens, and Narcisso Espinosa

Final Brevet of the Alaska season, Homer 200K. With fellow randonneurs Martin Renner, Narcisso Espinosa, and Mark Stevens at Anchor Point. Furthest west point on the contiguous North American highway system. (photo by Kevin Turinsky)

Rare mountain bike ride.  Hillside Singletrack, Anchorage

Rare mountain bike ride. Hillside Singletrack, Anchorage

October 2013:

Still road riding in October.

Still road riding in October! Near Eagle River.

November 2013:

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Rare November road ride.  No snow and mild temperatures to boot! Coastal Trail near Point Woronzof, Anchorage.

Finally back on snow.  Paper Plate trail, Far North Bicentennial Park, Anchorage, Alaska

Finally back on snow. Paper Plate trail (it’s there somewhere), Far North Bicentennial Park.

December 2013:

Night fatbiking! First ride using new lights. Great fun. Far North Bicentennial Park.

Night fatbiking! First ride using new lights. Great fun. Far North Bicentennial Park.

Finally, a big thanks to Kevin Turinsky, Alaska’s Regional Brevet Administrator. I couldn’t have completed my rides without his tireless work organizing them.

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Alaska RBA Kevin Turinsky

And thanks also to Mark Bunn.  Mark provided volunteer support on most of the Alaska brevets and the Big Wild Ride.  Great job.

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Mark Bunn. Volunteer Extraordinaire! (photo by Kevin Turinsky)

Alright, lets get on with 2014.

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