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.
Maiden ride on the fatbike. Coastal Trail, Anchorage
Fatbiking on Kincaid Singletrack
Fatbiking on Eagle River
Fatbiking in Far North Bicentennial Park
First Brevet – 200K. Mary’s McKinley View Lodge (not quite open yet)
300K Brevet – Turnaround at the Motherlode Lodge, Hatcher Pass
300K Brevet – Heading home on the Old Glenn Highway (photo by Eric Nelius)
400K Brevet, Seward Highway (photo by Kevin Turinsky)
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, with my riding partners Tom Dosik and Jan Schwarzburg. Summit Lake on the Richardson Highway. (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 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 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.
Will and his Surly LHT. Ready for college.
My wife Saree.
We’ve done our job, now Will is off on his own adventures.
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
Still road riding in October! Near Eagle River.
Rare November road ride. No snow and mild temperatures to boot! Coastal Trail near Point Woronzof, Anchorage.
Finally back on snow. Paper Plate trail (it’s there somewhere), 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.
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.
Mark Bunn. Volunteer Extraordinaire! (photo by Kevin Turinsky)
Alright, lets get on with 2014.