I must say that this is an adventure. I came to Alaska to ride my bike and I am building a deck. The new adventure begins on June 3. I will ride to Girdwood, Alaska,which is about 36 miles from Anchorage. On June 4 I will ride to Whittier, Alaska, which is about 24 miles from Girdwood. At Whittier I have to wait for Jim Jr. to drive me through the tunnel. There is only one road into Whittier and it goes through a tunnel. No bikes, no walking through the tunnel. In Whittier I will catch the ferry to Bellingham, Washington. I will spend five nights on the ferry between Whittier and Bellingham. From Bellingham I plan to ride my bike to Saint Paul, Minnesota. I will take a route mapped out by Adventure Cycling Association and I will use their maps. On my travels I will update this blog whenever possible. Feel free to follow along and post a comment or email me at silverfox.jim@aol.com

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Today is packing day.  I leave for Anchorage tomorrow.  Jim Jr. took my bike in a box to "The Bike Shop" in Anchorage.  They unpacked it, put it back together and cleaned it up and tuned it up.  They put a new chain on, new brake pads, and cable housings.  The cables looked good.  I also got an extra master link for the chain and two extra sets of brake pads.  I don't know why the extra brake pads but it sounded like a good idea.  All for $170.00.  Saturday I get to ride it and see how they did.  Now I have to talk to someone about a chain lubricant.  I have been using "White Lighting" but I get a wax build on the chain and sprockets that doesn't look good to me.  So back to the bike shop.  Tomorrow is travel day.

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