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

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Today was shopping day.  Went to REI for freeze dried meals.  I got 12 meal packs for my trip and two for our supper tonight.  My varieties are rice and chicken, beef stew, chili mac with beef, spaghetti with meat sauce, beef stroganoff with noodles and lasagan with meat sause.  We tested the chili mac with beef and beef stroganoff with noodles tonight.  Jim Jr. and me thought it was good.  Destin decided not to eat them and opted for left over pizza instead.  See the pictures.  Brand name is "Mountain House".  I also got a "Timex" Marathon GPS watch for $99.95.  It tells time and does a lot of other things that I will have to figure out.   My next item was a canister of bear spray.  It came with a water bottle type mountable holder with which I will replace one of the water bottles holders on my bike.  Price $49.99.  There is no sales tax in Alaska.   Went for a ten mile ride this afternoon.  Weather was great today.  Sunrise 5:28 a.m. and sunset at10:24 p.m.  Moose count is 8.


  1. Nice spork. -Jim Jr, Anchorage, AK

  2. What did the moose look like? Why didn't you let me come with you? I had tacos for dinner with cheese and a little bit of meat and mild sauce. And this is the favorite kind of food I like, ribs. Jordan Dierks, Madison, WI

    1. Good to hear from you Jordan. The moose are bigger than a horse. I think they may have a moose in the zoo in madison. I miss you up here in Alaska and your cousin, Elsie, says Hi. The Silver Fox or Grandpa.