Archive | July, 2008

Daryl’s Journal July 24

Today Daddy and I saw three bears.  The first time Daddy saw the bear.  He got out the camera and the bear ducked down to graze.  Then a house drove up and the bear ran away.    The second time we stopped to see it grazing and waited for Mommy and Davy.  Then it meandered […]

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Entering British Columbia

Wildlife Capital of the World (Alaska Highway KP 872, British Columbia, Canada)

  The title says it all.  I’ll let the photos speak for themselves.   I’ve decided to switch over to kilometers since the only country we’ll go through that uses miles is the USA.  From here on out I’ll post our stats in kilometers only.   Km today:  101 km Km to date:  2438 km […]

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Daryl’s Journal July 24

Today Daddy and I saw three bears.  The first time Daddy saw the bear.  He got out the camera and the bear ducked down to graze.  Then a house drove up and the bear ran away.    The second time we stopped to see it grazing and waited for Mommy and Davy.  Then it meandered […]

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Cycling the Yukon

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Signpost Forest in Watson Lake

Where’s Civilization? (Watson Lake, Yukon, Canada)

    Dang!  I’m getting tired of this remote stuff.  Ever since we started our journey the shortest distance between “towns” has been 100 miles.  300 seems to be the norm.   I pulled into Watson Lake this afternoon hoping I wouldn’t be leaving here with fifty pounds of food.  We recently changed our plan […]

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The Continental Divide

Wee Little Soldiers (Alaska Highway KP 1048, Yukon, Canada)

So – we were screaming along thanks to the most awesome tailwind imaginable when we saw four bright red Coke cans lined up on the side of the road. The strange thing about the cans was that only one had succumbed to the howling gale; the other three remained upright like wee little soldiers standing […]

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Daryl’s Journal July 21

We made it over the Continental Divide.  It actually wasn’t a bad climb.  WE had a wonderful tailwind.  We went 53 miles, but never really struggled.   While we were riding we saw four Coke cans.  They were all closed so we picked them up.  Then Daddy found a note.  It said:  Have a good […]

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Pushing Bikes out to Road in Morning

Darkness (Swift River, Yukon, Canada)

Darkness is a strange thing.  It’s something I’ve always taken for granted – just like the fact that the sun will come up in the morning.  But after being so far north for so long, I’m not sure I’ll ever take it for granted again.   I woke up in the middle of the night […]

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Daryl’s Journal July 20

Today Davy, Daddy, and I had a huge pinecone war. It was me and Davy against Daddy. For a while Davy and I ran around throwing pinecones at Daddy. Then we lured Daddy away from his base. I snuck out of the war, ran around the battlefield, and got to Daddy’s base. I stole 9/10 […]

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Davy’s Journal July 20

Daryl made a record of 14 miles on the single!!! I was so tired that I needed a break. When Dad and I got to the abandoned campground next to Swift River we looked for a camping place. We found one and a trail to the water. I went out to the road and waited […]

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Telsin Lake Bridge

The Bridge (Alaska Highway KP 1214, Yukon, Canada)

From Daryl:  ”Daryl – put both your hands on the handlebar and balance!” That was the last thing I heard before the adventure of the day. I sat as rigid as a board. Right when we started the adventure we were blown into the middle of the road. When we finally got back to the […]

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We’re in Teslin

Just a quick note to say we are in Teslin – about 170 miles from Watson Lake.  We’ve been fighting headwinds and rain – yuck, yuck, yuck…

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Dreaming of Breakfast (Alaska Highway KP 1258, Yukon, Canada)

59 miles is a long day for us in the best of circumstances. 59 miles in a cold, drizzly rain against a headwind is even longer. The promise of an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet tomorrow morning, however, drove us all on, encouraging us to make to Muckluk Annie’s. You would think that, after a full day […]

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Davy’s Journal July 18

Aliens are attacking! When I was riding today I saw a car shaped like a space ship. Dad says it was a solar powered car. I think it must be very dangerous. We had a crosswind that nearly knocked me over – the guy in that car might tip over or get smashed against the […]

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Daryl’s Journal July 18

“Remember the Muckluk!” That was the phrase we were saying all day. Yesterday come cyclists had told us about a place called Muckluk Annie’s. We just shortened it to Muckluk (when we were calling it Muckluk Annie’s, Annie’s, or Annie Phannie). Daddy and I saw another bear. It was lumbering across the road way ahead […]

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Daryl balancing on log

The Things We Do for Kids (Alaska Highway KP 1352, Yukon, Canada)

“Move ‘em out!” John bellowed. Everyone scurried about getting helmets on and ready to go. Everyone except Daryl, that is. We had stopped to filter water, but when we got ready to leave, Daryl’s helmet had vanished. Disappeared. *Poof!* All four of us searched for the wayward, bright red helmet, but it had truly vaporized. […]

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