Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Denali Highway Bike Trip
Now for a little cross training! I think I will make this an annual event, and this was the second year for the event. Mark Simpson drove and I rode my bicycle from Cantwell to Paxson along the Denali Highway. It was fabulous and so was the weather. We left the morning after the marathon and somehow I managed to ride for about 25 miles before we camped. My legs felt really tired, but that first part is relatively flat so it was actually pretty pleasant. We spent 3 days and camped in his camper the two nights. I think I was a little slower than last year. It's actually amazing that I could do it at all because so far this summer I was only on my bike one other time, just a 10 mile out and back at Eklutna Lake and I was felling pretty lousy on that ride too! But I managed the hills up from the two rivers fairly well and managed to avoid a couple of rain showers that Mark ran into. The showers were obviously faster than I was! 135 miles on the bike right after the marathon. That's what I call cross training!