I lucked out with a three day weekend and decided to run the Denali Hwy. It used to be the only way to get to Denali National Park, and is 135 miles long with at least 100 miles of it dirt.
I started in Anchorage, rode up to Paxson where I hopped on the Denali and stayed at the Tangle Lake Lodge. Sunday I rode the Hwy to Cantwell then down the Parks, where I almost hit a bear, to Talkeetna to hang with some friends. Then I headed south to Willow, took Hatcher Pass to Palmer then back to Anchorage.
It rained on me everyday but I still had a blast. Things were really green, and in the fog I felt like I was the only one around for hundreds of miles. I met a lot of neat people, fellow riders, and four ladies who were in need of a tire change. By the time it was over I was wet and tired but I wouldn't trade it for the world.
instead of a traditional report I put together a montage
In Palmer I went, dripping, into McDonalds for food and to warm up. The lady behind the counter said "Not a good day to be on a bike." I replied with a big smile, "Its always a good day to be on a bike!"
If I can figure out how to use the space my ISP gives me I'll have a higher quality version to download.
Larger better quality pictures can be found here