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Fireweed - Race Across Alaska

Posted by Fin on 27 July 2009

A few days into my first week of R and R in Anchorage Ron and Barb asked me if I would like to join them and their two friends Doug and Nancy on their trip to a cabin at Sheep Mountain for the weekend. They were taking part in the 2009 Fireweed, Race Across Alaska race and had booked a log cabin up on Sheep Mountain where the race started and ended that weekend. The race was in several categories, the 400 mile race from Sheep Mountain to Valdez and back, the 200 mile to Valdez, the 50 mile to Glenallen and the 100mile to Glenallen and back. We had entered in for the 100 mile event  - 6 months ago the prospect of doing a 100 mile bike race to me was utterly absurd, now it seemed like a good idea and a great way to see some of Alaska I would not be experiencing during the main route of Going South.

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