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    Bikerafting Alaska's Lava Coast.

    Way back in the summer of 2011 I completed a traverse of a chunk of the Alaska Peninsula with Dave Gray, Pete Basinger, and Brian Blair.





    I shared a detailed writeup and lots of pics in several chapters after returning:


    One.


    Two and three.


    Four.


    Five.


    Six.


    Seven.


    Eight.


    Nine.


    Ten, eleven, twelve.


    Thirteen.


    I also shared an opinion on the headspace required for a traverse of this nature, along with a handful of out-takes.


    Gear geekin' extravaganza here.





    Worth mentioning with all of the above: This was 2011. The Surly Moonlander (R.I.P.) was only a prototype, tires like Bud and Lou were still but a faraway dream, and Alpacka had not yet come out with their Cargo Fly. Practically the dark ages!





    Gear aside, it was a most memorable traverse, and a fantastic way to see a writ-large chunk of the peninsula.


    Today I can finally share the full-blown video from that trip.







    (tip: click "vimeo" in the lower right corner of the video, which will take you to vimeo and allow you to watch it full-screen)



    Enjoy!

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    Thanks Mike, a really enjoyable vid
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    Nice, thanks for sharing your adventure. They are always inspiring from the warm dry chair at my desk, but in reality looks like a tough journey.

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    That was awesome! Thanks Mike!
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    Outstanding.
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    Very cool, great video, love the vivid colors, flowers and wildlife and mud

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    Great stuff

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    I bet women in NYC would pay silly money for that mud.
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    Last bit o' Lava.

    One member of this trip -- Brian Blair -- arrived fashionably late to join the rest of us, and had some, uh, interesting experiences in trying to connect with us mid-route. I've poked him several times to write up something about what he experienced, but he has yet to do it.

    I was recently alerted to the fact that he'd done an interview on a podcast, where several of those stories were shared.

    Find it here:

    The Path Podcast with Guest Brian Blair | Mountain Bike Radio

    Be forewarned that there is lots of tittering and fanboysim at that link, but the stories are worth it regardless.

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