Day 1: Making my way 367 miles from Fairbanks to Anchorage. I’m riding the Parks Highway; it has a good shoulder; the same route takes about six hours by car.
Today was the “hilly” day according to the locals, and they were right – it was a chain stretcher. I covered 59 miles starting at 11 a.m. and pulled into Nenana just after 5 p.m.
The most interesting place en route was Skinny Dick’s Halfway Inn – a local tavern located midway between Fairbanks and Nenana – a pretty racy atmosphere. I refilled my water bottles, bought some postcards for 25 cents apiece, and pushed along….
I also met another bike tourist, Jan. Jan was from the Netherlands, and had been on the road for more than a year. He was fully loaded with gear and supplies.