Both Kid and I have just returned from Alaska where we spent time riding, hiking, touring, eating and exploring. Each of us are processing our thoughts about our recent fatbike beach ride on the Alaskan Kenai peninsula. This post is rather short and incomplete given the fact that we have just returned. But in short, the trip was amazing and it really opened up my eyes as to what is possible with a capable bicycle. We both rode prototype Salsa Mukluks which will be reviewed in detail in the coming days. We'll be back with more details on bikes, gear, people, the ride, etc. Look for more in the coming days. Until then, here are a few pics to get you thinking about planning your own Mukluk beach tour.
Two giant rocks framed by two Alaska volcanoes. Look for the water marks on those rocks. Yes, the high tide is roughly 10-15 feet above my Mukluk Ti prototype.
Kid riding the rocks as the tide comes in and goes up. Beach touring requires careful planning around the tide.
Seagulls were everywhere. Here Kurt explores the beach as the seagulls circle around him.
Our beach camp. It was super fun seeing this rolling beach tent village get set up.
Enjoying an Alaskan amber as the sun sets. Nice pants Kurt!
This poor little crab didn't make it and yes, that is Mukluk Ti in the background. Our website will be updated in 2 weeks with full details of that bike.
Kurt and Kid going out ahead. Making good time on the firm sand & rock found at low tide.
Our afternoon ciesta on day two. Here is our group waiting out the tide so we can cross a river without too much trouble. I gotta say, it was nice to have a nap each day while waiting out the tide.
The group presses on after crossing the river. It was an incredible experience to see this many fatbikes moving along the beach.
Our last day riding towards Homer, AK provided the most fun with rocks. Here Kid takes the low line befoe the tides pushed us up high into the boulders.
We finally reached Homer and celebrated with a nice afternoon lunch at 2 Sisters. Our 3 days on the beach were filled with such rich experiences and amazing landscapes. Something tells me this won't be our last Mukluk beach tour. We already are dreaming and scheming of ways to go back.
There is so much to share and we did a lot more than just this 3 day beach ride. Look for more from us on our Alaskan adventures in the coming days.
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Growing up as a Minnesota farm boy, I developed an appreciation and love for land and open space. This appreciation has fostered two passions, cycling and photography. Both of these passions provide freedom, encourage me to explore and foster creativity. More importantly though, my journey with a bike and a camera reminds me that the world is big and I am small.