While planning the hike with Justin I decided it would be good training to ride back to the trailhead to get my truck. I suspect Sunday dawned a beautiful day for a bike ride, I'm not sure I didn't wake up until 10 am after the short night camping. It was perfect when I did get up though so after some oats and eggs for brunch I hit the trail. It's about 11 miles to get out of Anchorage before hitting the Seward highway heading south.
|I took my first breather looking over the Turnagan Arm.|
|Note the trees bending in the breeze. I perfect tailwind for cruising between 20 and 30 mph.|
|It's really convenient to have some of the best tasting water in the world half way through the ride.|
|The ride got a bit more challenging 43 miles in when I hit the gravel road to the hiking trail.|
|Made it to the truck!|
|The view down the valley from the trailhead.|
Just shy of 50 miles at the end of the ride. My left foot is a little sore tonight but I dont know it was the ride or something I did today. It didn't hurt this morning. I might just be ready for the long ride in two weeks.