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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Tundra ride

My first ride off road, whew! What a relief after riding a road bike for the past 5 months and 1200 miles of mostly a 20 mile section of road.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Fatback'in Bend

It's very possible one might get sick of looking at this blog in the next few months due to a recurrence of pictures.... of my new fatback.  It's in the other room now and I keep sneaking a peak to daydream of adventures.

IMG 0688 from Philip Hofstetter on Vimeo.

I was able to pick it up in Bend Oregon when I visited Pete.  It was a long travel from Nome; 12 hour travel day from Nome routes the family to Seattle then an 1.5 hour drive to the in laws house at midnight. A 4 hour sleep then I drove solo to Bend Oregon to meet up with PB.

There I picked up my fatback and then rode an incredible single track. The fatback actually turns into a 29er with proper wheels... who knew! My first (real) single track with technical "stuff" and all. It was awesome!! What have I been missing all this time?!


Monday, September 3, 2012

Rainy Weeks

Here's a photo synopsis of the past 3 weeks that makes me wish I could write more.  My fat back is done! I will be heading to Seattle to visit family and driving to Oregon and meet up with Pete to pick it up later this month.  Cannot wait.

Then there was and still is the rain!! I don't know how many inches have fell but with my early morning runs and rides it has been wearing.  I would much much rather have subzero than sideways rain at 40 degrees... well maybe.

Interspersed in the rain have been a few photogenic moments with a nice Alaskan wedding and music. 

Sarah has moved her store to a new building and it has been great helping getting it ready the past few weeks.  

I topped off this week with a return from Savoonga followed immediately the next day by a 5 am to 7 pm moose hunt... of course in the rain. But well worth it! It was awesome to hang out with great company and subsist! 

Here's a little movie flying back from Savoonga into Nome and a small section of Tyler 4-wheeling across a river.  The rivers were swollen and hard to cross. The 4-wheeler is getting pushed down stream a bit.   I added (of course) one of my wife's originals into the segment to make it more dramatic.