At first it was just me and my friend Chris, who was new to fatbiking but was experienced in hunting and back country Nomenclature. He was always up for an adventure and has been teasing me that we haven't done anything since 2009 . Then I asked my wonderful friends in Fairbanks, Jeff Oatley and Heather Best if they would want to join us in this cool adventure. What a great alignment of the stars because we all went, the logistics worked out for Bering Air to drop us in Deering and the weather was awesome...... After a bunch of back and forth emails, logistics, discussions we agreed to fly to Deering on Bering Air and just "ride" all the way back to Nome. It was a good thing we flew to there because if we drove up the Kougarock road from Nome (original plan) we would have turned back. Yes it was bad trail and ended up all pushing.... almost all of it till the Kougarock.
|Getting ready to leave from Nome|
|Landed in Deering|
|Bike packed in the caravan plane.|
|Imuruk lake from the air.|
the road at first was great.....
then the "road" ran out and... well let's just say it was good ITI training for the pushing part of that race....