Deadhorse Alaska


I’ve arrived in Deadhorse by air from Seattle via Anchorage.  Self, bike and gear arrived with no drama. The Prudhoe Bay Hotel is ostensibly accommodation for the oil workers associated with the Trans-Alaskan oil pipeline. Deadhorse, while romantically named, is a series of sheds, shipping containers and 450 Ford 4WDs. The hotel has all the conveniences (CNN, ATM, donuts, twinkies) and is handily ‘all you can eat’ so am carb-loading as I enter this log.  The bike (attached) is  now assembled and is a thing of rare and wondrous beauty.  Co-Motion in Oregon have done a marvelous job on the bike (thanks Zach and Teryk).  Will take a day or so to tweak settings, sort out gear and explore the wonders of Deadhorse. Already shedding excess gear/weight.

6 thoughts on “Deadhorse Alaska

  • hello buff3y, i met you today at eddy’s restaurant in williams lake. i was the cashier and michelle my friend was the cook. my name is angie. i loaned you my lighter to see if it would work better than the matches in the wind. how did your day go? it is september the 26. it got very windy during the afternoon, branches were flying everywhere. it was nice except maybe if one was riding a bike. happy trails….. looking forward to the rest of the story.

    • Hi Angie and all. Anyone going through Williams Lake in BC need to stop in at Eddy’s and have the best breakfast north of Whistler: three eggs, thick bacon, nice place. Just the thing for a poor cyclist coming in out of the cold and wind. Enjoy.

      • Well done Bob, your travel blog has kept me amused for days and I keenly await each instalment. You’re such an inspiration that I’m cracking a can of Spam for lunch in your honour. You are indeed a nutritionalists nightmare. Keep up the good work.

  • Thanks Stephen. This blog recommends the Spam in a convenient plastic lunch pack. The pack is the highlight in terms of taste. For best cycling stamina results, ensure appropriate intake of all five food groups (Spam, plastic, noodles, beer and Pop tarts)

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