Made it to Tok, next stop is Haines 438 miles away (or something) in Canada. Likely to take a week and not really sure there are many more options for food so my bike is bursting full with mountains of food that I’ve just purchased; I’ve had enough of “wasting away lethargic” cycling. The difference in speed I can make when well fed is surprisingly high so I’m happy to carry the extra bulk and weight. I regard it as my most important item after this new Bear Grylls’ knife I bought for close encounters in the tent:
Past couple of days have been flat riding and fast tarmac roads with virtually zero traffic. Really enjoyable contrast and good for the ego after some the painfully slow hills I’ve had to climb. It felt like I had a motor attached to my legs as the miles clicked by at a highly satisfying pace. This road, went on like this for miles:
In case anyone is looking for a new car I thought this could be a good option. Just over half a century old, it was only on for $1750. Perhaps Elvis owned it. I suspect it may sit there for a while since only 3 people drive past every day. My gut feeling is that you could make him an offer:
Reception to Haines will probably be in and out, aiming for the 6th September ferry; mustn’t miss it as there’s only one a week. One more thing, if you’re on the Tok cutoff highway I highly recommend calling in at the Mentasta lodge at around milepost 79; Taylor put up with me for nearly a whole day of hanging about (emailing, showering and overdue clothes washing), they do great food and have a nice little bar.