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    Default Alaska Spring ride

    Rode 28 mi yesterday. Trunk, PW-Hwy & back Bogard/ Seldon/ Fishhook
    Great weather & temp

    The street sweeper was out on the shoulders along the new Bogard extension into Palmer
    Most of the shoulders were good, sandy/small gravel but not near as bad as last Spring.
    The Paved paths along the roads were mixed, some worse than the road shoulders
    Path along Seward Meridian & PW Hwy pretty dirty & gravely. Path along Trunk was good from the hospital to the PW Hwy

    I used the road shoulders mostly , the paths were on the wrong side for the route I used.

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    Thursday (3-1) to be another nice day, hope to get another ride in maybe a longer one.

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    Default 50 miles today

    Had a airbag recall appointment/fix in Anchorage, 3 hr job, took the bike
    Rode old Seward to it end on the back side of Potter marsh & back to Old seward on the New Seward hwy
    then rode campbell creek trail (some short iced over spots, can walk bike thru , ) a few other riders were out.
    got 30 miles
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    Drove back to the valley & rode another 20, SM , trnk, Bogard extension to Palmer
    then Glenn to Parks & back home

    Great weather, riding temps, not much wind.

    Road shoulders were sandy but easily ridable

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    Saturday:
    40 mile loop, KGB, Hollywood, Big Lake , Parks , Bog, SewM'd ---home
    Got caught in rain 50% of the ride, came back with me & bike pretty dirty

    KGB paved trail in pretty clean, (I turn R at the Rib Shack & back rds to Hollywood)
    Hollywood not much traffic, Big lake rd the shoulders are pretty dirty
    the paved path on the N side of the Pars From Pittman to W Wasilla is gone, dug up ::: on going construction

    Sunday 25.5 mile
    Trunk to Palmer Fishhook, --to Wasilla Fishhook, Lakeview , Seldon,Bog, SM.
    Few other riders out, nice ride. nice route, shoulders were mostly pretty good.
    One AHole in a PU came by shouting something obscene & blowing his horn.
    Much nicer day than Sat.

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    Default 47.8 mi today

    KGB & down Clapp, Clapp is new al the way past the sports center, (to Church rd)
    Has a paved path too & few intersections makes it a nice ride.
    Be careful on the downhill section , lots of gravel at the bottom, hard to brake & turn.
    You can take the airport turn & come out on the Parks by the railroad overpass
    Little to no traffic when I rode it.

    Checked out the construction on the Parks. Theres a temp bike trail , gravel, didn't ride it to see how far it goes.
    The old paved path ends just after you go under the train tracks going W.
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    Took the Parks to Church to Seldon
    Seldon has lots of gravel on the path & shoulders , & the narrow section between Lucille & Fishhook has some bad pavement spots.
    Seldon after Fishhook / Bogard to Palmer bike shop & the rest of the route was OK, gravely shoulders but not real bad
    Glenn to Parks & home

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    Willow Creek & back , 69 mi
    Some on bike trail some on shoulder.
    Bike trail really sandy/gravely in places that are close to the Parks Hwy & at road crossings

    Willow area , the non motorized path was swept.
    Houston area path pretty dirty.

    Had a chocolate/vanilla swirl at Little Millers in Houston

    Little Su & Willow Ck both open

    After Pitman the path is dry but on the Wasilla side, path is closed ( under construction) from
    Westside Wasilla to Pitman rd.

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    I'm new to this forum, but am an avid biker/runner/skier from the Kenai. I have a return mountain bike trip planned for Denali Parks Hiway on June 3-6. I have made 12 reservations on the Bus into the Park, unfortunately 2 of the riders in our group had to cancel because of unforseen circumstances. I hate to cancel the reservations of there are 2 other like-minded individuals who would like to join us. We are a mixed age and sex group of all ages who are fun-loving and easy-going. We are not looking for partiers and weed smokers. You must be in shape to do 70 miles on the second day through the valleys and mountains which I would rate as difficult. If interested you can call or text 690-6032, or email at ctkincaid@acsalaska.net for more info. This ride is unsupported so you must be able to pack your own personal gear and food all 100-120 miles. Thanks Carl Kincaid

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    Sounds like a great trip
    I'll start a new thread "Denali Park Hwy Ride : Have opening for 2"
    Might help more folks read it ?

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    Default 4-14 ride. 56-Sunny

    40 miles today
    Bog/Wasilla to fishhook, up to the Little su bridge, then Palmer / glen /parks
    Glenn just coming into N side of Plamer , real sandy/gravely ...Had to use my share of the road down the hill to the light.
    Lots of work on going sweeping the shoulders. not much on the paved non motorized paths (except in Wasilla, they are pretty clean thru town)
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    Default 26 mile Eklutna Lk ride

    Awesome ride at Eklutna lake yesterday
    Great weather, trail for bikes is good where the
    ATVs haven't ridden, they've kicked up lots of loose rocks & make riding those
    sections a bumpy obstacle course
    Went to the Cabin & back

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