Yes, we wanted to see Anchorage—the largest city in Alaska by population—but we really just needed to have our bikes serviced.
So we packed up between the drizzle and rode 180 miles up the Kenai Peninsula on a rainy day in the mid to upper 50’s. Traffic was moderate and we were able to zip right along.
Some facts about this city: Anchorage contains nearly 40% of Alaska’s population. At 1,706 square miles of land area, the city is the 4th largest by area in the US and larger than Rhode Island.
Anyhow, we’d booked an AirBnB for a couple days so we arrived, ate some decent Mexican food and checked into the lodging. We were both wet and cold so we sorted out our gear and enjoyed long, hot showers.
We have friends in the area so we’re looking to meet up with them and see the city while our bikes are attended to.
Note: It you’re keeping score of the parts that have fallen off our bikes, you can add a kickstand foot pad and a rider bell. Dang…
Easy day at less than 200 miles today.