Good ride this weekend, to Eklutna Glacier (as far as you can ride) and back, about 26 miles or so. My friend's mom also thought it was a bit much for Bike Guy to shut down, blow off his family and drive 12 hrs to deliver a bike, she called him and told him they would figure out some other way to get the bike. My friend still thinks the mom should have let him, but I guarentee if it was the FRIEND who was in Bike Guy's position, she would NOT even think about doing that. Some things should be a 2-way street. Let's not be soo selfish. Yes, I agree it would be good avertising for Bike Guy, but it also needs to be realistic. That's just my opinion.
Almost my kid's birthday, his bike is being built!! I can't wait to give it to him!
We checked out the campgrounds at the end of Eklutna Lake, that will be our 1st bike/camping destination. Saw 2 brown bears, quite a few mountain goats on the valley walls, was told of a few other black bears that were closer by in the brush. We will bring a gun, state the tent away from the fire and will have to bring rope to suspend food from a tree. Yep, we really do these things. Then just kick back and enjoy the wilderness.