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BrianBikes--on the road

Brian puts in the miles to get ready for Ride For Life and Bike MS. Here are snapshots from his road trips.

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    Meet TEAM I.T.Y.. Aniela, Robb (team captain) and me. On Sunday, 8/28 we did a team training ride from Peter's Creek to Earthquake Park and back. www.brianbikes.com
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    Here is Captain Robb during one of our breaks at the Ft. Richardson Flagpole, with his shades looking all Matrixy. www.brianbikes.com
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    Aniela wore an Amelia Earhart t-shirt, but luckily we did not vanish. www.brianbikes.com
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    A FaceBreak by the Glenn. Must get these pics uploaded. www.brianbikes.com
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    30 MILE HALFWAY POINT!! We thought it would be a 50 miler total...so much for Yahoo Maps. www.brianbikes.com
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    Here I am ready to stop that giant thumb in the sky from knocking over the flagpole. www.brianbikes.com
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    Aniela on the return trip. We stopped at the flagpole again to eat power bars. www.brianbikes.com
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    Fort Rich's flag is a good quarter-way stopping point for our trip. Plus it reminds me of how I got to Alaska. I was a paratrooper there. www.brianbikes.com
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    61 miles total! No flats, no injuries, no falls, no leg cramps. Please donate to find a cure for MS at www.brianbikes.com
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    HAPPY TEAM posing at the finish of our training ride! Which of our cameras should we look at? www.brianbikes.com
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    Okay, I'm a bike geek. But that reflective vest has saved me several times from cell phone-using drivers, and the bandana looks wicked cool! www.brianbikes.com
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    Biking can get messy. This is from when I fell early in the summer. The driver (on his cell) pulled into the cross walk. My brakes were more sensitive than I thought. Lucky I was going slow. www.brianbikes.com
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    My Team I.T.Y. captain, Robb Nesvick, when on a training ride with me on Memorial Day weekend. 37 miles (and I broke two spokes). www.brianbikes.com
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    Robb and I after conquering Earthquake Park, Point Woronzof, Kincaid, and Campbell Creek Trails...then to Muldoon & Debarr, Russian Jack, Chester Creek trail, Coastal Trail, and back to the start. www.brianbikes.com
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    A solo ride on Thursday, June 5. From Dimond Center to Eagle River. The clouds broke up and the weather was PERFECT. www.brianbikes.com
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    I biked a little bit more into Eagle River proper to get an even 20 mile half-way point. www.brianbikes.com
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    This famous Eagle River landmark is an even 20 miles from the D.C. in Anchorage. www.brianbikes.com
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    When I got home (near Fred Meyer on Abbott), I did one lap around my parking lot and broke 40 MILES!! www.brianbikes.com
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    One sweaty, sore, but happy biker! Please help me raise money to prevent colorectal cancer and to cure MS. Select a ride to donate to at www.brianbikes.com.
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    Just before the 4th of July weekend, I packed for a solo bike ride from Anchorage to Girdwood and back. Here's a stop just before the Bird/Gird trail. The only dry spot is right behind me.
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    A few miles before reaching Girdwood is my favorite rest stop on the Bird/Gird trail--rocks carved to look like a pod of belugas breeching the surface.
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    I call this one Benny. Benny the beluga.
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    I packed extra clothing, food, 4 water bottles, repair gear, a first aid kit, and a camera with a timer and tripod.
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    I'm not exactly a triathalon guy, but I do like to occassionaly swim as well as bike.
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    GIRDWOOD--and I managed to avoid bears getting there.
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    But this is only halfway. When I went back, I decided to take the Seward Highway. A biker I met on the trail told me he'd surprised a bear sow and cub.
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    Almost 67 miles!! I left at 5:30 and got back around half past midnight, including rest and food breaks--packing a pretty heave load of gear.