Saturday, December 27, 2014

Pioneer Park (Yet Another Video)

Saturday was clear and cold with fog in the low lying areas. When i left the house it was somewhere between -11°F and -15°F depending on who and where. One of the (dis)advantages of having time off at home is there is more time to ride around during daylight. And that means more PBC videos. This is the view looking towards town from the next subdivision to the west. The hills are a lot steeper so they haven't lost their view to trees. This iPhone photo was taken just a little after noon on my way home.

The previous video qualified me on the Polar Bear Challenge site and I earned a checkmark (see left) as a "Polar Bear~ and also on being the first official Arctic Bear for 2014-2015 season". The battery in both the remote and the camera didn't last very long today probably due to the cold temperatures but I did get some video driving through Pioneer Park. This is a touristy site within Fairbanks that has things like a salmon bake, gift shops, a playground, train ride, etc.

Last year the coldest ride was -23°F so that is sort of my goal. I figure there are plenty of opportunities to match that.



14 comments:

Learning to Golf said...

Another terrific ride! I am enjoying these video rides.

Trobairitz said...

Come January or February I bet you can beat that cold riding record.

The snow sure is pretty in your videos.

Martha said...

I didn't expect to see a riverboat! And I'd like to put one of those little freestanding tourist shops on a skid and trailer it to my next location!

Pretty little area and I bet it's really a good looking arrangement in the summer, too.

Congrats on the Checkmark!

VStar Lady said...

The snow is looking beautiful Richard ... here we've had fog, rain more rain and cloud and above normal temps ... very dreary for the first days of winter. (Congratulations on the check but glad you are riding in the beauty and not me.)

Artie & Leinen's Grand Adventure said...

VStar-we'd rather be riding in this than in rain and more rain.

redlegsrides said...

Good stuff, looks like you had Pioneer Park to yourself...the initial sequence of tree-lined road was very "cool". Do you have one of those small mercury thermometers that can be used as a zipper pull? I was thinking you could rig it up on the gopro case so it shows at the periphery of the lens....

RichardM said...

Thank you. It isn't my intention put up a new post every time I make a video. Since I've been riding just about every day and it'll be below freezing for quite a while, I can make a lot of videos...

RichardM said...

Something to strive for. It's nice to have a goal no matter how silly it is.

RichardM said...

Riverboats were in common use at the turn of the century to move gold miners and their supplies up the rivers. They are suitable since there are some really shallow areas.

Alaskaland is a nice touristy area and they have a decent playground as well. There is an aircraft museum there as well but I've never been in there before.

RichardM said...

I think I like the snow much more than the fog, rain and dreary.

RichardM said...

Yep!

RichardM said...

It was pretty desolate. An employee came by to see what I was riding as snow machines are not allowed. He really liked the Ural and didn't have any problems at all but asked me to stay on the streets...

SonjaM said...

Well done, Richard. And the sunset (or is it the sun rising?) picture is header-worthy.

RichardM said...

Neither (or both) sunrise or sunset. The picture was taken shortly after noon. I think it may end up as a new header.