Friday, May 27, 2016

Talkeetna USCA Campout

Today we rode 275 miles from Fairbanks to Talkeetna. It started out overcast and around 46°F. Once we past Cantwell, the clouds were gone and the temperature climbed up to 75°F. No heated gear needed. In fact the liners were shed, gloves switched out and zippers opened up. This is the view from the South McKinley (now known as Denali) viewpoint. Nice cloudless view of the mountain.  

We got to Talkeetna around 5:30pm or so and went to the city campground on the far side of town next to the Susitna River. We had dinner at the Denali Brewing Company. Delicious food and a nice porter. And even though the town is packed, it wasn't that long of a wait for a table.  

This is just one of the many artsy gift shops that are typical of this town. BTW, this year there is tons of LTE signal on both AT&T and Verizon. GCI only had edge so that was a fail.

Artsy moose. There are about four sidecars, Bridget's Prius, one tent trailer and one solo bike here. Three people from Fairbanks, three people from Anchorage, and two from Wasilla. Not a bad turnout.

7 comments:

SonjaM said...

What a beautiful day for a ride, Richard. And a million dollar view from Denali. Enjoy your Memorial Day long weekend... no wait, you are retired, your weekend is all week long ;-) well, enjoy it anyway.

Trobairitz said...

I like that it is a small get together. I could handle that type of rally/gathering.

75˚ as a high - they picked a great weekend, enjoy!

RichardM said...

Yeah, the weekends have sort of lost meaning. (Nice feeling!)

Today is another 70°F day!

RichardM said...

It's about the same as the IMBC. Size and sitting around talking...

redlegsrides said...

I remember the Talkeetna rally with fondness....

RichardM said...

Three Urals, two GS/DMC rigs plus the Venture rig. A great turnout! Your name keeps coming up as "remember that guy from Colorado…".

redlegsrides said...

well, ya know, ugly does go a long way to help people remember me....