Backroads Day 2: 76.3 bike miles, Matanuska Valley, King Mountain, Sheep Mountain Lodge
Biking: 76.25 miles, 6h18m, 5,140' of climbing, maximum 44.8 mph, average 12.1 mph.
After breakfast we packed water and snacks and got on our bikes in a very light rain and
rode back through Wasilla and east toward the
We rode through
and stopped for lunch at mile 41 at
King Mountain State Recreation Site.
Then it was back on our bikes through the
where we saw several signs for
-- a protest against a coal mine we presumed.
We rode by the
and encountered highway repaving less than a mile from our lodgings for the night.
So we climbed into the van to shuttle the last little bit and arrived at
Sheep Mountain Lodge
at about 5:30 p.m.
During annd after dinner we heard from co-owners
Anjanette will be competing in her first
in 2012, and Zack is a five-time Iditarod competitor who finished 3rd in the 2007 Iditarod.