Just found this thread....
Good for you.
I'm over educated (Under graduate degrees in Mechanical and Aeronautics and my graduate studies are in aircraft structures). Been here in the PacNw for 25 years working as an Engineer ... you made a good choice IMHO
I've had a lot of fun in my career.
I have yet to ride my bike up to Alaska. I have been up there many times to hike and trek.... Hoping to do the bike trip with my son soon. He is 17 years old.
I'm looking forward to reading more about your adventure.