I talked to Dan on the phone when he arrived in Fairbanks. He says the road was very dusty and that it was a tough ride
because he had to remain so intensly focused on what he was doing. But he made it to Fairbanks in excellent shape and he's feeling really good about what he's accomplished to this point.
His next milestone will be the customs port at Beaver Creek.
Speaking of "good shape"...Dan has been preparing himself physically for the ride for many months. He eats well and he weened himself off of caffeine well in advance of this trip as part of his overall preparation.
Dan is extremely well organized. He has planned this trip meticulously. Nothing has been overlooked. Nothing left to chance. In recent times when we talked about this endevour, we agreed that the bulk of this trip was going to be won in the garage. That's not to say that the riding is easy because it's not. It's simply to say that the importance of detailed planning cannot be overstated.