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Old 08-26-2013, 09:44 PM   #94
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Day 23

So we wake up and go on an arctic ocean tour. Due to "security" concerns they do not allow you to drive out to the ocean because it goes through oil company land. The tour was very informative.





We see the national forest. It is so far north that no trees can grow.



Oil wells.

So we get to the arctic ocean.



These 2 guys are pedal biking from the arctic ocean to the antarctic over 15 months.

So Natalie and I go in. I roll up my pants above my knees and we go in.




SUPRISE!!!!

I propose. Surprise has been accomplished.


She said YES!



I celebrate.



Its hard to hide a ring on one bike. I put it in the glovebox of the bike (on the front left of the fairing). During the clutch change she actually took the box out but didnt realize what it was. The tour guide said we were the first to do it.



We continue the tour a bit happier.



The caribou that we saw yesterday moved into town.



We go to pack up the tent, turn around and see this guy looking at me.



We head back to coldfoot and it rains most of the way. We actually didnt get off the bike for 240 miles of dirt. We just stopped twice and stretched without getting off the bike. The rain will do that to you.

Its pretty crazy going 70 in the dirt, in the rain.



Arrive safely in coldfoot and have some beers.



We found out they have free camping in coldfoot and sled dogs!



Miles: 240
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