My buddy Kevin saved the day by finding another way to get to Alaska where I wouldn’t have to ride through horrendous weather, just some bad weather. The way we figure it is that I’ve got 718 miles to ride to get to the town of Hyder, Alaska. I can do that! But I may have to chip away at the miles for a few days. Right now it’s below freezing outside and we’re first going to have to backtrack to Jasper, where it’s even colder and then head toward Prince George. It’s supposed to be getting warmer as the next few days roll on.
And I do have my cold song that I sing whenever I’m freezing, can’t think anymore and just have to push through. It’s “Rock Around the Clock”. Over and over, softly or shouting. It’s gotten me through many a cold ride, without resorting to expletives, or at least as many of them.