North America 2014

AlaskaAfter spending the Winter in South America and visiting family and friends in Europe and the US, I'll spend this Summer bicycling from California to Alaska. Like last Spring when I began my bicycle trip around and across the US, I'm physically out of shape as I've exercised very little during the last months and (on purpose) gained a lot of weight, so I can burn body fat instead of fast carbs from chocolate, soft drinks, etc. It will be very tough in the beginning, however from experience I know it'll only take a couple of weeks before I'm back in shape. Mentally I feel more ready than last year – a longstanding desire to visit Alaska and last year's great experience biking across the US make me want to go.

So what are my expectations for this Summer's journey? Well, I expect to continue encountering friendliness, helpfulness, kindness, hospitality and generosity from the many interesting people I'll meet along the way. And naturewise I doubt it can get much better – travelling up the west coast of the US, through the huge Canadian forests and mountains and finally experiencing the breathtaking nature and wildlife in Alaska. I have no specific plans or ideas what to do once I get to Alaska but I'm sure I'll get some local recommendations for how to spend te Summer – whatever happens it's bound to be a great adventure and an experience for life.

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