To kick-off my Alaska to Argentina ride I booked the last ferry leaving on Sept 25 from Haines but nothing else in between.

1. Dawson City (30km)


I had hitch-hiked 3000km from Vancouver to Dawson City, now it was time to start pedaling. It was already 6pm but I decided to keep my promise to a friend and have a drink at "The Pit" before heading out.

I heard somebody call granny gear (the easiest gear) "Don't Be A Hero" gear. The first 24 km of The Top of the World Highway were uphill and I was definitely not a hero.

I heard somebody call granny gear (the easiest gear) "Don't Be A Hero" gear. The first 24 km of The Top of the World Highway were uphill and I was definitely not a hero.

2. Top of the World (120km)

I met a dutch cyclist: Babette, for the rest of the day I tried keeping up to her. Babbete decided to camp at the border but I continued. and Yes, this hill is as steep as it looks.

I met a dutch cyclist: Babette, for the rest of the day I tried keeping up to her. Babbete decided to camp at the border but I continued.

and Yes, this hill is as steep as it looks.

I honestly didn't think I will be let into Alaska, customs would ask to see how much money I had and I would be turned back. Now that I made it, I really didn't know where I wanted to go, unlike The Yukon, Alaska has more than one main road.

Although I had planned to cycle further, I met Joe (his blog) who had cycled some 3500km from Vancouver and was headed to the Canadian Arctic. After talking for a while we just decided to pitch our tents beside the road.

In the middle of the night Joe woke me up:

"It`s the northern lights"

I opened my tent flap looked out then went back to sleep. I was too exhausted trying to keep up to Babbete earlier today.

3. Alaska