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    TinyWheel put together a great ride for us on Saturday. It started out around 32 degrees, and ended up a nice 50! Our day began traveling over miles of gravel bars, exploring some single track, and doing lots of small stream crossings. For the first two hours of our ride-we had the entire river valley to ourselves. After running out of south-bound options, TinyWheel took us north along the river's edge, through sand, gravel, mud-you name it! Conditions seemingly changed every few hundred feet as the frozen ground began to thaw out. Riding in the Knik area offers something for everyone-but-you will get wet! Our TWs handled the terrain with ease-and the only thing that stopped our adventure-was discovering ice sheets in the bottoms of some gnarly mud crossings. Wrestling our bikes backwards out of that mess was comical and TW200 saved me when I went in by grabbing my chest protector! It was a great early spring ride in Alaska! The local bush pilots were enjoying it too and we got buzzed several times during our rides. I didn't capture it on film, but one pilot flew at near water level dipping his bush tires in the river for over a mile. It was a great day and the only casualty was my Jimbo Shield which shattered when I stopped to let a side by side pass and tipped over on the downhill side. Everyone got a laugh--except me!
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    Wouldn't it be great if we could somehow return all our WWII Dads or Grand-Dads for a while and gather them all in one place?
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    Sounds like a lot of fun!

    Wish my rides were more wet!

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    That is a great ride up the knik. A few years back I did the ride on my 650 Rincon up to the glacier. Is beautiful up there.

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    Been really windy and dusty there this spring. You can see an3000 foot tall dust cloud blown up into the air some days

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