Saturday, November 29, 2008

The Bicyclist: The Wheels North Promo

The promo done for us by the folks at The Bicycist is now available on YouTube:

Friday, November 21, 2008

Wheels North and the AYPE

We are pleased to announce that Wheels North will be the subject of a presentation at the 24th Annual Conference of the Pacific Northwest Historians Guild in Seattle on March 7, 2009.  This year's conference will be dedicated to the Alaska Pacific Yukon Exposition, and we will be there with Evelyn McDaniel Gibb to talk about the original Two Wheels North adventure and our centennial recreation of that ride.

Watch our blog for more information!

Evelyn Has A Billiken

Readers of Two Wheels North know that Vic amd Ray carried  with them a small  figurine of a "Billiken," the mascot of the Alaska Pacific Yukon Exposition.  Their Billiken survived a number of mishaps, including being briefly stolen.  Sadly, its fate is unknown--both Vic and Ray in later life assumed that the other had the Billiken, but neither did.

We learned this year when we met Evelyn that she, also, did not have a Billiken. Well, we have taken car of that.  The US Postal Service yesterday delivered one to her, courtesy of Wheels North.

The Billikens are starting to return home, and we look forward to carrying ours back to Seattle after his 100-year absence next year.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Sleeping on Wheels North

Laurie suggested this great solution to lodging for Wheels North ...

Actually ... all participants in Wheels North (riders and support crew) will be provided with daily lodging, full sag support and gear transport, and everything else needed to make the ride as enjoyable as possible.

Reminder:  Wheels North is open to all kinds of bicycles, from high wheelers to modern carbon-fiber speedsters.  Go to the Wheels North web site for more information on how to become a rider.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Riding in the Rain (Video)

It probably won't rain on Wheels North, but is was raining in Davis today. Despite the wet weather, we went out for a ride ... and got quite wet. Here's a video: