Single-track mind

Comforted by community

April 2, 2014
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Luke Simpson, shown here with his wife, Kris; son, Will, age 7; and daughter, Kate, age 4. COURTESY SIMPSON FAMILY

After well-known cyclist’s accident, Anchorage continues to show support   Having been born, raised and lived the majority of my adult life in Anchorage I had been thinking that not…

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Cruising with carbon

February 25, 2014
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Fat bikes flourish, thanks to Alaskan ingenuity   Fat biking is booming across the winter states and abroad. Alaskans have been at the forefront of fat bike research and development…

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Iditasport insanity

January 20, 2014
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Joe Pollock takes a breather at the foot of Mount Susitna. Janice Tower

Yearly ultrarace challenges even the toughest of athletes Every year about this time I experience a nearly overwhelming compulsion, a compelling urge to head over the Alaska Range under my…

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Beyond the surf

December 23, 2013
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There’s nothing better than cycling into a Maui sunset.

Maui’s scenic road system a cyclist’s dream   If you think of sun, sand and surfing when you think of Maui, think again. Maui also has world-class cycling.   In…

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Wine and wheels

October 14, 2013
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King’s Ridge Road on a tandem is one of author Janice Tower’s favorite wine country rides. MATT TANAKA

Touring wine country by bicycle an ideal fall escape   As fall approaches my bike wanderlust turns toward fertile valleys and sun-drenched hills where grapes are ripening for harvest. My…

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Off-season training

September 16, 2013
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Stay motivated with Arctic Cross riding or some other cross-training so you don’t lose all your summer cycling fitness. By Janice Tower

Don’t squander hard-earned fitness with fall idleness You followed my training plan in the April issue of Coast magazine, you entered a few races, rode the Fireweed and successfully completed…

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