My bike and 25 kilos worth of kit and food are now all checked in and I can finally relax a little, fingers crossed they meet me at prudhoe bay as that place seems seriously devoid of entertainment. I’m now getting really excited and am going to eat everything I can for the next 20 hours which I am very much looking forward to. I’ve got everything from water filtration systems to super slime inner tubes. A good supply of the worlds leading anti-chafing cream and I even have travel insurance (a first for me)! A kind lady has picked up my bear mace and camping gas as the general store will be closed when I arrive at 9pm so I plan to set up my bike and make good use of the 24 hour day light you get that far north and get going right away. Had a great weekend of goodbyes which I don’t think will sink in for a while but I feel really lucky to have such a great group of supportive friends and fam. Vvvvvvvvvv. Should be in Fairbanks in 7-10 days all being well, muddy and smelly with the safety latch still on my bear mace ( I hope)!