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Yes.

It is VERY dangerous here. Lots of Ice, Snow, Mountains, Igloo's and Polar Bears.

My family is fairly well off, so we have a 2 story Igloo. The only problem is that the Polar Bears keep attacking, so the rides are always sprints.
 

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You need a really good set of lights. We get so much snow that we have to tunnel through it, and riding through tunnels without them sucks, you might miss a turn and run into a bear den!
 

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Jacques12345 said:
lmao this is hilarious damion are you serious about actually living in an igloo? that has 2 storeys? rofl Have you guys ever ridden on actual dirt trails in the warmth?
......dirt? What's dirt?.....
 

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Jacques12345 said:
lmao this is hilarious damion are you serious about actually living in an igloo? that has 2 storeys? rofl Have you guys ever ridden on actual dirt trails in the warmth?
I live in Anchorage. Lots of Alaskans say that Anchorage is not quite Alaska, but you can get to Alaska from there. (or something to that effect.)
 

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Yeah, it's a little differant up here...

The only reason anybody is here at all because the oil companies pay us to live here. Well, that and our total lack of social skill makes it too embarassing to live anywhere else. But it's not as bad as people think, why last year it even got above freezing. 'Course, that just brings out the mosquitos and brown bears but they tend to feed on the tourists and leave us Alaskans alone.

Mountain biking up here is lots of fun, though. Glaciers connect most of the villages so getting around by bike is easy and tires last forever because there's nothing to wear them down. Plus there's almost always an oil seep nearby for lubing our chains. And when we need a new bike we just clean the nuggets out of our tires and drivetrain and sell them for $500 an ounce.

So yes, biking up here is a bit strange, but we've been doing it for years and it hasn't affected us at all. And once you get used to the muktuk power bars it's really a lot of fun! Thanks for asking because there are so many misconceptions.

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well ....

we are all fortunate in that we have this super-dome size igloo which contains some of the sweetest single track cheap oil can buy ! The dirt is shipped in from many places from the lower 48 so we can experience gumbo clay gunking up our tires and drive trains and the sand so we can experience some desert riding Also rock is shipped in from Fruita ,,, and the list goes on for ever !
ok , back my igloo and the hot tub ..................
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Jacques12345 said:
Hey! lol heres a dumb question, how do any of you guys mtb in alaska? Isn't it like all ice and snow mountains?
 
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