Jul 2, 2013
Ironbutt 2013, The First
A stop like gassing up on Peger Road in Fairbanks. There I am, fueling my motorcycle, minding my own business, and a deep painful bite that has not yet healed caused me to scream and swear and drop the nozzle, spilling gas and startling a police officer who had detained a customer. His time with her was the shortest official government transaction I have ever seen.
Apparently, Fairbanks mosquitoes are the greatest efficiency masters one has ever encountered.
Stunning, isn't it? It isn't even the remotely most beautiful scenery I have seen in Alaska this year; this picture is like, maybe, #99 on the list.
Eat your heart out.