Riding in the Arctic Circle

It's been 1yr and a few weeks since I relocated to 68 degrees North. Unless you are very familiar with degrees of latitude, let me just say, I'm 160km south of the Arctic Ocean, and 200km North of the Arctic Circle.



At first, the idea of riding a bike this far North sounded really exciting. When we flew in to the town of Inuvik, there were fresh water lakes for a far as the eye could see. I wondered how I could possibly ride anywhere, when one lake was sometimes mere meters from the next lake. But as we descended, you could see the layout of the town's roads. There aren't many of them, but there are a few, and we have only one traffic light. The more I got out to explore, the more I realized there are some very clear dangers up here if you're going to go out riding.