Monthly Archives: September 2012

Copper Country

Running Saturday morning errands (post office, farmer’s market) in Copper Center, AK

Running Saturday morning errands (post office, farmer’s market) in Copper Center, Alaska

This is Barbara over in the copper country on the copper river, famous for it’s delicious Copper River Red Salmon, and an interesting history, too. It’s also home to some really cold weather in winter. It’s in eastern Alaska over near the Canadian border at the foot of the Wrangell Mountains, home to several 16ers. Folks who live over there are very hardcore.

Thanks Barbara for brightening the place up over there!

“all the cool just got sucked out of the room”

I’ll just let Chuck explain the title…

I received my new jersey a short time ago and yesterday was the first time I’ve had to wear it.
A group of twelve close friends rode the Silver Comet trail from Atlanta to the Alabama state line where it connects with the Chief Lidega trail.  The two combined equal 101.45 miles.  We stay in a hotel and then rode back the next day.
I love brightly colored jerseys and the first day I wore one of my favorites an received a lot of compliments.  The next day I wore my Freespiritwear jersey and EVERYBODY commented on how much they liked it.  Some people told me it was the best looking jersey they had ever seen.  When I came down for breakfast in the hotel lobby, one guy said “all the cool just got sucked out of the room” when he saw my jersey.
Worth every penny for all the comments I received.
I’ve been to all fifty states, Alaska twice and consider it my favorite state.
Your friend;

Chuck

That’s Chuck on the Right in the Red Coastal jersey from Free Spirit Wear

More Awesome Free Spirit Customers

More awesome Free Spirit customers after a ride in Michigan. Thanks Karen for sending us the photo. Here’s the scoop in their own words:Here is a picture of my husband Dean and I with our Free SpiritWear Jerseys on. We had just finished the 4-Day East Route of the DALMAC (Dic

k Allen Lansing to Mackinac) ride in Michigan. At least one other day we were both wearing Free SpiritWear jerseys and we ran into a few people with your jerseys on as well, however we were the only ones with the Michigan jerseys.Thanks for creating such cool jerseys, we always get great comments.

Karen

Photo: More awesome Free Spirit customers after a ride in Michigan. Here's the scoop in their own words:</p>
<p>Here is a picture of my husband Dean and I with our Free SpiritWear Jerseys on.  We had just finished the 4-Day East Route of the DALMAC (Dick Allen Lansing to Mackinac) ride in Michigan.  At least one other day we were both wearing Free SpiritWear jerseys and we ran into a few people with your jerseys on as well, however we were the only ones with the Michigan jerseys.</p>
<p> Thanks for creating such cool jerseys, we always get great comments.</p>
<p>Karen Ross
Gold Rush Jersey, Alaska, Bike Ride, Alaska Bike Ride, Bike MS

Bike MS Ride Alaska 2012 Saturday 9/15/2012

Gold Rush Jersey, Alaska, Bike Ride, Alaska Bike Ride, Bike MSGo Homer Cosmic Hams!

Our very own home-town cycling celebrity Joe Martin is on the Homer team participating the Alaska Bike MS ride this week. Support him and other Homeroids as they ride to raise funds to promote awareness and FIND A CURE:

http://main.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR/Bike/WASBikeEvents?team_id=303721&pg=team&fr_id=18073

REMEMBER, you don’t have to pay the money now – it’s a PLEDGE to show your support. Please come out and help this great cause!

It wouldn’t truly be an Alaskan ride without a weather issue…a forecasted windstorm has altered the original route and schedule:

http://bikewas.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR/Bike/WASBikeEvents?fr_id=18073&pg=entry

GO riders!

Orphan Baby Walrus

Free Spirit owners Pat and Kathy had the awesome opportunity to spend time with this newly orphaned walrus at the Alaska Sealife Center in Seward. As volunteers in Homer for the Stranded Sea Mammal Network based in Seward, Alaska we sometimes get to go behind the scenes and help with some of the animals. This is one we’ll never forget.

baby walrus
Free Spirit bike Jersey Owners Kathy and Pat sit with orphaned Baby Walrus

 

He was found swimming 8 miles off the coast of Barrow by native fishermen. Mom was no where to be found. The natives brought him back to the village and the Sealife Center (ASLC) was contacted. 2 days and a plane flight later he was admitted in the safe and caring hands of the staff at ASLC in Seward, 1000 miles from Barrow. He’s now in good health, gaining weight, and hamming it up for anyone who wants to hear his story. He has also joined a fellow orphaned walrus from the Barrow area who is a few weeks older than his 10 weeks. They seem to be getting along just fine.

Pat shares a moment with a baby walrus

 

http://www.alaskasealife.org/