The ride into Fairbanks was uneventful.. We followed the Nenana River for a good ways and saw a lot of rafters, as it was the height of summer and the Nenana River is a very popular rafting destination. We had reserved a dorm room at the University in Fairbanks for a couple of nights and were looking forward to some R and R after our travels. If they still do it, it was a good value and had comfortable beds, showers and I think laundry.... We toured a wildlife ranch that had muskox while we were in the area.. We went to Dan's place, Adventure Cycleworks, and got fresh rear tires and the proper O-Ring chain and sprockets for Kim's bike and changed the oil... If you need maintenance work done while Fairbanks, Dan is your man... Then we went shopping to get more stove-top stuffing, a couple of cans of chili, and other essentials for our ride north.... The next morning, we headed north to the legendary Dalton Highway!! We didn't plan to ride all the way to Prudhoe Bay...we had our sights set on at least reaching the Arctic Circle...and then in our usual style...just take it as it goes and keep it fun! The Dalton Highway, or Haul Road, was changing from the industrial trucking route that created it, to a scenic byway with more informative exhibits, visitor centers, and other amenities for the traveler.. We crossed the Yukon River... and we rode through the high latitude tundra on the way to the Arctic Circle. A lot of the road was rough chip seal back then... and we reached the Arctic Circle!! Whoo-Hoo! Well ...that was pretty easy.....!! We camped at the Circle for the night and the last pic was actually taken the next morning. It was such a beautiful day and since we didn't have anywhere else to be...we decided to ride to Coldfoot for gas and lunch ....it's only like 50 miles or so north........!