Talked to a couple riding through this morning, headed for Anchorage. Temperature was 51°, drizzling rain. They were riding cruisers, she had just a handlebar-mounted windshield on hers. They were not dressed for the weather, and with Eureka to get past, it was going to get worse before it got better. If you're headed up this way, be aware - when we say be prepared for anything, we mean anything! Many's the time I've seen it drop into the 30's in mid-summer, especially when there isn't a cloud in the sky. And rain up here is just as wet as it is back home, but for most folks from the South 48, it will be considerably cooler. I feel sorry for riders who come up here ill-prepared for what we consider normal summer weather. It can be hot one day, cold and wet the next. Or you can leave Fairbanks in 80° heat and think you're going to freeze before you get to Anchorage or Valdez (depending on which road you take south. Being too hot or too cold because you weren't ready for the conditions you face can spoil a lot of the pleasure you might find if you are wearing the proper gear.