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  • North to the future, north to Deadhorse!
    Posted by Zachary Sherman on September 16, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    Nothing like a change of plans to start an adventure.8/14/16 North Pole, AK to Arctic Circle, AK - 211 Miles RiddenI had been planning for weeks to leave out and take the end of the week to run north for Deadhorse.  That plan went out the window when a good friend asked for help getting some things moved.  She is an amazing person and since I had the option, I made the switch. I didn’t know how else to adjust for the days lost in bike prep and stayed up till after 4 in the morning wiring circuits on the bike for the heated grips, the future GPS, and for both 12 volt […]

  • Mission overview
    Posted by Zachary Sherman on September 8, 2016 at 8:05 pm

    Why this?  Why now?In 2007 I returned from a 16-month tour in Iraq, where I served as a US Army Infantryman with the 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, first in Mosul, then Baghdad, Iraq. While overseas I participated in more than 100 combat missions. My roles ranged from mounted patrols as a Humvee gunner, to serving on the personal security team for Col.  John Norris, then battalion commander of the 4thBrigade 23rd Infantry Regiment. I survived improvised explosive attacks, mortar strikes, and small arms contacts. When I returned I advised bythe Veterans Administration, […]

  • The ride that almost wasn’t
    Posted by Zachary Sherman on June 4, 2016 at 8:43 am

    5/30/16 - Airborne on Alaska Airlines somewhere between Chicago, IL and Anchorage, AK.                 Getting the ball rolling on this expedition was exciting.  After two years of planning to do this trip upon my graduation, the move to make it part of my schooling was a lighting fast process.  I had the thought that I could use this ride for school over a weekend toward the end of spring semester 2016 and then began speaking with my adviser and my professors the following Tuesday.  I really thought it […]




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    By Zack Sherman on September 14, 2016

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