Saturday, February 7, 2009

More Race Weekend Pics

You Tell ME Why People Throw Shoes in Trees..... Below, Teams in Action.
In Action ...or not...Below, note Buddha 2nd from right, i love that pup...
Interesting Skull on Ice...Below, Long Views of The Mountain called Shasta...
Mushers...A Handsome and Strong lot. Below the Sole Skijor Entrant. Go Scott!!
More Marvelous Mushers...
Our Fearless Race Marshal Terry Hinesly, an Iditarod Finisher! Below, Racing actually involves a Lot of Waiting...
What? More Strong and Beautiful Dog Drivers?
Young Liz and her Father were an inspiration. Working together from the break of dawn, in an often cold (23*) forest, caring for and running BIG beautiful huskies. Good life.
Lake Almanor...Below, Karen, who was somewhat of a guardian angel to me over the weekend. Thanks!
Jr Musher Kamryn Elliott!! You go Girl!
Happy Dog Drivers...
It IS about Winning....Debbie and Curly accept their earnings.
Bill Betzer, Long time musher who was the Trail Boss. Below, Mushing ala Photoshop...
April and John Wood bravely handled many aspects of the race. And HIM, with a bum shoulder! Thanks you guys!
I am still so pumped up on last weekend, so many great memories and inspiration for the future. I figured I better post these pics, PLUS i still have a couple more videos to post as well, all before our Next Big Adventure: Feb 14, 2009 - Chumult Oregon fun run and race clinic with the the Pacific Sled Dog and Skijor Association. See you there, or on the trail.

6 comments:

Alaskan Dave Down Under said...

Looks like you had a great time, good on ya!

So now that you've been on the runners, would you rather be skijoring or mushing?

jojo said...

If i had the snow (an two good knees) to train for it, the skijoring seems like it could be a blast! Alas, I am too crippled to get dragged down the trail at 20 MPH with very few skiing skills and folks at home expecting me to be able to walk, and work! So yea, MUSHING is my choice. It is Safer (a little) You can stand upright (the extended crouch was the worst...) and at least you have a brake!!! that is, if you are coordinated enough to be able to stand on it in time! :) how r u anyway? gnarly fires are you near all that? stay safe.

Alaskan Dave Down Under said...

I think mushing is the way to go, although skijoring is a lot of fun --and cheaper too. Glad your knee is doing better, cool.

Hmmmmm, the fires... we've had our share over in SA as usual. Nothing like the massive ones over in VIC though. There's been a few small grass fires within a couple of miles, but they were put out pretty much immediately. We aren't way out in the country so we are pretty safe. Ummmmm, Sturt, South Aus if you want to google map it (you can see our pool on the satellite image!!)

Juliette said...

Enjoyed the urban mushing video below. I bike with my westie but I'm soon getting a second dog and considering a big one who likes to pull. Great pics too. Thanks for sharing.

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Jamie said...

Awesome pics and scenery - looks like everyone has such a great time, also very healthy sport.

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Juliette said...

I've come back to tell you I've just this week taken a huskie rescue - 4yrs old and I've called him Friskie - he didn't even have a name but 5 days and he knows it now, with us!! I'd love to take up this sport but I'm in UK - do you know of anything similar I can do here ?? Answer would be really welcome, thanks - I read all these musher blogs.

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