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2010 February 06 — Why Now?
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Current Leaders

Here are the current leaders on the trail between Two Rivers and Mile 101:

Brent Sass (12)
Hans Gatt (13)
Gerry Willomitzer (5)
David Dalton (3)
Sonny Linder (20)
Hugh Neff (23)
Joshua Cadzow (21)R
Mike Ellis (18)
Ken Anderson (17)

The Mushers in bold are former winners of the Quest, the number in parentheses are their Bib numbers, and the small “R” indicates a rookie.

The rest of the field is at the Two Rivers checkpoint.

Teams have to climb the Rosebud Summit to get to the Mile 101 checkpoint, where there is a mandatory two-hour stop. The fastest team into Two Rivers, Zack Steer (2), averaged 10.8 mph [17.4 kph].

February 6, 2010   Comments Off on Current Leaders

I Can Hardly Wait

So, tomorrow they are holding Hyper Tureen ΛΓΞΘ in East Havana Miami at the [Insert Your Ad Here] Stadium. Let’s be honest, the two most memorable Super Bowl events were the 1984 Mac ad, and the 2004 Wardrobe Malfunction.

The game is being promoted as a real morale booster for one city if their team wins. Sorry, but even if the Colts win, it will still be Indianapolis, the capital of bland.

On the other hand, win, lose, or draw, it’s Mardi Gras time in the Big Easy. Winning the game will be nothing more than lagniappe – Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler!

February 6, 2010   10 Comments

They’re Off!

Yukon Quest map even years

Sled DogThe 24 teams of 14 dogs and a musher began leaving the Fairbanks Start at 2PM CST in the balmy 10°F late morning heat on their way to Whitehorse in the Yukon. It is still mostly cloudy in the area.

The Fairbanks News-Miner reports that Most mushers carrying GPS tracking devices for first time during Quest, the single exception being Gerry Willomitzer, who decided not to get involved.

You can find out where people [except Gerry] are by clicking on the Yukon Quest Live Tracking link.

The current record for the course was set last year by Sebastian Schnuelle at 9 days, 23 hours, and 20 minutes, so you have time to eat, sleep, and visit the facilities without worrying about missing “the big play”.

February 6, 2010   2 Comments