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Sunday, February 9, 2014

YQ: Black Team in to Braeburn

We were so excited to greet the team in to Braeburn a few minutes ago. They were alert and business-like and, I'm sure, looking forward to their eight hour rest here. Quito and Scruggs lead the team over the road-crossing at 6.40am. This means they can leave for the final leg to Takhini at 2.40pm (local time).



The routine for the team during the eight hour break will include lots of snacks right away and the usual steps of de-bootie then plenty of straw, jackets and fleece blankets to stretch out under, a couple of big meals and a long sleep in between them. Allen and the team know the eight-hour routine well and Allen will get his work done efficiently as he will be looking forward to a famous Braeburn Lodge breakfast and a good long sleep himself. This checkpoint is also very well equipped with a drying room so he can ensure all his gear is dry.

It's cold here in Braeburn, below -30F (that's as far down as our portable thermometer goes!) with a very light snow falling. It's that kind of snow that looks like diamonds and glitter are falling from the sky. It's beautiful, but cold.

I'll work on the video shortly.

- Moira

13 comments:

Dawn from Maine said...

WAHOOOOOOO! Congrats Allen and puppies for making it to Braeburn first!! This is an awesome race and I, along with all the fans, have been on the edge of our seats and computer right along with you!! Hope all is ok with Brent and his team. It hasn't been like him to be that much behind Allen.

Holly Freeman said...

Beautiful!! Rest well Allen and Black team. You are lookin good.

Anonymous said...

Wow, can't wait to hear what happened out on the trail. Congratulations, Allen, for making it into Braeburn first! I went to sleep after watching that interview you did and woke up to your being in first place. Rest well.

Christian Ploetz said...

Good luck for the last part of race. I´m following via internet in Germany. Rest well and look at your puppies. Indeed, it´s an awful race.

Christian

Lisa B said...

Waahoo Black Team! Exciting!

Anonymous said...

The greatest athletes in the world. What a race. Who needs the Olympics. Congratulations Allen and Dogs.

Julie & Sandra

Anonymous said...

HELLO FROM MAUREEN,
WAHOOOOO!!!!!!! FANTASTIC, Way to go Black Team !!!!!!!!!!

Lyn said...

Enjoy your yummy warm breakfast and cinnamon roll and rest!!
Then, GO GO GO!!!

ashley davidson said...

well done Allen & the black team, even here in the UK as an arm-chair musher i'm glued to the live tracker & Aliy's f-b posts :)

stormy said...

Dangiitt!! I have been remiss in not giving a Huzzah!!!shout-out for the always great job you do,Moira!!!Thanks for all the vids,updates and analysis!!! You Rock!!

Anonymous said...

THE BEST. THAT IS A FACT - THAT'S YOU MOIRA!!!

Thanks so much for this almost-as-if-we-were-there Internet experience.

Thinking warm thought for musher and team, fondly,

Margaret

marilyn cozzens said...

Horray for Allen & black team. Enjoy the eight hour lay over. Eat rest refresh. Then on to the Finnish line. Thanks Moira for keeping us informed.

Paula Nations Medlin said...

Awesome... Woo Hoo Go Allen Go!!