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Monday, February 3, 2014

YQ300: And they're off!

The first two mushers in the YQ300 have left Circle City for the final sprint leg to the finish. Aliy left the checkpoint in first position followed by just eight minutes behind by Chase Tingle. Chase lives just down the road in Two Rivers and we see him and his team out on the trails often! You can bet the Aliy is ski-poling, running and kicking with all her might to help this team go as fast as they possibly can! Word from Bridgett is that she shed all excess weight from her sled and is pumped!

You'll see that Aliy left with 11 dogs - she left HONDA with Bridgett and Wes to do the final leg in the truck. Word from Bridgett is that there is nothing wrong with Honda and that he is still working 110% as normal but he just was struggling a little to keep up with the fast pace of the team and for 70 miles it might be too much to ask of him. Also, as the run is in the heat of the day, Honda has a tendency to feel the heat more than the other dogs so Aliy has made a decision in Honda's best interests as much as it will have disappointed her to leave him behind.

He has made an extremely important contribution to this team and he will enjoy riding in the cab with the handlers.

GO TEAM, GO!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Honda is so beautiful and you are right, he probably loves riding in the front seat of the truck!!! In the lower 48, that is the case!!!

Woof, woof, woof to Honda and go like the wind, Red Team!!!

--Margaret

marilyn cozzens said...

Go Aliy &Red team. Looking forward to your victory. Nervous time.

Linda Toth said...

Wow! Those youngsters are high-powered!

Linda Toth said...

Forgot to ask - who replaced Honda in lead?

Melissa Krahmer said...

Go Latino litter!

Nessmuk said...

Go Red Team!! Another close race to watch with this younger Team! Latino litter rocks!

Charlotte said...

Go Aliy and all the red team! Lots of cheering coming your way from Alabama. special cheers for Pud!

Karen in Maryland said...

GO ALIY!!!

Cheryl, Arkansas said...

Sorry Honda is going to miss out on the fun of the win. Go Red team!