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Monday, January 12, 2015

CB300: Dropped Dog Update

Allen left Mendeltna with 10 dogs, Aliy with 9. I just received a text from Moira with this info:
"Rock star scout has a sore shoulder and as the run home will be fast Allen decided to let him sit out the rest of the race. Aliy's little superstar Junior just got tired. To keep the race a positive experience for her, she will ride with us. Spencer dropped violet who also has a bit of a sore shoulder and because the run to Mendeltna is long she will see her team mates at the finish line."
Overall, the dogs have fared extremely well in difficult snow conditions. As much as the mushers want every dog to stay on the team, it is even more important -- as always -- to avoid serious injury or bad experiences. There's still an amazing amount of power in a 9-10 dog team!

If you're watching the tracker, you are no doubt experiencing the usual "extra-drama" of signals not being updated on a timely basis. Why is it always at the end of a race that the trackers seem to make us especially crazy!


Anonymous said...

Rally caps at the ready...

Although I am not really sure what you will find out, I activate "'my'topo" to see if it will tell me anything!


PS - U.S.G.S. map layer is "mytopo"

marilyn cozzens said...

Thanks for the update. The important thing is dogs first--a positive experience is the key! Am so glad SPK operates that way. It seems Allen is in the lead & Aliy has gained on the leaders. At least that is what I decipher from the trackers.

Linda Toth said...

i am right there with you on the signal update thing.

Anonymous said...

yes why is that about the trackers at the end?! Tapping and pacing! oh me thinks we taught Ryne too well. lol.thanks to all for your fan support during each race..!!
padee Santa Rosa Ca

A-town's Becky said...

Yes Ryne is doing well,
with one of Puppet's puppies helping her too I believe.
Kudos to them.
It looks like Allen is extending his lead, and Aliy is holding her own, both very difficult tasks at this point in the race.
I'm so proud of Junior and Violet.
They have done so well their first year racing. I'm thrilled they had the opportunity to help their teams through the first half.
And Beemer, what can I say? he and Quito are still my top pick for a quiet quick ride in the snow.
Stop acting up computer, why the heck are my pages going blank? This is no time....
Rooting "in the dark" here.

A-town's Becky said...

Oh, I stand corrected...
Ryne has one of Olivia and Nacho's Pup's, Katy, helping her, LOL,
That makes so much sense!!!
Nacho Man ruling the trail, without even showing up, LOL.

Lourdes, Vt said...

Aliy, Allen and Spencer, you are so great and compassionate toward your pups!!! You take the best care of them always and, you do the very best for them!!!