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Saturday, February 4, 2017

YQ1000: The Black Team Is On The Trail

The Black Team is on the trail!





As always, the start line logistics were very well organised. It's no easy thing to get 21 dog teams to the start line! Wendy was riding the tag sled with Allen's "Quest Guest" Ruth Bathea and they travelled 1.5 miles of the trail before being "cut loose" from Allen to continue down the road. Ruth came all the way from Virginia for the race and is a kennel supporter and fan of Sanka! Thanks Ruth, we hope you enjoyed your ride.


Allen and Ruth; Thanks Moose Creek Lodge

In case you haven't found it yet - here is the link (click the red link) to the trackers to watch the little bouncing dogs down the trail.


Quest fundraiser booties; start chute

New this year on the Yukon Quest website is an "Armchair Mushers" column by Kristin Knight Pace and Andrew Pace. Both are Yukon Quest veterans but are sitting this one out so instead, they will bring you great insight into what is going through the mushers' minds and what lies ahead in the trail.

Also, you can send a message to Allen via the Quest website's "Messages for Mushers". We'll make sure Allen gets to read them all.

I have some hastily edited video from the start line I will post as soon as I can upload... watch this space.

4 comments:

Nessmuk said...

So cool Ruth was Allen's Quest Guest!! I bet that was an awesome experience!! I watched the live feed....Team was banging away at their harnesses wanting to GO!! Looks like Allen is enjoying some speed along the trail!! Now time to get the Red Team on their way!

Go SPK!!!

Margaret said...

WOOF WOOF WOOF!!!

Now that was some number-picking for Black and Red Teams!!! Under pressure of competition SP Kennel even knows how to feel around a fish bowl and pick the best numbers!!!

Getting ready for refresh-ment activity back in Weston, CT!!!

A-town's Becky said...

All the best links, you spoil us every year with your race coverage.

Go get em Allen, don't spend too much time reading the messages, you'll need your sleep, lol.

Wooooop woooooop go SPK!

Ron Godfrey ragodfrey@yahoo.com said...

WOOF - WOOf - WOOF Hike!
Prayers and Champion wishes to you. Go Get Em'! Will be here with you watching on tracker and staying up to date with SP Kennel Blogs. Allen have fun, run hard take the challenge see it and win it. GBY.. Move at God Speed!!
Also sending regards to Aliy.