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Saturday, January 11, 2014

CB300 - Coverage Guide

Moira will be working non-stop over the next 48 hours to bring you "live" race coverage from the CB300. I will be doing what I can to help her remotely with that monumental task. Whatever photos or video she sends me via iPhone, I will post as soon as possible!

In addition to what we post here, there are some excellent coverage sources elsewhere:

Probably the most fun to watch is the GPS SpotTracker.

This coverage is getting better all the time, enhanced this year with mushers' initials in the identifying pins.

In this partial screen shot, it looks like Aliy has (momentarily) pulled her Red Team ahead of Allen's Black Team, just a few minutes out from the start.

Let the speculation begin! (Note: It's probably just because Allen's GPS missed a report or maybe he made a quick stop to tend to his team.)

(If so, wouldn't you love to know what they said in passing?)

Another good source for coverage is the CB300 Facebook page. The CB300 crew has done a great job so far keeping it fresh, and other folks from far and wide have started adding their comments. This should provide some great "drama" during the race!

For those of you who are "statistically inclined" I can recommend the Google Drive Spreadsheet. It will provide you with all the stats that are available about the race.

For those of you who are not so spreadsheet friendly, I will try to provide some recaps and analysis during the race. It gets pretty crazy out there, but I'll do my best... Stay tuned!

6 comments:

Margaret said...

Woof, woof, woof!!!
Thanks Macgellan!!!

Looks like this might be a "cat and mouse" (or dog and mouse)race, with RED TEAM playing rabbit, BLACK TEAM playing tortoise (but one with BIG MOTOR)and the R&B's with Meghan and Mr. Personality, Ranger, barking up a storm!!!

Thanks for such awesome coverage!!!

Lisa B said...

Thanks Mac! Hope you have another visit to AK in your future but great to hear from you no matter where your travels take you and Happy.

Nessmuk said...

Macgellan...thanks for all the tips! Your insight as always is invaluable! I'm hooked on the tracker.....so fun to watch sled dog racing from such a long distance.....thank goodness for technology! Go SP K Teams!!

JCW said...

Love the GPS spot tracker. Thanks

A-town's Becky said...

Allen's GPS is slow. It makes one wonder if there is any indication of what is really going on out there. Meanwhile it looks like Aliy and team are zipping along, and Meghan and her team are having a little fun passing some of the others on their way out.
Woohoo!

marilyn cozzens said...

Thanks so much for keeping us posted.