|Musher||Start Time||Salt CreekMile 9||Ollokot |
|Ollokot 6hr Layover |
|Salt Creek |
|2 Richard Todd||13:03||14:05||18:40||21:39||10:04|
|3 Steve Madsen||13:06||14:04||19:05||22:56||10:02|
|4 Karen Ramstead||13:09||14:11||18:42||21:39||10:03|
If you are a long-time North Wapiti supporter, you'll know what a layover means... yep, the Musher will either lose or set fire to her pants. We have high hopes that Richard is similarly flammable, so just wait for that update.
In case you need a visual, here is where they are on the big race map:
Hats off to Eagle Cap Extreme for this really cool video of the start of the race
Richard is very handsome, and the Musher looks wonderful, so do the curly tails!
Of course there is no rest for the guard dog and the handler. We have to make sure the truck is safe, and provide updates, and drink coffee, and eat, and stay warm, and sleep. Its a rough life, but someone has to do it. This morning we had to find some interwebs so we could update the blog, and here we are in action:
Helen (who smells like cookies) is a fantastic writer, but her spelling... eeesh. She had a whole bunch of stuff about how wonderful the view was, and how the weather wasn't as cold as the curly tails are use to running in, and how nice the people were, and yaaawwwwn, I sent her off on a mission so I could punch up the blog entry a bit while she was gone.
Ham radio operators who are very nice and informative. I was very excited about the Ham radio operators until I found out that they don't talk on radios made of ham.
More stuff later, Helen and I are going shopping.... um, I mean we're doing Handler stuff.