Howdy Ho everyone, the still at home pacing and worrying while avoiding the non-stop questions from the Tramplings stationary non-roving reporter, Bet, here!
Here is what we know so far....
Richard is taking carbo loading WAAAAY too far
Braeburn Lodge is infamous for their incredibly tasty... and HUGE cinnamon buns. I would have liked a cinnamon bun. I actually think I could use it as a bed... a very tasty bed. But no... I'm at home.
Richard drew bib #5 and the Musher drew bib #10.
Gosh... wouldn't it be nice if we had some pictures of the start. If I had been there, I would have taken pictures, but since I'm at home, there's no way for me to take pictures. There's nobody there to even get reports on the race, so there's no way to know where anyone is... except....
I AM THE AMAZING ROVING REPORTER BORDER COLLIE AND I HAVE MY SPIES!!!!
Here is Richard at the start:
Here is the Musher at the start:
I think the person kneeling is trying to remove a giant cinnamon bun that the Musher stepped in. Apparently the cinnamon buns just grow in the wild there.
As of 8:43pm (EDT) 24 March 2011, the Musher is approaching Forty Mile. If you look at the official Race map (courtesy of the Percy race site), you can see where the Musher is heading (click the map to make it bigger):
I hope the Musher and Richard are careful, because it looks as though they are heading straight for a large goat thing after Forty Mile.