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lleechef

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Iditarod 2013 Fri, 03/1/13 8:22 PM (permalink)
The ceremonial start is tomorrow, Saturday, March 2.   The Last Great Race starts on Sunday, March 3 from Willow, AK.  Alaskans in Anchorage will get a good look at the mushers and their dog teams as they head down 4th Avenue.  The dogs are anxious to get out on the trail and run, run, run.  It's an amazing race.........1,049 miles to Nome, roughly the distance from Boston to Miami.........but in the cold, dark, snow, mountains, frozen tundra.  I've been to 8 ceremonial starts.  It's so exciting to see the dogs, howling, jumping, getting their leads crossed over and over until they take off.  Then they have tongues a'waggin', tails a'waggin' and smiles on their faces!  Who will be the first team to make it to Nome this year???
 
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    Michael Hoffman

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    Re:Iditarod 2013 Fri, 03/1/13 8:43 PM (permalink)
    I got lleechef an Ohio State hoodie. I got her a Steelers hoodie. What is it that she won't take off? The Iditarod jacket I gave her. When reading about, talking about or even thinking about the Iditarod she has a smile on her face that would make any husky envious. She's even talking about putting together a team of cats so she can enter the race herself.
    <message edited by Michael Hoffman on Fri, 03/1/13 8:45 PM>
     
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      Uncle Groucho

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      Re:Iditarod 2013 Fri, 03/1/13 8:56 PM (permalink)
      Can you recommend a web site for the race?
      Thank you, Karl
       
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        Michael Hoffman

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        Re:Iditarod 2013 Fri, 03/1/13 8:59 PM (permalink)
        Uncle Groucho


        Can you recommend a web site for the race?
        Thank you, Karl

        Here you go: http://iditarod.com/
         
        That's thanks to lleechef.
         
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          lleechef

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          Re:Iditarod 2013 Fri, 03/1/13 10:14 PM (permalink)
          The dogs need to consume at least 10,000 calories per day!  They're real Roadfooder/Roadrunners!  Maybe we could get Duffy and Demi in the race next year!
           
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            ann peeples

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            Re:Iditarod 2013 Sat, 03/2/13 4:37 AM (permalink)
            Good idea, my friend! Demi and Duffy are troopers!
             
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              lleechef

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              Re:Iditarod 2013 Sat, 03/2/13 10:44 AM (permalink)
              The "official song" of the Iditarod.
              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_ZbOqFRnxw
               
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                chewingthefat

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                Re:Iditarod 2013 Sat, 03/2/13 12:06 PM (permalink)
                I decided not to enter it again this year!
                 
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                  Michael Hoffman

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                  Re:Iditarod 2013 Sat, 03/2/13 12:57 PM (permalink)
                  Why? You'd have done a fine job in harness.
                   
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                    chewingthefat

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                    Re:Iditarod 2013 Sat, 03/2/13 5:31 PM (permalink)
                    Michael Hoffman


                    Why? You'd have done a fine job in harness.

                    That's the problem, the other Husky's can't keep up with me!
                     
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                      lleechef

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                      Re:Iditarod 2013 Mon, 03/4/13 12:25 PM (permalink)
                      Martin Buser of Big Lake, AK is currently in the lead, between Rainy Pass and Rohn, doing about 8 MPH.  Temp. 25F.  He'll probably rest his dogs this afternoon, it's cooler for them to run at night.
                       
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                        kennyb

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                        Re:Iditarod 2013 Mon, 03/4/13 6:42 PM (permalink)
                        i used to love to go to the fur festival and see the unofficial start of the iditarod. that was back in the 80's when i lived up there. used to go on break at that time to party at the fur rodevous (sp?) festival in downtown Anchorage.
                         
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                          lleechef

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                          Re:Iditarod 2013 Mon, 03/4/13 8:27 PM (permalink)
                          Fur Rondy (Rendevous) is a lot of fun too.  They shoot off fireworks every night since we can't do fireworks around the 4th of July (it's too light!).  It's kind of a week-long winter carnival, Alaskan style.  It was at Fur Rondy that I tasted muktuk.......whale blubber with the skin attached.  Bleeeeech.  I had to spit it out.  And of course we all wear crazy furs.......no PETA people allowed........I had a beautiful coyote hat with the tail streaming down the back. 
                          I fell in love with Iditarod because it's such a grueling, tough, amazing sport.  Takes a lot of guts to go 1049 miles in the winter on a dog sled!!
                          kennyb,
                          Did you work the Slope in the 80's?
                           
                           
                          <message edited by lleechef on Mon, 03/4/13 8:41 PM>
                           
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                            Michael Hoffman

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                            Re:Iditarod 2013 Mon, 03/4/13 8:32 PM (permalink)
                            How would you know whether the dogs love to pull a sled and a big person? You're not a caribou.
                             
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                              kennyb

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                              Re:Iditarod 2013 Tue, 03/5/13 9:04 AM (permalink)
                              lleechef


                              Fur Rondy (Rendevous) is a lot of fun too.  They shoot off fireworks every night since we can't do fireworks around the 4th of July (it's too light!).  It's kind of a week-long winter carnival, Alaskan style.  It was at Fur Rondy that I tasted muktuk.......whale blubber with the skin attached.  Bleeeeech.  I had to spit it out.  And of course we all wear crazy furs.......no PETA people allowed........I had a beautiful coyote hat with the tail streaming down the back. 
                              I fell in love with Iditarod because it's such a grueling, tough, amazing sport.  Takes a lot of guts to go 1049 miles in the winter on a dog sled!!
                              kennyb,
                              Did you work the Slope in the 80's?
                               
                               
                              yes i did. loved it very much.  we were over by the village of wainright one year and they brought over a large piece of muktuk for on of the guys that used to work there. he let everyone have a small piece . not very good at all. they used to have a race track thru the streets for fur rondy and race cars on the ice. not sure if they still do that or not.



                               
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                                kennyb

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                                Re:Iditarod 2013 Tue, 03/5/13 9:05 AM (permalink)
                                not sure why my typing ended up in quote.
                                 
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                                  kland01s

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                                  Re:Iditarod 2013 Tue, 03/5/13 4:52 PM (permalink)
                                  Big changes in the standings today.
                                   
                                  http://iditarod.com/race/2013/standings/
                                   
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                                    lleechef

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                                    Re:Iditarod 2013 Tue, 03/5/13 5:19 PM (permalink)
                                    Martin Buser has everyone surprised.  He arrived in Rohn at record-breaking time then decided to do his mandatory 24-hour stop there.  All the teams are required to do this but they usually do their 24 farther down the trail.  This is an unprecedented Iditarod move that might bite him in the butt or win the race for him.  Read more here: http://www.adn.com/2013/03/04/2812129/fast-and-furious-first-day-for.html
                                     
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                                      ann peeples

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                                      Re:Iditarod 2013 Tue, 03/5/13 5:47 PM (permalink)
                                      Hope you are having fun, Lisa!
                                       
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                                        lleechef

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                                        Re:Iditarod 2013 Tue, 03/5/13 6:16 PM (permalink)
                                        ann peeples


                                        Hope you are having fun, Lisa!

                                        Oh I am!!!!    One day I hope to go to Nome and watch the first team go under the burled arch (finish line)!!  
                                         
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                                          lleechef

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                                          Re:Iditarod 2013 Wed, 03/6/13 10:08 AM (permalink)
                                           
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                                            lleechef

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                                            Re:Iditarod 2013 Wed, 03/6/13 6:54 PM (permalink)
                                            Buser is now #9 in the race and the only one out of 50 mushers (there are 64 total) that has done the mandatory 24-hour layover.  He is keeping his team at about 7.5 MPH.  Lance Mackey (another 4-time Iditarod champion) is in the first position.  They all also have to do an 8-hour mandatory layover.  Of course they stop along the trail to lay out beds for the dogs and feed them and let them rest and sleep. 
                                            <message edited by lleechef on Wed, 03/6/13 7:12 PM>
                                             
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                                              kland01s

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                                              Re:Iditarod 2013 Fri, 03/8/13 4:20 PM (permalink)
                                              Updates???
                                               
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                                                lleechef

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                                                Re:Iditarod 2013 Sat, 03/9/13 1:22 PM (permalink)
                                                Buser is three hours ahead of Aily Zirkle.  They have both checked out of Eagle Island.  So far, it looks like Buser's early 24-hour layover could win him the race.  But anything can happen.  One year Deedee Jonrowe was in the lead to Nome when her dogs just laid down and said, "That's it.  We're done."  Anything can happen.
                                                 
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                                                  agnesrob

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                                                  Re:Iditarod 2013 Sat, 03/9/13 2:19 PM (permalink)
                                                  lleechef, how long does the race last as a rule?
                                                   
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                                                    lleechef

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                                                    Re:Iditarod 2013 Sat, 03/9/13 2:50 PM (permalink)
                                                    About 8 days.  So the first musher should be in Nome tomorrow.  When the race first started in 1973 it took 16-18 days.  Now they have faster dogs, lighter sleds, etc.  It's hard to imagine that it all started with the Serum Run that was a relay from Anchorage into Nome. 
                                                     
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