Monthly Archives: February 2009

UP 200 – The Long Awaited End

Obviously I quit blogging.  This happens when you are suffering from sleep deprivation and even speech becomes difficult.  I decided in Grand Marais that handling for this race SUCKS, especially when you are by yourself, which I was.  I basically … Continue reading

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BACKSEAT TRAMP

Little did I know as a youth that I would spend a great deal of my adult years sleeping around in the backseats of trucks!!  Ok, minds out of the gutter…..I am literal when I say sleeping and by MYSELF … Continue reading

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UP 200

I don’t think I’m in the right frame of mind yet for this race.  Could it be becuase I just got done with 3 weeks of handling and I’m working with a sleep deficit and exhausted?  Maybe.  It seems that everyone … Continue reading

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Crappy Decisions Are Made Near the Commode

It’s foggy, but I can recall having my arms wrapped around the commode with my head on the seat.  The “King flu” that I caught in Wyoming had taken a turn for the worse and went from a full blown … Continue reading

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A Fight To The Finish

At stage 8 we found ourselves with a race.  With just 59 seconds between Bruce and Sam Perrino for 3rd place it meant that the guys would be fighting to the finish.  Normally, we like to come to this stage … Continue reading

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Stage 7 – Bag A Dog, Bag 2 Dogs, Bag 3 Dogs?

Evanston was to be our big hurrah and it turned into a big blah!  The trail was a packed snowmobile trail.  Temps were in the high twenties to low thirties and it all seemed perfect.  However, the tough trails from … Continue reading

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Stage 6 – Grueling

The hard and fast trail that was promised was not to be found.  34 miles of the trail was soft, punchy and, at times, very deep and the worse Bruce has ever seen it.  The remainder was soft.  In the worst sections, … Continue reading

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Stage 5 – We Scratched Back to the Top

We came ready for business this morning.  We pulled out all the big guns and were going to throw 12 at them.  The team consisted of Anker and Pepper in lead, Mikka and Quest, Ivan and Cheyenne, Billy and Sedona, … Continue reading

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BIG PINEY/MARBLETON STAGE 4

This stage was 100% the opposite of last year.  We pulled into the parking lot and it was all gravel as were the sides of the mountains and the starting line was a thin white strip of snow with gravel … Continue reading

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We’re Riding the Roller Coaster

As is typical of this race; one day you’re up and one day you’re down.  Today we’re down.  We were told several times that the course was hard and fast, hard and fast.  They changed the trail so we were … Continue reading

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