Category Archives: Dog Racing 2013

ICE ROAD DOG MUSHING: THE MOTEL

After the longest drive of my life, we FINALLY arrived in Yellowknife.   We endured crazy, bad roads and had a very close call when 40-50 mph winds blew our truck across the icy highway causing the truck to slip on … Continue reading

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ICE ROAD MUSHING: THE DRIVE

Friday morning we got up early, hooked up 14 dogs to the snowmobile and took them for a 20 mile speed run.   After the run, we loaded the dogs into the truck, checked to ensure we had everything and then … Continue reading

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Da Copperdawg 150

Velcome to da UP, heh!  For the Copperdog 150 the Yoopers rolled out the red carpet and showed us the warmest of yooper welcomes!  My dad’s side of the family hails from this part of the state and so I … Continue reading

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Post Race Counseling For Mushers

The first full day of post- race counseling was very cleansing and I felt like a weight had been lifted from my shoulders.  So I dragged Bruce to the second day of counseling to get rid of his mushing demons. … Continue reading

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Post Race Counseling

After a full week on the road participating in the IPSSSDR race, one doesn’t have to look hard to see the evidence of wear and tear that this race has wreaked upon its participants. The need for some sort of … Continue reading

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To Hell & Back

So you thought Hell was a hot place with brimstone and fire. Well, we’re here to tell you that is wrong. It is a cold, windy, punchy trail in the mountains of Kemmerer. As always, Kemmerer didn’t disappoint and we … Continue reading

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Windblown & Tired

If Chicago is the windy city, then Wyoming is the windy state. The wind is so fierce here it can make a sane person crazy. Good thing I’m crazy already. It was in the teens this morning and the roads … Continue reading

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Riding the Coaster

Team Magnusson is riding the Stage Stop roller coaster.  Up and down we go Weeeeeeeeeeee! This sport reminds me why my favorite word is the “F” word and today I was also reminded that it was this sport that got me … Continue reading

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Don’t Piss Off the MOOSHER God!

I am convinced I’ve pissed off the Musher God. That bastard just has it out for us. Not sure what we did to piss him off. Oh wait, I might know. It could be that we are always mispronunciating his … Continue reading

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The Hole & West Yellowstone

If you so much as blink your eyes around here, the weather just might change before you open them. The start of this year’s Stage Stop was wet, warm and dreary. This was the first time we’d ever seen rain … Continue reading

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