THANK YOU to KNOM!! We were trying to find a way to listen so I called them. As she put me on hold I heard KNOM! She got back on the line and said that they weren’t streaming, but she could put me on hold and I could listen.– SCORE! So I grabbed my recorder and here you have it. The Start of the 2013 Norton Sound 450 in Unalakleet. Go Team Kaiser!!
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Bev Hoffman was kind enough to get a couple of interviews for Team Kaiser. We will be watching these two young men as they mush on the Iditarod Trail. Bev and I go way way back. I started the K300 website years ago after suggesting it to her. She was hesitant, but said go for it. In those days all communication was by fax. After that year there was only one fax in Headquarters. The third year was all transitioned to web. She’s a natural as a communicator and did an awesome job for us in these interviews.
Pete and Mike Jr. have been local favorites the last couple of years in the Iditarod and this year Richie Diehl joins to make it three for 2013! The two boys are out of Akiachak headed towards the Gweek which should put them into Bethel in about 6:00pm local time. Head on down to cheer them on!
The photos show it all– Pete was pretty thrilled with the Team. They basically did what he asked of them. He said that they basically encountered every kind of trail and weather you could have in a race, from cold to wind, to rain and sleet, but this Awesome Team just did it happily. The Finish was as good as it could get– Warm Weather and many mushers coming in at the same time. Seven teams finished in a stretch of two hours. THAT is competition and a race to be proud to be in the top 5.
What a great day for Mushing Spectators. I’ve been covering races since 95 and I don’t remember one this nice. Here are some photos from the first group of finishers. Click a photo to start a slideshow.
Sebastian has mentioned a couple of terms common to mushing, ski-poling and a fan hitch. A musher holds a ski pole and rhythmically swings the arms up and down, pushing against the snow with the pole tip to give the team a little assist with forward motion. Sebastian has nicknamed Aliy “Spiderwoman” because she’s using 2 poles to do this, one in each hand. Look at pictures of her doing this in his article, Yukon River–Galena to Nulato. Learn more at this article... http://iditarod.com/ski-poling-and-fan-hitches/...
Sebastian has mentioned a couple of terms common to mushing, ski-poling and a fan hitch. A musher holds a ski pole and rhythmically swings the arms up and down, pushing against the snow with the pole tip to give the team a little assist with forward motion. Sebastian has nicknamed Aliy “Spiderwoma...
Bright sun bathes resting dogs. Side by side, Iditarod champs Dallas Seavey, Jeff king, Mitch Seavey teams rest on their straw beds. Veterinarians make regular rounds from the dogs, back to the checkpoint, and back again as another team arrives.
Aliy came into Nulato in 3rd place. Parking is a little bit different here this year, not out back in the big ball field, teams are parked right next to gym. So all 3 teams are parked right next to each other. Sonny is getting some rest, while Martin is outside with his dogs. Aliy immediately proce...
Joe SheaderWant to say you all at the Insider are doing a great job and have some good writers... and not taking away anything from them but you might look into inviting Dallas Seavey wife Jen? (if that is her name) on to your future report staff also. Her articulate writing and explanations of events on Dallas's facebook page are some of the best I've found ANYWHERE covering the race.4 · 2 hours ago
Iditarod Trail CommitteeGreat idea... however, there are many other family members of mushers who write great articles, too, and to be fair, we try to have writers who are not family members of mushers.27 minutes ago