Yukon Quest, discussion

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Re: Yukon Quest, discussion

Postby mira » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:04 am

From SPkennels:

"They are travelling right now around 6.5 miles per hour putting a finish estimate at approx 8am local time."
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Re: Yukon Quest, discussion

Postby mira » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:06 am

Tim is still at the same spot as Paige. YQ said that Paige wanted to wait for daylight, so Tim is waiting with her?

I can't wait to get those teams into Braeburn
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Re: Yukon Quest, discussion

Postby mira » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:52 am

Tim is on the move, 8mph, Paige is on the same spot.
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Re: Yukon Quest, discussion

Postby braider » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:53 am

And, Allen still with 14 dogs ...that's great to see ...especially and after such a grueling race.
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Re: Yukon Quest, discussion

Postby mira » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:10 am

braider wrote:And, Allen still with 14 dogs ...that's great to see ...especially and after such a grueling race.


Yes.. that's really an achievement. Vebjørn had 13 into Braeburn, Ed 12. Matt had 11 leaving Braeburn, Laura is down to 8.

In general I think this it is really impressive with so many big teams, of the top five teams, it was only 11 dogs who where dropped before Braeburn (since Vebjørn and Ed hasn't left yet I use this to count). That's 15%.. I guess this means that a) the mushers are excellent of taking care of the dogs (of course.. we know that) and b) the trail condition has been kind to the dogs. Looks like the general conditions has been better for the dogs than the mushers..
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Re: Yukon Quest, discussion

Postby flowerpower » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:04 am

Glad Paige seems to be ok. Allen shows 6 miles out. I have PT in an hour and a half, will he make it in before I have to leave? 8-)
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Re: Yukon Quest, discussion

Postby mira » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:40 am

I guess that depends on how long time upfront you need to leave. I was hoping he was at the finish now, I'm making dinner and the rest are in their way home..
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Re: Yukon Quest, discussion

Postby mira » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:40 am

YQ say they will stream it using fb live so just pop in there..
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Re: Yukon Quest, discussion

Postby fladogfan » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:42 am

Allen about 3 miles to finish. And come to chat.

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Re: Yukon Quest, discussion

Postby libby the lab » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:18 am

Congrats to Allen Moore and SP Kennels on another Yukon Quest win!
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