Yukon Quest Snippets and Links

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Re: Yukon Quest Snippets and Links

Postby mira » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:05 am

Thanks mushkraut! They are indeed sneaky.

Brent has 35 miles to go, 5-6 hours? Hans and Allan is more or less together..
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Re: Yukon Quest Snippets and Links

Postby flowerpower » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:08 am

My hotspot data is used up, so following from my phone which is more difficult. Anyway looks like Hans has passed Allen! :o
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Re: Yukon Quest Snippets and Links

Postby Mushkraut » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:09 am

mira wrote:Brent has 35 miles to go, 5-6 hours? Hans and Allan is more or less together..


So, that's it, right?
Sass wins.
And Gatt may pass Allen.
And the red lantern was probably settled by "it was announced that Strachnau was issued a time penalty of eight hours for failing to haul a dog in a secured and protected manner into Eagle, Alaska, as per Yukon Quest rule #41. This time penalty will be served in Two Rivers."
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Re: Yukon Quest Snippets and Links

Postby mira » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:20 pm

Brent certainly has a good position, with 10 miles to go and Hans Gatt 12 miles behind.

Allen is 6 miles behind and it seems to me to be slow going. Michelle is 9 miles behind Allen so I guess he should be able to stay in front of her.
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Re: Yukon Quest Snippets and Links

Postby elsietee » Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:12 pm

Hans has done such a great job keeping that team together - and keeping their speed up.

Anxiously awaiting Brent's arrival.

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There are some great photos coming out of Circle - this one in particular caught my eye - the size disparity in Ryne's lead dogs:
https://www.facebook.com/YukonQuest/pho ... =3&theater

(tried to strip out the extra text, but missed and the link stopped working. I tried various right-click-dot-click options, but no deal).
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Re: Yukon Quest Snippets and Links

Postby elsietee » Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:16 pm

YQ just went live, ready for the finish:

https://www.facebook.com/YukonQuest/vid ... 806415444/
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Re: Yukon Quest Snippets and Links

Postby elsietee » Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:24 pm

Nice snippets from the mid/back pack:

From YQ:

Laura Allaway arrived at Circle and received a standing ovation after she guided her dogs skillfully into the dog yard. It involved wide turns and hard lefts, but the dogs listened and responded to her each command and "parked" just in the right place


Our first rookie into Circle is Martin Apayauq Reitan. He said it got so warm on the Yukon that he had to take his parka off as well as all of the dog jackets. Then when the wind picked up again, everything had to go on again.
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Re: Yukon Quest Snippets and Links

Postby flowerpower » Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:38 pm

I'm impressed with how few scratches there have been so far. (knock on wood, don't want to jinx them!) :P
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Re: Yukon Quest Snippets and Links

Postby libby the lab » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:26 pm

Nathaniel just went from red lantern last year to top 10 this year!
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Re: Yukon Quest Snippets and Links

Postby braider » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:30 pm

At this time in the race there are 7 mushers in Central, 5 in 101, 3 in Two Rivers - Olsen and Strathe, nearing the finish, are the only two moving. :)
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