Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Every mile is two in winter

There is much going on in the race. The southern section of the trail was groomed so thought to be fast (we were wrong), but the northern section has had no grooming, and is slow going. (The southern section of the trail turned out to be worse than the northern section). Extra snowmobiles have been added to assist in pulling off weary competitors, and wolves have been spotted.

The only checkpoint is at Elephant Lake. At 22:35 on 2/05/2007, three bikers had left. These were #4-Dave Gray, #5- Charlie Farrow, and #46- Joel Cahalan, who was also first in. They are expected by 10:00 this morning, 2/06/2007. Only a sprint finish may determine the winner.

In addition to these three, the following are expected to continue the race:
#1- David Pramann, #13-Bill Shand, #15-Patrick Ramstack, #17-Dave Simmons, and #26- Don Gabrielson.

There have been many competitors who have been pulled or who have dropped out:
#3- Ron Kadera
#7- Matthew Maxwell
#8- Matthew Staehling
#9- Josh Peterson
#10-Laurie Woodbuy
#11- Richard Woodbury
#16- Scott Wagner
#19- Chuck Regenold
#21- Marta Arato
#22- Jeff Jirka
#23- Tom Ripley
#24- Christina Ralph
#25-Doug Robertson
#28- Rodrigo Cerquiera
#31- Carles Conill
#33- James Ishman
#38- Jim Grijalva
#39-Joe Galloway
#44- Patrick Graupman
#47- Kevin Ishaug
#48- Kerry Owens
#81- Mario Lacerda

The total a total of 46 starters, 23 have dropped. 5 are expected to continue on. The remaining 18 competitors are somewhere in the woods.

NOTE: Any errors, grammatical anomalies or typographical mistakes during the event are solely the fault of the monitor.

The Following Guy

4 Comments:

Blogger Paul said...

Thanks for the updates!

9:42 AM  
Blogger tania said...

The Arrowhead Ultra owes a HUGE debt of gratitude to Doug and Drew Hough, family of racer Kevin Ishaug. They came up to cheer Kevin on, and it was by their good graces and the snowmobiles that they had along that helped pull several people off the course last night. Temperatures last night were dangerously cold and they were out most of the night helping people who otherwise would probably be in very bad shape right now.

9:59 AM  
Blogger bikerkids said...

dad,
It's 8:15 and -39C. Where are you? Call mom at school when you are done.
Love,Spencer and Connor

1:37 PM  
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1:59 PM  

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