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Alaska-Worlds Sport Event Center On Us This Week

Sun Mar 05, 2006 3:37 am

Yello.

Today starts a two week period where the worlds sporint fans should focus their attention on the great state of Alaska, where international sport will be centered

Today in Anchorage at 10am local the Iditarod starts, It will be the 34th running of the last great race. The dog sled race is run between Anchorage and Nome a distance of over 1000 miles.

http://www.iditarod.com/



The other major event going on up here over the next weeks are the Arctic Winter Games hosted by Alaska's Kenai Penninsula. This is a smaller more pure version of the heavily over-hyped and over commercialized winter Olympics.

These games started as a joint effort between Canada and Alaska in the 1970's and focuses on traditional sport of the high Arctic. Participating nations includeAlberta, Alaska, Yukon, Northwest Territories, Greenland, Nunavut, Yamal, Russia, Sami and Nunavik. Like I said this is a superior sporting event to Olymipics, more freindly, less crowded, less hyped, less doping.

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Sun Mar 05, 2006 6:24 am

Quoting L-188 (Thread starter):
Like I said this is a superior sporting event to Olymipics, more freindly, less crowded, less hyped, less doping.

And the competition - the games - are traditional Arctic and Native games - events . . . . not silly-assed "Olympic Games" like table tennis, basketball, beach volleyball, snowboarding . . . blah blah blah . . .
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Sun Mar 05, 2006 6:38 am

Umm ANC...hate to say this, but this isn't the NYO games. (Native Youth Olympics)

Table Tennis, Badminton, Basketball, Gymnastics, Vollyball and snowboarding are all events in these games.

The list can be linked here.

http://www.awg2006.org/events_awg/sports2.htm
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Sun Mar 05, 2006 6:42 am

Quoting L-188 (Reply 2):
Table Tennis, Badminton, Basketball, Gymnastics, Vollyball and snowboarding are all events in these games.

Nevermind then . . . .

More bogus games . . . Olympics Re Runs . . . .
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Sun Mar 05, 2006 7:00 am

Didn't they have to have a dual start to the Idatarod last year due to lack of snow? Once in ANC for the show, then one up by FAI? How was it this year? I used to love to go freeze my butt on 4th and watch the start.
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Sun Mar 05, 2006 7:18 am

Quoting Searpqx (Reply 4):
Didn't they have to have a dual start to the Idatarod last year due to lack of snow? Once in ANC for the show, then one up by FAI? How was it this year?

Yes and this year the "show" will still be in ANC and the restart will be in Willow . . . not enough snow in Wasilla.
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Sun Mar 05, 2006 7:33 am

Quoting Searpqx (Reply 4):
Didn't they have to have a dual start to the Idatarod last year due to lack of snow? Once in ANC for the show, then one up by FAI? How was it this year? I used to love to go freeze my butt on 4th and watch the start.

The FAI start was about 3 years ago, I think. Actually, they have a dual start every year, if you want to be technical about it. One in Anchorage for the cameras and sponsors on Saturday and one in either Wasilla or Willow, depending on the year, where the race starts for real.

In addition to just being a quintessential Alaskan event (along with the Yukon Quest), I always like it because I know spring is right around the corner  Smile
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Sun Mar 05, 2006 7:35 am

Also, I wonder how long it will take this year for all of the PETA folks to pile on to the Iditarod.  Yeah sure
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Sun Mar 05, 2006 7:37 am

Quoting Chugach (Reply 6):
I always like it because I know spring is right around the corner

Yep, it marked the transition from snow to mud!
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Sun Mar 05, 2006 7:40 am

Quoting Chugach (Reply 7):
Also, I wonder how long it will take this year for all of the PETA folks to pile on to the Iditarod.

Who cares  wink 

Quoting Searpqx (Reply 8):
Yep, it marked the transition from snow to mud!

I don't think we'll get much "mud" in ANC this year - snowfall is behind the powercurve and the roads are alrady dry . . . in most places. Parking lots are still a mess - sorta full of 'ice pot holes' like it's May already!

Save for that one fairly cold spell in late December/early January it's been pretty mild in ANC this winter. (  shhh  don't tell the Global Warming folk).
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Sun Mar 05, 2006 9:46 am

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 9):
snowfall is behind the powercurve

A lot of the mushers from Healy where complaining that they had to drive to trining areas, so they couldn't run their teams as much as they would have normally.


Edit: Actually if they where historically accurate the Iditarod would start every year in Seward and then run the pass between Girdwood and Eagle River.

But of course Anchorage is the big city so that is where they start.

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Sun Mar 05, 2006 11:01 am

Man...dogs are stinky and need to rest. Hell.....I'd just get one of those Ski-doo Mach Z's ! A hunnerd seventy horses would kick ass on any amount of dogs.  biggrin 
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Sun Mar 05, 2006 11:32 am

Ill be posting a few pics from the Iditarod finish up here in Nome. Its my first Iditarod (and my last) so I hope its fun and exciting to watch. I can't wait to see all the drunks sleeping in the middle of the street like they did during the fourth of July festivites.  Smile

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Sun Mar 05, 2006 2:04 pm

Quoting Kevinl1011 (Reply 11):
I'd just get one of those Ski-doo Mach Z's ! A hunnerd seventy horses would kick ass on any amount of dogs.

The Iron Dog was last month.....covered 1850 miles from Anchorage-Nome-Fairbanks in 35 hours-48 minutes-58 seconds.

http://www.irondog.org

But if you like you wait until Arcticman which is next month. Combines the best of sprint and distance snowmobile racing with watersking.

http://www.arcticman.com/index.htm
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Sun Mar 05, 2006 4:57 pm

Quoting L-188 (Reply 13):
But if you like you wait until Arcticman which is next month.

Ahhh, the Alaskan Mardi Gras (Don't tell the folks who do Spenardi-gras!). Haven't been to Arcticman yet, but I hear it involves titties and beer just as much as it does snowmachining Big grin

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 9):
Who cares

I'm waiting for Craid Medred to do his annual bitch-slap of that assclown writer from USA Today, Jon Saraceno. I suspect it will be in tomorrow's Daily News.
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Sun Mar 05, 2006 5:02 pm

Quoting Chugach (Reply 14):
I'm waiting for Craid Medred to do his annual bitch-slap of that assclown writer from USA Today, Jon Saraceno

There are some traditions that never should be allowed to die.

And there are some that never should have never been started-Calling the area of Anchorage south of the Nordstrom store the "SO-NO" district of Anchorage.
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Sun Mar 05, 2006 5:46 pm

Thanks for the Irondog link! Arctic Cat F6's ruled. Bombardier didn't even show in the top 5.

I went to the Arctic Cat website to check HP ratings (which were below the Mach Z?) and I saw the machine linked below. Total ANCFlyer "BAFSM".

http://www.arcticcat.com/snowmobiles.../specs.asp?y=106&c=107&s=112&m=659

I'm trying to find a link to a video of a guy doing a reverse 360 off of a jump with a powered sled. Ever seen it?
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Mon Mar 06, 2006 6:54 am

Quoting L-188 (Reply 15):
Quoting Chugach (Reply 14):
I'm waiting for Craid Medred to do his annual bitch-slap of that assclown writer from USA Today, Jon Saraceno

There are some traditions that never should be allowed to die.

I don't have the Sunday paper yet . . . not til about 6pm up here. I suppose I could check the web for it.

Quoting Kevinl1011 (Reply 16):
Total ANCFlyer "BAFSM".

Very cool machine . . . for obvious reasons . . .
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Mon Mar 06, 2006 7:10 am

Would you belive that I have lived up here all my life and never owned a snowmobile?

Maybe in a couple of years when my truck pays off.
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Mon Mar 06, 2006 7:17 am

Quoting L-188 (Reply 18):
Would you belive that I have lived up here all my life and never owned a snowmobile?

Ditto . . . . never had the need. Interestingly, I'm a born and bred Alaskan and I hate snow skiing, and never found a use for a snowmachine.

But, I've never found a place with a better summertime.
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Mon Mar 06, 2006 10:00 am

Simply didn't have enough snow on the chain.

If I ever got the dream cabin in the high arctic.....well then I could see it.
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Mon Mar 06, 2006 10:23 am

News just came out that Vi Reddington, widow of Joe Reddington who started the Iditarod race passed today.
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Mon Mar 06, 2006 12:03 pm

Quoting L-188 (Reply 18):
Would you belive that I have lived up here all my life and never owned a snowmobile?

Ditto. Well, I haven't lived here my whole life, but still. Just never had the need for one. If I lived in a village and had a daily use for it than that's one thing, but otherwise I find them kind of annoying for recreational use. When I go out into the woods, I like to be able to enjoy the quiet. There are plenty of other things that I more urgently need that I could spend $5000 on besides a sled.

But I'm like L-188; if I had a cabin somewhere and needed it for access, then I'd get one.

I also remember the story from a few years ago when some jerk was riding his sled on the Iditarod trail outside Wasilla, during the Iditarod, and ran into a musher and his team. I believe the musher had to drop several dogs due to injury (can't remember if he scratched or not) because of this guy, who was also kind enough to hit and run.
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Mon Mar 06, 2006 1:23 pm

Quoting Chugach (Reply 22):
I also remember the story from a few years ago when some jerk was riding his sled on the Iditarod trail outside Wasilla, during the Iditarod, and ran into a musher and his team.

I don't remember that story. I do remember that a few years back there was a couple of skiers out of Knik that had a run in with a snowmobiler tresspassing on a groomed ski trail.
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Mon Mar 06, 2006 5:33 pm

Quoting L-188 (Reply 23):
I don't remember that story.

It was either the '01 or '02 Iditarod. I read about it in the Frontiersman; I'm sure it was in the ADN as well.

From what I've read, snowmachiners around Wasilla/Willow have become something of a problem for mushers during the Iditarod because people like to follow the race along the trail. And let's face it, when you're driving a sled, there is no way in hell you can hear a dog team, or anything else for that matter.
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Mon Mar 06, 2006 10:25 pm

No, the sporting world doesn't care about this race. Besides, is there enough snow for the race to be run?
 
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Tue Mar 07, 2006 4:27 am

Quoting L-188 (Thread starter):
Today in Anchorage at 10am local the Iditarod starts

Didn't even know until reading this thread that the I-Killed-A-Dog was back.....nobody down here is even reporting it.....

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Tue Mar 07, 2006 9:46 am

Quoting Tom in NO (Reply 26):
Didn't even know until reading this thread that the I-Killed-A-Dog was back.....nobody down here is even reporting it.....

That doesnt surprise me, its obviously big news around here. But to call it I-Killed-A-Dog is really ignorant. The mushers love thier dogs and mourn any loss they have immensly. They spend years training them into the athletes these dogs are. Yes if a race horse is considered an athlete then these dogs would definatly qualify. They run 100 miles a day for 10 days in a row, I have heard that at distances over 10 miles, sled dogs are the fastest land animals on earth.
 
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Tue Mar 07, 2006 12:25 pm

Quoting KROC (Reply 25):
No, the sporting world doesn't care about this race. Besides, is there enough snow for the race to be run?

Since when do Alaskans give a damn what the rest of the world thinks about us? And yes, there is.

Quoting Tom in NO (Reply 26):
Didn't even know until reading this thread that the I-Killed-A-Dog was back.....nobody down here is even reporting it.....

Let me guess...you read USA Today, don't you?
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Tue Mar 07, 2006 12:26 pm

Quoting Tom in NO (Reply 26):
Didn't even know until reading this thread that the I-Killed-A-Dog was back.....nobody down here is even reporting it.....

I think Outdoor Life Channel is carrying it.

Quoting Bushpilot (Reply 27):
But to call it I-Killed-A-Dog is really ignorant. The mushers love thier dogs and mourn any loss they have immensly

Anybody remember Susan Butcher back in 84 when she had to put down 4 of her dogs because they ended up under that moose.
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Tue Mar 07, 2006 8:20 pm

Quoting Chugach (Reply 28):
Since when do Alaskans give a damn what the rest of the world thinks about us? And yes, there is.

Since when do you think the rest of us give a damn about Alaska and a race that has long lost its point...unless you hate dogs and want to watch the frozen carcasses pile up.
 
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Wed Mar 08, 2006 12:32 am

Quoting KROC (Reply 30):
Quoting Chugach (Reply 28):
Since when do Alaskans give a damn what the rest of the world thinks about us? And yes, there is.

Since when do you think the rest of us give a damn about Alaska and a race that has long lost its point...unless you hate dogs and want to watch the frozen carcasses pile up.

You're just jealous because the only dogs you have in Crapchester are in your local pubs . . .  wink 

Well, there are a couple exceptions . . . .
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Wed Mar 08, 2006 1:58 am

Quoting KROC (Reply 30):

Since when do you think the rest of us give a damn about Alaska and a race that has long lost its point

Ok, I'll admit, I laughed at that! But, you cared enough to click on this thread and post about it  Wink
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Wed Mar 08, 2006 2:16 am

Quoting Chugach (Reply 32):
Ok, I'll admit, I laughed at that! But, you cared enough to click on this thread and post about it

Only because I've been to Alaska and because my ole lady grew up in Wasilla.
 
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Wed Mar 08, 2006 6:35 am

Quoting L-188 (Reply 29):
Quoting Tom in NO (Reply 26):
Didn't even know until reading this thread that the I-Killed-A-Dog was back.....nobody down here is even reporting it.....

I think Outdoor Life Channel is carrying it.

Interesting.....between that and carrying the NHL their ratings must be skyrocketing  wink  .....

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