Friday, 4 March 2011
Thursday, 3 March 2011
Wednesday, 2 March 2011
Tuesday, 1 March 2011
'see the trail coming down the ridge, was part of today's intro riding'
From Scott Cornish (Cadence RT) - "Putting the Niner Air 9 Carbon through is initiation on dry trails under blue skies, being guided by Vic and Einat from Mountain Biking Spain, Almanzora."
Shaggys out the race...
Crashed at 30 miles. Hit a patch of soft snow, that looked perfectly ridable. Pulled the muscles in my right shoulder and can't hold on the the handlebar. Had to push the bike in one handed for the last 20miles in to Skwentna. Had to scratch as there was no way I was going to be able to carry my bike over Rainy Pass. The possibility of not making McGrath really hadn't occurred to me. Hugely disappointed a quite upset. Getting a flight back to Anchorage tomorrow.
Dogs sleeping on the Arctic pack ice
1 Mar, 11 - 01:27
The icy fang that bites and blows until I shrink with cold.
Monday, 28 February 2011
Here are some images of the Mule kite, still pulling me all over the mountains, still in great shape and still making me smile from ear to ear.
This is on the French Italian border in the Alps, between La Rosiere and La Thuile, we had a day of amazing powder and ripping across the frozen powder covered lakes, climbing the foot hills of Mont Blanc, fully plugged in with strong wind and deep snow.
Hope you are having a good winter too ! Iain www.kitefrenzy.com
February 27th, 2011
The race started under sunny skies at 2:00 PM. 44 racers left the starting line. I flew into the Skwentna checkpoint with Denali Flying Service from Willow. I have posted some pictures from the start this afternoon here. If you were at the start and have pictures you can post them to our Flickr Account or on our facebook page. Based on last years times we should have some updates from Yentna Station ( mile 60) our first checkpoint between 9:00-10:00 PM tonight.
I am reporting from the Skwentna checkpoint this year for the first couple of days. I expect to see the leaders to come into the 2nd checkpoint around 2:00-3:00 AM Monday morning.