Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Nice Listening

A great day running the trails with dog sled teams from Good Times Adventures.
"Yes, a GREAT day indeed!" say the happy pair at one of our turnaround points on
the trails today.

It was fast, fast, fast all day long. Wheeee....
Perfect "synchronized tuck" as we fly along the trails.
Nice "synchronized sprint" as we run in the bright sun!

Today's video shows some fun running behind an 8-dog sled team from Good Times. The video starts with us anxiously waiting for the team (around the corner from us) to get started. Once they get going, then it is sled dog chase and we fly along the trail after the sled team. As we start to catch the team, I call out a "right turn" to give the sled team a head start: we glide down a little side trail dip, then up to the left and finally back on the main trail and restart the game of "sled dog chase" (and, once again, we close ground on the team in front of us). So much fun!
[watch on youtube if no video loads below]

The most impressive part of the prior video is the right we take off the main trail to give the dog sled team a head start. You have Max & Zorro loving the game of chase yet following my "right turn" command to leave the trail and end the game of chase. Now that is a couple of professional sled dogs putting the command from the musher over their own desires! Perfect!

End of the run for the day, how was it:
"LOVED IT!" states giddy Max.
"Wonderful run, need a few snowcones to cool down!" demonstrates satisfied Zorro.

Fun day on the trails covering 10.1 miles with 900 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 24 MPH.

2014/2015 Season to Date: 69 days on the trails covering 590.7 miles with 63,800 feet of elevation climbed.

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