Friday, January 17, 2014

Fun Dog Sled Chase

A great time skijoring around Swan Valley Recreation Area today, highlighted by a fun game of chase with one of the dog sled tours from Good Times Adventures.
Sprinting along the trail when we intersect with a dog sled tour from Good Times.

And, here is the video of the fun intersecting with the dog sled tour. Notice about 10 seconds into the video that I have to put on a full snowplow to prevent us from catching and overtaking the dog sled. Yes, this is 2 Siberians with a human on skis catching an 8 dog team! It was a fun game of "chase" for about 30 seconds until the dog team turns left and dumps the tourist off the back of the sled. Oops, did we cause them to go too fast and dump the amateur musher (hehehe :-)
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The theme of the day was "fast, fast, fast"! We took the last two days off and had been breaking trail for 5 days straight before that. So, this was our first outing on packed trails in over a week. Max & Zorro were juiced to zoooom!

"What 'SLOW' sign?" say the uphill sprinting pair - wheee!
A great "uphill start video". Notice Max is yawning and complaining about the "slow human" at the start of the video just as I say, "ok, let's go" and my partners immediately turn and start a beautiful uphill sprint!
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Top speed for the day was 25 MPH. This photo shows what 25 looks like from behind :-)

It was a very fast day all over the trails covering 13.2 miles with 1800 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 25 MPH. This brings our 2013/2014 season to date to 69 days on the trails covering 592.7 miles with 69,850 feet of elevation climbed.

Encountering the dog sled tours from Good Times is always a real highlight for Max & Zorro. The black guy with the dark mask right in front of us is one of our buddies we ran with on a sled team last year!
"Hello friends! Wanna race?" say Max & Zorro to their buddies from Good Times.

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