Friday, January 2, 2009

Mushers' Meeting for Knik 200

I was the 1st one to draw because I was the first one to sign up for this year's race.
This is the bib that my parents sponsored: "Tundra-Dog Extraordinaire #1"
Here I am signing one of the 36 bibs.
Ray Redington and I signing race bibs.

Today we made sure that our sleds were packed and that we had all the gear needed to make it to Skwentna (the half-way point in the race). This evening at 8pm we went to Settler's Bay Lodge to sign the race bibs that we will be wearing during the race. After the race the bibs will be given to the sponsors that paid $100 for them. We then listened to information about trail conditions and markings that have been posted so we won't get lost (hopefully!). The last thing we did was draw our starting position. I drew #18. This means that I will be leaving the starting line at 11:36am tomorrow (Saturday, January 3rd). The temperature for tomorrow night is forecast 26 below. Thanks for your well wishes and prayers!
Here goes nothing!!

6 comments:

Pam said...

This is Jolene-
AYEEEE at first i thought you meant you would be the first to start! I was like, OH my goodness how are we gonna make it? But hey, 36 minutes is a lot of time on the road. Heh. So, we are gathering snow suits and mittens and have plans to be there to see you off!
Love you, get some sleep!

Matt and Rebecca said...

sorry we won't be there, the girls would love it. they think the dog video is hilarious. good luck and we'll see you at the big one in a few years...

Biz said...

Yay! Angie! You go, girl! I know you'll give your best and we'll all be proud! Prayers for safety and warmth.

UAS said...

You Rock! You're favorite cookies will be waiting for you at home in KTown. Maybe dreaming of them will help you through a few tough and tired spots on the trail.

Hoping its a little warmer than you expected tonight- Katie

STORMDANCER said...

Hi Ang

Good luck!! You have always excelled at whatever you have choosen as a challenge. We are very proud of you and wish you the best of luck. Take care of yourself, give those dogs a hug and a kiss to Tundra. Be careful and God speed. Love Pam, Gary and all.

Bethany said...

Somehow I missed this whole mushing development in your life. I think it's wonderful, though, and spent a few minutes catching up on your blog. I'm thinking of you and will keep checking back to see how you're doing. You go, Angie!