Hello Pedigree Stage Stop Race Fans, while we wait for the official finishing times, here some pictures from the beautiful trail here in Blackrock Teton County. A lot of snow had fallen, so the trail was definitely not fast. Also several groups of snowmobile tourists shared the trails, which makes for for slow trail conditions…. Read more »
Hallo Pedigree Stage Stop Race Fans, Today is game time. At 9 a.m. 18 Teams will be led down the trail by Bib no 1, Randy deKuiper. Teams will start in 3 minute intervals. The last team out is Rachel Courtney from Manitoba at 9.51 a.m. The maximum number of dogs a team can run… Read more »
DAY1 is on the books. And a beautiful one it was: Here is the take on the day NY Rookie Christina Gibson and Race Judge Laura Daugerau:
Day 1 is in the books. Perfect conditions with fantastic views. I asked the defending Champion Anny Malo and runner Up Lina Streeper how their runs went. One had a more smooth run than the other. I also caught up with Alix Crittenden and Austin Forney
Sitting at the Blackrock Ranger Station for some uploading. Unfortunately not enough cell coverage at race site for live Start streaming.
Howdy Stage Stop Race Fans. Here we go! The first real Stage, in Teton County at Blackrock. This stage was run last year in 2021 for the first time. It was the last of the stages. Erick Laforce had the fastest time with 1:55.56. The second fastest time had Anny Malo at 1:56.36 and the… Read more »
Our second Zoom meeting for the night, catching up with Ken Chezik from Pike Lake Michigan and Laura Neese from Mc Millan Michigan. Both are running their 1st Stage Stop Race. It seems a bit hard with having 4 different people on zoom, we likely just change that to one interviewer tomorrow with one Musher…. Read more »
Here we are 7 p.m. after the Alpine Stage has finished. Everybody has safely made it to Pinedale, where tomorrow’s stage starts. Having a decent wifi connection at the hotel, we virtually met and talked about day 1. Still working out the kinks a bit with recoding zoom meetings. So here…. unedited:
And here they! The Times of Stage 1 in Alpine. And Lina and Anny are once again battling for 1st and 2nd place. Last year Anny got to wear the yellow Bib in Pinedale. This year it is going to be Lina! 31 SECONDS on 31 Miles! That is some tight race!
Here are a few more videos, which Shannon Adkins took as the teams blasted out of the starting chute. Nothing like starting off with a nice corner….. Here no 22 Guy Girard from Saint-Thomas de Joliette, Quebec: And next up Ryan Beaber, no 23, from Lily Wisconsin:
Jerry has found some more internet, and patience, before he is headed to Pinedale. He is on his way to get some finishing times too. No 17, Diane Marquis from St Medard Quebec, arriving at the finish line: Starting with no 2 was Austin Forney, here is Jerry Bath talking to him post Stage… Read more »
Hello Pedigree Stage Stop Race Fans, well, Stage 1 in Alpine is in the books. Updates are coming a bit slow. Not for the lack of trying. Rather for the lack of Bandwidth. When the Stage Stop Family descends on these small towns, their Internet ( and cell ) services are pretty quickly maxed out… Read more »
Hello Pedigree Stage Stop Race Fans. Jerry has zoomed back to the Hotel to upload a few videos from the Start line. Enjoy: Diane Marquis leaving the Chute in Alpine as no 17: Doug Butler from Vermont leaving the chute in Alpine as no 20: Lina Streeper from Fort Nelson Canada, flying around the… Read more »
Hello Pedigree Stage Stop Race Fans, Jerry BATH caught up with some of the Mushers pre race.The tricky part is, that although there is ( limited ) cell service at the starting line, it is not fast enough to upload Youtube videos, so in-between Jerry has to drive back to the Hotel to upload from… Read more »
Good Morning Pedigree Stage Stop Race Fans, finally race day is here. The day the Musher ( and fans ) have been looking forward to for weeks, or months. For most teams this is the 1st race of the season. Some have not even been on the sled much. It is about 28F, barely below… Read more »