Waking up in the morning and get ready to hit the trail in the wee hours. A great shot from Wilco van den Akker.
Wow, already been a year. Just received official word that I will be returning to next years race to tackle another 100 miles along the Iditarod Trail, this time on the Southern Route. Each year the race alternates so I felt I need to ride the ying and the yang. Not to mention, I gained some much experience and knowledge having done the race my first time I feel the need to apply that one more time. I will try to come up with some new and interesting ways to tell this next chapter. Please offer any suggestions in the comments section!
I would like to thank Bean Around the World coffee and Pete Boeda who without anything in return donated heaps of coffee and schwag in support of the 2014 Iditarod Trail Invitational race.
I put the beans in my trailmix and enjoyed some cowboy coffee on the trail but best of all, they shipped bags of coffee to the home of Peter & Tracy Schneiderheinze – hosts of the 350 mile finish line – for everyone to enjoy upon finishing. Thanks guys!
Perhaps an adventure fat bike race is no place for romantics. I would argue that in particular, the Iditarod Trail Invitational is in fact an idyllic place for such sentimentalists. For me all of its nuances are what make this race special. Experiencing the history, written on the walls of the safety cabins and wafting in the air from the wood burning stoves was worth every mile pedaled.