New winter race!

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  • 02-04-2013
    ANYRIDE
    Well...... We've got a cabin for Saturday night, but I haven't yet registered for the race. I'm holding off hoping to get some input from anyone with first hand beta on the current course condition. I'm afraid with the current warming trend, that is supposed to remain in place, we'll be pushing the bikes in soft snow. How are the grooming efforts coming along? Will all those efforts yield a ridable course with another 5 days of warm weather?
    thanks in advance,
    c
  • 02-04-2013
    ANYRIDE
    Just heard back from one of the course packer/groomers. He says that the warm temps will help, as the snow needed more moisture. A new look at the forecast shows a few nights dipping into the teens this week. I'm guessing that'll also aid in setting things up. A big thanks to those that have been going out to Talkeetna in their spare time to keep the route packed. No small feat I'm sure.
    c
  • 02-05-2013
    Kincaider
    I am going up with Tony from Back-country Cycles tomorrow to do some laps on the snowmachines. Ralph who owns the Talkeetna Bike shop is packing every day till the race. With the cold temps course should set up nice.
  • 02-05-2013
    curly1
    Thanks for the update. I've been excited about this race, I'm hoping we dont get snowed out, like you I dont want to be out pushing my bike 20 miles through the snow.
  • 02-05-2013
    Elfbkr50
    nothing that...
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by curly1 View Post
    I dont want to be out pushing my bike 20 miles through the snow.



    Several cans of beer can't make fun.
  • 02-06-2013
    curly1
    Its snowing like a big dog right now in Wasilla...
  • 02-06-2013
    Lars_D
    From the Trio facebook page today:

    TRAIL UPDATE!
    This just in from the guys in Talkeetna....
    Trails are rock hard and bomber. It's cold and clear in Talkeetna today!
  • 02-08-2013
    curly1
    Whats the latest trail conditions-- anyone know?
  • 02-08-2013
    Akfatty
    Snow, snow and more snow???
  • 02-11-2013
    spruceboy
    It was a great race, thanks to everyone who helped put it on! Are the results available somewhere?
  • 02-11-2013
    thirstywork
    We will post results here shortly. We have all the data, but the timing program automatically lists a DNF for anyone who did not complete the distance they signed up for, even though it keeps track of time and distance. There were NO DNF's in this race, so we just have to convert it before sending it electronically. Patrick is finishing up with that this morning. Thanks to all the competitors and volunteers for their tremendous efforts.
  • 02-11-2013
    thirstywork
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    Patrick just dropped off the disc with results. Here's the latest.
  • 02-11-2013
    wrcRS
    Way to go everyone!
  • 02-11-2013
    sean salach
    1st place first lap quitter in my age group! I feel like a champion.

    I had a blast. Thanks Greg, Tony, Ralph and all the volunteers and groomers for putting the race on, and big thanks to Denali Brewing and Talkeetna for making the whole event phenomenal. 10 degrees colder and that course would be incredible. I'm still blown away by Chelf, Berntson and Oatley managing sub 8 hours for three laps in those conditions.
  • 02-11-2013
    patirwin
    Yes, way to go everyone. Sounds like it was tough, so thanks for supporting this inaugural event. See you next year?

    Pat