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    2016 Arrowhead 135

    The race is underway and tracking is available here: Arrowhead 135 2016 live tracker by trackleaders.com

    NH bike shop owner Dan Mutz (of Foes Mutz fame) is in the race this year so there's some local interest but he does not seem to have a tracker.

    I'm no longer into racing but these long endurance races definitely have an appeal...

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    It looks like less than 30 of the 90+ entrants have trackers. I wonder why so many don't have them. It makes it much less fun to watch from afar.
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    Actual results, from the race organization, including everyone. Arrowhead 135 - 2016 Results The trackers were optional, I'm assuming, as they were for the ITI. A lot of people don't like having them.

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    Thanks for the link Sean.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sryanak View Post
    It looks like less than 30 of the 90+ entrants have trackers. I wonder why so many don't have them. It makes it much less fun to watch from afar.
    From the Blog of Ben Doom:

    I am bummed and a bit disappointed there isn't a required tracking system in place. I don't see it so much as a safety tool but more as a way to grow the sport and offer a way for those not racing to follow along. I can only imagine it would help the volunteers at the check points to know when a large group of racers would be showing up too. But the meager cost (about $50) has tracking eliminated from this years race. However, several of us have our own Spot tracking unit and have convinced Track Leaders to post the Arrowhead race on their page. There actually is another company, Fastertracks, that is offering the same option. So I am signed up on both to see how it goes. I'm more familiar with Track Leaders. There is only a handful of us being tracked so don't take this as the true race progress. It will be handy for Jen, who is following me as I move up the course. She can log on and see if I made it to a road crossing or not, etc.
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    Trackers aside, it's one of the more bad-ass fat races you can do, and I'm rootin' for my friends!
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    Thanks for the tracking link!
    Bummed to see Charly Tri crashed out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToastR View Post
    Thanks for the tracking link!
    Bummed to see Charly Tri crashed out.
    Bummed for sure about Charly -- Glad to see Will Ross up front battling with Jay Petervary

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToastR View Post
    Thanks for the tracking link!
    Bummed to see Charly Tri crashed out.
    That's because he sold me his lucky socks!! I've been shredding it ever since.

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    Todd McFadden crashed out too! Heard that Charly hurt his back, hopefully nothing too serious!

    JayP and Will Ross must be having quite the battle out there. It's not over yet though!
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    Just got the update the Will is 8 minutes behind Jay...

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    Petervary takes the win. 3 minutes! Every one of his checkpoint times was in and out in 3 minutes or less if I'm not mistaken. Wicked impressive

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    Quote Originally Posted by radair View Post
    Petervary takes the win. 3 minutes! Every one of his checkpoint times was in and out in 3 minutes or less if I'm not mistaken. Wicked impressive
    The man is a freakin' force of a nature. Consistently excelling at this type of racing makes something like the TDF look like a club ride with a bunch of primadonnas.

    Looks like T-Race took the women's category, for a Petervary sweep!
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    The Petervary's are an impressive couple! Congrats to them both.

    Will Ross cut Jay's lead from 20 minutes to 3 minutes in the last section, talk about beast mode! Nice job Will!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAGI410 View Post
    Will Ross cut Jay's lead from 20 minutes to 3 minutes in the last section, talk about beast mode! Nice job Will!
    No kidding!

    Anyone know what temps were like during the night?
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    It stayed in the 20s in Minneapolis, so probably not much colder than that.

    I'm most impressed by Sveta Vold who gave birth a few weeks ago. Her plan was to breastfeed at the check ins.
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    Looks like Tracey had a similar battle at the end. Jill Martindale cut Tracey's 50 minute lead down to 3 minutes by the finish. Looks like conditions were really soft. Jay and Will must have been working their asses off to finish in 16.5 hrs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Volsung View Post
    It stayed in the 20s in Minneapolis, so probably not much colder than that.

    I'm most impressed by Sveta Vold who gave birth a few weeks ago. Her plan was to breastfeed at the check ins.
    That doesn't count as leaving gear at checkpoints? ;D

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    Sveta is a hard ass. She'd beat you up and take your lunch money if she weren't so abundantly pleasant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smithhammer View Post
    No kidding!

    Anyone know what temps were like during the night?
    I do, it was mid teens. Many of us didn't even use poggies. The warmth caused other problems. We enjoyed freezing rain in the first section of the race. I had ridden some sections on prior days that were firm and so when it was four inches mashed potatoes snow, I was slow at letting air out. That was a mistake.
    Quote Originally Posted by Volsung View Post
    It stayed in the 20s in Minneapolis, so probably not much colder than that.

    I'm most impressed by Sveta Vold who gave birth a few weeks ago. Her plan was to breastfeed at the check ins.
    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Diller View Post
    Sveta is a hard ass. She'd beat you up and take your lunch money if she weren't so abundantly pleasant.
    She is tough. I rode up to and passed her and four other riders during the night. We quickly left the other four riders but she would have no part of me leaving her. When behind her, she would walk much slower than my pace up the hills and go much slower down the hills. I would pass her and think I'd never see her again. I'd ride for maybe fifteen minutes and there she was again. That happened all night.
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    I have heard of this woman.

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    Thanks for the report alphazz, and strong work on completing the race.
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