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    Arrowhead 135

    The Arrowhead135 is underway. Unofficial updates are Kevin Breitenbach of Fairbanks, Tim Berntson (Anchorage) and JayP (Wyoming) were all into Melgeorges before 3pm. I believe there were others with them, but not sure. Looks like it's a really fast course this year.
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    Following Ben Doom's progress on Facebook. His wife reported them into the second checkpoint with a front group of about six guys. This would have been about the same time you are reporting, Greg. It does sound like they are motoring.

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    Been checking on this compulsively all day. Got a few friends in it. None are frontrunners, but hopefully they'll all finish this year!
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    Links, people, links!

    There's gotta be something better than just this: Arrowhead 135 - Home

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    The latest: 3 guys, (sorry, no names were given) out of checkpoint at 109 miles on record pace.

    Eszter Horanyi is also on record pace.

    Looks like this will be the fastest Arrowhead 135 ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slimhazy View Post
    Links, people, links!

    There's gotta be something better than just this: Arrowhead 135 - Home
    The riders are most likely into an area with poor cell coverage, so info is tough to get.
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    Kevin Breitenbach wins!

    Kevin Breitenbach outsprints Tim Berntson by a wheel. Congrats to both Alaskan Fatback riders.
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    Weather

    There is a sleet/rain advisory out for that area until noon tomorrow. Good to see a couple of AK guys take first and second. Almost a new course record too.

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    Does anyone know what happened to Dan Jansen? He was with the lead group through the first checkpoint and then pulled out at the second checkpoint.

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    Congrats to those who have/are finishing.

    Eszter Horanyi broke the Women's record by over 2hrs. Crazy.

    Saw Jay Petervary's description of the event for himself. He stated that he went out "like it was a cross country race" and whittled down the group to three. Apparently he then ran out of water 25 miles before the last check point @ 110m and had to take more time before leaving to come in 4th place.

    Sounds like it was a brutal pace.

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    What I find impressive is the guy who skied it in 22 hours and change!!!! Shattering the old ski record by 14+ hours!!!
    WOW!!!!

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    The warm temps made that possible, the skiers actually could glide this year!

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    I guess Dan Jensen's freehub body bound up and he ended up with a fixed gear as Ben Doom told me. Women's record shattered, men's stays the same. Mighty warm for the race. Barely enough snow to have a groomed trail. Snow got soft during the day, trail was fairly bumpy from lack of snow.

    Jay P can say the start was hard, but he started it. It was crazy. I did not join in, but got a good view.

    EDIT: I reread your post. Yeah, he did go out...hard. Most of us in the second group did catch those guys by the first checkpoint, they must have slowed at some point.
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    Local news ran this story in the a.m.

    Peace

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    Quote Originally Posted by joboo View Post
    What I find impressive is the guy who skied it in 22 hours and change!!!! Shattering the old ski record by 14+ hours!!!
    WOW!!!!

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    That was my little brother - he was just killing it. First time he has ever done an ultra-endurance event too!
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    I'm curious to know how many riders in the front were on BFL's. I like to learn about all the gear used by the top riders really.
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    Hmmmm, note to self...... Hide from reporters, especially while wearing a balaclava.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaredbe View Post
    I'm curious to know how many riders in the front were on BFL's. I like to learn about all the gear used by the top riders really.
    I was in 7th most of the race and we were riding in each others tracks most of the time, but I do know I saw endo's, larry's (regular I think), and husker du tracks in front of me. THe guy on the endo was typically first to get off his bike when we had to push up the really steep hills. The conditions that we met I think Petervary's set up may have been the best, Marge lite's and Husker Du's. There was very little that you needed a lot of float. I was riding BFL's and wished for better front sidewall traction as my tire would break loose when it met the snowmobile ruts hiding under a fresh inch of snow and a narrower set up would have sliced through the recent snow better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chequamagon View Post
    That was my little brother - he was just killing it. First time he has ever done an ultra-endurance event too!
    That's incredible! I have a friend like that, a cardio machine. Super mild mannered, and he tries a CX race for the first time, gets mixed up in a semi pro class on accident, and does pretty well.

    What the hell, man. Some people are just so out there.
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    Thanks for the info Logantri. I enjoyed your blog write up as well.
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    How did the moonlanders do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Volsung View Post
    How did the moonlanders do?
    We start in the dark, I only saw what I saw, and there where no moonlanders in my view. I do know Dave Grey of Surly said he was going to be on one.

    In order of what I saw most; 907's, Salsa's, Fatbacks, Pugsleys.
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    My hats off to all of you that competed in this event either now or in the past. I wish I had it in me, you people definitely have some hefty sized berries.
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    I ran Huskers and 47mm trials rims. Worked great compared to everyone else I saw..... I wouldn't exactly say it was better, but it certainly wasn't worse. With the narrower setup I was able to stay in the skiny tracks from the leaders better, I think.

    First year out there. An amazing event. I'll be on the list every year.....

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    I'm slighlty biased, but I've been extremely happy with my Fatback. I believe the guy in front of me was really happy with his as well.

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