With the Nascar Nextel Cup racing off this week, ( Bush Series racing today in Mexico) I am left longing. I wanted to share something I have kept up with for a few years. As of March 4th at 10am, The 2006 Iditarod began. For those who do not know about this great dog sled race, here is the scoop from its homepage:
It’s unlike any other event in the world. A race over 1,150 miles of the most extreme and beautiful terrain known to man: across mountain ranges, frozen rivers, dense forests, desolate tundra and windswept coastline. Add sub-zero temperatures and blinding winds, and you’ve got the makings of a legendary adventure. That’s the Iditarod.
I remember reading Jack Londons Call of the Wild as a boy. The kinship between man and dog that story implants stays with me even now. I would love to be a musher, with my own version of Buck, tearing through the arctic snow. The race is still pretty much the same. The web site is awesome. Musher profiles, updates, history, and so much more. The race will take 10-17 days to travel over 1100 miles. I encourage you to check out the web site. It will not disappoint. There is a reason it is called the “Last Great Race on Earth”