As you read this I will be getting ready to head out to Alaska, set to race the Iditarod Trail Invitational again. This race is full of worry. Two weeks ago I was wondering how I would handle endless miles of -40F temps. Boy, was I wrong. Right now it is very warm there, temps the last few days in Anchorage got up into the +40F's. THAT is a difference!
A week before we set out is the Iron Dog race, a similar race held on snowmobiles (snowmachine if you are Alaskan). They are encountering even less snow then last year, which doesn't worry us on bikes. However, the amount of overflow and unfrozen river crossing could be crazy. Here are some pics and video. This is what worries me. I would rather ride at -20F then ride at 35F and wet.