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INTERVIEW: TODD PALIN ON SEEKING ANOTHER IRON DOG CROWN WITH NEW RACE PARTNER
BREITBART SPORTS ^ | February 13, 2014 | by KEVIN SCHOLLA

Posted on 02/14/2014 10:28:45 AM PST by onyx




The Iron Dog is the longest, toughest snowmachine race in the world. It is truly a test of endurance, not only for the equipment but for the participants. Two men with past success in the event have teamed together this year to try to capture the title together. All eyes are on Team 11: Todd Palin and Tyler Huntington.

Palin has won the Iron Dog four times and Huntington has come out on top twice. Now, they are hoping their amalgamation will translate into another championship. This week Team 11 appeared on Iron Dog Insider, a special program on SarahNET Radio.

Todd Palin knows the over 2000-mile race is like no other. It's a grueling endeavor. So, he's hoping a new race partner will shake things up just right. "Tyler has a proven record," Palin said. "A solid proven racer who knows the Yukon like the back of his hand."


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TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: irondog; palin; toddpalin
From wonderful, fabulous awesome Qiviut!!

"Iron Dog Trail Class will start around 2:00 EST time (map has a countdown to race time). The new GPS tracking is up ..... looks FABULOUS .... hope it works as well as it looks! Here’s a link so you can check it out! If you really zoom in on the map, you can get a lot of terrain features. Clicking on the checkpoints or an individual racer gives you details & also status (also ‘status’ is in list form on the right side of the map ‘toolbar’ so you can tell what is going on). You can also filter by Trail/Pro Class, see the checkpoints (when racers are in/out, etc.).




1 posted on 02/14/2014 10:28:45 AM PST by onyx
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To: FReepers; Qiviut; Jemian; KC_Lion; Jack Hydrazine; JaguarXKE; Jane Long; Jay Thomas; jazusamo; ...

SARAH PALIN'S AWESOME PING LIST
AND IRON DOG TIME IS ALMOST HERE!

2 posted on 02/14/2014 10:31:46 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

Go Todd Go


3 posted on 02/14/2014 10:43:41 AM PST by Nifster
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To: onyx; All

Let me correct something I said previously on where to find the ‘stats’ .... the main toolbar starts with Home, then has Events, then Race Tracking.

On the Race Tracking pull down menu, the first item is “Pro Class Stats”. This will give you: Position, Team, Status, Time In/Out, & Course Time/Average Speed. There is one for Trail Class Stats, too.

From the “Pro Class Stats” page, you can click on the link to ‘GPS Tracking’ or you can also get it from the Race Tracking pull down menu - it’s the 3rd item under Trail Class Stats.

On the GPS map (this is SO cool), on the right hand side of the map you will see a ‘toolbar’. You can find the Pro Class or Trail Class list - IF you click on any individual racer, it takes you to that racer’s track on the map, plus individual info such as: Race Status (& when last update was received), current speed, average speed, route mile, moving time, stopped time, & moving average speed. Trail Class is showing details up on this feature, Pro Class is not, since they don’t start until Sunday.

For checkpoint & layover time (which is a little complicated), here is a link to the Pro Class Race Rules:

http://www.irondog.org/wp-content/uploads/Iron-Dog-2014-Rules-Pro-Final.pdf

You can find the specifics under: Sec. 9. CHECKPOINT AND LAYOVER OPERATION

Pardon me if I’m too excited/obnoxious here, but I’ve gotten super addicted to the Iron Dog .... got into it because of hearing about Todd Palin, but now I just really like the entire race! ~Q~


4 posted on 02/14/2014 10:51:16 AM PST by Qiviut (It's hard to be a donk if you're sane & it's hard to be a pubbie if you have any integrity.)
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To: onyx

If he needed a new partner he should have returned the favor by taking John McCain.

Maybe then Queeg would have gotten eaten by a grizzly or some timberwolves or something.


5 posted on 02/14/2014 10:52:05 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: onyx; All

The Pro Class teams start around 11:10 (Alaska time) on Sunday with teams going off every 2 minutes:

http://www.irondog.org/event-info/iron-dog-start-information/

Todd/Tyler’s starting position is #23 - they are Team #11 which is Todd’s usual Team #:
http://www.irondog.org/2014-starting-positions/

Here’s a useful site for keeping up with Alaska time vs. “our” time:
http://www.worldtimezone.com/time-usa12.php

~Q~


6 posted on 02/14/2014 10:53:13 AM PST by Qiviut (It's hard to be a donk if you're sane & it's hard to be a pubbie if you have any integrity.)
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To: onyx
I'd give anything to see little Trigg having the run of the White House, driving the guards and groundskeepers nuts!
7 posted on 02/14/2014 10:53:49 AM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Qiviut

Thank you so much, again, dearest, awesome Qiviut!!

All I know is that your link works perfectly!

I’m saving it and I hope I remember to include it on all our IRON DOG threads, but if not, you will be here!


8 posted on 02/14/2014 10:55:23 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: PowderMonkey

Smiling ... oh yeah!


9 posted on 02/14/2014 10:56:11 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx; All

Trail Class is racing!!!! In the upper left corner of the map, you can “refresh team locations” or check the box to “refresh every 3 minutes” .... nice feature.


10 posted on 02/14/2014 11:14:39 AM PST by Qiviut (It's hard to be a donk if you're sane & it's hard to be a pubbie if you have any integrity.)
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To: onyx

Why does this man insist on Ski-Doo and Arctic Cat sleds?

Real men ride Yamaha. Obviously Palin is a communist ;)


11 posted on 02/14/2014 11:26:32 AM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: onyx

We are headed into Anchorage this weekend. We’re going to try to make it up to Big Lake and hope we can catch a glimpse of Sarah or Todd. Maybe even get close enough to get a pic together. That would make my wife’s day! (Well, and mine too!)


12 posted on 02/14/2014 11:31:21 AM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

I like the SRX. Nice sled.


13 posted on 02/14/2014 11:43:57 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: onyx

His partner is the psychologist from Law & Order?!


14 posted on 02/14/2014 11:45:16 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Once you’ve wooed and won Sarah Louise Heath, you need never prove your manhood again.


15 posted on 02/14/2014 11:59:56 AM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2016: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Okay are you talking about Dr George Wong from Law and Order SVU or Emil Skoda from Mother ship Law and Order


16 posted on 02/14/2014 12:00:56 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: SevenofNine

The SVU guy.


17 posted on 02/14/2014 12:04:14 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: hattend

OH, Praise God!
I’m so happy for you!
Please post your photos!!!


18 posted on 02/14/2014 12:10:15 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: RichInOC

Yea but now when the PDS hits full stride before the next election and I get accused of being a drooling Palinbot by the psuedocons again, I can point to this thread and say, “Hey, I’m on record saying Palin is a communist!”

Sure, it was about Todd and sure it was a joke, but none of those idiots care much for reality anyway ;)


19 posted on 02/14/2014 12:11:05 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Buckeye McFrog
eaten by a grizzly or some timberwolves

The griz be sleeping, but perhaps a polar bear forced south by all the warming. Wolves, always an option.

20 posted on 02/14/2014 12:11:06 PM PST by xone
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To: onyx

If I get any photos of the Palin clan, I will post them.

This will be my first Iron Dog so I’ll probably miss them. But, who knows!


21 posted on 02/14/2014 12:22:30 PM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: hattend

OKay! I sure hope and I think I’ll pray that you get some photos with them and for sure of them.
They’re very friendly and love to mix with people, particularly people who love them.


22 posted on 02/14/2014 12:26:28 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

Bump


23 posted on 02/14/2014 12:26:31 PM PST by WHBates
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To: onyx

I admire this family so much!


24 posted on 02/14/2014 12:26:41 PM PST by GizzyGirl
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To: TurboZamboni

OH Okay that Dr Huang


25 posted on 02/14/2014 12:37:57 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: GizzyGirl

Yes, indeed. It’s so refreshing to see a truly happy and decent family, with true American values.


26 posted on 02/14/2014 12:49:15 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Trust but Verify; caww; Bush_Democrat; cincinnati65; mpackard; Vor Lady; proudtobeanamerican1; ...

Overnight! Sorry I’m so late with the ping. That will teach me to live in Asia.

Go Todd!


27 posted on 02/14/2014 1:07:55 PM PST by Jemian (War Eagle!)
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To: Norm Lenhart; All
Why does this man insist on Ski-Doo and Arctic Cat sleds?

LOL! Here we go, a brand war worse than Chevy vs. Ford!

Seriously, is he riding the Skidoo or the Cat?

And is the Cat the new fangled 800 ( or 600? I can't remember ) with their Direct Injection?

28 posted on 02/14/2014 1:13:03 PM PST by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: taildragger

SkiDoo in the pic but I dunno. To be honest I haven’t kept up since I raced back in the 80s. 440 SRX Super mod II and 340 Modified. Hell, the “wife” sleds today stock have more power than my race sleds did! And we thought THEY were fast. (well they WERE...but still) ;)


29 posted on 02/14/2014 1:57:58 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: hattend

Todd is starting in 25th position. I haven’t noticed Sarah in the pics at the ropeline the last couple of years. Last year I think a pic was posted of her in a truck. I think i’ve seen pics of the kids at the rope. I wonder if Sarah hangs back a little now, so as not to distract.


30 posted on 02/14/2014 3:11:29 PM PST by Truthfreesus
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To: Truthfreesus

If Sarah is there, my wife will find her...LOL! She has been trying since a Reno Nevada rally in 2008 to get close and has been within 10 feet twice but no handshake. Sarah is always on the move and doesn’t stand still long enough for a photo...at least that has been my wife’s experience.

Hopefully, the drought ends this weekend. :-)


31 posted on 02/14/2014 3:18:40 PM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: onyx; All
Trail Class made it to Puntilla yesterday .... here is what one team (BRA) had to say about the trail:

"We made it to Puntilla! Wow! That was crazy! DEEP open water, gnarly trails and the wildest, longest 140 miles of our lives. Off to bed after a fabulous dinner."

Pro Class will have their work cut out for them on Sunday. Channel 2 KTUU will have a live TV broadcast and webcast of the Start and Finish......

32 posted on 02/15/2014 6:04:57 AM PST by Qiviut (It's hard to be a donk if you're sane & it's hard to be a pubbie if you have any integrity.)
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To: Qiviut

marked,, thanks for the links


33 posted on 02/15/2014 6:14:19 AM PST by piroque ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act")
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To: piroque

I put the links on my profile page yesterday (mostly so I can easily keep up with them!) and also the layovers, excerpted from the rules. I’m adding stuff as I go.


34 posted on 02/15/2014 6:17:35 AM PST by Qiviut (It's hard to be a donk if you're sane & it's hard to be a pubbie if you have any integrity.)
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To: onyx

Tyler Huntington looks part Eskimeaux. Go go Eskimeaux. I chill out watching Alaska based shows on TV. Like gold mining and crab fishing etc etc Even the Alaska vacation house hunting show shows are good


35 posted on 02/15/2014 6:26:07 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: onyx

Great picture... thanks for sharing.


36 posted on 02/15/2014 11:17:25 AM PST by GOPJ ( America's drifting into totalitarianism because of left's exploitation of social failures.Greenfie)
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To: Jemian

Thanks for the ping!


37 posted on 02/16/2014 3:18:01 AM PST by Vor Lady
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To: taildragger

I believe the Yamaha is a 4 stroke engine, lower RPM but its being discussed as having more reliability and actually better fuel mileage. And with the very harsh trail with lots of ice and frozen dirt it may not be speed that wins but a more rugged engine frame, without some loose snow the tracks will burnt up, they make “ice scratchers” but they won’t last long at those speeds, I have installed several kits on friends sleds here in Alaska.

Arguably the two cycle engines like the Rotax are the performers but maybe this year the Yamahas will last longer, just my race prediction.


38 posted on 02/16/2014 3:28:40 AM PST by Spartan302
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To: onyx

Sorry to take this thread a little track but one thing I’ve never seen mentioned in the ethanol debate is it’s effects on snow machines and vehicles in cold weather climates. Anybody have first hand knowledge on this?


39 posted on 02/16/2014 3:42:03 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Not a whole lot if any ethanol in Alaska gas, I own 12 motorcycles, a bunch of cars and trucks and a snowmachine and have had no issues with our Alaska gas, ethanol gas absolutely hates to be stored long time. Around 92/93 they tried oxygenated gas in Anchorage and hundreds of cars had to head to the repair shops, ethanol and arctic conditions do not mix, I believe some wiser people figured out that all in all ethanol in Alaska gas would wind up killing people so I think we have been spared for the most part.


40 posted on 02/16/2014 3:46:48 AM PST by Spartan302
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