Skip to comments.INTERVIEW: TODD PALIN ON SEEKING ANOTHER IRON DOG CROWN WITH NEW RACE PARTNER
Posted on 02/14/2014 10:28:45 AM PST by onyx
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"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! Heres 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.).
Go Todd Go
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:
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~
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.
The Pro Class teams start around 11:10 (Alaska time) on Sunday with teams going off every 2 minutes:
Todd/Tylers starting position is #23 - they are Team #11 which is Todds usual Team #:
Heres a useful site for keeping up with Alaska time vs. our time:
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!
Smiling ... oh yeah!
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.
Why does this man insist on Ski-Doo and Arctic Cat sleds?
Real men ride Yamaha. Obviously Palin is a communist ;)
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!)
I like the SRX. Nice sled.
His partner is the psychologist from Law & Order?!
Once you’ve wooed and won Sarah Louise Heath, you need never prove your manhood again.
Okay are you talking about Dr George Wong from Law and Order SVU or Emil Skoda from Mother ship Law and Order
The SVU guy.
OH, Praise God!
I’m so happy for you!
Please post your photos!!!
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 ;)
The griz be sleeping, but perhaps a polar bear forced south by all the warming. Wolves, always an option.
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!
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.
I admire this family so much!
OH Okay that Dr Huang
Yes, indeed. It’s so refreshing to see a truly happy and decent family, with true American values.
Overnight! Sorry I’m so late with the ping. That will teach me to live in Asia.
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?
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) ;)
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.
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. :-)
"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......
marked,, thanks for the links
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.
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
Great picture... thanks for sharing.
Thanks for the ping!
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.
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?
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.
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