10 February 2014

Try As I Might

I'm having trouble coming up with anything worth blogging about. Odds and ends? Sure. Trivia? Sure, and lots of it, but nothing substantive.

So, you get what I've got, such as it is.

Alaskan Allen Moore of Alaska Wins Yukon Quest

Two Rivers musher Allen Moore hugs his lead dog Quito after winning his second consecutive Yukon Quest Monday morning, Feb. 10, 2014. Moore's winnings include more than $22,700, plus $5,000 worth of gold from Dawson City that was originally awarded to Brent Sass, who suffered an injury and was withdrawn from the race. MARCEL VANDER WIER/WHITEHORSE STAR


The 56-year-old from Two Rivers crossed the finish line at the Takhini Hot Springs at 3:12 a.m., breaking his own record for fastest finishing time on a shortened Quest trail.
Moore finished in eight days, 14 hours and 21 minutes.

Moore will take home more than $22,700 for his second race win in only four attempts.

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After 8-year countdown, Randall's moment arrives

Kikkan Randall trains on the Sochi sprint course with her American teammates on Monday, Feb. 10. NATHANIEL HERZ — Anchorage Daily News / fasterskier.com


Since the last Olympic skate-ski sprint, in Italy in 2006, Kikkan Randall of Anchorage has developed into a sprinting machine, finishing on the podium in 10 of her last 12 international races. Now 31 years old, she is the favorite to win gold...

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The Associated Press reports that the Alaska Senate has rejected pay raises for the Governor, Lt. Governor, and department heads by a 19-0 vote.

[Opinion: looking at the bigger picture, it seems to be a gesture in the direction of fiscal responsibility. But who knows which way the House will vote ... - Ed.]

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And finally, for your viewing pleasure, here's a video of Egil Ellis' sled and dogs racing at the Tozier Track in Anchorage:





Enjoy!

14 comments:

Stephen said...

You know, my friend, the little bits of odds and ends and a dose of trivia make fine reading. Take us for a walk.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

What an amazing amount of energy and stamina those dogs have.

Old NFO said...

Great pics, and he looks like I tired puppy!

Rev. Paul said...

That thought did occur to me as I was putting it together, Stephen. I'm glad you liked it.

Rev. Paul said...

They live to run, WSF - they're amazing.

Rev. Paul said...

Thank you, sir.

denimflyz said...

I love what you share. A bit of your beautiful state and all of the going-on's. I think its awesome and brightens my horrid days that I have caring for Alzheimer's parents. It helps so very much.

Rev. Paul said...

Thank you for putting things in perspective, denimflyz. I'll stop whining now, and God bless you.

Sandy said...

Rev. Paul,

I like reading the little bits of odd and ends.
The last dog in the video really wanted to get rocking and rolling.

Cathy Monroe said...

I like hearing about the goings on in Alaska.

Rev. Paul said...

Thanks, Sandy. It's fun to watch them at the starting line as they jump straight into the air, trying to get going before the musher & handlers release the snow brakes. :)

Rev. Paul said...

Thank you, Cathy. Understood.

Cathy said...

Awww . . .huggin' his lead dog . . . awwwww . .
We love dogs. LOVE them.
Awwww . . .

Rev. Paul said...

Yep. All the mushers repeat the story that their dogs aren't pets, but ... but you should see 'em hugging & loving on yon doggies when they're staging for the races. :)