Sunday, January 31, 2010

pride up the backstretch

Be sure to bookmark the Link below to follow the team in less than 10 days, well what a new year its been ,I must say moving to Northern Alberta has its advantages I must say we've had the best training this year for our Kennel 5 months ago we started training with hopes and dreams of better things to come ,the team is looking and working out real nice. we have had to make some late cuts but we still have 2 solid leaders not alot but enough to Geter done , As i have stated before my number one leader is blind and has his own seeing eye dog LOL, I have so much respect for him there is no quit in him he is head and tails above the rest he is the quarterback for the team and he will be carrying us all on his back, as George Jones would say Well the Races is on AND HERE COMES PRIDE UP THE BACKSTRETCH...........

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Pocket of water

2010 is sure looking great so far the dogs continue to shine, we are startng to get a rhythm ,and I'm like'in what i'm see'in, took the tean out on Sunday for our firsts continueos long run, we climbed hills and valleys up and down rivers it was cold enough to make your lungs scream for your next breath ,OK not that severere but it was chilly winter day ,at about the three hours mark I was trying to find a place to stop and take a quick break someplace where i could hook down secure ,because had a thermos of hot tea and home made cookies waiting to be enjoyed ,but as we where running up the smokey river everything was just going great ,I was on cloud 9 i did'nt feel like stopping and the dogs running smooth ,all of a sudden I look up and my leaders hit water ,I'm looking for a quick way out, a back up plan ,next thing I know I'm in up to my elbows in water ,quickly I roll over and upright my sled, look to see that the dogs are ok and still on the trail ,at this point I'm in a panic I scream the command to the team to go ,they don't like standing in water so off we go still wondering if the ice is solid, hoping.My main Leader is Blind and just goes by voice command maybe sometimes thats a good thing ,as we where out away from shore Waylon turned on a dime when i gave he command to Haw Haw ,back thru the ice ,the team must of felt my fear because we flew thru the wet stuff ,Thank our lucky stars,just goes to show that mother nature is an awesome places to play ,but she gets the last laugh because when we hit land

Friday, January 1, 2010

Feels Right

Wishing you all a happy New Year,lots going on last few weeks as expected ,i"m getting a better Idea of who's who on the team I believe i have a solid 12 dog team But" with no room for error on both our parts we have been running some hard miles the last few days everyone is doing great, up them their" hills to breaking Trail the training continues. we have now signed up for the Canadian Challenge a 320 mile race in northern Saskatchewan nice place to race when its not -50 which the last two times I've raced here the weather decided to plummet, but that's part of dog racing , well I hope to post some training pictures here in the next few days,
Beacuse 2010 feels right...................................