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Welcome to Nome
Wednesday, March 15, 2000 (12:03am PST)
"I feel super satisfied that I was able to do it and I had the opportunity to do it. And I definitely found my limits. Riding to Nome is as far as I can go, I couldn't go another pedal more...."
Dogs Trotting Right on By
Tuesday, March 14, 2000 (6:11pm PST)
"Rick just had his dogs trotting right on by me. I was standing there walking, working as hard as I could to try to make the bike turn, and I was pretty frustrated with the snow conditions...."
Mike Curiak Wins...Norwil Losing Steam
Monday, March 13, 2000 (10:23am PST)
"It's just been a character-building two days on Norton Sound. Life is pretty difficult out here and it seems like the closer I get to Nome the harder it is to keep going...."
No Free Lunch
Saturday, March 11, 2000 (9:43pm PST)
"I decided that the race to Nome has no free lunches. And what I mean by that is, we have to work for every mile we're getting. Shaktoolik to Koyuk, across Norton Sound: it was 58 miles and it was soft, beautiful and hard work...."
A Humbling, Humbling Day
Friday, March 10, 2000 (7:40pm PST)
"I couldn't eat enough aspirin or ibuprofen and I was just a complete mess. I think that in the Portage I had found my limit. It was a pretty humbling, humbling day. It was one of those bad days that everybody has, and I had it in the Portage: 84 miles to Unalakleet...."
Stamstad May Be Out
Wednesday, March 8, 2000 (7:47pm PST)
"Stamstad left Galena at 4pm. I think he's going to start touring the ride now. He blew himself up in the Extreme and he's bowing out...."
The Immense, Serpentine Yukon River
Wednesday, March 8, 2000 (11:47am PST)
"I'm eating Tylenol like...the bottle says you're only supposed to eat eight a day, well I'm eating like 16 a day and then that's not even including the ibuprofen I'm eating. I feel like I'm a walking pharmaceutical experiment...."
Team Slacker Dissolves
Wednesday, March 8, 2000 (11:40am PST)
"Some of the really big news is Stamstad and I have split up. Team Slacker is dissolved. John just has not been able to recover from his superhuman effort on the Extreme Race and he was really hoping that when we got onto the Yukon that he was going to be pretty recovered from that race. And that just hasn't happened...."
200 Miles in the Bag
Tuesday, March 7, 2000 (8:57am PST)
"Feet are swollen, hands are swollen, eyes are swollen; we're just hammered right now but we are super happy to be on the Yukon..."