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(Alaska Dispatch News)   First the good news: You're on the verge of shattering the Iditarod race record. Sad: Your son currently owns the Iditarod race record   ( adn.com) divider line
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2017-03-14 12:57:56 AM  
Jesus, talk about white people problems. This does not come close to what any sane person would call a problem.
 
2017-03-14 01:56:53 AM  

Lambskincoat: Jesus, talk about white people problems. This does not come close to what any sane person would call a problem.


It's not even a problem. If I were some sort of record-holder and my mom beat me, I would do nothing but stand and cheer for her. If your mom can kick your ass at something, I'd say, "Let's do this!"

If your mom beats your ass in the Iditarod, would you sit around and sulk, or would you call all your friends and say, "My mom just beat me in the Iditarod!" I know what my answer would be. That means you come from good genes.

For straight guys, this should be a no-brainer: "I held the Iditarod record. Then my mom went and beat my record."

Hot straight girl: "I want to have your babies. All of them. And I will cut any b*tch who even looks at you, because our daughters are going to rule the world."
 
2017-03-14 02:20:38 AM  
I know a guy who won five times blind drunk. This isn't a big achievement.
 
2017-03-14 03:38:04 AM  
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2017-03-14 06:05:27 AM  
That's going to make for an awkward thanksgiving.
 
2017-03-14 09:26:57 AM  
Spiffy tag taking a nap and falling off the sled?
 
2017-03-14 09:32:43 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: If I were some sort of record-holder and my mom beat me, I would do nothing but stand and cheer for her. If your mom can kick your ass at something, I'd say, "Let's do this!"


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2017-03-14 09:45:54 AM  

Lambskincoat: Jesus, talk about white people problems. This does not come close to what any sane person would call a problem.


At least it's not a sibling rivalry.
 
2017-03-14 10:19:33 AM  
"There are winners and losers in life, son.  You're about to learn which one you are."
 
2017-03-14 10:59:10 AM  
If you ain't first you're last.
 
2017-03-14 11:40:12 AM  
Not sure if the record should count, though. While two slightly different courses are used on alternating years, this course was totally different. How can you hold the Iditarod record when much of the race didn't take place on the Iditarod Trail?
 
2017-03-14 11:48:08 AM  
So what is this guy doing? Going faster? Resting more? I couldn't tell from the article just what innovation he has brought to the table. Obviously he knows what he's doing since he probably taught his son to race that way too.
 
2017-03-14 12:44:48 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Lambskincoat: Jesus, talk about white people problems. This does not come close to what any sane person would call a problem.

It's not even a problem. If I were some sort of record-holder and my mom beat me, I would do nothing but stand and cheer for her. If your mom can kick your ass at something, I'd say, "Let's do this!"


I'd also assume that they had a roughly similar breeding pool of mushing dogs.  If the son wasn't mushing this year, probably more than a few dogs were the same.  Non problem.
 
2017-03-14 04:29:06 PM  
Ulsom chose to go through Unalakleet and Shaktoolik to chase down Dallas Seavey and pull over for a slumber party in the shelter cabin

Wouldn't it be awesome if other sports did this? Schedule team slumber parties during the finals of the world series or stanley cup? lol
 
2017-03-15 12:51:48 AM  

iamskibibitz: Not sure if the record should count, though. While two slightly different courses are used on alternating years, this course was totally different. How can you hold the Iditarod record when much of the race didn't take place on the Iditarod Trail?


Point of order, there is no single "Iditarod Trail."  The Iditarod trail system references 4 trails to Nome, with trail-heads from Seward west to Skagway.  The actual serum run which the race commeorates, was actually closer to this year's race then it was the normal races, as it ran from the end of the railroad, at Nenanna.

There will always be a bit of an asterisk  on this race, especially with how blindingly fast it was for ALL of the race leaders, but the other way of looking at it is that the trail is never the same, year to year.  A big part of what makes the race exciting is to win it requires someone to make the right call for the conditions as they are, not as they were last year.

Of course, when you run your dogs on treadmills in refrigerated vans all summer, it gives you a lot more leeway to get the conditions right on the trail.  It's going to be hard for anyone to be more prepared than the Seavey dogs.
 
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