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    A Bigger Distraction Than CycloneFanatic For Me At Work

    The Iditarod sled dog teams are finishing the race. My office is on Front Street and is about 200 yards from the finish. The mushers and canine athletes deserve my respect for all they put into the race. I stop work every time one of the teams trots by my office.


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    Re: A Bigger Distraction Than CycloneFanatic For Me At Work

    Quote Originally Posted by alaskaguy View Post
    The Iditarod sled dog teams are finishing the race. My office is on Front Street and is about 200 yards from the finish. The mushers and canine athletes deserve my respect for all they put into the race. I stop work every time one of the teams trots by my office.
    I hear Mr. Mackey won again this year, mmmkay.



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    Re: A Bigger Distraction Than CycloneFanatic For Me At Work

    I saw Cuba Gooding Jr. enter that race in the movie snow dogs. Also go rent snow buddies. More dog sled racin.



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    Re: A Bigger Distraction Than CycloneFanatic For Me At Work

    In another two weeks, the 100th running of the All-Alaska Sweepstakes takes place. Its an out and back race that starts and finishes in Nome. First place pays $100,000.


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    Re: A Bigger Distraction Than CycloneFanatic For Me At Work

    Quote Originally Posted by jumbopackage View Post
    I hear Mr. Mackey won again this year, mmmkay.
    Yes, he finished slightly after 2:00 am last night. A boisterous crowd greeted him. Two weeks ago he won the grueling Yukon Quest sled dog race, and next on his agenda is the All-Alaska Sweepstakes.


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    Re: A Bigger Distraction Than CycloneFanatic For Me At Work

    Iron Will, great movie.

    I'd watch the Iditarod if it was on TV or I knew about it on tv. The two sporting events that I loved to watch but nobody else did.

    America's Cup - Surprisingly very entertaining and intense.
    Eco Challenge - Also very entertaining, and they even had a Playboy team. There were some serious hard core athletes in this and then Burnett decided to create survivor. In my Mind Eco-Challenge was awesome.


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    Re: A Bigger Distraction Than CycloneFanatic For Me At Work

    Did anyone hear how the guy apparently won? I guess he "lulled" his closest competitor into going to sleep. Mr. Mackey apparently decided to take a break and go to sleep at a stopping point. Second place guy decides it's a good idea and does the same. Mackey "wakes up" and takes off again. 90 minutes later the second place guy realizes he's been duped, and gets going again, but can't make up the time...


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