After just 5 training runs with the new rig I decided to compete in the 4 dog rig class in Hopkinton.
And yeah – team SnowRunner run in to the second place overall, just 5! Seconds behind Ed Clifford’s hounds. And that with just three mid-distance Siberians! Next team was 30 seconds behind. Not to mention first place in the pure breed section. 13 competitors over all.
It was a very short trail, just 1 km. A distance Siberians still can keep up with the acceleration of hounds.
Everybody took it as training but still, coming that close to Eds team is great for team SnowRunner. And of course it is also because of the new fast rig!
Now I’m ready to go to Lake Placid.
here some more pics.
But really interesting was Lance Mackey's speech!