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    Default 2008 Iron Dog

    Ok, put your bets in. Who's your team this year?

    I'm hoping that Davis/Palin make a comeback and win it again.

    http://www.irondog.org/index.php
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    Thumbs up Got to vote for my cousin...

    Mark Niver team 23. check him out at www.nytro23.com Jesse

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    Always routing for Chris Olds, that guy taught me how to tune a snowmachine.
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    Default Not looking good for Team 23 right now...

    Saw they had to tow one machine into Galena. And the pack is starting to separate. Here's to hoping.... Jesse

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    Hopefully they can fix it and get back on the trail.

    9 teams scratched already...

    http://www.irondog.org/results/pro-race.php
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    I going to go with Minnick he is a good guy, and he can ride with the best of them.

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    Thumbs down Their out...

    Too bad. They were doing well. Last night the results showed them leaving Galena, but now their scratched... Oh well. Jesse

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    Quote Originally Posted by JOAT View Post
    Ok, put your bets in. Who's your team this year?

    I'm hoping that Davis/Palin make a comeback and win it again.

    http://www.irondog.org/index.php
    Me too...I've known Scott all our lives...he was something else on a motorcycle too. He told me he's given up racing motorcycles though.
    “When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty.” attributed to Thomas Jefferson

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    Looks like Palin smashed his machine, hit a buried barrel and the machine stopped cold. They said he went flying for about 70 feet. Scott took him to the medic but it appears he isn't hurt too bad. That's good.

    Maybe they're going to have to scratch?
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    Default Once again, the mechanicals make the race

    Well, my team ended up 4th due to a wreck and the associated mechanical difficulties. Seems like every year it is decided in the last 300 miles by what machines hold together.

    I wish the media would cover this race more in depth. I wonder what it would take to get some camera crews out there (mobile and at checkpoints) and a couple aircraft up covering the Iron Dog in Winter X-Games style? They could edit a multi-day race down to an hour or two program for broadcast, and/or run daily race segments with additional coverage on finish day. I know it's a low budget race composed mostly of volunteer labor and a small prize donation, but if it was covered on a national basis like other races, I would think commercial sponsorship would increase with public interest. Just wishing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JOAT View Post
    Well, my team ended up 4th due to a wreck and the associated mechanical difficulties. ..."
    Looks like they still did pretty good when you consider how much time was lost because of the wreck.
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