And the day arrives! This morning felt different. Anxiety replaced by excitement. Dead legs are antsy legs.
The year has gone by quickly. Seems yesterday I returned from the Arrowhead with the question of doing ITI and the first thing my family said was, "You're going to do Alaska, right?" I watched with excitement last year's race. A month later I ordered the new Fatback. Two months later my name was officially on the roster. Five months of Fatbike riding/training. The last month has been sheer panic. But today is finally here and it feels great. Load up on the shuttle from Duluth at 1:30PM, hopefully beat the storm out of MPLS at 5:56PM, arrive Anchorage 12:36AM. Couple days of fun with prerace party at Speedway Cycles Friday night, Prerace meeting Saturday afternoon and hanging with fellow racers, and hosted by Duluth native, now Anchorage resident, Tim Berntson. Official start from the Knik RoadHouse 2PM Sunday, Feb 24th, Alaska time. Updates at alaskaultrasport.com.