March 8, 2013 · 1:44 pm
Time for a look at where those lucky (?) mushers who have Official Balladeer’s Blog Nicknames stand at present in “the last great race.”
1. Martin “Below Zero” Buser ### 2. Mitch “Pops” Seavey ### 4. Aliy “Absolute Zero” Zirkle ### 6. Peter “Wiser Than The” Kaiser ### 7. Nicolas “The Continue reading →
February 28, 2013 · 9:27 pm
The last great race, as the Iditarod sled dog race is called, begins in just a few days! Balladeer’s Blog will have its usual updates as the race goes along, complete with the official Balladeer’s Continue reading →
January 22, 2013 · 11:16 pm
Balladeer’s Blog welcomes my sister Rosemary as a guest commentator to share her enthusiasm for the upcoming Iditarod Race. She is a terrific Good Will Ambassador for the event and has gotten me and several other people into following the event each year.
Balladeer’s Blog will once again offer updates on the race as it progresses, complete with each competitor’s Official Balladeer’s Blog Nickname. For instance four-time Iditarod Champion Lance Mackey, known to my readers as “The Mad Musher”. Now over to Rosemary, after this reminder that the 2013 race will begin on March 3rd.
Rosemary: Did you ever wonder what it would be like to be alone in the Alaska wilderness…just you and maybe 18 well-trained sled dogs pulling your sled? Well, I have. I have been a fan and a follower of the Iditarod Race since the early 1990s and since around 2004 I’ve been able to virtually experience the thrills and spills of the race; admire the fortitude of the mushers and the Continue reading →