Tag Archives: MUSH

The Dog Days of Summer

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Here in the land of the midnight sun, the mosquitos are out and the dogs are enjoying their vacation. They spend their days lounging around in the barking lot and wishing for the colder days when training will start again. We are truly in the dog days of summer here at Team Ineka. That does not mean that nothing is …

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Nome Sign 40 race recap

Nome Sign 40 Team Ineka

This past weekend my son Tyler and I participated in the Nome Sign 40 race. It is a 40 mile race over the orginal Iditarod trail to the Nome sign and back. It starts on Knik Lake in the heart of Redingtonville. There is more mushing history in the first two miles of this race than probably anywhere in the …

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Goose Bay 150

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It was Friday night about 6pm and Michele calls me on my iPhone. She is at Underdog Feed and just spoke to Lisbet Norris. She says to me, “Have you heard about the Tug Bar 150?” Yes, I said. “Well it’s tomorrow and I think it would be FUN if you ran it!”, says Michele. You see how I underlined …

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The Sibe Vibe


Our show offerings at our little Internet radio station, Dog Works Radio, keep getting better and better. We currently host four shows; our flagship Dog Works Radio, Mushing Radio that is both on the web as well as a studio here in Alaska, the Gypsy Musher with my good friend Hugh Neff, and a brand new one, The Sibe Vibe …

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The Gypsy Musher Radio Show

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It was a cold October afternoon and my buddy Hugh Neff stopped by the Fort to hang out for a while and warm up before heading home to Tok, some 300 miles up the road. We were chatting over breakfast in the late afternoon and came up with a show idea where Hugh would host it. After bouncing around names …

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Mushing Radio

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Right around Iditarod time up here in Alaska I approached a small community radio station and asked them if they would be interested in airing a show about our state sport, Mushing, and in particular, the Iditarod. The station manager asked me to submit a show proposal and he would take a listen. To my surprise, a couple days later …

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This post is disturbing on many levels. One of much is the sheer disregard for a person’s right to privacy, but I have also included the language as transpired.  After 850 miles in 30 hours this weekend, all Michele and I wanted to do is come home, take a hot shower and sleep. We arrived at 10:15 and knew that …

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NaBloPoMo: Are there monsters under your bed?

I am participating in the NaBloPoMo challenge for May. It should be a fun one. It is titled: Play. Toady’s topic: Are there monsters under your bed? That’ s a good question. For the better part of a year I slept on a queen mattress on the floor of my bedroom in Alaska while I was renovating, or shall we say fixing up, …

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Opening Day 2012: Who You Rootin’ For?

It’s opening day for Americas past time. 2430 games on tap this season.  Sure the NFL is now America’s game, at least on TV. Even with an annoying Collinsworth on NBC it is hard to beat Sunday Night in America. But there are a lot of baseball fans out there. Games are on almost every night on ESPN and a …

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Nenana Ice Classic

I am a gambling man through and through. I have bet my share of football games, horse races, cards, little round balls and thrown dice. But only in Alaska can you bet and win a fortune on when the ice in the Tanana River will break up. It is called the Nenana Ice Classic Science and Mother Nature The Tanana …

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