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#1 Post by Darrell » Sat Jan 17, 2009 1:50 pm

What do you think of the iron dog finish down town?
Looks like a accident waiting to happen to me no way you can control everything that happen in the Noyes slough. Take the dike to cushman street then run down street for a down town finish :mrgreen:


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#2 Post by john » Sat Jan 17, 2009 5:08 pm

I agree, but was voted down on that. I was actually thinking Tanana or the Dike road to the Floodway at Chena Lakes, through the Floodway to the Chena and downtown. A bit longer but safer.

I think were going to use Flag Sleds to lead the racers from Pike's to where Noyes Slough re-enters the Chena around Grayle (Spelling) park.



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#3 Post by john » Sun Jan 18, 2009 6:14 am

For those that didn't see the NewsMiner article, oh, and read the comments

http://www.newsminer.com/news/2009/jan/ ... fairbanks/



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#4 Post by David » Sun Jan 18, 2009 11:00 am

You shouldld read the artical and all the opinions in the news minor about the race ending in town, as well as all the negatives about snow machiners, i think it was yesterdays paper, I just read it on line.


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#5 Post by Darrell » Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:02 am

Here it is the the finish down town.
http://newsminer.com/news/2009/feb/03/i ... -fairbank/


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#6 Post by john » Wed Feb 04, 2009 12:53 pm

No matter what we do there are always the Nay sayers.

Lats months article drew lots of comments about how unsafe it would be to go through Noyes, now its how bad it will make the race....



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#7 Post by Darrell » Wed Feb 04, 2009 12:59 pm

I'd say its a win win win Pikes still has the finish and town gets some of the action and Iron Dog gets a kick back form the city..Who knows News mangler may have pic of the race since it going to finish close to their front door :mrgreen:


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#8 Post by john » Wed Feb 04, 2009 1:17 pm

Pikes has the "timed" finished, but the racers are still on the track under the yellow flag, so don't break down and you better make the finish line. :geek:

But it is a win win for all and I think its time we (sledders) got a better rap in town and this is a good start in that directions.



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#9 Post by mit » Wed Feb 04, 2009 4:48 pm

I don't think it was necessary. I think it was just fine to finish at Pikes now the Yukon 800 should move to the Cushman street bridge too.


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#10 Post by REVITUP » Wed Feb 04, 2009 8:49 pm

The city has been after the Iron Dog for a couple of years to have a finish down town. It was not a feasible choice until this year. My opinion is this, if it draws attention to the down town area during a time of year when there isn't much tourist traffic, the city as well as the rest of the area in whole can benefit. There will always be a negative to anything anyone does in this town because there is such a diverse group of people here. As a club, and especially a snowmachine club, we should do what we can to promote the sport as long as it's done in a safe manner. Many people who would not normally get involved will probably come just to see "what all the fuss is about". A perfect opportunity for the snowmachine community to show that we can put together events that can be enjoyed by everyone.



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Re: Iron Dog

#11 Post by Darrell » Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:14 am



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Re: Iron Dog

#12 Post by Darrell » Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:55 am



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