(photo by B$)
Some quick facts I thought were fun to jot down before my actual write up of this beast of a race. I don't know if this really means anything but was fun to compute...
Bike: Wildfire fatbike made in 2007, 65 mm rims endomorph tires. Loaded weight, somewhere from 60 - 72 lbs without water. Third time on the ITI.
Frame/seat/handlebar bags: Of course, Epic Designs.
Old Man Mnt rear rack.
ISM Adamo typhoon racing seat-- serious awesome comfy seat!!!!!!!!
Total McGrath race time: 5 days, 3 hours, 15 minutes. 350 miles.
Total Nome race time: 17 days, 9 hours, 30 minutes. Length is somewhere in 1,000 mile range. Course was longer in some areas and shorter in others, I don't have a bike computer so can't exactly say... even Iditarod doesn't know the exact amount
Total Photos taken: 13
Weight lost: 15 lbs. (175 lb start, 160 lb end).
Rest/Sleep/Waste time (down non-riding time): 146 hours
Total actual sleep/snoring time: 87 hours 4-5hrs/night average.
Moving trail time: 270 hrs and 30 minutes (15-17 hrs per day average)
Longest stretches without sleep: fours times exceeded 24 hrs. (Finger - Rohn; Innoko - Wolf Kill Slough; Galena - Kaltag; Unalakleet - Koyuk).
Food: lots and lots.
Gear: Lots of patagonia, mnt hardware, Lobbens, Neos....etc...
Coldest temp: hard to say, my thermometer bottomed out at -20 for days on end. Know that a few low spots were at -40 or lower on Yukon.
Warmest temp: somewhere around 40 degrees over Rainy Pass.