We were going to write – “Plucky Brit” (as we always our gallant countrymen when they’re getting a thrashing) Ian Munro is well into his strategy of lulling the rest of the Iditabike 130 field into a false sense of security.
Riding an On-One Inbred singlespeed through the frozen snow and ice of Alaska, he’s all set to surge through the field from last place to grab a suprise victory from current race leaders, three Alaskan’s from Fairbanks. – However now it seems the one geared loon has surged from 71st to 63rd position, and with conditions getting better he seems to be on something of a roll. He’s still 8 hours down on the leaders though. Polaris champs Alan Sheldon and Andy Heading seem to be suffering from a lack of clothes pegs to tag their map with and are trundling along in midfield.
Race conditions have so far alternated between “not a cloud in the sky” to “whiteout
conditions” but then he could have got that just in this country this weekend.
Follow his and the rest of the icicled bicycles on the Iditabike website and just be glad you’re now sat at a nice warm computer terminal, not trudging through the tundra. On second thoughts, where’s me parka……