Ouch! This is why we don’t give tours in the winter!
We just got back from a wild weekend at the Gin Gin and damn, it was COLD! Jason got some serious frost damage to his toes, and we’re all bundling up to let this cold snap run its course. The dogs all survived the weekend without a scratch, however I didn’t. I did “scratch” from the race on the return leg from Maclaren. I chose to take the dogs back west towards our training camp and avoid the high winds that had been hammering the race on the east side. No regrets, however it was particularly tough to withdraw from a race when I was in first place and 45 minutes ahead of my good buddy Lance. It was the right thing to do for the dogs and especially for Jason. I recommend keeping all 10 toes.
Today Dave and Carrie are off to Anchorage to see Sam Bush and ring in the New Year. I’m going to spend today and tomorrow playing board games with my daughters before they all head back to warmer climates and their busy lives elsewhere.