More Mush

     If it isn’t one thing then it’s another.  That’s another one of those odd sayings I don’t quite get…  Anyway, it seems I’m always focused on something and for the past couple of days it’s been the Mush for a Cure Fun Run that is happening on Saturday, March 15th. 

     Last week Mary Black and I pre-recorded an interview at WTIP in Grand Marais.  When I hear my voice on the answering machine I cringe because it sounds so bad so I’m not sure what I’m going to do if I hear it on the radio.  If you’re interested in hearing it then you can tune into WTIP on Monday morning around 8:20pm and then again Monday between 4 and 5pm.  

     There was some discussion about me mushing my own team in this year’s Mush for a Cure but it sounds like next year may work better.  I won’t mention any names but a neigbor on the Gunflint Trail who used to do some mushing is going to use some of Mary’s dogs and participate this year.  He went over to Mary’s to do some training with the dogs which he didn’t think would be that big of a deal, I think I remember him saying something like, "Aw, it’s just like riding a bike, once you get back on it’s just like you never got off."  Well, I haven’t heard the full story but from the sounds of Mary’s blog entry getting back behind a team of dogs is a little more like going from riding with training wheels to going without, at least for this guy who’s name I won’t mention.

     The summary of this person’s practice run goes something like this…  Before he even got out of the dog yard he was on the ground being pulled behind the sled on his stomach eating snow and hanging on for dear life.  After he was pulled for about a block he was able to get the snow brake in and stop the dogs without losing the entire team. 

     Hmmmm.  Just like riding a bike he says…