Saturday, February 20, 2010

Rick Freeman Arrowhead 2010 race report

Hi Pierre and Cheryl,

I would like to thank you for organizing the Arrowhead 135, I had a great time on an excellent course. I returned home from the race just in time for the blizzard of 2010 here in Pittsburgh. The power was out for days and I lost my computer along with other electrical items. Finally back on line, that is why this message is not so timely. I told my wife that it would have been easier to just re-pack the sled and live in the wilderness for a week than to manage the house with no power or heat. It was a struggle to keep everything from freezing. We camped out in front of the fireplace with the dogs.

I enjoyed the race and was surprised at the number of hills in MN, I though it was flat there! The folks in International Falls and at the finish were just wonderful. The support at the checkpoints and the folks supervising along the trail were always friendly and helpful.

Pierre, I really enjoyed seeing the newest tool you designed. I looked at the Park website, as I had not been there before, but now that I see how much information is there, I will visit it often.

I posted my report here:

Thanks again, I will be back,
Rick Freeman
Steeler Nation

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Biker Lindsay's race report

From: Lindsay Gauld

Lindsay's race report

Hi Cheryl and Pierre,

Thanks for a great event.


Bikers Richard & Laurie Woodbury

Hi, Cheryl and Pierre,

Attached is our race report. I've also attached a photo that Ron Kadera took of us at Melgeorge.

Thanks again for everything!

Laurie and Dick

Race Report

Friday, February 12, 2010

Skier Matt Maxwell report

Matt Maxwell's blog entry about his 2010 Arrowhead finish on skis---

Biker Dave Gray 2010 race report

Pierre and Cheryl,

Here’s a link to my Arrowhead blog…


Thanks again for organizing the event.


Thursday, February 11, 2010

Biker Charlie Farrow report

Dear Pierre and Cheryl:

I wrote up a little essay on my experiences related to your amazing race...I would love to see it posted on the AH website..



Charlie Farrow
Esko Public School
Social Studies

Skier Mike Stattelman report

Below is a link to Mike's race report-

Race report

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Jim Bodoh's beauteous photo collection

I just finished sorting through and uploading my pictures to my web server.

They are here:

When looking at a larger image, by clicking on the right/left side of the image, you can move to the next/previous image in that gallery. On each large image there is a link "Download Photo (3168x4752)" which will download the full resolution image (about 8-10 megabytes).

All images are free for non-commercial use.

I had vehicle trouble Monday AM (my Van wouldn't start) and missed the first few people to cross Highway 332. I was also having trouble getting good focus, so those pictures aren't very sharp. Don't know if it was the low light, me, or the temperature was affecting the camera. The ones from Highway 53 Crossing and Gateway Store (before it got dark) are much better.

The individual gallery's are enabled for the CoolIris browser plugin. If you've not tried it, you should because it's really cool.

In case anyone wants to make a donation to support my efforts, click here.

I attempted the race in 2008 & 2009, only making it as far as the Gateway Store. Observing and talking to people, I learned a lot this year and hope to be back in 2011, not as a photographer, but as a competitor.


Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Biker David Pramann report

Link to Dave's 2010 race report entitled "2010 Fair".

Race report

Monday, February 08, 2010

110 Photos Thanks to I Falls Daily Journal

Thanks for the photos. Great pics. I also wish I would've had more space for a bigger story, but we just switched from a daily newspaper to bi-weekly, and winter sports is our busiest time, so there wasn't much room. HOWEVER, all of the photos I took are online.

Here's the link:

Link to 110 photos on ifalls daily

Feel free to post that in your blog on I have pictures from the spaghetti feed to the Gateway checkpoint to where racers crossed Hwy. 53. Thanks again for everything and hope everything turned out well for you guys.

Jim Johnson
Sports Editor
The Journal, International Falls