Tuesday, March 11, 2008
25 miles to the coast...
... and still getting SPOT points. Even better conditions (speed-wise) than yesterday. Despite a late start (didn't get a point until 11:14a, near Kaltag), Mike is almost to Unalakleet.
I sent Brij Potnis (finisher in this year's race to McGrath) Mike's SPOT points, and he has created a number of charts. Seems he's quite the Excel wizard. The most interesting part (to me, anyway) is that he's computing more realistic speeds by interpolating distance between known checkpoints.
Here's an elevation and speed plot for the trip to Kaltag (everything except today's ride):
Download the following PDF for more charts along these lines:
Mike C's Journey Analyzed
Conditions are still looking good to Shaktoolik, with some pushing over the Blueberry hills. More interesting will be to see how Pete and Carl fare through the sea ice and desolate trail north of there.