March 3, 2009
Here’s a shot of the start that we poached from Shaggy’s website. It’s from Carl Hutchings. Hope you don’t mind, Carl…
We highly recommend reading Shaggy’s blog – not just to see how he’s getting on, but to see some of the preparation he’s put into the event… Here’s just one entry where he lists the contents of his ‘drop bags’ which contain two days’ food – or 8000 calories per day…
“Each bag is 16,000 kCal- 2 days worth of food, they weighed in at about 9lb each. Obviously I’ll be carrying more from the start and there are a few places where food should be available on the course.
Here’s what I packed in each bag:
Trail mix- nuts, raisins, chocolate raisins, M&Ms, jelly beans, dried fruit and berries, coconut flakes…
Spare batteries, Lithium of course.
Gels, some caffeinated.
Pop tarts (an old Iditabike favourite- they hardly freeze and are dense with calories!)
Assorted chocolate bars
Wasabi bean mix
One Reiter dehydrated meal
Clif Shot Blocks
Go Shaggy! Checking the leaderboard at 2am, he was second equal with James Leavesley behind a storming Jeff Oatley. Keep up to date here…