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Iditaroad

Using Wheeled Sleds, Teams Race Around Metropolitan Areas
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Wheeled equivalents to winter sports equipment are all the rage, with skateboards and roller skis simulating snowboards and winter skis.

While this type of equipment is typically only of interest to the X sport enthusiast or the occasional Californian, the time has come to bring the king of all races to the urban masses.

We speak, of course, of the Iditarod. Using wheeled sleds, bring the race out of the Alaskan deep freeze and into a metropolitan area near you.

theircompetitor, May 03 2005

Close. http://www.urbaniditarod.com/
[2 fries shy of a happy meal, May 03 2005]

(?) Bathurst Race http://www.bathurst1000.com.au/
[AbsintheWithoutLeave, May 03 2005]

(?) IFSS Dryland http://www.wilczeec...p?lang=en&show=home
International Federation of Sled Dog Sports Dryland World Championships [Heathera, May 11 2005]

(?) Boots for dogs http://www.canine-s...odid=15&prodsecid=3
To solve the rough terrain/concrete problem. [rubyminky, Nov 14 2005]

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       How about a Showerurst, for Aussies who don't have enough water for a Bathurst?
Apart from the urban aspect, I'd say this is baked - dog-sled teams in the UK regularly train with wheeled sleds.
AbsintheWithoutLeave, May 03 2005
  

       wouldn't you need a vehicle with a more urban flavor? Like a hot dog cart or rik-shaw?
ato_de, May 03 2005
  

       That's precisely what the Urban Iditarod uses. This idea is perilously close to baked.
Acme, May 04 2005
  

       Definitely baked, but not WKTE. Therefore bun. And a dog treat.
wagster, May 04 2005
  

       Iditaroad is bakeable as described but for one thing: 1. Concrete is hard on dog feet and joints after any significant distance, so you'd need to use a dirt trail rather than paved urban roads and keep the distance moderate. Other than that, I'm in. (Heather - www.skidog.ca).
Heathera, May 11 2005
  

       (a bit off topic) In a wonderful book called Winterdance, Gary Paulsen tries hooking up his sled team to a bicycle for summer training. Much hilarity ensues.
Worldgineer, May 11 2005
  

       also Iditarod huskies run best at 20below, according to above book, so California would be a mite warm...
sninctown, Nov 13 2005
  

       Bun! I've always thought they should bring back chariot racing in empty Tesco's car parks.   

       Incidentally, Heathera, see link for dog shoes for active dogs.
rubyminky, Nov 14 2005
  

       //Iditarod huskies run best at 20below// Shave them.
Worldgineer, Nov 14 2005
  

       Strap ice cubes to them.
Jinbish, Nov 14 2005
  
      
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