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Saturday, July 24, 2010


We have a new dog food sponsor!! We have joined some of the best mushers in the world on Team Momentum and are glad to have a deal on such a great food for our team. After trying to negotiate the web of corporate-America with our last food company, it's so refreshing to be able to call up the owner of the company (an Iditarod finisher) and talk directly about the food and business. Dr. Tim Hunt has worked hard to overcome some early problems with production of his foods, and now has it dialed-in and is producing a high quality, consistent feed. It comes highly reccomended from our friends Brent and Sonny and our dogs have made an easy transition to Momentum. As a friend noted, it's the perfect time for our team to keep our momentum rolling, after a great season last year and we're glad to make the change just before training begins in a week or two. So thanks, Dr. Tim, for helping us help our team!!

Yukon Quest sign-ups are just around the corner, on August 7th. Anybody out there got an entry-fee sponsorship?? We'd gladly promote your business, give you a dogsled ride, and/or just be forever grateful...

In some other recent news around here, we will be featured in the July/August 'Mushing' magazine, in an article entitled "Smoking Sibes." Although I haven't read the article yet, I've heard it's pretty good. Thanks to Joseph Robertia who wrote it after an email-interview with me this spring. And for the third year in a row, our team is featured in the Mushing Alaska calendar, that just became availble for 2011. It's a nice shot of Reba and Eliza leading the team into the Quest finishline wearing smiles!! Maybe we should sell some from here? Anybody interested?

all for now. Thanks for checking in- Mike.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Quest video, part 2

part two, Dawson to Whitehorse.
Ohh, and all photos and videos are by Sue and Mike Ellis, Peggy Grass, and Bill McKee.
'Run Like an Antelope' by Phish.

TeamTsuga 2010 Yukon Quest video, part one

Well, I've spent WAY too much time trying to get this thing put togther and then processed to get it online, but here's a rough version of our trip down the Yukon Quest trail in 2010. I really had to degrade the quality to make this work, but hope you'll enjoy anyway.
Second half coming soon-