Biking the Iditarod

She Made It: Jill Homer Reaches McGrath

At 4:20 local time Saturday, snow cyclist Jill Homer reached the end of Alaska's 350-mile Iditarod Trail Invitational. With a time of six days, two hours and 20 minutes, Homer fared better than the eight days she expected to spend on the trail. Not that it was by any means easy. Can't wait to catch up to her for an audio interview. Meanwhile, she writes:

I came to an open stream crossing that was running knee-deep, which at subzero temperatures is a big deal. But I was in a hurry so I wrapped my garbage bags around my legs and quickly duct taped the tops, then hoisted my bike and stepped right into the creek. But the bike's weight and rushing water were too much for me to handle, and I dropped the bike.

Read the rest on her blog.

Bonus: News of the other racers tumbling toward home.

Congrats to Jill on an impressive accomplishment!

Sent by S | 2:45 PM | 3-7-2008