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January 22, 2008 As she trains for February's human-powered Iditarod, Jill Homer is encountering some interesting critters. Among the most impressive is a wolf named Romeo, a legendary loner of Juneau, Alaska. Romeo lives near a lake outside of town, and he likes to approach people and their dogs. He seems friendly — mostly.
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January 10, 2008 Jill Homer, snow cyclist, practices for the eight nights she expects to spend under the stars in the Alaskan winter. Step one: Learn to build a fire in a jiffy. Step two: Build the mental stamina to deal with what happens if the fire just will not catch.
January 8, 2008 Carol O'Hear, who has run 25 ultramarathons, placed third in her division at last year's Antarctica Marathon. O'Hear has some advice for Jill Homer, who's training to race the human-powered Iditarod this February.
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January 3, 2008 Taking time off to let a nagging knee injury heal, snow cyclist Jill Homer tallies her miles for the year. She logged 6,572 miles in the saddle, and she sends the pictures to prove it.
December 21, 2007 As she trains to bike the Iditarod, Jill Homer finds herself struggling toward the Alaskan solstice.
December 14, 2007 A mountain biker in Alaska puts the powdery — and slushy, gushy, muddy — stuff to the test.
December 7, 2007 Jill Homer is planning to bike the Iditarod. First, she has a learning curve to master.
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December 6, 2007 A night of winter camping and an unfixable flat tire give a future Iditarod cyclist a case of the jitters.
November 29, 2007 A cyclist preparing for the human-powered Iditarod reveals what's in her closet.
November 21, 2007 Jill Homer of Juneau, Alaska, spent the past week dodging critters in the frozen wilderness.
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November 15, 2007 Meet Jill Homer, an utterly committed and possibly mad snow cyclist. When she's not pounding through Alaska's back country on her bike, the 28-year-old fills her days as a newspaper page designer in Juneau.
November 15, 2007 Jill Homer's training for the human-powered Iditarod includes midnight rides, part of conditioning her mind and body for five days of pedaling through the wilderness in February.
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