Jill Homer has been training for months now to bike 350 miles through the Alaskan interior in the Iditarod Trail Invitational. Last week, Homer packed her bike in Juneau and shipped it to Anchorage, where the race begins.
Now, she writes, Federal Express' national people say there is no package, because no one scanned it. The local Fed Ex office says it may or may not be on its way to Anchorage. One told her:
"If it doesn't get there by next Monday, give us a call and we'll see what we can do."
The race starts Sunday. People commenting on Homer's blog seem hopeful. One writes, "Relax. They are good at getting things from point A to point B, but like a taciturn male (hey it's a fact men use fewer words than women!), a little lite in the communication dept."