Patience, persistence, strength and putting one foot in front of the other
Cyclist as well as the runners left in the 2018 ITI 1000 mile event are reporting drifted in slow trails with sastrugi created by the wind making travel slow. Troy is currently resting at the Topkok musher's cabin only about 40 miles from Nome, RD Kyle, Adam, Toni and Craig are in Elim reporting similar slow, very challenging pushing conditions. Beat is reporting slow going on the sea ice as well with wind blown trails. There is not much traffic now on the trails with the Iditarod Dog Race finished. Be patient ITI racers and keep putting one foot in front of the other and you will get to Nome!
"Enduring 5 snow fronts in less than two days that buried the trail in over a foot of snow and winds that would knock us off our feet, we made the group decision to make camp after breaking trail for 16 hours. We dug a hole big enough for the 4 of us and used our bicycles and the removed snow to create a wind break, creating a calm port in the storm to cook dinner and to sleep for a few hours. #iti2018 — withCraig Anthony Bullen and Adam Erritzøe.