I finally learned the secret to keeping your hands warm. LAYERS, LAYERS, & MORE LAYERS.
Cindy Abbott's trainer said she will wear 2 to 4 layers of wool gloves & then those HUGE PADDED gloves over.
I learned that he packs all 3 of her bags to be flown out to every checkpoint. He is extremely organized and every bag is packed with the same stuff for every checkpoint. (Example bag 1: the dog's food & supplies bag 2: Cindy's food & supplies Bag 3: Extra gear & clothing)
Math Challenge: If there are 24 checkpoints and 3 bags at every checkpoint, how many total bags will they send out on the trail?
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Cindy showing us how to slow down her sled by hooking a chain under the runner to cause more friction. They said with the trail conditions being very icy this year they are taking extra steps to be cautious & safe.
Cindy has a rare hip disease. While training she has managed to keep her full time job as a professor at Cal State and she will race to raise money & awareness for rare disease.