I'm delighted to post another great CopperDog video by Mark Riutta the owner and creative talent behind Defined Visuals. Mark captures many great CopperDog moments. Mark can work magic for your organization too! - Todd
An event like the CopperDog 150 is a tremendous undertaking that absolutely needs the help and support of many people and organizations. This highlights video is dedicated to all those individuals and organizations who make this event possible for everyone to enjoy.
Enjoy this 37 minute look back at the CopperDog 150 weekend and everyone who made it possible. To all of the mushers, volunteers, sponsors, businesses and members of our community who made this year's race possible, thank you!
The majority of the photos in this video are available at the photographers' web sites. Many photographers and videographers donated their time and talent to capture these amazing images. Please consider purchasing an electronic or printable favorite photo from their sites. Visit www.brockit.com, www.raybosley.com, and merimages.zenfolio.com.
The CopperDog 150 is a wondrous and inspiring experience for many of us. Inspired by the event itself, A.J. Fischer wrote the song "Midnight on the Rail" the week of the 2011 race. She recorded the song with Scott Perkins and passed it along to us.
The song perfectly captures the spirit of the CopperDog 150, the community, and people people that make this place great. Enjoy "Midnight on the Rail" along with some video clips from the 2010 and 2011 events.
A.J. Fischer was born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
She started traveling in the late seventies, and later spent 17 winters in Dallas and Austin, Texas. She worked for 8 of those years for Tom Garrison at the Stoneleigh P Cafe and "Strictly Tabu", an amazing Italian bistro with live Jazz -which she states.
"Working at a furious pace absorbing Jazz beats night after night, affected my ears & soul forever..". During the eighties she began studying Joe Pass guitar methods which can be heard weaving through her compositions.
Learn more about A.J. Fischer here: www.reverbnation.com/ajfischer.
The 2nd annual CopperDog 150 and CopperDog 35 sled-dog races are just a few days away. If you still have made up your mind on coming out and join in the fun, perhaps revisiting the CopperDog Spirit video from last year will give you a taste of what to expect. Watch this video in HD on Vimeo.
This is another 2010 race recap video that was put together for an award dinner in Lansing, MI.
Race teams will be getting off the main snowmobile trail this year for a little back-country adventure. Our trail crew hit the trail on Sunday (1/30/2011) with CopperDog 150 Trail Boss Matt Eberly. This video is a little on the long side, but gives a peek into the planning process and what goes into developing a trail for Mushers that fun and safe.
We would like to extend our appreciation to Tom Bauer and his crew from Otter River Sled Dog Training Center and Wilderness Adventure for bringing out a couple of sled-dog tour team to give kids rides around the park in Calumet. Fortunately Jeff "King" Frenette was on hand to shoot some video.