Sebastian likes it slower...
Schnuelle enjoys the time with several stood Yukon Quest veterans
But that is to change. "I believe I will leave the foremost ranks ", said Schnuelle during the 36-hours-stay in Dawson on Friday. "It is a hectic speed".
Schnuelle, a german musher from Whitehorse, continues to say that he would not go through the Quest, in order to step into competition with the other Mushern. He enjoys it to be on the trail with veterans such as Frank Turner or John Schandelmeier, which both won the Quest already, and learn from them. It was not possible for him to take the race a little bit slower.
Schnuelle arrived at Dawson around 6:01 h, being on the sixth place,
only two minutes behind Peter Ledwidge and nine minutes before Frank
He wasn't yet sure if he will leave the half time place as the sixth again or stay another 12 hours to give his team more time to relaxe.
"I calculated that I could terminate the race with 60-Miles running sections per day still before the final banquet...."
He really thought that he will finish the race like this. Not like now, where everything must go completely fast and you don't have any time. "It would really not be bad to have more time on the racing course".
The talk-blessed Schnuelle became fast the favourite of the Quest
coworkers, who always jocked because of his hairs.
Thus he agreed, to cut his hairs completely off or to make a kind of Dreadlock, if he should finish in the Top 10.
Normally his hairs are away 'confused' to all sides. A hair-style which would fit perfectly into the 70's.
Schnuelle is used to the fact that people made jokes about his hairs "They throw me out of Germany - too many hairs...."
Schnuelle held his word and didn't leave Dawson as the sixth - he left as the fifth.