Some 37 engineering marvels began their 3 day trek from Arcata to Ferndale Ca.
There will be a large party at 5 pm tonight at Halvorson Park in Eureka. That's where leg one of the race ends today. The public is invited and it's free. Food and beer will also be there. This is a great place to get up close and personal with the crews and their machines. I took some photos along Samoa Blvd this afternoon. The largest traffic jam in recent Humboldt history was found by people trying to get to Dead Mans Drop. A steep tall sand dune the racers have to climb and descend.