Lots of mushers are on the road. With the trail being groomed by Cruz Construction (thanks guys) to move out the F-22 crash camp from last year, you can run at a very high rate of speed. There are enough fairly blind curves and hills that you really need to keep an eye out for the dog sleds. We have to share the trails and need to be responsible for our speed.
On that note about responsibility... Does anyone know why several Iditarod mushers that were training out there run no reflective material on their clothers, sleds, or dog harnesses? While we as snowmachiners have a responsiblity to be careful, they should be responsible for being visible. Sure be nice to see one of those blinking red LED's the bicyclists use on the rear of the musher, and an LED marker light on the lead dog. Makes it really hard to see them at even 30 mph.