I've never been to the Iron Dog race start -- and I think the wife and kids would enjoy it. Considering riding out on our sleds -- we live off Vine and could ride down Hollywood all the way to Big Lake, I think. Do many folks ride their own sleds out there? I assume it would be packed with all sorts of private sleds, as well as a bunch of cars... What are the thoughts on that from those who are more Iron Dog savy than I am? Good idea / bad idea to ride our own sleds out? Best / safest routes?