Meghan rode with Aliy for the Ceremonial Start yesterday and took the video camera with her.
I caught some video from the Allen's tag sled!
It was so fun (and such an honour) to ride along and see the crowds of people in downtown Anchorage cheering on all the mushers. Some were barbecue-ing and partying, others politely clapping but all smiling and having a great time. The trail was really good and the city had done an awesome job shipping in snow for the parts of the trail on the city streets. Lots of volunteers lined the route making sure traffic was controlled and everyone was safe. Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make the Ceremonial Start happen.
What I didn't capture was the bit where I wiped out in front of a large crowd as we did a sweeping left turn. Yes, I will admit that does top the list of embarrassing moments in my life! (Edit: yes, I'm fine - thank you for asking!)