|Barked: Tue Feb 9, '10 9:56am PST |
|It would be interesting to see how many people would still compete if there was no prize money. I'm sure there are plenty of mushers who could care less about the money, but I'm also sure there are plenty of mushers that only care about the money.
The length is long....maybe they could enforce mandatory rest periods instead of shortening it. I think people like the tradition of the length. The mandatory rest periods wouldn't be just a few hours....it would be maybe like a whole days rest....and you'd have to give the dogs that days rest within so many miles of running. And once you clock in to that rest period, the officials would like lock your sled or something so you couldn't leave early. I don't know, just a thought.
I think if you made the race longer in terms of days (not miles traveled) that would weed out even more people who don't seem to care. If you truly love your dogs, you'd want to spend all that time with them. And a whole days rest won't matter to you. Those that are in it purely for the competition will want to finish as fast as possible and push the dogs over the limit. If you enforce these long rests periods, I think those overly competative people won't have the patience to deal with it.
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