Peg does a great job in marching us to the start. As it was so very icy, my sled is actually tied to an ATV so as to hold us back and allow for a safe passage to the start shute. Just 15 minutes before the start, I took a nasty tumble as I was loading dogs to the gangline. I managed to put my hand under my head to save my head from hitting the ice but I tore a few muscles in my shoulder and bicep muscles as I was holding on to Daisy and didn't want to let go. Took me a few moments to come around. The EMT came over quickly and he felt I was okay to continue but wanted to check in with me after the race. It hurt a lot and there was no time to take any pain killers as I was team #1 and had just 15 minutes to get the team on the gangline and to shute.