I can't wait for Saturday!
An already tough race will be a little tougher this year with the addition of 3.5 miles of new singletrack on the way to the Mill Creek descent as well as a reroute on Mill Creek itself. The word on the street is that lap times will be 15' longer on laps 2-4 when we climb the new singletrack. The first lap will still climb the service road to spread things out. Oh yeah, and the climb out of Dry Creek is just as steep as ever.
If I have a good race, I am looking at 11.5 hours in the saddle...and I dig that. Let's light this candle!