The day before we started (last Tuesday 5/26) we opted for some riding on the Tab trails. A coffee and REI run were among a few of the things we did to kill some time. The weather was incredible, perhaps a start would have been better instead of waiting around. As I mentioned before, we did do some riding. A few of the trails that we rode (Gunny, Pet-e-kes, and Pre-nup) were going to be the new end of the race (which was the start for us since we were doing it in reverse). Here are a few pictures from the day.
As Mike stated in one of his posts, "this is one of the most critical skill on the Grand Loop."
photo credit to Mike C
Mike also let me borrow a Milk Money, 29 Full Suspension singlespeed that you can see in the picture above. It was an incredible ride. I was almost corrupted by riding it for that short time. But alas, I had to get up the next morning and ride my own, dependable ol' Lynskey.