not much else to say. trails are in great shape. i'm not in great trail shape. that's absolutely no surprise. probably arrogantly trying to push too big of a gear on top of being in "long-slow-gravel-grinding" shape. donated a minimal amount of blood. was coerced into riding a section i didn't intend to, but glad i did. climbed almost everything. felt slow on almost everything. i suck at setting up brakes. the end.