... we aborted on manawa after seeing the beginner class dragging their muddy bikes through the trail. of course by the time the experts ran, the course had firmed up a bit, so it wasn't too bad for the guys and gals that raced.
hindsight is 20/20, and i probably should have gone ahead and lined up, but oh well. we had fun watching the race, and jp and i got a sweet run through a completely dry wilderness park after we got back home.
all-in-all, purdy good.