The Party in the Woods...
Full disclosure, this is my first Grinduro. My fitness is shit, but the bike is dialed, so I'll bring along a camera and provide the downhill drafts.
The drive down from PDX was both amazing and terrible. The roads and scenery were impossible to beat but a stereo that gets only Christian channels and has a Bluetooth system that's shit the bed leaves much to be desired for 9+ hours.
T-minus 3 hours or so until the expo opens, at which I'll probably spend too much money on some new shoes or gloves. But I'll be damned if I miss out on more purple Giros, that just isn't happening again.
I'm seeing a fair number of rigid 29ers which will be super balleúr on the technical stuff but could be a bit of a drag for the other 90%. I probably should have mounted something like a WTB Nano or similar as the trails around here seem to be dry as a bone. But you know, new tires a couple of days before 20 hours on the road for one ride is a gamble.