First off, the race was a fundraiser for the Luna Chix team and what's not to like about chix racing bikes and supporting a good cause.
Secondly, for some odd reason I was prepared to suffer for an hour and see where I am fittness wise as I haven't exactly been setting the world on fire in terms of miles on the bike recently.
Last but not least, the dynamic dou of Ryan and Sako were both going to be there racing which would surely set the tone for who's got a (shaven) leg up -pun intended- on the great Downieville bet between those two.
Sooooo, I got to Northstar early in hopes of getting signed up early and pre-riding a lap of the course. Ran into an racer friend (Matt) that lives in Nevada City, shot the shit with him for a bit, then headed up the hill towards registration with Ryan. We rode around for a few minutes looking for registration and found this instead....
Race cancelled. No suffering. No insight on the Ryan/Sako battle for supremecy. Nothing. Natta.
Soooooo. We haeded back to the cars. We met up with Sako and quickly formed "plan B" which was to go across the street and do a lap in Martis. I'll keep this short and just say that we had fun, the recent rain made the trails awesome and we got back to the parking lot completely exhausted of all spare tubes and Co2 cartridges after "someone" in the group flatted FOUR times.... yeah.... FOUR times.