There's only a few loose ends to tie down prior to the 6th - and some of them like clothes will be dictated by the weather handed to us at 10:00. Just like at a 24 hour race, I will have options depending on the skies. I know all of the items in my pack work and are comfortable in cold, rain and clear dark skies. The night riding will be fun and I'm eager for the descent down Canyon Creek. I never thought I'd say that a few years ago... At the same time, climbing up Old Monarch towards the sunrise will be exhilarating. There are so many factors of this event that I'm looking forward to - most of all the experience.
I would be lying if I said I wasn't nervous though. I am. Very nervous. It's a big day on the bike with many chances for things to go wrong. All I can do is roll up as prepared as possible for whatever happens and ride my bike. Stay within myself, focused on the section of trail I'm on and not worried about everyone else. Just ride my bike and be smart. That will get me to the finish.