The ride yesterday was great. The trails were dry and fast (we really do need rain) and the ss is a perfect training tool. I really had to muscle it up some of the hills. I would like to try the same trails with some different gearing just to see what it's like. I'm currently running 32/18, but would like to try 32/20. Bob has been playing with the gearing on his bike also. He'll be riding in the ss division at Cheq. I on the other hand need to spend more time on the Stumpjumper since that is my bike of choice for Chequamegon.