Well, today was somewhat of a test. My ultimate goal was to do 10 laps at Elm Creek. I ended up completing 7 before running out of gels and draining my bladder (Camelback bladder) of electrolyte replacement fluid. Besides my legs were kind of like burned toast after lap seven anyway. If my calculations are correct 7 laps = 30.45 miles. Lap times varied, but I think I averaged right around 24 minutes. Laps one and seven were slower due to warm up, pottie break, pictures, and just being tired (lap 7).
All in all I am pleased with the outcome. My legs feel pretty good today so I'll probably head out there again today for some leisurely trail cruising.
I experimented with tire pressure and found 30 to 32 psi to my liking. Smoother ride and better traction. Also played with gear selection and the lock out suspension fork which is very nice. The Rock Shox SID fork was one of my better upgrades. After yesterdays ride however, I've determined that I definitely need a more comfortable platform for my skinny, bony, ASS!
Not sure what, so any suggestions would be great. The Fizik "Gobe" looks comfortable, but I haven't seen one up close and personal. I also like some of the WTB saddles.