quick (as in short) spin at eastwood today with all the 'stuff' on my bike that I wil be carrying this weekend- 150 oz of water, 10 oz of hammer gel, assorted salted nut rolls and rice krispy bars, chain tool!, 2 extra quick links, pump, two tubes, patch kit, lezyne multi-tool, large/small zip ties, extra perpetuem powder for refilling, derailleur hanger, cash, cell phone, 2 oz stans sealant, small suntan lotion, wet wipes, spare aa batteries and duct tape. strangely that all comes out to being barely noticeable on the bike. weather reports are looking very warm though so im stuck with camelbak to get the amount of water I think I need, otherwise I don't need it for storage... sort of a dilemma whether to carry it or not- maybe throw bottle in jersey pocket? will be game-time decision. looking forward to this so much. no nerves, don't have expectations. want to finish well and become rich and famous, but what would that mean? plan is to catch some amnesia and ride each trail and each section as if it were the only one. Its an opportunity just to get to ride such awesome trails and with a couple hundred other riders of like mind!