Excellent trail markings along the whole course ... the marshals and water table volunteers were all friendly and helpful. Even the guys on the sweeper vehicles were up for a laugh and a chat. We are all seasoned mountain bikers but this extra wet and slippery event took us by surprise. Each of us had a few comical low-speed falls but no injuries. But we were whooping and smiling right until the end. The terrain and views were amazing. We all wondered how we didn't already know about this huge valley and waterfall. [S Michel]