Hey, did @rossage finally make the TH form disappear? Yea, I haven't been around much... The other thread I started on this Tahoe Area MTB Assoc (TAMBA) organized ride could be axed; was just tossing out a random thought. Now it's not random, I'm doing this ride and encouraging anyone to come up for the challenge. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-tamba-rose-to-toads-registration-49975631459 The shuttle appears to be sold out, but not the ride. I will have my own shuttle, so am on R2T shuttle stand-by only just in case. Have room for a couple of other bikes and bodies. I would not get too hung up on the shuttle – something will work out no matter what. I've ridden all of this route, but not all in the SB direction in a push. So I do have a good handle on navigation and other logistics; a rider unfamiliar with the route could ride with me. There is no group start. I plan to start ahead of the fast guys (read: almost everyone) so there's beer left when I get to the end. They meet at the finish @6am then shuttle groups up to the start to spread out the field. I'll be on dawn patrol at the start well before the maniacs get there. The eventrbrite page shown 121 registrants, but many of those are listed twice due to the separate ride/shuttle stand-by ticket structure. September 2 is basically two months away, so you can get plenty of elevation training in SoCal beforehand. And as I mentioned, Downieville will be in full swing then, and it's :90 from here. I would be way up for a day there after R2T. If shuttling D-ville is not your bag, there is loads of stuff to do locally. Including chilling at the beach. Don't do it primarily because you like to race – do it for the awesomeness of the area, the quality of the trails, and to throw down a little $ for local heroes TAMBA. Yes, do it for the self-challenge, too! It's gonna be deliciously brutal!!!!! The tourists will be mostly gone. Come up and get the goods. What did I forget to mention?