I met Dave and Brian out at Carolina North on Wednesday evening for a fun after work mountain bike ride and to get more familiar with the trails before the upcoming race. Not only do these two one up me on knowing the trails so well but they are also way ahead on the euromullet fashion trend. I'll get there one of these days. Dave led us around most of the time and showed us how to max out our speed on every downhill as well as clear the numerous logs with ease. Brian started off a little sketchy since he didn't want to use his squeaky brakes. Near the end of the ride he got the hang of staying on trail and dropped us pretty easily. Note to self: brakes just slow you down. It was a good ride with the temperature being somewhat bearable, especially as it got close to 8pm. We refueled at Carburrito and then called it a night. I was kind of bummed that I couldn't wake up early enough to bike commute to work this morning but Trisha did made me pancakes. I guess sleeping in isn't all bad.