I didn't intend to "slag" your race. I would like to do the Tahoe Sierra 100 someday. I just don't like the extra 120 miles of driving for an event that starts in my backyard. If any of you want to come up here for a long training ride on mostly all single track I can accommodate that for you. I do not own a road bike so all of my training is on a rigid single speed. I assure you the trails will not be all buffed out and the technical factor will be moderate to advance. There will be no Starbucks in sight and a water filtration system might be needed. Come on up and lets ride. I really am a nice guy.Uhmmm, well everybody is entitled to their opinion. No need to slag an event that doesn't appeal to you.