Good ol Fire XC pro's. Seems like they work just about anywhere. I'll probably stick with them just because I'm used to them. I haven't really used them in any wet conditions, so I was a little hesitant, but everyone seems to like them.
I used to ride that area many years ago before the Trade Center and assorted roads/onramps were built and am really looking forward to the race. I grew up in Stanhope so it's kind of a homecoming/mid life crisis sort of thing
. Any details on the course? Any extended climbs, or is it more like the ups-downs that I remember? How has all the rain affected things?