Good race, RTP is always fun and relax, easy going and super friendly. Always very rugged. Just freakin' far!
Fun loop course with foot start for 50m to bike pick up to bike drop (45min), 4h trek with some good bushwack, bike back to start (45min) to pick up canoes (to foot CP to TA (3h), bike all night (9pm to 5am - 120k) first on logging roads + ATV trails. Classic RTP surprise BBQ @ CP10 with beans, potatoes, coke, coffee, etc. Good gaz for the night. Cemetery literally in the middle of nowhere. River crossing (no bridge). CP often 50-100m from road/trail so a bit of finding every time. Back to TA to pick up canoe and paddle back to start. Lots of riding, which was suiting for our abilities. Excellent maps with with data from logging company, so pretty much everything on the terrain was on the map in some kind of way, very cool.
Beer kegs and BBQ at the end, you would love it :)