I pulled the trigger on signing up for the Sonomas epic in Sonoma, CA. The course profile looks pretty challenging with 7,000 ft of climbing over 34 miles of Northern California trail. I won't make the same mistake I made at Sea Otter by staying better hydrated before and especially during the race.
The exciting part is that my wife is going to see me race for the first time, well at least for the start and finish. I also have a few riding buddies entered into the race in the same category as me. Both of these things will take the nervous edge off.