mclaren-course-recon I'm out early this morning to do some McLaren Park short course recon, which is hard to do when it's still dark outside. The course wasn't marked yet, but I slowly found my way through a lap using Google Maps, the course map and Strava. Should be a fun one on Saturday. I think there'll be a few folks out on cross bikes, but I definitely think an XC bike will be better suited. Everything's ridable and fast. My bike is all dialed in after having ripped off the derailleur hanger last weekend at Demo. I've got a new chain, too.