Mark replied the topic: Re: Ellicottville Conditions
Saw a lot of riders out there today, many had started from the training center parking lot. Those that I talked to had mostly ridden part of the race loop and Big Merlin. I was pretty surprised at how dry the race course was on the uphill, but I heard from a few riders that the switchbacks in the woods going down were pretty bad. I expected that and stayed off it anyway. Big Merlin was in pretty good shape. A few soft spots, but most riders tried to go through the middle of them.