While it seems to be pretty much unanimously agreed among the riders that the course was rough, the climbs were steep with lots of roots and rocks, the descents were treacherous, it is also unanimously agreed that it was a GREAT course. I know I liked it, though I could do without the first lap bottleneck:
Patience seemed to be the key in getting through here, but it was tough with other riders banging trying to scoot through ahead and then not being able to make it, and slipping into you sideways. The first lap through here I got held up a good bit, but it could have been a lot worse. The hold-up was purely due to the riders bunching up. On subsequent laps, this area presented no problem at all for me anyway, once the congestion cleared.