BrianVT, were you the bike with the perty graphics? There were 4 of us there on BRPs by my count. I was going to look you up after the ride, but got a flat tire not far before the gas stop and limped back to the start early. 50mph up Rte. 7 will really shred up a MT21 when ridden flat, let me tell ya. What did you think of that mud in the first 7 miles. I know the MT21 DOT tires were not an optimal choice, but that was evil, knobby packing, tractionless, clay based ooze. If I couldn't keep my speed up (and I couldn't), my tires would just not clear. If I stopped, I could hardly accelerate. The front would slide one way and the back the other. When stopped at backlog of bikes at the bottom of a hill, I noticed I couldn't see any knobbies of any tire on any bike. They were all packed up solid. I could get no run at that first hill around the 5 mile mark and ended up riding off thru the woods to the right. I took a run and the hill to the top of the ski mountain and didn't even make it to the hill. I tried bonzi-ing the run up to the hill to get up speed, and a root totally took out the front tire, resulting in bent bars, bent radiator, and no shame in taking the alternate route up the powerlines. After the mountain top, things started to improve. I was really having fun and getting into it, and then get the damn flat. My fault. I was't using the Bridgestone HD tube. The MT21s were adequate on the wet rocks and roots, but they just wouldn't clear in that mud. So...what did you run for tires and how did they work in the slime?