Jim here. Andy and I were on the course today and had a blast. We got wet and muddy. I was attacked by 100 stickers and Andy was attacked by 100 ticks. Well, maybe it was 5. It was nearly as fun as racing. But the best part was the wildlife: we saw at least 10 deer, 4 turkeys, a pileated woodpecker, a kingfisher, a young cormorant (struggling to get aloft from the river), and a host of songbirds. Spring has definitely sprung in North Dakota, and you're going to be right in the thick of things in 4 days. Maybe it will even snow again!