I don't think I have ever ridden up at Stella with the trails that sloppy. I mean it was downright slick! Lots of good practice keeping the bike upright.
The new Special Ed is really starting to shine for me. Now that I am once again getting used to full suspension after a three year absence, I am finding I am running the shock full open instead of in Pro-Pedal a lot more. The bike is downright scary fast on descents and the excellent Avid Elixer brakes are wonderful to reign in all that speed. With the addition of the Ragley Carnegie's Bars, the bike feels dialed now.