Good time last night with Rick, Nick, Squirrel, and Maria (her first taco ride). Took the booneville loop through Orilla and back to gifs. It was my first real ride on the new 29r. I kept up with Rick and Squirrel till the second climb on booneville road, were Rick dropped the hammer and Squirrel used up his remaning energy. I chased squirrl all the way to the last climb before booneville, at that point he saw me and must have got a second wind and that was the last I saw of him. I fell back and road the rest of the ride with Nick and Maria. It did feel good to get out on the hills and really push it hard for a change.