Funny story: one time my buddy and I did the Dusty-Ershim trail in my '83 Toyota solid axle longbed pickup. I got up there late in the day, and lost the trail in the patchy snow. We managed to find our way out by following tire tracks with flashlights. It was early summer, so we had no shirts. By the end of the day, the seats had worn our backs so raw that we were leaning forward to avoid touching them to the seats. It was one of those times you ask yourself "what have I gotten myself into?".
Kimberly and I would love to attend. I just put some TKC80 knobbies on the Dorsoduro, so we'll have to see how it does.