We are down to the final week leading up to the 2013 Gran Fondo Ephrata and a couple of us got out and rode the course last weekend. Overall it was in great shape. We came across a little snow on top of Norton Canyon, but that will easily be all be dried by March 10. I was running a standard 700×23 road tire on my Trek Cronus cyclocross bike. A road bike would do just fine too, but I think a 700×25 tubeless road tire would be the cats meow. The weather is the big unknown here. Every year we pre-ride with great conditions, but come the big day get slammed with foul weather. Is this going to be the year we break the curse? See you March 10 for a ride that is sure to leave its mark, regardless of the weather.