i just wanted to let you all know that the ol' knee was just fine today on the twisp river 60k! it ached a bit for the first 4 miles or so but then was totally fine the rest of the way--even when i "tested" it on a few steep downhills.
the run in general was a big success, 5 starters and 5 finishers. we all stuck together for pretty much the whole way and a had good time. great weather although a little hot (in the 80s) and super views from lookout ridge at 5000ft!