Downieville

10/18: Heading to Downieville this weekend to ride the downhill. Any recommendations for trails, food in the area?
Trail conditions report:

DOWNIEVILLE AREA TRAIL CONDITIONS AND TREAD REPORTS
updated October 13th, 2011
EVERYTHING IS EPIC, BEST CONDITIONS OF THE YEAR

 Will post pics and video after I get back.

10/24 Update: Rode the Downieville Classic three times over the weekend. We went from Packer Saddle to Butcher Ranch to Second Divide Saturday morning and hit Third Divide Saturday afternoon, and again Sunday morning.

Downieville Outfitters were a great shuttle service and fixed my blown-out rear spokes after my second ride Saturday. Conditions were amazing. Lots of little stream crossings and a bit of mud, but no need for fenders. By the time the 9AM shuttle got to the top of Packer Saddle, it was already warm up on the mountain and we had to take off some layers shortly into the ride.

The ride seemed to go by a lot faster the third time. I can see how you could rip down that trail in a bit over an hour with a little practice. Awesome. I hope to hit Second Divide more the next time I'm in DV, as it seems to be a bit more challenging than 3rd. Super-stoked to have such epic conditions this weekend.