With luck this frame will be all ready for the big Nor-Cal So-Cal showdown in mid January. This is a pretty big frame but it is very light being of 7005 aluminum. I am pretty happy that these stainless faced rear dropouts are fairly easy to get, unlike last year.
There's room for a fairly large tire and the mud shouldn't build up too badly.
After spending about 4-5 weeks on steel it is nice to switch to aluminum just to keep fresh. Next week I have to build a steel frame before I finish the three other frames in this batch.