Most of the MTB-Turku morning section participated in the Kangasala 24h event, in the solo series. This was a very nice event and the route was good, with real technical Mtb trails for the most part. I stopped riding when I still had almost 5 hours time left, since my butt got too sore. Time in the saddle was 15 hours. I will certainly be back next year.
My Gary Fisher Hifi 29 bike, did unfortunately not like it, though the problem probably started earlier. The right chainstay developed a rather ugly crack.
The warranty does cover this, but it will take a while to get a new frame.