Btw, the ride out BP from bottom of Expresso to Mtn. Highway, miserable or what? That's not a rhetorical question.
I really like that ride, always have. There are a few spots that could use some rehab, the approach to the big steep rocked-in left-hand sweeper, the approach to where the "hikers/bikers" sign used to be. It would be better to work on those spots than build new side trails and big rock ride-arounds as has been done this year, hopefully that's where the next bit of effort can go.
Don't ride it east to west though, that's horrible.